5 Esports PC Gaming Myths!

In fact, PC gaming does require a lot of knowledge that users need to know in order to have a comfortable gaming experience; different from console which was built with the main purpose as a gaming machine.

With the increasingly widespread trend of esports, including to gamers mobile and ordinary PC users, there are many misconceptions of AKA myths that are believed by beginner PC gamers who are also interested in esports, aka the competitive aspect of PC gaming.

For this reason, we want to help all of you here by correcting some of these misconceptions.

As a form of justification and argumentation, I think I have to write down my background and experience that I previously worked as reviewer for one franchise PC gaming media in the world and has tested hundreds of PC component products, such as motherboard, processor, graphics card, power supply, RAM, up gaming peripherals for 5 years.

Finally, without further ado, here are 5 PC esports gaming myths that need to be cleared up.

1. Do we need a component labeled ‘gaming’ to play games?

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Several years ago, products labeled as ‘gaming’ suffix for components or began appearing peripherals PC. Due to this trend, many users feel the need and need ‘gaming’ components to play games on a PC comfortably.

In fact, we don’t need or need labeled products gaming because actually all PC components can be used to play games comfortably, depending on our components, games, and knowledge.

The simplest example, for example motherboard. All motherboard for PC, it can actually be used for playing games and a career in esports. Laptops are no different. Ability determinant gaming on one PC (desktop or laptop) is on the graphics card, processor, or components used, not the label gaming-his.

For example, laptop labeled gaming will give experience gaming which is the same as not if the components used are exactly the same, for example, both use the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and every other component.

Likewise with PCs, whether assembled or built-in. If you are already using an NVIDIA graphics card, even the affordable series, for example the GeForce GT 1030, are capable gaming The PC, in all likelihood, is much better than the one still using it graphic onboard, regardless of other components used labeled gaming or not.

Why is this important straightened out? Due to the price of the product being labeled gaming usually more expensive than those that are not. So, if you have a limited budget, it’s better to use that budget to get a more significant factor for esports needs (which we will discuss in the second part) than to buy products with frills. gaming behind.

2. PC specifications are more important than internet providers?

For those who prefer to play games single-player, PC specifications are indeed important because the games are heavier than the most popular competitive games (Dota 2, CS: GO, LoL).

For the needs of esports aka competitive, an internet connection from internet provider we jauuuuuuuuuuuuuuuh more important. Why? Because the experience of competing against enemies from all over the world is more valuable to hone your playing skills – rather than the sweetest graphic display.

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Especially now that there are many gaming motherboard which is equipped with such features gaming network. In fact, the determinant of your connection is not there but on the internet service provider that is being used. As expensive as any PC component you can buy, it will not have any impact on internet speed if you still use a ‘low’ class internet service provider.

So, if you really want to focus on esports, look for an internet provider with ping lowest, minimum to server Singapore (because usually the players from the Southeast Asia region gather and play in server Singapore). Ping alias response rate also more important than magnitude bandwidth for esports needs. Unfortunately, most internet service providers prefer to advertise bandwidth rather than response rate.

3. Our eyes can’t tell the difference between 30 and 60 fps (frames per second)?

These misconceptions come from most of them gamer-gamer console who are more often used to playing at 30 fps. But on PC gaming and esports, the applicable international standard is 60 fps.

Indeed, I previously said that internet connection is more important than PC specifications, but that does not mean that the specifications that can be used can be as arbitrary as the forehead. The limitation of the specifications needed is actually only limited to being able to run games that are your competitive focus at 60 fps (at least) at resolution native the monitor that you use.

So, if you are still using a class graphics card low-end, turn off many graphic features such as anti-aliasing, anisotrophic filtering, ambient occlusion, et al. and set a lower quality, until the game can run 90% (or even 99%) of the playing time at 60 fps.

60 fps for popular esports games like Dota 2, CS: GO, and LoL This is actually very easy to achieve even with an affordable graphics card like the NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 or even the GeForce GTX 750Ti as long as you don’t force playing with the ‘right align’ graphics settings.

4. 120Hz or 144Hz is the new standard for PC gaming and esports?

In contrast to the problem framerate 30 vs. 60fps, the difference between refresh rate a 60hz monitor with a higher one, either 120Hz or 144Hz, would be insignificant. 4 out of 5 attempts, at least the ones I have tested in the past (and some of the tests done by a number reviewer others), our eyes can’t tell which one is running at 144Hz and which is still 60Hz.

I myself do not deny these differences, but, in fact, monitors with refresh rate above 60Hz it is still much more expensive. So, monitors with refresh rate above 60 fps it is more to say as luxury; not like a matter of connection with response time low and framerate 60 fps which can be prioritized higher alias need or obligation.

5. Is an esports gaming PC expensive?

This is perhaps the last misconception or PC gaming myth that many people still believe. In fact, this misconception is also based on the misconception and myths that I previously wrote about.

For example, myths such as products, components or gaming peripherals it’s mandatory to play games on PC and 144Hz is the new PC standard gaming that is what often makes the budget swell.

Though the standards that must be met for PC needs esports it’s just 60 fps and an internet connection with response time alias ping low. Internet connection that he said ‘unlimited‘(use an asterisk if advertised) but use FUP (Fair Usage Policy) – I don’t need to say the name ha ha ha – it is also even more expensive than a full internet service provider unlimited and more reliable.

In addition, there are also misconceptions or maybe other bad habits of most PC users who are more concerned with high specifications than durability and are less wise in allocating budgets, for example by buying a processor for Rp. 5 million, graphics card for Rp. 3 million but PSU ( Power Supply) Rp. 300 thousand or even under Rp. 100 thousand.

This is also what usually makes PC gaming expensive because fake PSUs, most likely, have to be replaced in less than 1 year. I personally still use the same PSU since 8 years ago (even though at that time I bought the one in the price range of IDR 1 million, from one of the brand premium class, Enermax).


Finally, as I wrote above, from my experience, there is one thing that is more mandatory for PC gamers, whether they focus on singleplayer or competitive (esports), PCs do need more time and knowledge to be pursued but that doesn’t mean they have to be more expensive.

The need for a gaming PC singleplayer and esports is also very different. In fact, esports players don’t really need a myriad of the most beautiful graphic features (as long as the game can still run at 60fps) but esports players need more wins (which depend more on our respective internet connections).

Hopefully this article is useful for friends, fans or those who want to focus on esports on PC so that they are wiser in choosing which one is more useful for the competitive aspects of PC gaming.

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