Since the first arcade games were introduced in 1970s, the gaming experience has changed dramatically. The trends are showing that it has yet to reach its apex, because gaming (ULTIMATE SHOOTING GAMES FOR SMARTPHONES) is probably the only segment of the PC industry that still has potential for growth. However, if you want to fully experience the beauty of ARMA 3 or Bloodborne, the hardware has to follow up. This short guide will suggest a few solid gaming configurations from a budget $300 ones to those above $1,000 for the ultimate diehard gamers (START RACING ADVENTURE ON YOUR SMARTPHONE).
Good platform for future upgrades
This configuration will force you to turn down the graphic detail and performance for some more demanding games, but with the price of about $300 in mind, it is a good all-rounder. It ticks with Intel Pentium G3258 which won’t break your bank and still gives you good overclocking capabilities. You will try hard to find a graphic card with better performance (PUZZLE AND MIND HUNTING GAMES FOR SMARTPHONES) than Gigabyte R7 260X and it is compatible with MSI Motherboard H81M-P33. Crucial Ballistix 4GB RAM will feel at home in this setting, and 250GB WD Caviar Blue is reliable enough to store more games than you will get to play in 2 years.
An aspiring fighter
The additional dollars in this setup go mainly to a more formidable gaming graphic card. Sapphire Radeon R9 270X will beat the competition in the same price range anytime. An 8-core CPU like AMD FX 8320 will munch through even the most challenging games like Battlefield 4. In the motherboard department, ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+ is the next logical step forward, as it is the upgraded Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GBRAM. With WD 1TB Caviar Blue Hard Drive, this rig can stand toe-to-toe with much expensive configurations (TURN YOUR TV INTO A BIG ANDROID SCREEN).
A $700 configuration won’t take you sky high, but it will certainly show you a thing or two about flying. This is a casual gamer’s wet dream – solid graphics, steady frame rate and no slowdowns. Under the hub, it hides a roaring Intel Core i5-4590, or if you are willing to stretch thin, even i5-4690. InNVIDIA GTX 760 vs. Gigabyte AMD Radeon R9 280 standoff, the latter is the winner for the even bets. If you can’t get a good deal on Gigabyte LGA 11 Z97 motherboard, go with the Asus Z87-Pro and sleep well. An upscale configuration like this deserves an exceptional 8GB Kingston FuryRAM, and the battle proven WD 1TB Caviar Blue hard drive.
The raging bull
If you are ready to spend a big grand on a gaming configuration, why not invest a couple of Benjamins more and get the best there is. You can keep the Intel Core i5-4690K and pair it with a thrilling EVGA GTX 980ACX 2.0 that besides excellent performance offers a top scale power management. If you want to budget on the motherboard, buy GA-Z97-HD 3. Otherwise, Gigabyte GA-G1 Sniper Z87 is the way to go. A fraction of the price of this setup goes to the expensive but dependable 16GB Kingston Hyper-X Fury RAM.
These configurations are only a suggestion. You can combine them if you want, trading one component for the other. In the end, your needs and your piggy bank will decide what rig you’ll be rocking.
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