While there’s certainly no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to buying a new PC, any high-end system should be able to perform every task on your list, from gaming to content creation. 

When considering models and parts, it’s important to recognize what kind of user you are, because just as the intended uses for a PC vary greatly, so do the necessary components to be included inside. To help you find a PC that fits your budget and meets your needs, we have divided common users into three groups: eSports athletes, AAA gamers and content creators.

Esports

Some gamers choose to focus their builds around eSports, desiring a smooth framerate so that they can compete to the best of their ability in games like DOTA, League of Legends and CS:G

Games of this nature tend to be easier to run since many of them were developed a few years ago without a heavy emphasis on graphics, so they don’t demand much from the hardware.

Does this sound like you? If it does, you can consider yourself an eSports gamer for the duration of our chat together.

AAA Gaming

Other gamers may prefer to explore the boundaries of graphics and effects in games, especially AAA titles like Battlefield, the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 and Call of Duty. Think of a AAA game as a blockbuster movie. The big-budget, highly produced movies that you see constant commercials for before they hit the theaters. In their builds, gamers intentionally select specs that will allow them to have the best experience in pushing the visuals of a game to its limits. AAA gaming PCs are designed to provide the ultimate experience for all current and past blockbusters on the most optimal of settings.

Content Creation

Among the more complicated builds are those intended for content creation. This includes uses like video editing, photography, 3D design and beyond. Most core content creators know what they need to suit their needs and build their PCs around their workflow. 

A build optimized for content creation is considered ideal for those who intend to stream and play games simultaneously, providing a more professional look and feel. You can accomplish this on a more budget-friendly option but the trade-off will be a less optimized workflow.

Interested in learning more about buying your next PC? Check out our all-inclusive guide: How to Buy Your Next PC. You won’t regret it!