1. How to choose Mainboard?
Choosing a PC seems easy but tricky, especially selecting the optimal mainboard for your needs. Mainboards often have many different models and prices currently on the market. The mainboard is divided into two main lines: Intel and AMD. In which each type of mainboard will support different chipsets. You need to pay attention to the number of slots, connection ports, extra features to choose the most suitable product.
If you choose cheap mainboards of the popular series, the price is relatively inexpensive, but the trade-off will be the design is not excellent or not standard for gaming.
For example, the B-series (Intel) series mainboards cost just under $100 to assemble a game console. This line is relatively cheap but still meets all the basic needs of a gaming PC. Of course, the more advanced the mainboard, the higher the price and the more features. However, we recommend that you balance the cost of the mainboard with the CPU because it is not always possible to spend a lot of money on the mainboard to achieve the desired effect or to have redundant features that are not used.
To choose the suitable mainboard for your needs and price, remember to choose according to the following factors:
Run your CPU (Socket) type: For example, Intel CPU type (Socket) LGA 2066, choose a main supporting LGA 2066.
Whether to support Overclock for CPU or not: If the CPU you use is capable of Overclocking, you should choose a mainboard with a chipset that supports Overclocking. For example, the Core i7-10700K CPU has to Overclock, and the i7-10700 does not. Mainboards using Z and X series chipsets (e.g., Z490, X299) are capable of CPU Overclocking, while the remaining chipsets (H, Q, B) do not support Overclock. It would be best to choose the respective primary and CPU to take full advantage of their performance.
Note that the K-series i7 10700 CPU, when using the same graphics card as an RTX 2070, will give higher fps than a regular i7 10700, but the CPU will be hotter in return difference is not too significant. So please consider carefully to avoid wasting money.
Have VGA support you want: You can use 1 VGA or up to 2 Cards to play games. However, we recommend investing in 1 terrible graphics card instead of running SLI or Crossfire for two Graphics Cards of the same price because running two cards will often be hotter than one, which can harm your components calculator. So the mainboard has 1 PCIe slot is enough.
Install your Ram stick: the mainboard has 2 RAM slots, four slots, and eight slots. Buying a type with four slots is relatively comfortable, but if you are on a tight budget, just choosing two slots is still very good to play games.
2. How to choose a CPU?
On the market today, 2 CPU lines are Intel and AMD; choosing one of these two lines is up to you. When choosing a CPU, you should see if low CPU lines like i3 and i5 are powerful enough to help you play games before choosing a high-end CPU (i7 and i9) because of the price of the i3 and i5 series computer CPU is lower than i7, i9 series. It will save you a lot of money if you choose the right CPU.
If you need to both play games and Livestream, it is recommended that you choose a high-end CPU to make it easier to Livestream, but the i5 10400 is enough to Livestream Full HD 1080P. Currently, Intel still has the advantage in gaming, thanks to its high clock speed.
- Some Intel CPU lines include i3-9100f, i3-10100, i5-10400, i5-10500, i5-10600, etc.
- Some AMD CPU lines such as: Ryzen 3 3100, Ryzen 3 3300X, Ryzen 5 2600, Ryzen 5 3600, Ryzen 5 3600X, etc.
3. Choose Full-HD screen or 2K or 4K?
Choosing to play games in Full-HD will save you a lot of money compared to building configurations to play 2K or 4K games. Playing games in Full-HD, you should choose a moderate screen at 24 inches, which is most reasonable; the image sharpness is very high and beautiful. Larger screens also offer an advantage, but it is challenging to cover the whole thing.
If you choose a 2K monitor, you must select a VGA powerful enough to handle games at 2K; the CPU is similar, the power supply must also be higher to carry a strong VGA and CPU, identical to 4K.
About the type of ultra-long screen Ultrawide (ratio 21: 9). Although they look nice and attractive, they are not suitable for playing most games. The reason is that many games do not support the 21: 9 ratio, the old games (many good games) do not help it. WE find Ultrawide monitors only suitable for working with many windows. Still, it will be a bit tiring if you keep turning back and forth to look at a long screen despite having the advantage of comprehensive viewing reasonable map control for gaming than in some games.
3. How much power supply is enough?
Depending on the configuration you build, the higher the structure, the more influential the computer power supply is required. For example, if you create a layout of i3 10100 and GTX 1650, you can use 450W power, but if you go to terrible cards like RTX 2070, it requires energy to 650W or higher.