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Assemble a game PC: this is how you do it!

If you live in the house with teenagers, sooner or later the question will arise for a game PC. As parents, you can no longer avoid that. For today’s teenagers, games online are the equivalent of hanging out in the street in the past. All of our teenagers’ social life takes place online. That takes some getting used to for us parents from another generation. I myself had a lot of trouble with the idea that those games would someday come to my house. Don’t they incite violence? Won’t my kids become those strange nerds who don’t know how to really interact with people anymore? I’m not going to be the only parent with questions like that. But I will not be the only parent who notices that gaming prepares our youth for a life that is entirely focused on social media. The manners are different now, the friends’ club is online and so are the games they play together. You don’t want your child out there, so what are you doing? You consult with your son and of course he wants to put together his own game PC so that he can participate with his friends. And you will come along, because that is part of this time. So time for this important purchase.

Compiling a game PC: how do you do that?

My son wanted to put together a game PC himself. He had already figured out what that should look like. I didn’t want to stop him, but of course the budget was not inexhaustible. Yet it turned out to be useful to rely on my son’s knowledge. He had of course studied it thoroughly for many months. The budget was my limit and within that he was allowed to put together his game PC. As a total layman, I asked him what he paid attention to when purchasing. My son explained that it is very important that you know which games you were going to play and what exactly you needed to do. He wanted more disk space and a larger working memory than usual. But there are plenty of other options you can choose, such as a graphics card and a powerful processor. Not that I know what all this means, but my son explained that seamlessly.

Let’s play games

With my budget and his knowledge we started searching online and so my son put together his ideal game PC. He can now participate online again with his friends. But I also send him out every now and then. Being social on the computer is fun and important, but so are exercise and really meeting people. In this way both generations come together again!

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