It’s becoming easier to support yourself as a professional gamer. Whether you’re a competitive gamer who wins competitions at big tournaments or home matches, or a gaming personality who does everything from cover video game news to providing gameplay videos, you’ll need a computer and internet setup that performs a bit more consistently than the standard gamer’s situation. To understand what you need, here are the core performance areas that need to be stabilized to support a productive gaming career.
Internet For Business And Pleasure
Online gaming requires a consistent internet more than it requires “fast” internet. First, it’s time to dispel some misconceptions about what fast really means.
Internet speed is actually measured in capacity. Within the same types of technology, you’re moving information around at the same speed, but with higher internet plans you’re simply able to move bigger loads of information at that speed. Cable internet from the same cable service all moves at the same speed as in distance of data, but if you pay more, you can move an entire movie at that speed instead of smaller chunks.
With online gaming, you don’t need a massive internet capacity pipe to be competitive. Unfortunately, many residential internet users pay for big capacities with poor consistency, and this problem is only noticeable if you’re using internet-based phone services, streaming videos, or playing online games.
Your internet connection as a gamer must also be dedicated to gaming, just to make sure that other activities don’t overtax the connection. With that in mind, the best plan for gaming internet is a low capacity connection that is under a strict performance contract with an internet service provider.
You’ll want to contact an Information Technology (IT) services provider to look through the specifications, as many hidden statistics known only by experienced technicians and engineers are what matters. With just the right amount of speed of gaming internet, you can then get a residential internet connection with a higher capacity for your other internet wants and needs.
Supporting a High-Performance Gaming Computer
If you’re already a competitive gamer or streaming gameplay videos, you already have a gaming rig and production rig. For you, it’s a simple task of having an IT services professional on hand to provide technical support. For people interested in upgrading to a new lifestyle as professionals gamers, you can get to that mark more easily with the same staff’s assistance.
If you’re playing on a personal computer (PC) and not a console such as Playstation or Xbox, here’s a lot to consider when building a gaming computer. The video card needs to play the game fast enough without delay while handling stunning graphics and showing as many important details as possible, but if you haven’t already struck it rich (or at least middle-class), you don’t want to spend over $400 every year on the newest video card.
That’s just the video card. You also need to consider the processor, memory and motherboard. Even if you’re a computer builder, there are many nuances to building a gaming computer for professional purposes that go beyond just making parts fit. To avoid errors and compatibility issues that could lead to an unplanned crash, get an IT services professional on your side.