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Do I Really Need A Gaming Computer?

Playing computer games on a regular computer can be a real pain and can take any enjoyment out of a game. The constant crashing and the slow running game speed is enough to turn any gaming fan away from games completely.  If you’re an avid gamer still using your regular home desktop PC, it might be time to decide whether you are an avid gamer at all, before asking yourself the question: “Do I need a gaming computer?”

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Gaming computers can offer a far better gaming experience for users than regular PC’s can. However, with this improved gaming experience comes a reduction in regular features.

Below is a list which details the difference between regular computers and gaming computers:

  1. Applications: Generally, computers specifically made for gaming are likely to have a lot less programmes which come as standard on a regular computer. In other words, a gaming computer is far likely to have a Microsoft office package, and instead will have more gaming orientated programmes. The reason for this is that for computers to be able to play games at the optimum level, more space and power is needed specifically for games, not for unrelated programmes.
  2. Components: A gaming computer is likely to have a far better graphics card so as to ensure that a games graphics are as high definition and as realistic as possible, offering the gamer a better experience. It’s also likely that a gaming computer will have more storage and a much faster process than a standard PC. Most companies selling gaming computers and gaming pc’s will offer the opportunity to build a custom gaming computer by where the customer individually chooses each component going into their computer, allowing them to specify exactly how they want their computer to run and perform.
  3. Memory: Memory is absolutely essential to system performance. Gaming computers are typically larger than standard PC’s, both in terms of literal size and in terms of memory. This memory is needed to cope with the copious amounts of data saved to ensure that a game can be replayed at the place it was last left.

Written By

keen technology writer based in the UK writing on behalf of Fierce PC, the gaming computer specialists.



  1. Sudipto

    April 26, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    Hey Nick,Nice post and I think if we are playing simple game then we can use regular computer but if quality of game is too high then we have to switch into gaming computers as gaming computers have good graphics then regular computer. Thanks for sharing this post.

  2. Nick Le Chat

    April 26, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Thanks Sudipto, really appriciate the feedback. I agree. I feel that generally, unless you are a really serious gamer, regular computers are fine!
    I myself use a regular computer and can still play games on it, although If I was a more serious gamer and played high quality games, I’d certainly consider investing in a gaming computer.

  3. santosh

    April 27, 2013 at 7:26 am

    hello nick if you want to play high resolution games then you’ll be need a gaming laptop, which have graphic card and it has a good processor like i5 and i9, it has a high RAM for a good system performance . thanks nick and it s your interest in games that drive you to the world of gaming laptops. 🙂

  4. Jess

    May 7, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    It really depends on how much of a gamer you are. Big gamer? Yeah you need one. Casual gamer? Don’t worry about it.

  5. William Miller

    May 10, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    You didn’t mention that a gaming PC usually has a much better cooling!
    All these criteria really influence the overall price.

    p.s. the problem is, game makers make requirement higher and higher year after year for us to spend more money on upgrades. it’s business.

  6. Aliaksandra

    August 25, 2013 at 6:11 am

    I don’t see any harm in getting a gaming computer for any purpose. The sole definition of a gaming PC implies that it has superior components. And a great performing machine, if it is good enough for gaming, is capable of virtually any task you throw at it!

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