What’s the Difference Between an Extreme Gaming PC and Regular PC?

The home computer industry is immense, which means diversity is never lacking. While this is certainly an advantage, it also makes it more complicated to choose a computer, especially if you are a hardcore gamer who depends on certain specifications. At the very least, you need your games to run smooth, but is it really necessary to invest in an extreme gaming PC? What’s the difference between that and a regular PC?

A few years ago, the biggest difference between an average computer and a gaming computer was that the latter had newer technology and more power. Today is different. With superior technology and higher expectations placed on game developers, there is a much larger gap that separates gaming computers from regular ones. Differences exist between gaming PCs, of course, but you can expect these devices to pack a lot of power.

Consider one of today’s virtual games, such as World of Warcraft, Crysis or Diablo. Game developers strive for a high level of creativity and reality that relies on computer hardware which is typically years ahead of what average computers are using. In order to play the game and enjoy all that it has to offer, you need to have a computer with the correct hardware in it. This hardware can only be found in gaming computers and includes:

  • Liquid cooling tubes that keep the CPU and graphic cards cool
  • High-end graphics cards
  • Top-of-the-line CPU
  • As much RAM as will fit
  • Fast processor
  • Large power supply

Every PC is built for a purpose, and today’s regular computers are built for simple tasks such as web browsing, sending emails, downloading files and playing light games. While they include a graphics card, RAM and power supply, these components are of average quality and not enough to run a high-graphic, high-power game.

A final thing to keep in mind is the long lifespan of extreme gaming PCs. Since they are built like powerhouses with high-end technology, they last much longer than traditional PCs. In fact, some could last half a decade or more and still be able to run the latest games, and they have the capability to be updated with new hardware.

Hopefully this information has helped you to understand the difference between gaming and regular PCs. If you are an avid gamer, a gaming PC is the way to go. It’s an investment that will not only allow you to play your favorite games, but enjoy a seamless gaming experience that is intuitive and controlled.

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14 thoughts on “What’s the Difference Between an Extreme Gaming PC and Regular PC?”

  1. I do not get into any gaming, I want my computer to operate fast as possible. I just wish to serf, do emails and items of that nature. I do not worry about money. Your thoughts please.

    1. I recommend any Solid State Drive, this will allow you to go through your files faster and essentially help your upload/start any program ASAP. For programs, if it is anything heavy you might want to buy RAM sticks to speed it up.

  2. I want a good pc for games such a over watch but needs to be able to search the Web, type paper, etc. for school.

  3. I’ve picked the state of the art parts in every catagory with price no object. However, I just want best and fastest PCIe I can buy though ironically, I don’t game ( multiple applications, fast during and high end video editing). Does this , theoretically, make sense?

  4. My 14yr old son wants a gaming computer. Where should I start? Nothing over the top price wise. Suggetions please TY

  5. I’m looking to buy a desktop computer I love regular things like Web searching, fb, saving pic, & like download games, what p.c. should I get ????? I want a fast one with a big hard drive, that can do it all plz!

  6. Hi my 12 year old son would like a gaming computer, he currently plays games such as ark…what do you recommend? I m not quite ready to spend 4,0000 grand on one .
    Thanks Christine

    1. Our Raptor Z40 is our entry level gaming system, and probably what I would recommend. With our current Black Friday pricing, that system starts at $959. If you want a little more power and expandability, our Z55 is worth a look as well. Our sales team is happy to help you configure either of those to meet your needs or budget. Just call us at 804-419-0900 and we’ll help you out.


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