These days, it is easier for gamers to find and buy a pre-built gaming PC in the market. There is a wide selection of pre-built gaming PCs with various specifications to suit one’s requirements, whether online or in-store. And since pre-built gaming PCs are expensive, you must choose the best unit to run the programs and games you want to play. To help you with this dilemma, here’s a guide on how to find the perfect CyberPowerPC for yourself.
Finding the Best Pre-Built Gaming PC for your Gaming Needs
Before buying a gaming PC, there are a few things you need to consider to make sure that the unit you’re eyeing can meet your expectations.
- Hardware Components
- Build Quality
- Upgradable Parts
- IT Support
1 – Hardware Components
When buying a gaming PC, the first and foremost thing you need to consider is its specifications. The specifications will tell you what hardware components were used to build the unit and meet the requirements of the games you play. The hardware specifications you must check include the CPU (central processing unit), the GPU/graphics card, RAM, hard drive storage, motherboard, and cooling system.
The best technique to find the right unit for you is to check the PC requirements of the games you want to play and compare them with the unit’s specs you want to buy. For example, if you’re buying a gaming PC to play Valorant. Valorant’s recommended PC requirements are:
- OS: Windows 10 64-bit
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 / Intel Core i3-4150
- GPU: AMD R7 240 / NVIDIA GT 730
- VRAM: 1GB
- RAM: 4GB
- Storage: 20GB
So when choosing a gaming PC, you need a unit with specifications similar to the things listed. But if you have more budget, you can opt for a unit with higher specifications than the ones mentioned above. For example, you can buy a gaming PC with an Intel Core i5-9400F CPU and an NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti GPU.
2 – Build Quality
Aside from the hardware components, you also need to check the unit’s build quality. While the first part discussed the importance of the hardware specifications, build quality refers to the other components that will keep the unit running. These things include the case, the cooling system, the power supply, and other features such as the input/output systems.
You must also understand the illustrations and guidelines given by the manufacturer for the unit’s build process.
You should also check the internal build of your system and answer the following questions below:
- Are the hardware components adequately installed?
- Are the cables neatly routed in place?
- Does the unit’s case offer good ventilation to prevent the unit from overheating?
3 – Manufacturer
When buying a gaming PC, you definitely want to buy from a PC manufacturer known in the market. Search for the known brands in the gaming PC market, and choose which brand you think can offer you the gaming PC you need. CyberPowerPC, for example, is a nationwide leading gaming PC manufacturer located in Los Angeles. We have a wide selection of pre-built gaming PCs you can customize depending on your gaming needs.
4 – Price
Your budget is, of course, the most important thing you need to consider when buying a gaming PC. Your budget will predetermine the specifications of the unit you can buy. Depending on your needs, you can make cuts in certain areas. So make sure to figure out how much money you are willing to spend on your gaming PC. Besides, you can always opt to upgrade some of the components in the future if you wish to.
Playing video games is fun, but they’re not worth going broke. Good thing, though, there are quality gaming PCs you can buy on CyberPowerPC that cost less than $2,000. For example, the Gamer Essential Sports only costs $1,345. This unit boasts the following specifications:
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 – 5600G
- GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT 4G GDDR6
- RAM: 16GB
- Hard Drive: 1TB
- OS: Windows 11 Home
5 – Upgradable Parts
As mentioned above, you can choose to upgrade some of the hardware components of your gaming PC. Customization is an important thing you need to consider when buying a pre-built unit. Selecting a PC that offers a wide range of component flexibility is wiser. Unlike gaming laptops, you can always upgrade the main hardware components of your gaming PC. From RAM to your GPU/video card, as long as these parts are compatible with your motherboard and other hardware, it is easy to do an upgrade.
The RAM is one of the most common things users upgrade on their pre-built gaming PC. From 16GB RAM, you can opt to add another 8GB RAM to run the unit in a 24GB RAM.
6 – Warranty
Warranty is another important thing you need to consider. The better the warranty, the more you can easily buy a pre-built unit from a brand. CyberPowerPC offers a standard 1 Year Parts Warranty. This includes replacement parts due to the manufacturer’s defect or damage during transit.
We also give customers another option: the Premium Warranty for only $19. This plan includes the same 1-Year Parts Warranty but consists of shipping to and from for repairs, which can save you up to $200.
7 – IT Support
Last but not least, you need to consider the manufacturer’s Tech Support or Service Plan. For non-tech users, this is very important as it will definitely help you in case you encounter an issue with your unit. CyberPowerPC offers a free 3-Years Service Plan, which includes Labor and Lifetime Technical Support to its users.
If you want to check our pre-built gaming PCs, you can visit CyberPowerPC’s website at www.cyberpowerpc.com.