There are many factors that can affect the success of building a gaming laptop. Some of these are your budget, your profound knowledge in the parts, and your skills in setting everything up. A gaming laptop is a laptop designed mainly for playing video games. A gaming laptop performs higher as compared to a normal laptop. The following are steps on how to build a gaming laptop.
Know your budget and requirements
The first crucial step is your budget. This is going to guide you throughout the whole process of building your gaming laptop. Knowing your budget also goes hand in hand with knowing what you need. This refers to the results you are expecting from your gaming device. If you need to be able to enjoy modern advanced games, then you might need to invest more in purchasing the up-to-date various parts for your laptop.
PC parts necessary and set up process
Various parts impact your gaming experience in different ways. The most important thing is to know the crucial parts of your laptop that focus mainly on improving your gaming experience and that complement each other perfectly. The following are the parts that you’ll need to set up everything including the order of steps to follow in setting up your parts.
- Laptop Case
The size of your case should be convenient to fit your motherboard, your GPU, and should be flexible to accommodate modern features along with having space for your adequate and water cooling setup.
- Fan installation
This is where you set up your fans to improve airflow, keep your hardware cool, and reduce noise from your laptop device.
The motherboard, also known as MOBO has very little impact on gaming performance. The choice of your motherboard should be based on the fact that the low end and the high-end motherboard have different clocking abilities. In order for you to be able to overclock your choice of CPU, whether Intel or Advanced Micro Devices; should be K series CPU alongside a Z series motherboard or any Advanced Micro Devices CPU alongside X or B series motherboard respectively. And, another important point to note as you get a motherboard is that, the smaller it is the less RAM and PCle slots you’ll get.
- CPU installation
The processor also known as the CPU is the second most significant part that’ll enable you to enjoy a maximum gaming experience. As you purchase your processor, it’s important to pay attention to the clock speed, cores, and threads of the CPU. It’s also very important that you resort to the two types of modern processors for your gaming laptop. You can choose between the Intel and Advanced Micro Devices processors which are more suitable for gaming.
RAM is the third part that is of high significance for your gaming laptop. This part is directly linked to the CPU which means that it impacts how efficient the processor works. The most recommended RAM to use is dual or quad-channel RAM. Although the speed of RAM is not important, the quantity is of great significance to ensure that your system can manage many applications and meets the memory demands for modern games.
- Cooler mounting for CPU
This step simply ensures that your CPU is not overheated especially for over-clockers.
- Storage installation
You’ll have to make a choice between the Solid State Drive and the Hard Disk Drive for your gaming laptop. Although the SSD is more expensive than the HDD, it’s highly durable and faster. If your focus is mainly on the quantity of storage, then the HDD is the best fit. If your budget allows you, you can acquire and manipulate both devices for enhanced gaming performance.
- PSU installation
For your power supply, you need to ensure that you have sufficient wattage for your system. You can always make use of a wattage calculator so that you know the appropriate PSU size for your system. In addition, the higher the efficiency, the lower the excess power your PSU will consume. With that in mind, you should acquire a PSU with at least an 80+ certification.
Plug cables correctly for all buttons and the rest of the cables
This step ensures that all your buttons function perfectly and that your system is efficient for a maximum gaming experience.
- Install the graphics processing unit
At this stage, you are almost done with setting up everything. The GPU is the most crucial part of a maximized gaming experience. It works hand in hand with the CPU hence; the speed of your CPU ensures the functionality of your GPU. The components to focus on as you purchase your GPU are the clock speed and the Video RAM. Higher gigabytes of your Video RAM means higher gaming performance.
You need to cross-check the functionality of everything to ensure that your system is in order before installing your preferred operating system. You can achieve this by doing some test runs and basically, you have successfully built a gaming laptop.