Despite the many video games consoles that are now found in most living rooms and bedrooms across the country there are still many people who play games on desktop or even laptop PCs. With the option of upgrading your PC when new games come out you may even find that playing PC games could save you a reasonable amount of money that may have been spent on a video games machine that costs hundreds of pounds.
There's also the fact that many of the best computer games will come out on all platforms including the PC where your PC's hardware can handle more detail and other features such as customisable content and higher resolutions.
With Gaming PCs you can upgrade little by little to help spread the cost too which may help for those who want a gaming PC but have a budget to stick to. Usually the computer hardware world will update itself every few months as newer and more powerful parts such as graphics cards and processors come out, you may think that building the ultimate gaming PC would be an unreachable dream but in fact by timing your purchases right you could save money by buying the parts you need at the right time.
A graphics card is key to transforming your PC into a gaming PC, games make heavy demands on your computer to produce the life-like visuals and intelligent enemy AI and in recent years a more accurate depiction of real world physics as well. A graphics card that is capable of playing the latest releases may be the most expensive part of your gaming PC but with the performance being instantly noticeable they are vital when building a gaming PC.
A fast processor is also required and can normally be bought in conjunction with a motherboard that accepts that particular processor. Some motherboards can have gaming PC friendly features such as allowing more hard drives, built in wireless internet or sound cards that can help enhance your online or offline gaming.
When purchasing gaming PC parts you may feel that you can not afford the very best but most games will run with many budget parts and many manufacturers intentionally make surprisingly good cheaper models of graphics cards and other components so that if you have a budget in mind then there are often parts in your price range, with the ability to upgrade gradually over time too.