Gaming Computer, Gaming Laptop and Gaming Rig Setup needs possibly the highest configuration of computer for graphics intense games to play ergonomically. Points of ergonomics are important, as the player will physically become fatigue if improperly designed hardware controllers are used and will suffer from various stress induced diseases if the player uses the setup for everyday gaming. A Gaming computer should have easily upgradeable components to support next generation games.
Gaming Computer and Gaming Laptop
A laptop is always easy to use compact version of desktop with the compromise on ergonomics. Laptop was basically designed for the busy executives, although today, laptop has been the mainstream. Although there are specialized Gaming Laptops with high end graphics cards, memory and processor, one can not decline two biggest negative points for Gaming Laptop to be competitor of Desktop Gaming Computer – first is cooling factor and second is, as said – ergonomics.
So, actually when we use the word Gaming Computer, it means a desktop that is capable of rendering graphics at high frame speed, possibly with dedicated graphics card ram, cpu etc. and the obvious points – good amount of RAM, a faster hard disk and high end processor. Most Multi Core Processors – Dual Core,Triple Core, Quad Core, Hexa Core processors can thread the processes for Gaming Computer and proper tuning like activating all the processor cores when Windows 7 starts so that there is no hardware level lag, setting up processor core utilization properly can tweak the hardware to work efficiently.
In case non gaming servers, we need not to think about Graphical Processing. Overheating issues are resolved in gaming computers by using various cooling methods in combination or solitary. Some divides gaming computers in to Entry Level, Mid and High End Gaming Computer. This division is however arbitrary as with development of Games with time a high end Gaming Computer can turn to be a mid range or entry level Gaming Computer after few years. This is the reason why hardware upgradeable factor should be considered in a Gaming Computer, in which the desktops are easily fits, but a laptop fails.
Gaming Rig versus Gaming Computer
Gaming Rig is a kind of buzz word. Gaming Rig is nothing but a setup of a Gaming Computer with game genre specialized input devices, sitting arrangement, display, sound system etc. For example we wrote about Game Seat, Game Seat is a perfect example of Gaming Rig when setup with a Gaming Computer or a Gaming Device for racing games. It is obvious that a Game Seat will be not appropriate for a first person shooter game.
Quality of Coding and Development of Games and System Requirement
A racing game like the games for Need for Speed series will require highest GPU clock speed, good cache of the hard disk, higher VRAM as the speed need to be felt as real. On the other hand, a strategy game will require higher cpu threading for game’s software level artificial intelligence.
Quality of coding matters and it can not really explained to a person who has never played any computer games. Need for Speed series, for example can deliver better graphics with lower hardware in comparison to other racing games from other developers.
Other factor for consideration for a Gaming Computer, is the connectivity – the internet bandwidth. For most advanced games, like games from EA sports has online playing mode that needs higher bandwith of internet.
Other points on Gaming Computer
Gaming Computer is usually a Windows PC. There are marketing reasons, at least historically. A Mac is usually not used as a Gaming Computer. There are manufacturers who specialized on Gaming Computer assembling. Game addicts modifies their computer’s cabinet to various degrees graphically or with other accessories to reflect the power of their Gaming Computer, visually.
The attached image on this article on Gaming Computer is of Acer Aspire Predator AG7750, 2 years ago it was a high end PC with an Intel Core i7-930 processor, 12GB of DDR3 RAM, 1.5TB of storage and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 graphics processor and 7.1 channel audio setup. If you notice carefully, there are hinges on the side of the particular Gaming Computer’s cabinet. That was for opening the front somewhat like a car’s hood. A car’s hood is opened for other reasons, it was opened for allowing more air to enter.