Five things a gamer must look for in a gaming PC
Any serious gamer knows how important it is to have the right rig.
If you're looking to get a new machine for yourself and aren't sure what to look for, here are five important criteria you might want to base your choice on.
EFFICIENT COOLING SYSTEMS
No matter how powerful a system is, heat will always be its greatest enemy.
Computers that cannot cool themselves efficiently will eventually overheat, affecting performance and even damaging internal components in the process.
Heat-efficient machines like the Predator 17X featuring a triple-fan cooling system that employs Acer's patented AeroBlade metal fans not only ensures smooth gaming sessions but also safeguards your precious investment.
A SOLID GRAPHICS CARD
Visuals are the cornerstone for video games - there's the word video, after all.
Having a great graphics card like the GeForce GTX 1080 found in the Acer Predator G1 desktop or the GTX 980 in the Predator 17X serves two critical functions.
Apart from having the horsepower to push out the vast number of pixels required for the stunning and ever-improving graphics of modern games, a powerful graphics card will help ensure that your gaming experience is as smooth and fluid as possible.
HAVING THE RIGHT DISPLAY
Of course, having the best graphic capabilities around doesn't mean anything if your eyes can't soak it in.
Whether you're a first-person shooter junkie or a real-time strategy nut, having a nice big screen will help you pick out details better and immerse you further into your favourite game.
The 17-inch screen on the Predator 17X definitely does a fine job for its class as a laptop.
For desktop users with the cash to spare, the Predator 34X's generous 34-inch curved screen dedicated to gaming will definitely thrust you into your gaming world of choice.
While most games deliver their content via the eyes, audio also plays a very important role in gaming.
The sound of footsteps can alert you that an enemy is nearby while some games might give you additional audio cues to help direct you to the next part of your quest.
To ensure your experience is as complete as possible, consider investing in a machine with a solid sound system like the Predator 17X, which has a subwoofer built into it.
Another important pillar - or pillars - of a great gaming machine is its other specifications - or specs for short.
Processor speed is obviously one key factor when it comes to ensuring games run smoothly along with RAM.
And if you don't have the hard drive space to download and install the latest games, then there isn't much point, is there?
The Predator G1, which comes in a cool chassis designed to mimic futuristic armour, sports some of the latest parts that will pump out the juice to feed your gaming needs.
And if you prefer to game on the go, the Predator 17X surpasses most laptops in its class and can even compete with its bigger desktop counterparts.
Want to own a piece of the Predator series?
We have one Predator X34 monitor - the world's first curved gaming monitor - to give away, courtesy of Acer.