Gamers were never taken seriously until recently when the industry has attracted billions in investment. Gaming was something one would do to pass time but now it’s a full blow career that has employed millions of people across the world. And as you know; where money is, many people get the interest to be part of. The competitions are getting stiffer and everyone involved wants to come on top.
Serious gaming means you also need to invest heavily in your tools of trade if you are to compete internationally (or even locally). It goes without saying that you need to do your market research and come up with a list of the most needful things and what else could improve your life as a gamer. That involves both the software and hardware. Just like any other tool of work, no one fits all the functions. Every gamer has tools that appeal to them and those that they thrive while using.
So, while you focus on what matters to you, here are some things you should spend your money on.
Gaming computers come in a plethora of sizes and quality. Even the shapes vary. In your shopping journey, you’ll encounter towers (tall, midsize, and small). When you choose the compact options you have an easy time when it comes to storage. They fit in small spaces, thus very good if you have little room. However, it is important to note that when you go small, you are hindering your capacity to expand your system. You’ll have to buy another unit if the need to upgrade arises. In some instances, going small translates into putting up with more noises from the system, plus heating during use.
If you choose to go with the midsize, you start getting rid of the disadvantages you get from the smaller alternative. You can upgrade in the future and reduce the noises and heat during use. But take note that this comes at a higher price. Full towers, on the other hand, might take a huge piece of real estate in your gaming space, but when it comes to productivity, they can handle a lot of abuse. You can upgrade as much as you need and get rid of most of the noise you would get from the other CPU options. But be ready to part with more dollars for this one.
When it comes to gaming, what you see is what triggers your response. And this happens on your monitor. It’s the screen where the game happens. Just like your CPU, you should choose the monitor according to size. Often, this goes with the amount of space in your gaming space.
Even with a whole room for gaming, you still don’t want to get the biggest monitor, consider your peripheral vision and how close you like sitting to your screen. Most gamers who play on a desk would choose between twenty to twenty-five inches of screen. If you prefer playing on your laps, you would choose a smaller alternative.
We cannot finish talking about monitors without mentioning the resolution. You want a screen with a high resolution regardless of the size. That way, you get smoother and clearer visuals. But you need to note that a higher resolution means you spend more on your monitor. The highest resolution you can get on a monitor is 4K UHD.
Consider curved monitors, those that refresh many times per minute (a 60Hz is ideal for most gamers), and higher response time. The last thing you want is a computer monitor that is not fluid and offers a choppy experience during your gaming sessions. Ask for everything that will enhance your gaming experience.
Winning and losing for a computer gamer will depend greatly on how accurately you play. And the keyboard is an important component to facilitate accurate playing. That’s why you should go for a mechanical keyboard. It’s more accurate and barely will you miss your strokes during your game. Also, look for antighostic features so that when you accidentally press on multiple keys, it only picks one. You want a gaming keyboard with extra keys that can be preprogrammed to take particular actions.
Backlit keys have become a thing in the gaming world. While this is good for attractiveness and enhancing your gaming experience, it also makes it possible to play in a dimly lit room. Determine also if you want a wired keyboard or a wireless option. While a wireless keyboard will give you the freedom to play from anywhere you wish, it takes a toll on the system resources. Most gamers choose the wired keyboard because of this reason.
You also need a good mouse that you can easily use during your gaming sessions. Take note that a gamer’s mouse comes with additional features that you won’t get on regular mice. What you need is one that gives you a firm grip. Check with the palm, claw, and fingertip grip. You understand yourself better; how do you often hold your mouse? Once you know how you hold your mouse, you can select what seems comfortable for you.
You also need to determine if you’ll use a wired or wireless option. Just like keyboards, wired alternatives are preferred when it comes to computer mice. Then choose a large mouse pad. If you are a heavyweight in the gaming industry, pick the ones made of aluminum. Otherwise, go for a cloth and rubber mouse pad.
Buying gaming products comes with a challenge because the industry keeps evolving. But when you are determined to shop, you need to know the features you are looking for and invest in lasting solutions. Most importantly, look for reviews of the product from fellow gamers. There is already useful information about products online.