One of the most defining features of PC gaming is the ability to customize your system. The modular designs of PCs nowadays mean you can simply upgrade a certain component when you want. But with the PC platform bigger than ever before, is the barrier of entry into PC gaming higher today? Or is it lower?
There’s a lot of arguments to be made on both sides here, so we wanted to get your guys' opinions! On the one hand, PC gaming is easier than ever to get into with more resources available for new gamers looking into buying their first PC, or even upgrading their POC for the first time. Components are also generally easier to install and manage than before.
On the other hand, there’s a great deal of choice out there today, which can be quite overwhelming to a lot of PC gamers who are just starting out: what motherboard do I get? A B500? Z500? What if I want to save some money, is a B400/Z400 good enough? WHat am I missing out on buying one or the other? What’s the difference between a B and Z mobo? And those are just the questions asked about a motherboard, let alone the rest of the components needed to build a PC.
And that’s not even touching the price for entry now.
The point is that whilst the PC gaming community is growing by the day, it seems that the barrier of entry is changing. But is it going up or down? And what can be done about it? Let us know in the discussion area down below!
So what do you think? Is there a higher barrier of entry for PC gaming today? Or is it lower? Is it easier than ever to build your first PC? Or is it harder? What resources can new PC builders use to gain the proper knowledge? And what can be done to help newcomers? Let’s debate!