In our special we want to give you some suggestions for the selection of components for gaming PCs and have put together six sample PCs from 720 euros. But we also give a few general tips for putting together a gaming PC. As every year, there are always a few games coming up from autumn that set the gamer masses in motion and cause many people to call for new hardware, and Christmas is not far away either.
This year, among other things, Battlefield 2042, which was officially launched today, is a draft horse. We also have a tuning special in the making, which will probably be launched soon – see our topic page on Battlefield 2042. But regardless of whether it is Battlefield 2042 or another complex game: the necessary hardware must be there to get the full game To be able to enjoy details with enough FPS (frames per second). With an online shooter like Battlefield 2042 or the multiplayer mode of Call of Duty: Vanguard and competitive shooters or action-packed online games in general, it should be from 60 FPS upwards – only 30 to 40 FPS, which would be enough for many solo games One disadvantage: If you have 60 FPS, you will see a newly calculated image on average around 17 milliseconds earlier than at 30 FPS.
This looks as if you have a 17 better value for your ping, i.e. the amount of latency to the server that records the actions of the players. In a duel against an otherwise equally strong opponent, this can be the decisive advantage or simply create an equalization if the opponent should have a slightly better ping. The palette of our six PC suggestions, which will follow later, ranges from PCs for beginners or bargain hunters to top PCs, in which we only do without the absolute high-end graphics cards and CPUs, as their small performance plus requires a surcharge that is far too high . Our cheaper PCs are aimed at solo gamers who do not necessarily want to play in maximum details at 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels), but also at online gamers who do not have that much money and can live with the fact that in some situations they can use a stronger PC might have achieved one or the other kill more. The core for the performance of all PCs is the mix of CPU and graphics card.
The more expensive of our PC proposals meet higher demands in terms of performance, but also in terms of equipment, for example in terms of housing, fan and mainboard. But first we come briefly to the subject of the graphics card crisis, because this ensures that even an entry-level PC costs 700 euros and more.
In general, there is currently a huge problem with gaming graphics cards. Because for less than 500 to 600 euros, only graphics cards can currently be bought, all of which are only part of the entry-level segment for games in Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels). The price also starts at 300 euros, with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650, which we only saw as an option for an absolute low-budget gaming PC two years ago. Above 500 to 600 euros there is a significant increase in performance, but the prices also rise very sharply. There you can find the AMD Radeon RX 6000 and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3000 series, which have gradually been on the market since autumn 2020 and currently cost at least 70 to 80 percent more than on their respective release date. The main reasons for the crisis are that AMD and Nvidia cannot produce as many graphics cards as they could sell due to delivery problems with chips. This is paired with a significantly higher demand for graphics cards than a year or two ago, and all of this has to do with the Covid-19 pandemic. In our graphics card special from last week, we described this and the price development in detail. Our entry-level PC will therefore unfortunately not only cost 500 euros – we will get to the PCs later. First, there are a few general tips for assembling your PC.