There are many reasons to buy a custom built computer, the best being you’ll save a lot of money. Another reason you’ll enjoy a custom built PC is the lack of bloatware, that extra software that gets installed on your computer that you don’t want or need. Don’t buy retail, get the computer you really want without paying for parts or software you’ll never use.
Here are 6 reasons you want to have a custom built PC by Brainwave Computers:
- 2-year guarantee
- Stronger power supplies
- Better-than-retail motherboards
- You choose the components
- Flexible case design
- Upgrade whenever you want
Also, with a custom built computer gamers can focus their money on a great processor and video card. Learn how to choose the best video card for your machine below.
What really matters
Now let’s talk about the most important part of any gaming rig, the beating heart that powers it all, the engine which makes it purr – the video card.
Picking a card can seem like a daunting task, but it all comes down to the resolution at which you run stuff. The math behind a monitor’s pixel count means that what seems like a small increase in resolution actually has a big impact on gameplay. Upgrading from 1080p to 1440p, for example, almost doubles the number of pixels the video card must drive.
Gaming at 1080p doesn’t require ridiculous hardware. A mid-range, single-GPU card (like the Nvidia GTX 760 or Radeon R9 280) will be more than adequate for modern games at high or very high detail. The GTX 760, for example, can pump out 53 frames per second in Crysis 3 at High quality. If you’d like to future-proof a bit, just go a step or two up (from a GTX 760 to a 770 or 780, for example). AMD Radeon cards like the R9 280 and R9 280X are also good choices.
Running games at 2560×1440 is more demanding, and will require the most powerful single-GPU card you can afford (excluding special models, like the Nvidia GTX Titan). Current examples include the Nvidia GTX 780 Ti, and the Radeon R9 290X Uber Edition. Even these cards will barely reach 60 FPS in the most demanding titles, but going with a dual-GPU setup as a means of future-proofing is an expensive proposition.
Anyone planning to play at 4K must be ready to spend some serious cash. You’ll need two very powerful single-GPU cards with at least 4GB of VRAM each, or a powerful dual-GPU card like the Radeon R9 295X2, which also has 4GB of VRAM per GPU. Even then, excellent performance is not guaranteed in the most demanding games when played at their highest settings.
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