Choosing The Best Computer Build

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Computers have a lot of use cases. As they have become increasingly more common as the days go by, so do the number of their purposes. It’s important to learn about what the purpose of a certain computer is so that it can be built to specialize in that thing. Of course, there are computers that are considered all-rounders, which could run and do almost anything. However, such devices are very expensive and inaccessible to many. 

There are a lot of things to consider when you’re choosing the computer to build for your own use case. Things such as hardware, what kind of storage system it uses, e.g., NVMe vs. M.2, and your budget all matter in considering your first PC.

Whatever the case may be, it’s important to learn about computers, computer parts, and their purposes. Below is a quick rundown of different computer builds and their specializations. The main thing to consider would be the hardware parts, and we will try to illustrate which parts to prioritize depending on your use case.

Gaming. A gaming-focused computer has different priorities when compared to other specialized computers. Although you could certainly game with a productivity computer, for example, the experience would be totally different. Gaming is all about immersion and performance. Having a good display would be first on the list. If you’re a competitive gamer, then getting a screen with a high refresh rate would give you the advantage, as a higher refresh rate would make the graphics move smoother and have your navigations glide through. 

A good CPU and GPU combination is also very important. If you’re an immersive gamer who likes to enjoy the views and storytelling of a game, then investing in your graphics card is the way to go. Peripherals such as gaming keyboards, headsets, and mouse would make the experience better for you as well.

Video Editing. As for video editing, you could use some of the components in gaming and tweak some things. Instead of a high refresh rate monitor, you should get a screen that has professional-grade, calibrated, and color-accurate displays. This makes sure that whatever colors you’re editing and adding to the video are as exact and accurate as they can be. Video editing is also very resource intensive, especially in the CPU and RAM departments. Getting a processor with high core counts will help with simultaneous processing whenever it’s time to render a video, and high RAM storage will let your computer coast through the process without hanging or lagging.

Rendering/CAD. Rendering 3d displays, models, and other things is also a different department. As for rendering and CAD, you have two main priorities: a higher CPU clock speed and good graphics cards. Of course, RAM and fast storage could also help. However, rendering and CAD, also known as computer-assisted design, all rely on good graphics cards to render images and models quickly. If you don’t want to spend a lot of time on the rendering process, then building a computer that has good CPU and GPU specifications would certainly aid the cause.

Productivity. When we say productivity, we mean a computer that does well in the professional department. That could include word processing, data analytics, and other productivity software that doesn’t include photo editing and graphics design. For this, you should focus on a fast storage option and decent CPUs. Depending on your specific field, productivity computers don’t usually need as high of specifications as compared to that a gaming one, for example. Tailor your needs first before buying one. If you’re an office worker doing spreadsheets and word documents, then you don’t need that high of processing power to get through.

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