If you’re looking to purchase your new gaming desktop, but are hesitating due to prices and not knowing how much to spend for your dream PC… then look no further! In this guide, we’ll teach you about what to look out for when searching for a gaming PC such as fitting to your general budget, the pros and cons of a mid-tier system over a high-tier expensive PC and achieving a specific performance threshold to give you the gaming experience that you need.
Having a budget when researching to purchase a gaming desktop is very important as there are many instances in life where money important and breaking bank on a new system isn’t the best path for you to take. When creating a budget, you need to ensure that the components within the configured build match the amount you’re willing to spend. We believe it’s best to view system configurations as a tier list, this spans from low, mid and high tiers. In terms of tiers, you could pair the Intel Core i3 10100 processor which an NVIDIA GTX 1650 4GB graphics card. This system would be seen as an entry-level or low tier gaming desktop, which would be able to play games at a 1080P resolution and 60FPS medium to high graphics preset with no issues on most games. For high tier, you would pair an Intel Core i7 10700K with an NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti graphics card which would be able to play a resolutions of up to 4K with a wide range of refresh rates compatibilities.
Purchasing a mid-tier gaming desktop over a high tier has its pros and cons, we believe the best to take from that is that you spent less to achieve your dream gaming system. However, it’s not only the system price you do have to worry about as peripherals are as important for your gaming experience as well. A monitor to match the specifications within a system is very crucial, for example, if you have a high-tier system paired with a 1080P resolution monitor then the experience would be suitable for a gamer just getting into PC gaming and they would enjoy it. However, you have to consider how much you would be missing out on in terms of not putting your system’s specifications to best use. For a high tier system, we would recommend pairing a 1440P or 4K resolution monitor which would overall greatly improve your gaming experience.
Moving on from the pros and cons, we believe achieving a specific performance threshold for your gaming setup is very important. We’ve already touched on choosing a specific tier of a gaming PC to improve your gaming experience but you may also want to consider what type of games you may be playing as well. If you enjoy esports gaming only, then you may want to look into a low and mid-tier gaming desktop as they can fit your budget and still allow you to play a game of CS:GO with no performance issues. If you’re wanting to play triple-A titles on a high graphics preset and FPS, it would be best to look into a mid to high-tier gaming desktop as you wouldn’t be to achieve a high graphic preset while playing on a low-tier gaming desktop.
To finalize, we believe it’s best to ensure that you’re purchasing the correct gaming desktop system for your setup at home. You can do this by making sure you’re fitting within your budget, purchasing the correct tier of a gaming desktop to fit your expectations from the games that you would be playing. If you’re looking to check out our range of gaming desktop tiers, please check out the Allied Stinger, Patriot and M.O.A.B.