A motherboard is the key basis of your new-build technology. It’s the element that helps all the other parts to function in complete harmony together. Ensure that your components are compatible, but not every motherboard works with every processor. With a particular chipset and socket in mind, each motherboard is built. As a customer, this will tell you which motherboard is compatible with your specific CPU.
When buying a motherboard, another significant field to consider is the form factor. The physical size of your motherboard is the shape factor. It defines your motherboard’s general shape and size, and it also specifies what kind of case and power supply you’ll need. The ATX, M-ATX, and Mini-ITX shape factors are the three most widely used, with the latter being the smallest.
The price, cores, clock speed, and thread count of each processor vary. Their clock speed measures them, and core/thread counts, with gamers naturally making high rates higher and more attractive. Individual CPUs have unique compatibility with the chipset and socket, so making sure your motherboard is correct for your processor is always important. The Video game industry already reveals that the CPU is the computer’s brain, second-most impactful part, and the most relevant in a workstation PC.
A CPU is made up of cores and threads and is measured in many different ways, one of the most important clock speed. The clock velocity is calculated in gigahertz (GHz) and is centred around the chip on each core. The CPU can devote cores to specific assignments while your PC is in full operation. Getting more cores means your PC can more effectively perform highly challenging tasks.
GPU (Graphics Card)
The most impactful aspect is your GPU, or graphics processing unit when it comes to your gaming requirements. It will decide which games and graphical settings you can play. If your child is looking to play AAA game titles that are highly challenging, then you’ll need to invest in a strong graphics card. However, be mindful; they can be very costly. We suggest spending on the GPU a minimum of 50 per cent of your PC budget.
One of the essential elements of any computer is memory, or random access memory. Fortunately, due to a decline in consumer rates over the last few years, it is still one of the most affordable additions. RAM comes in many different types and capacities and when under heavy load, helps push the speed of your machine.
If your child wants to create a gaming PC, then we will highly suggest at least 8 GB of RAM. If they intend to do heavy workload multitasking or streaming, pushing to 16 GB will undoubtedly be advisable.
PSU (Power Supply)
Your power supply does as it says on the tin pretty much; it supplies power to your PC. PSUs come with different power output and efficiency levels and should be taken too seriously when buying a construction. The contrast between an enjoyable gaming session and sleepless nights dreaming of fires may be a poorly made, un-certified PSU.
Each PSU has a wattage output it can supply to your computer. Your hardware, with more parts needing more power, will decide what PSU wattage you will need. The PSU starts from just 400W and goes up to 1000W and beyond. Wattage is aloof; a PSU also comes with an efficiency ranking.