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Custom Gaming PCs Make Great Holiday Gifts | Apple Valley Personal Computers

Custom Gaming PCs Make Great Holiday Gifts

If you have loved ones who are passionate about video games, a custom gaming desktop is one of the best gifts you can surprise them with this Christmas. Even if their gaming lifestyle is focused on video game consoles, all gamers know that PC games always deliver that extra boost to maximize their experience, not to mention that PC gaming also offers a wider range of titles that are often not available on the Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony consoles.

In video gaming parlance, custom desktops are known as PC gaming rigs; these are powerful systems configured in ways that guarantee the high performance demanded by today’s modern PC titles such as “Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus,” a game that has been praised for its storytelling, outstanding graphics and incisive political commentary that is very apropos of our times. Another game that is being praised for the full sensorial experience it delivers is “Rez Infinite,” a musically driven shooter that is a remake of a Sega Dreamcast title but is now available on PC as a virtual reality game.

If you are not familiar with the specifications of custom gaming rigs, the technicians at A Plus Computers in Apple Valley recommend that you consider the two aforementioned titles and their requirements when you think about gifting a system. Although both games have minimum requirements, you will want to look at the optimum requirements, particularly for “Rex Infinite” since this is a virtual reality game; with this in mind, here are some ideal specs:

  • Central Processing Unit: Intel Core i5, 7500 which runs at speeds of at least 3.4 GHz.
  • Graphics Processing Unit: 8 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070.
  • Random Access Memory: 8 GB DDR4.
  • Storage: 1 TB Seagate or Samsung HDD or SSD
  • Operating System: Windows 10 with Fall Creators Update

As for the display, you can choose a 4K 1080 monitor or take advantage of a television set at home that already offers this resolution. For Rex and other VR titles, you can choose between the Oculus Rift or HTC VIVE headsets. When it comes to controllers, it is better to let gamers choose the ones they feel most comfortable with.

At A Plus Computers, we build gaming rigs with liquid cooling and attractive cases that feature lighting effects. Our systems are benchmarked and tested for the best performance, and our work is always guaranteed. Contact us today to learn more about custom gaming rigs.