Top Ten Requirements for a Great Gaming PC
A PC intended for intensive gaming has a few more requirements than your standard home or business computer. Whether you buy or build your great gaming PC, it should include these ten important hardware and software features.
A high-resolution monitor — or two, if you can afford it — with a total of at least a 22-inch viewing area.
A powerful graphics adapter — if you can afford two adapters and your motherboard supports it, create a dual-card graphics system for the best possible performance.
A high-capacity fan system to cool both your CPU and GPU.
As much memory as you can afford, up to the maximum supported by your motherboard.
A fast 7,200 or 10,000 RPM hard drive.
A broadband Internet connection.
Windows 7 or Windows 8.
The free Steam gaming software.
A gamer's headset, including a microphone and Ventrilo or TeamSpeak software.
A gaming controller with programmable functions (which can include a gaming mouse and keyboard).