Switching from Console Gaming to PC Gaming? Here’s What you Need to Know

If you are new to PC gaming, then you may be wondering what to expect. This is completely normal, and the more you can educate yourself now, the more you’ll get out of your experience overall.

There’s Even More Controller Options

Every console has a controller that you can get used to. When you make the switch to PC gaming on the other hand, you’ll be faced with hundreds of controller options. A mouse and keyboard will work great for real-time strategy games or even role-playing games. They are more suited to games which have a lot of menus or even on-screen interactions. A mouse is also ideal if you are playing games such as first-person shooters. If you are playing a racing game then a controller may be a better option. You can even connect your Xbox controller to your PC if you want to get the most out of your experience. Other controller options include joysticks, which can be used for classic arcade-style games. Of course, it’s important to know that even if you do go with a mouse and keyboard, there are several shapes and styles to choose from, so you need to make sure that you find one that suits your gaming preferences.

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Knowing your Computer Components

When you buy a console, you don’t really have a choice in terms of the hardware you get. When you get a PC on the other hand, you will soon see that everything changes. You can get a pre-built PC, or you can even build your own if you want. When you buy a custom built gaming PC, you will be able to change the graphic’s card, motherboard and anything else you need, and this opens up a ton of new options. If you want to help yourself here, then you need to future-proof your rig as much as possible. This will give you the chance to play games that are released later down the road, while also helping you to get the best result out of what you’re playing right now.

Graphic Updates

There is absolutely no question that a PC is able to offer you a better graphical experience when compared to consoles. The main reason for this is because the hardware that’s out right now is better than that of a console. Nearly all PCs give you the chance to tweak the graphical settings whenever you want, so you can experiment with each one while also making the most out of the textures you see on the screen. If you have a good monitor and a powerful machine, then you will be amazed at how great the game looks. You should take note though because if you crank up the graphics too much then you may find that you end up losing out in terms of performance. The main reason for this is because your PC can’t keep up with the data it is trying to load. All in all, it’s about finding the right balance.

PC gaming is ideal for those who want better graphics, more control and a higher level of customisation. If you’re new to PC gaming then the above tips should help you to get your gaming adventure well underway. 

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Jim Franklin

Jim Franklin is a freelance writer, living in Derby UK with his wife and his player 3. When time allows he likes nothing more than losing himself in a multi-hour gaming session. He likes most games and will play anything but prefers MMO's, and sandbox RPG's.

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