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What needs the most consideration for building a gaming PC?

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October 26, 2011 4:44:26 PM

Hello everyone,

I heard that the best things to look for in a gaming pc is the GPU, Ram, and CPU. Am I right or wrong about that? Does the motherboard need much consideration?

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October 26, 2011 4:53:35 PM

yes the most important thing is "gpu" then cpu and then ram motherboard play a big role in gamming.
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October 26, 2011 4:57:24 PM

GPU, CPU, then RAM in that order. Those are the only devices that directly affect FPS.

Motherboard only really matters if you plan on overclocking, using SLI/Crossfire, or you want features like USB3.0 or SataIII. From a purely gaming perspective you could get a really cheap motherboard and still get great frame rates with a single graphics card. Obviously it needs to support everything you are buying though.
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a b V Motherboard
October 26, 2011 5:26:34 PM

GPU
PSU

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October 26, 2011 5:32:19 PM

GPU/PSU are #1, CPU, and then RAM.
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October 26, 2011 5:40:57 PM

To those saying PSU. Buying a bigger PSU can't increase FPS. No matter how much money you spend on the PSU it makes no difference (for FPS). I bought a PSU for $12 and I'm 100% confident that my CX600V2 Corsair will hold up fine to a ~350W max load. However, you do have to buy a properly sized PSU and you should buy one that isn't garbage, but you can say that about any component in the build.
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October 26, 2011 5:52:52 PM

He said importance for gaming...not FPS. Read what words are typed. If you dont have the power for your system, and a quality unit, you cant run a gaming rig. So therefore, the psu is right up there with the gpu in my book.
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October 26, 2011 6:11:12 PM

Well obviously the parts all play together and contribute. You can't run the system without a proper PSU, but they way you guys put it indeed makes it sound as though the better PSU you buy, the better your experience will be. If it's enough, it's enough - if not, it's not. That's all.
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October 26, 2011 6:19:38 PM

Not one implied a better PSU will improve frames, but without proper power the GPU will puke.

Thankfully for the most part we are talking about 'single-rails' these days and are past that 'multiple-rails' stuff that got trendy for a time.

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