It looks like PC gaming is set to take over console gaming, especially as a lot of diehard gamers of this generation are starting to grow up and are able to afford their own high-end gaming rigs.
One of the best things about playing PC over console is the fact that you can use your computer for, well, anything. A lot of console players automatically refuse to play PC because they believe it to be overpriced, while completely forgetting the fact that a gaming computer can do anything a regular computer can do.
A race car can still drive in regular traffic, so to speak. So let’s take a look at everything you can use your gaming PC for - besides gaming.
Right off the bat, one of the first things people use their gaming computers for is work. This is extra handy if you happen to work from home, like a lot of us these days. It looks like working from home is the future, as a lot of workers are becoming remote.
The best part is that because gaming PCs are naturally powerful, you will be surprised by the difference a decent processor or load of RAM can make. If you work a lot in web browsers like Google Chrome, switching between tabs and having many of them open works like a breeze.
While gaming computers can be a hobby, you can certainly invest in one for your own work, literally allowing you to make money easier.
If you can use your gaming PC for work, you can certainly also use it to study. Many gamers are young and aren’t working full-time just yet, possibly just in school or university.
It isn’t uncommon to hear about university or school students using their machines to research or create a few documents or PowerPoints.
Most of us these days browse the web on our phones, tablets or laptops and completely forget that we can do all of that and more on a desktop.
Back in the day, the only way you could access the internet was with a good old computer that sat on your desk. Since technology advanced, things became smaller - and now you can do just about anything right on your smartphone.
But let's not forget about the power of browsing the web on a powerful PC. You can make use of your super-high resolution display and power to do anything from watching movies, browsing YouTube, listening to music and so on.
Just about anyone can make music these days, simply in your bedroom. One thing that you will require is a powerful enough PC.
If you’re someone that loves gaming, but also enjoys a little music creation on the side - absolutely get a gaming PC. You’ll need a computer in order to enjoy professional music creation software, and since gaming PCs are powerful - it’s a perfect match.
It’ll be a great feeling knowing that you can switch from playing your favorite video game to creating your own music with a few clicks - no need to buy two separate things!
Video & Photo Editing
Just as you can use your gaming PC for music creation, you can use it for video editing too. In fact, most computers that are designed for video editing should be able to run games effortlessly.
Think about it, you need lots of power to handle the background tasks, plus a decent graphics card in order to see everything clearly (not to mention the high refresh rate). Luckily, gaming PCs are designed to offer stunning visuals with the strength to handle tons of background operations.
Nearly every single gaming YouTuber would play their games and edit the footage on the same exact computer.
Also, running programs like Photoshop or Illustrator wouldn’t be a problem whatsoever. In fact, Photoshop should absolutely thrive on a computer that can handle sharp and detailed visuals. If you’re coming from an old MacBook to a new gaming PC - you will be mind blown with what you were missing out on.
Data Simulation & Graphics
If you’re interested in simulating data, using artificial intelligence algorithms or anything of the like, you’ll obviously need a powerful computer.
With a gaming PC, you can certainly use it to your advantage when you need some force to create complex data visualizations or anything that’ll take a while to render. You can even use it to create hyperrealistic renders and simulations, something that only a powerful graphics card can ever do.
So there you have it. As mentioned before, you can certainly drive a racecar on the road in regular traffic - meaning gaming PCs can do absolutely anything a regular computer can do.
If you are deciding between getting a PC or a console, definitely consider going for a PC if you are someone who is into creative tasks - like video editing and photo editing. If you work from home, that’s also another reason to get a gaming PC.