Alienware has really got me hooked on their gaming computer
February 2, 2013 2:40pm CST
I also have a friend who is having one built. I am at a crossroads. How many of you have had a gaming pc built for you? As a gaming pc, the graphics card will have to be nividea (or perhaps you have a different favorite, if so please let me know). also, I have to trust that this person knows about a good cooling system for the pc. I really want a larger gaming pc, but do not know if I can trust someone to build it. What are your thoughts or experiences?
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
2 Feb 13
Hi, Building your own PC, a "blackbox" as they are termed, can be rewarding and cost saving. A gaming PC should be robust enough to handle the heavy flow of electrons needed by the graphics and sounds that make up a good gaming experience. So far, there are only two main contenders for processor platforms that I can choose: Intel and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). Having lived in the tropics, I found the AMD-based processors to be somewhat cooler as compared to Intel. AMD boasts of latest Accelerated Processing Units(APU) that can clock 2.7 to 3.0 GHz at 40 deg Celsius on a hot summer day. Then, having assembled the mainboard and the compatible processor, just pop in the 1TB Seagate Barracuda HDD, 16GB of RAM, 2GB ATI-Nvidia Video Graphics Adapter (VGA) and its ready to go. Don't forget to put in a stacked two-blower system in the chassis just be make things cooler when the gaming gets hot. This may not be necessary for an AMD system but I want to have a backup cooler to ease my conscience when I may push the CPU to its limits by using it 24/7 which it can do with a dance a song anyway.
• United States
2 Feb 13
Oh Wow, this is massively exciting! Just snap on my static wrist guard and I am good to go!!! Really, seriously, you make it sound so sweet and smooth. I was very cautious at first, I mean, I am no slouch when it comes to PC's, I'm a gaming major in college, so I've got to know my way around. I really need something to handle UDK, Unity (UDK can really be heavy on the system), Maya, Motion builder, Softimage, 3dsmax, plus a plethora of paint and video editing software. I am quite fond of my machinimas as well. but, all work related software aside, to be able to go to steam and download a really sweet game without having to put fans on my computer, is something I am really looking forward to. Dude, I thank you. I think I can do this myself! When I get it done, be sure I'll remember you and post some pics. Thanks, you rock!
2 Feb 13
Well I can't say I have any experience on such things. But speaking about this I have heard of a new mini computer called "steam box." It is a gaming pc but it is so small it can be held in the palm of your hands. It has an efficient cooling system, I am not so sure of the price of it though. You could search it on the internet and see if you will like it. I was so amazed to see it.