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Building a Gaming PC: 10 Things You Must Know
It looks simple yet it harbors beastly components. Vybe - the classic gaming pc as defined by MAINGEAR.

8. Other components

Just sit on the couch and game. The wireless Razer Turret can comfortably sit on your lap.

  • Keyboard & mouse:

The keyboard and mouse are the spoon and fork of a gamer; gaming is incomplete without one of either. Mechanical keyboards are the standard for gaming PCs. They’re quite pricey due to their heavy-duty buttons, but they last longer compared to their rubber-dome (membrane) counterparts.

A good gaming mouse can be the difference between fragging and getting pawned. Gaming mice have ergonomic designs for better grip and have additional programmable buttons. Manufacturers like Razer, Logitech, MOBA, Corsair, and SteelSeries offer bundled packages of mouse and keyboard available online, so try to get your hands on one.

  • Speakers or Headsets

It’s all about the bass. Amplify your gaming experience with booming sounds from your speaker. Go for a 2.1 speaker setup at the least or a gaming headset with surround sound support. The added bass sound gives me goose bumps when I hear hordes of zombies moaning and gets my heart jumping when I hear loud exploding sounds when playing action games.

  • Optical drives

They’re rarely used nowadays since almost anything can just be downloaded online. But for those who’d like to watch Blu-ray movies on their gaming PC, or install games from a hardcopy, it’s obviously a must.

Oh and don’t forget the floppy disk drive, okay? Yeah. Just give it some consideration.

Gamer Since: 1997
Favorite Genre: RPG
Top 3 Favorite Games:The Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings, Bioshock Infinite, Fallout 3: Broken Steel

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