Building A Gaming PC: 5 Underrated Hardware Components


Building a gaming PC is a chance to build a machine to your exact specs. However, it’s important that you don’t overlook certain important components that could affect performance. Too many people choosing to build gaming PCs focus solely on getting the best CPU and graphics card, while skimping on essential components like the power supply. This can cause imbalances between the performance of parts, which can lead to problems. Below are just some examples of the types of components that often get overlooked.

Power supply​

When choosing a gaming PSU, it’s important that you match it to the power demands of all the other components in your PC. A power supply that is too weak won’t be able to provide enough power to components and could lead to issues like random program crashes, unexpected shutdowns or even an inability to boot up at all. A PSU that is too powerful can cause similar problems as a result of components overheating. This is why you need to do your research and choose the right one.


It’s important that you choose the right motherboard too. If your motherboard is not compatible with your CPU, you won’t be able to connect the pins and you won’t be able to use your gaming PC. Similarly, other components need to be compatible too in order to prevent damage and performance issues. This guide explains more as to how to choose the right motherboard.


Many people choose a case based on how it looks, however there are many practical things to consider when choosing a case. Firstly, does your case offer enough ventilation? There needs to be enough holes to encourage airflow and stop components overheating. Secondly, is the case the right size? There needs to be enough room for all of your components as well as space for cables without everything feeling squashed. Weight could also be a factor to consider if you’re going to be moving your PC around.


Some people spend all of their budget on a high performance gaming computer only to pair it with a cheap monitor. If you’re opting for a high end graphics card, make sure that you’re also buying a top end monitor so that you can see the difference in graphics. Going big isn’t necessarily important, however you should consider the resolution if you want a great picture. This guide offers some tips for choosing the right monitor.

Keyboard and mouse​

If you’re going to great lengths to build a gaming PC, you may as well choose a gaming mouse and gaming keyboard to go with it. Gaming keyboards and gaming mice are often more responsive and can offer better precision, affecting your gaming performance. Gaming keyboards and gaming mice are also much more robust than regular keyboards and mice. All in all, your gaming PC will feel more complete with these components. Without them, you could feel like you’re driving a high performance car with the wrong steering wheel.
My Configuration
Power supply: Corsair RMX Series (2021), RM1000x, 1000 Watt, Gold, Fully Modular Power Supply,Black
Motherboard: ASUS AM4 TUF Gaming X570-Plus (Wi-Fi) AM4 Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 & 3rd Gen Ryzen ATX Motherboard with PCIe 4.0, Dual M.2, 12+2 with Dr. MOS Power Stage
Case: Corsair 4000D Airflow Tempered Glass Mid-Tower ATX PC Case - Black
Monitor: Sceptre 20" 1600x900 75Hz Ultra Thin LED Monitor 2x HDMI VGA Built-in Speakers, Machine Black Wide Viewing Angle 170° (Horizontal) / 160° (Vertical)
Keyboard and mouse: Redragon S107 Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo Wired Mechanical Feel RGB LED Backlit Keyboard 3200 DPI Gaming Mouse for Windows PC (Black)

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