Good gaming requires a good video card. You also need good sound but modern motherboards make sound cards unnecessary for gaming.


Video Card

For video cards, I always choose Asus. Since I’m limiting my research to Asus products it doesn’t take long to find the right one. Keep in mind that the amount of memory your video card has is much more important than the speed of your video card’s memory. As with motherboards, Asus always has many video card models with different features in different price ranges. Asus video cards are reliable, cool and quiet.

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Sound Card

If you have a modern computer and use it for gaming, there is no need for a sound card. Onboard sound has improved to the point that sound cards are now unnecessary for gaming. If you also use your computer for recording music then a sound card might be necessary.



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