How to build a gaming PC in 2021 – a beginners guide

In previous posts, we have discussed why you may want to build a gaming PC, the reasons why you should build it yourself and finally the components you require. This guide will walk you through a step by step process with pictures to show you how to get your next gaming PC up and running. […]

My Kit – an example of a mid-range gaming PC for less than £1500

I’ve been asked what kit I use for the gaming PC my son and I share. This is a great example of a very capable system for under £1500. I’ve chosen these components based on value vs performance. They aren’t necessarily the best or latest components on the market but they play our favourite games […]

The Parents guide to safe online gaming

One of the fantastic features of having access to a Gaming PC is the opportunity for your children to connect and socialise with their friends or like-minded individuals across the world. The social aspect of online gaming allows your child to share experiences and interact with their friends from the safety of their own house […]

10 steps to convince your parents to buy you a Gaming PC

So you want to play games on a PC? You’ve asked your parents but they have flat out refused to consider it. I understand how frustrating that may be for you so I’m going to help you understand what your parents may be thinking and help you persuade them to reconsider. 1. Don’t get angry, […]

5 reasons to buy a prebuilt Gaming PC rather than building it yourself

Last time out we covered the reasons why it may be worthwhile to build your son or daughter’s Gaming PC yourself. There are a number of companies and PC builders to consider such as Overclockers UK, Scan, PC Specialist, Chillblast, AWD-IT and Palicomp. These companies will provide either a suggested configuration at different price points […]

5 reasons for building your next Gaming PC yourself

Building a PC isn’t difficult. I promise you. There are some tricky parts and you need to think ahead on a few stages but ultimately it’s a lot simpler than it looks. It’s fun too. My favourite part of PC Gaming is building the new PC and I’ll often upgrade and change bits and pieces […]

The new Gaming PC component shopping list

The components you need, what they do and the reasons why! A theory lesson! You’ve decided that a Gaming PC is the right choice. What components do you need to build your son or daughter their first Gaming PC? This one stop guide will lay out the essential components required to build the PC but […]

Why choose PC Gaming in 2021? 5 reasons to choose to game on a PC.

There’s no doubt about it, PC gaming is more complicated than console gaming. Your son or daughter has asked for a gaming PC, probably due to their friends playing on their PC’s so they are hassling you to get involved. You’ve no doubt quickly looked at some websites and become overwhelmed rather quickly. You are […]

A beginner’s guide to PC Gaming in 2021

So your son or daughter has asked for a gaming PC to play with their friends? The ParentsGuideToGaming aims to simplify the process for busy parents. Gone are the days of buying a console, inserting a disk or downloading the game from the store and simply playing. There is no doubt about it, PC gaming […]