Computer games have improved in quality by drastic levels over the past few years. As you would imagine, this leads to strain on regular machines which has given rise to the gaming rig.
Just like cars, gaming rigs are also designed to look good with incredible tower casings that are lit up with led lights and decorated with spray paint. But it is important to look beyond that. The most important thing with a gaming rig is the components that are inside. The first thing that you should pay attention to with a gaming rig is to get a tower with enough empty slots inside to allow you to add to the machine over time. Nothing lasts forever, and you might want to install another hard disk, or a separate on board USB hub or even a separate sound blaster.
Storage is important with gaming rigs. With the incredible games on offer and online communities that create mods to g o with games, you will need a great deal of space to save your save games and addons.
These days, high-end computers are equipped with at least a Terrabyte hard disk. But if you are a gamer, you have to consider that not only will you need storage space for your operating system, you will also need to find space for the software and drivers to run your sound card, graphics card and of course the games themselves. It is a good idea to take the step of buying a rig with two hard disks – one for the operating system and essential software and another to install games, use for save games and of course installing your addons.
Last but not least, it is important to make sure that your rig has enough space in the tower to house a good power supply unit and cooling fans, All that computing power will cause a lot of heat buildup and that needs to be dealt with otherwise you will fry the machine.