Friday, June 3, 2011

How to build your own gaming PC, by Eurogamer

For anyone who builds (or has ever tried) to build their own gaming PC, I present this amazing piece of work from Eurogamer on the subject.

Look, your consoles play games just fine. Some of them do other things as well, like streaming movies or facilitating identity theft. You don't need a gaming PC.
1. Should you do this?
Probably not. It's sort of complicated. Take this questionnaire.

Do you know how a computer works?
A. Yes. The hard drive is for long-term storage, RAM is for short-term data, and they both connect to a motherboard, which... [You continue to recite an accurate outline of a computer's workings even though I have obviously stopped listening.]
B. Yes. I type the thing into the Google, and my internet goes to the thing.
C. Yes. I push the lever down, and a few minutes later, my potato waffles are done.
For those who answered anything other than "A," put down the hammer and nails - you are not going to be building a PC today. The fact that you thought you'd be using a hammer and nails should have been a red flag. 
Read the rest here, seriously, it'll put a smile on your face.
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