Your Gaming PC is Only as Good as Your Monitor

Posted by wadmin on Sunday, March 1, 2020


What Monitor Are You Using for Your Gaming PC?

It is the first question we ask when building custom gaming PCs. It is also a way we can help you save money. We can custom build a gaming PC that matches the rest of your hardware. We can even make a recommendation to upgrade your display. Having a good monitor is incredibly important. After all, if you have invested in a state-of-the-art graphics card, you want to see everything it is capable of. Keep reading to find out why your monitor/display is as important as your PC.

Panel Size and Resolution

As a general rule when it comes to gaming monitors, bigger is better. However, don’t be fooled by size alone. You really want to pay attention to resolution. You will want a minimum of 1920 x 1080 pixels. This is also known as 1080p or Full HD. You can go a step further by going QHD which is 2560 x 1440 pixels. The best yet? Go full 4k for the best resolution.

Ask About Refresh Rate

When you are watching normal TV it is displaying 24 frames per second. Pop in a DVD, you are looking at about 60 frames per second. Some video games have frame rates up to 120 frames per second. Even though frame rates and refresh rates measure two different things, your monitors refresh rate determines how many frames per second you will be able to see. Most monitors offer a 60Hz refresh rate which means you are not even seeing half the frames your graphics card is capable of pushing out. You can get gaming monitors that offer at least 144Hz—which means you get to see almost everything your Graphics Cars is pushing out.

What about Response Times and Panel Technology?

Now you are getting super technical, and there may be benefits going down these technology rabbit holes, but we feel if you focus on the two Rs. Resolution and Refresh Rate, you will be winning 99% of the battle to achieve the best gaming experience possible.

BrainWave can help you find the right monitor for your gaming PC set up. Don’t wait! Get started in building your custom gaming PC with BrainWave today!

BrainWave Offers High-Quality Computer Services

If you live in or around the Beaverton area and are in need of professional computer services, you can rely on BrainWave. We offer a wide range of computer-related services, including helping our customers build custom PCs! We can help you find just the right parts to build a PC that suits your needs without all the extra bloatware that a pre-built computer comes with.

Custom PCs For Gaming

When you’re looking for a PC for your gaming hobby, performance on every level is incredibly important. BrainWave will help you put together a gaming PC that minimizes lag, offers optimal display, and offers all-around top-tier performance.

Make The Most Of Your Gaming Experience With A Gaming PC from BrainWave

BrainWave is eager to help you build the custom gaming PC that you desire. Visit us soon! Curious about the other services BrainWave offers? Click here to see the other computer services offered by BrainWave. Have further questions? You can call BrainWave Computers at 503-626-6264 or visit our location at 8610 SW Scholls Ferry Road Beaverton, OR 97008.