Even though the PC market is declining, Gaming PCs and laptops are still big business. Exclusivity of games, requirements to use online systems such as Steam and Origin and requirements for multi monitor systems, sheer processing power and the ability to use the system with your everyday computer needs all mean that this niche market is still alive.
We at Palicomp have gathered our favourite components that are at the cutting edge of PC tech into what will make the ultimate high end gaming computer in 2013.
Intel i7 3960 processor
The Intel i7 hyper threaded 6 core is a monolith to put in your rig and will help you do more than you could ever imagine, the brain and soul of your machine, there is nothing more powerful to put into your PC as of writing (Jan 2013)
ASUS Sabertooth 7ZZ Motherboard
We love this motherboard, with its “thermal armour” this motherboard is a serious bit of kit for the ultimate gaming PC, ASUS even claim that the components behind it are military standard, this could be the ultimate motherboard for stability and durability, we have certainly seen its reliability on our builds when we have couple two high end graphics cards behind them.
2 x GTX 680 or GTX 690 Graphics Cards
If it’s in your budget, why not add not one but two awesomely powerful GTX 680s, if you want to experience every individual level of graphical loveliness, this is for you, particularly with the next level of games around the corner a GTX 680 will future proof your gaming for the next couple of years, particularly if you fancy the power inducing Crysis 3 or the new Tomb Raider.
Alternatively AMDs 7970HD cards are powerful and can pack a punch for graphical brilliance, the support and quality from their chipsets are mind blowing.
Some games such as Assassins Creed 3, Borderlands 2 work with nVidias fantastic graphics engine PhysX which will show you every leaf, every grain of dust almost, it all falls down to whether or not your game is compatible with it.
The new kid on the block in storage, SSDs are hot business and are perfect to install Windows and your BIG programmes in loading them up in a matter of seconds, SSDs can also last much longer that traditional hard drives and boot everything much quicker, however, Prices may still be 10x to your traditional hard drive!
Patriot Viper Red V3 16GB 1600MHZ
Patriot RAM is just awesome and we love our 16GB kits very much! They will distribute perfect access to your files, game saves and folders, and are a fine addition to any bundle or motherboard combo
Hard Drive Mirroring – RAID1
Not be confused with backing up, getting yourself two regular hard drives and mirror them is great. If one hard drive fails, all is NOT lost. RAID setups can compliment your hard drives perfectly so loosing those vital game saves, macros and documents becomes a thing of the past.
27’ ASUS VG278H 3D Full HD Monitor
ASUS incredible 3D TFT monitor is an absolute beast and a cool 27 inches, it is also full 1080p HD and its 3D support feature with nVidia is a win/win with your GTX 680s, the receiver tracks your movements with the 3D glasses, so you get an incredible personal experience, compliment this with the new range of 3D games such as Assassins Creed 3 and you have an unbelievable gaming experience.
Coolermaster CM Storm Trigger Mechanical Keyboard
Coolermaster’s mechanical keyboard is sharp and allows simultaneous key pressing, and some beautiful LED lighting, it’s a great keyboard for gaming, CM storm range has been designed and built with the hardcore gamer in mind and their components are personally favourites of ours!
Coolermaster CM Storm Sentinel Advanced 2
Compliment your CM storm Keyboard with its counterpart mouse. This Beautifully shaped mouse comes with many features including an 8200 DPI laser resolution and 128 memory for profiles and macros.
These are just some of our personal recommendations; there is so many great chassis, power supplies and peripherals we didn’t want to name them here. There are so many fantastic components to build the ultimate gaming pc, what are yours?
This article was contributed by Palicomp. They can create a custom gaming pc to suit your needs.