Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Diablo 3 for the Nintendo Switch



Diablo 3 is releasing for the Nintendo Switch on Friday, November 2nd. This thread will hopefully answer any questions you may have, whether you’re a new Diablo 3 player, or have 5000+ hours killing demons.

Switch/Console Specific Questions

How big is the Diablo 3 digital download?

The game is 13.3 GB. If you’re going to play it with a language other than English, it will require an additional download for localization.

How do I target specific enemies/areas?
The game will generally try to help you out by targetting large clumps of enemies in the direction you're walking towards. You can lock onto an enemy by holding the L button, which will display a small orange arrow above the enemy.

What do Nephalem Glory globes (yellow globes) do?
Unlike the PC version, Nephalem Glory globes give you a temporary buff that doubles your damage. Additional globes will increase the timer by 20 seconds, so make sure to keep the buff going for as long as possible.

Where do I get my Ganon transmog?
The Switch version comes with some exclusive transmogs, to make your character look like Ganon. To unlock the transmog, go to your stash and check under “Misc items”, where you’ll find the transmog recipe that will unlock it on your account.

How do I use an amiibo with the game?

So far what we know:
Based on datamined information from the Switch version of the game Diablo 3 will support 3 types of Amiibo:
  • Default/Generic Amiibo
  • Treasure Goblin Amiibo
  • Demon Amiibo

The first two will spawn a portal leading to some location that spawns an elite pack, while the demon amiibo will spawn a powerful demon on the map. To prevent abuse, there's currently a cooldown on each type of the summon:

  • 22 hours (1320 minutes) for portals
  • 45 minutes for demons.

amiibos can be used in both local and online mode.
Similar to the Ganon transmog, the amiibo portal is located in your stash under “Misc items”.

What controller setups are supported?
The Switch version can be played both docked and undocked, using a Pro Controller, two JoyCons, or even a single JoyCon. However, Diablo 3 uses a lot of buttons, so while it is possible to play with a single JoyCon, the experience is not great and I would not recommend it.

How can I play with other people?
You can play either locally, on the same device or on multiple devices, or online, all with up to four players. To play online, you will need to pay for Nintendo’s online service.

Do I need to pay for Nintendo’s online service to play Seasons?
No, the online service is only required to play non-locally with other people.

Can I play Seasons without being constantly connected to the internet?

You need to be connected to the Internet for the following three things:

  1. Creating your seasonal character
  2. Starting each seasonal play session
  3. Attempting to get a higher ranking on the leaderboards

All you have to do is start your seasonal session (basically logging in) when you have internet and DO NOT CLOSE that session; just hit sleep mode. As soon as you are in, you are good to go and play offline the rest of the day/battery life. All your progress will be updated to the server as soon as you connect the switch to the internet, minus the greater rift clears.

Is cross-play supported?
At this time, cross-play between any versions of Diablo 3 is not supported.

Can I jump straight into Adventure mode?
Yes. You are not locked into playing the Story Mode, even from a completely fresh game.

I heard that there was reduced monster density for the Switch version?
This is false. This came about because of the Gamescom specific demo, where the Switch was initially announced. The monster density is unchanged.

Is there any content that I can transfer between the Switch and other versions?
At this time, there’s no way to link your Nintendo account to your Blizzard account, so all your characters, transmogs, and other data are completely separate

New Player Questions

I'm a new player, what should I do?
First of all, welcome! Diablo is an action-oriented RPG that focuses on cool skills, an item hunt, and laying waste to the hordes of heaven and hell. Like many RPGs, it features classes, stats, story, and character progression that you develop and customize by finding items in-game. Diablo is, at its core, all about finding and using items to destroy hordes of monsters as fast as possible.

The game takes place in the world of Sanctuary. Where humanity is caught between the eternal struggle of heaven and hell, a war that is poised to spill over into the mortal realm and initiate the apocalypse. You play a hero, set on their path to defend humanity from the supernatural forces that threaten it.

If this is your first time playing this type of game, just pick any class that looks fun and enjoy playing through Campaign mode (and bring a friend along too!). Don't worry about anything you see on the subreddit, like which class is currently overpowered, as most players here have played through the game many times and discuss the end-game.

Do I need to play Diablo 1 or 2 to appreciate Diablo 3's gameplay or story?
Not necessarily. Diablo 3 is designed to be very approachable for a newly initiated player and the gameplay is not overly complex. Playing the older games could give you a sense of context and respect for what has been done with Diablo 3, as it's a very progressive continuation of the older game's systems that makes play more fluid and intuitive.

Diablo is a series with deep lore that lends gravity to the player's experience. As for story there will be a lot of references and jokes you might miss not having played the older games, and some character's significance may be lost to you if you don't know their history. You can always catch up on lore using the Diablo wikis or lore recaps on YouTube if you don't want to play the older games. Some players choose to ignore the story altogether and are completely fixed on the gameplay, so you don't need to understand the story to enjoy the game if that is more your thing.
What class should I play?

Play whatever class you think is the most interesting! At all but the very highest levels of play, the classes are all equal. They all play differently, so if you don't like one, don't be afraid to try another!

What mode should I play?
I would suggest playing a Normal Season character. Hardcore is a mode where if your character dies, that character can no longer be played, so you should avoid that for your first playthrough. Seasons are essentially considered fresh starts for the game every few months, and come with additional bonuses in the form of Set Items as rewards for completing certain challenges, so there's no downside. Season and non-season characters cannot play with each other, and the same goes for Hardcore and Normal, and all the combinations of the four.

The game is too easy! I'm on hard difficulty and no one is hurting me. What gives?
Blizzard designed the game so that the first few difficulties would pose very little threat to the player and so you could feel powerful. As you level up and complete Campaign Mode, you'll unlock more difficulties like Master and Torment, which can scale all the way to Torment 13. Try bumping up the difficulty and getting to 70 if you're looking for a challenge.

I beat the game/finished the story. What do I do now?

Congrats! Now you can finally play the game!

Joking aside, there are two parts to Diablo games. One involves leveling up, unlocking skills, and enjoying the story. The other part starts at level 70, once you finally get access to all the powerful legendary and set items. The end-game in Diablo games is to get items that let you kill monsters faster so you can get better items that let you kill monsters even faster so you can get even better items and so on. Most players end up playing Adventure mode, where Nephalem Rifts, Bounties, and Greater Rifts are the way to play. If that sounds interesting, great! If not, try leveling a new class, or grouping up with some friends to slay some monsters!

What build should I run? What items should I look for? What does this acronym/abbreviation mean?If you're level 70 and want to start pushing your character to its limits, you should check out the Class Subreddits, located in the sidebar to the right. You'll find lots of advice and different builds for your class. There are plenty of other resources on the web as well, ranging from checking the leaderboards or other Diablo fansites. As for the different acronyms/abbreviation/initialisms, here's a handy wiki page we have.

How can I improve my character?
Keep playing more! The more you play, the more chances you'll get to improve your character, whether through new builds, more paragon points, or better legendaries.

If you have any other questions, please post them below! Also, if there are any mistakes, please let me know.

Sunday, 6 January 2019

After a long struggle, I've finally achieved a solo GR70 with my LoN Wizard!

Just for fun, and since I play very casually, I wanted to tell you guys about my achievement!

I got a Legacy of Nightmares set when playing through the main campaign with friends a year ago and decided I'd stick with it in the post-game for my Wizard, because I liked mixing and matching legendaries, and because I'm a contrary bastard.

Lots and lots of grinding and farming, fitting every Ancient going into a build, refining it over and over, incidentally building full sets of every other Wizard set along the way, and cubing almost every item in the game in my spare time, I decided my ultimate goal was to get this guy over the line of a solo GR70 and unlock primals.

Once I heard about the upcoming buff to Legacy of Nightmares, this became far more urgent! Where's the fun in achieving it after the huge damage buff? No, I had to get this locked down now!

I got GR69 weeks ago, with 6 seconds left. I knew it was time for the final push.

Was farming today, did a bunch of rerolls. No joy getting Ancient versions of the final few bits I wanted (in a perfect world).

I walked my way up again. First a 67. Then a 68. Took a look at some advice online. Flipped back and forth between Arcane Torrent and Disintegrate - again.

Then I tried for 69 again; I'd only beaten it through sheer luck last time. I got murdered. Absolutely pasted. Died about a dozen times. Nowhere near within time. Realised I had to tighen the build up even more.

Switched my Magic Weapon rune to Deflection. Switched my Disintegrate rune to Intensify. Switched my Meteor to Star Pact: I was using Lightning Meteors because of the lack of delay, but didn't realise the delay only applied to the firstMeteor!

Then 69 again, and I beat it with over 2 minutes to spare. The boost from Intensify and the Star Pact Meteor was huge. That's when I knew I had a real shot at cracking 70.

I went for it. And ... it was one of the smoothest runs I've had at high level. Didn't even die as I ground through it (...let's not count Unstable Anomaly).

Got to the Rift Guardian with just under 2 minutes left on the clock. It was Stonesinger, so a huge massive pile of HP. I was literally watching the bar whittle down and counting the seconds. Once I had 30 seconds left I knew I'd make it.

And I got it! Squeaked over the line with 16 seconds remaining!

I took a screenshot to remember it:



So there you go! I hope you enjoy my saga; I know it's not much of an achievement for people who really play high level rift content, but it's the best I've ever done in this game and it was so much fun to do it with the self-imposed handicap / "unique playstyle" of Legacy of Nightmares.

Friday, 4 January 2019

Diablo 3 China version is already a microtransaction fest


This is normal and expected in the Chinese market, almost every game that releases in China has a more aggressive microtransaction model than western gamers would be comfortable with.






is no way it would ever work in the US though, ad the outrage would destroy the game. Unless they succeed in alienating their original fanbase and directing the game completely to naive gambling addicts, kids and casual morons. Hopefully that's not their endgame.



Friday, 21 December 2018

Necromancers: Singularity speed is my favourite Diablo build ive ever played



So ive been playing this game on and off for quite a while, and Necromancer is by far the class that spoke to me. 

I've been pushing the rathma build as much as possible, and just recently i learned of the singularity speed build, for speed running rifts. And oh boy did my Diablo experience change for the best.

This build feels so comfortable to play once i got used to it, and it's so satisfying to start snowballing and destroy everything in your path. 

I thought the cooldowns would be a huge turn off for me, but I've gotten to 45% CDR, and using blood is power which make it so my character never needs to stop and wait, unless i die and there are no.globes around.

Honestly this is the most fun ive had with diablo in a while, and I'm going to push this build as much as possible until i feel.my gear is strong enough to push into GR 100+.

Singularity speed is crazy awesome!

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

I have to get this off my chest

Have been reforging my wizards death wish for about two weeks now and finally got an acient. 

Its sheet damage was almost 1000 above my last one so was very exited. Gifted it to add a free slot and was just about to remove my gem from my current to place in my shiny new one.

Now his is where it gets hazy. Out of sheer muscle memory I walked to the blacksmith and bloody salvaged it without thinking. 

This could be because I was at that book that identifies so naturally I usually go straight to blacksmiths. This was almost 24 hours ago and I'm still thinking about it. 



Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Video Games: A Market Which Doesn’t Know Crisis



Video game industry continues to boom with each passing day. It is because this is one of the industries that doesn’t experience the crisis like market fluctuations. As the new games develop and technology continues to get better, the video game industry is estimated to generate $138 billion by the end of 2018.

As the technology continues to expand, the video content, products, virtual reality, etc. also continues to grow. These are some of the ways making the industry to turn into a “recurring revenue model” and capitalize on increasing demand.

The Best Video Games Sellers of 2017/2018


When it comes to gaming, the year 2017 and 2018 have been the best; the quality and range of games have improved, and they are becoming more appealing to a more significant portion of the population. And this in return has generated a bigger revenue. These are the best video games sellers of 2017, 2018;

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 
  2. Destiny 2 
  3. Injustice 2 
  4. Call on duty 
  5. NBA 2K18 
  6. Far Cry 5 
  7. God of War 
  8. Dragon Ball 
  9. Mario Kart 8 
  10.  Monster Hunter 

The Best Video Games on Mobile Phones


1. The Room: Old Sins

It is the latest epic puzzle game from the Fireproof Games and the 4th in the award-winning ‘The Room’ puzzle game series. You are exploring the home of an ambitious engineer who is missing then you find a rather beautiful dollhouse in the attic.

Through the sophisticated eyepiece, you are able to explore different rooms in the dollhouse that are filled with incredibly sophisticated puzzle boxes and contraptions. Something is going on here, so maybe if you can solve the puzzles, you’ll figure out what happened to the missing engineer.

2. Dissembler

It is a colorful and abstract game that, from the outset, might seem like another standard tile-swapping match three game. Dissembler unravels itself to be among those puzzle games that almost transcends the genre, by offering a relaxing exploration of patterns in abstract designs. It starts out nice and easy but as it lays out the basic principles before gradually representing you with more complex puzzles.

3. Reigns: Her Majesty

Reigns was one of the best games of 2016 and it won the first-ever Google Play Indie Games Contest. In Reigns, you play as the monarch of the land, and makes the decision that affects the four aspects of the kingdom: the church, the people, the army, and the royal wealth. Your goal is to keep all them our balanced- if any meter fills to the max or is entirely depleted your reign is over, and a new reign begins.

4. Causality

This is a very mind-blowing puzzle game that’s all about manipulating time. It is a brilliant game where you control time and make adjustments to the level, and alter the sequence in such a way that you help your stranded astronauts reach their goals. This game will have you wracking your head as you figure out how to help each astronaut to their exit within the allocated time.

· Graalonline by Mr. Stephane Portha

Mr. Stephane Portha has been passionate about games since childhood. When he was six years old, he played a game called Pong very well. At the age of 14, he developed his first homemade video game called Tank. His passion for digital entertainment has seen him develop a number of games. About 16 million games of Mr. Portha have been distributed across the world.

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

The Crazy Diablo 2080 Gaming System


With this year's hottest graphic card release dropped on us after some delays, I thought it'd be interesting to go out and look if there was anything 2080 and themed around Diablo. For those who are in the dark, the new GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is the latest flagship product from NVIDIA. Now if you've got a bit of cash and you're thinking about spending it, you might want to look at the Diablo 2080 Gaming System from PC Case Gear.

This puppy is color-themed according to that classic Diablo tinge of fiery red scheme we've all come to love. All of the fans feature LEDs and there are enough of them to make the machine float if you point them all downward! Okay, that might not be true, but what is true is that with an RTX 2080, i7 8700K and 32 GB of RAM, you're going to need all the cooling you can get. I mean, if you're spending $4399 on a ready to ship system, you better damn well plan to take that thing to its absolute limit.

The whole unit ships with a 2 year warranty with shipping costs covered by PC Case Gear and stock Windows 10 as the operating system. This rig will keep you covered for many years into the future, so whether you're planning to run Diablo III in 4K quality to push this machine to the max or just feel like enjoying some comics from 8Muses, you've got everything you need in this very simple package.

I was also going to suggest that you check out their Reaper of Souls headphones to go with your new monster desktop, but it appears as if they've stopped selling them. Anyhow, I hope you like looking at this machine as much as I do – the colors on it are just beautiful. The whole thing looks really polished and the contents inside is something else entirely. If you've ever wanted to splash on something completely fresh, this might be the golden opportunity to do exactly that.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Diablo 4 – When Is It Coming Out?


There have been rumours circulating for years around the mythical Diablo 4, and for the first time ever, we may have some real evidence that a sequel may be coming out within the next few years. While there haven’t technically been any official announcements from Blizzard regarding a new Diablo, the current state of affairs with Diablo 3 paint a promising picture for those who have been waiting almost a decade for a new game. 


Blizzard’s First Announcements
The first sign came in the form of announcement made by the Developer, where they revealed that Diablo 3 would be making its way on to Nintendo’s console, the Switch. It’s to be a complete version of the game, meaning it will be released on the console inclusive of all the accessories, including expansion packs and DLC. It’s good news, and provides a new system for players to enjoy the game before they turned to Diablo 3 to sate their thirst for a few hours in a Rift.


What We Know So Far
A few social media posts from Blizzard cemented the fact that a new project was in the works. In a Tweet posted on the 8th of August, community manager Brandy Camel stated a number of updates, and what’s been going over at the developer: “Stay awhile and listen, we have exciting updates to share about the future of Diablo” the Tweet said. That kind of message is as exciting as winning big playing pokies online!

Not long after, a video was uploaded that contained some more information that retained Blizzard’s usual vagueness, but enough to point to a possible sequel coming out in the future. Camel said in the video that the “forges at Blizzard are burning hot” and that the developer has a number of Diablo projects are currently in the works.

“Some of the them are going to take longer than others, but we may have some things to show you later this year. We hope you stay tuned while we work to bring these new Diablo experiences to life,” it was explained at the end of the video.

Diablo 4 Speculation
Judging from what we’ve seen from the 3rd instalment, the fourth game would likely pick up where Diablo 3 left off, lore-wise. We can at least expect a number of new classes along with the traditional ones (which will probably have a series of new names and enough tweaks to make them unique, but a wizard will always be a wizard), and most likely a packed end-game experience, especially as the Rift system in Diablo 3 proved to be its most successful feature.

Graphics and performance wise, it’s far too early to tell, but it seems most likely that they would turn to Unreal Engine 4, it’s a powerful engine that can run extremely well on just about every platform imaginable, and the go-to engine for most developers for future projects.

The Switch Will Be Diablo 3’s New Platform


Diablo 3 had a difficult start when it first hit the market. Connectivity issues, a deeply hated online marketplace, and plenty of bugs almost saw one of gaming’s favourite series getting tanked. But Blizzard, being the ever-loveable developer, listened to their customers and made some serious changes that undoubtedly made the game a much more enjoyable experience. 

But now with two expansions under its belt, and enough success to see it on more than one platform, the game is seeing its first foray into the world of Nintendo: in the form of a spot on the beloved Nintendo Switch. Those that have tested if first hand can attest that it’s still very much Diablo 3 – and that’s in no way a bad thing.

Playing on The Switch
If there’s one thing that can be said about Diablo 3, it’s that it’s a fun game to play. There has always been the grittiness to the series, and although Diablo 3’s darker side isn’t quite as dark as its predecessor, there’s no denying that Blizzard has made a game that has worked, and worked well. It also helps that there is almost an unlimited amount of stuff to do in the game; from the annual seasons to the end-game modes that truly test a player’s skill, it’s been enough to keep the franchise alive and well for the last 6 years.

And it hasn’t changed at all with its port over to the switch. The same mechanics, the same play-styles, and the same visuals are present. The fact that Blizzard has made a game that is easy to get in to, and ported it on to a platform that can be used both at home and while travelling – it’s a match made in heaven.

The first demo was released at FanExpo Toronto, where fans got to have a taste to a Rift – a dungeon with multiple levels – and it was a rousing success.

Is It Difficult To Play?
From what we’ve seen, the answer is no. The controls are intuitive, the screen provides all the information the player needs, despite its size. There has been much praise toward its controls, in fact. For a franchise that has always been bound to the keyboard and mouse, successfully putting it on a console with joysticks and then making it work well is a mean feat of its own, but it has seemingly worked to perfection.

Diablo 3 on Switch is not a game that has been built to thrill those that have already sunk thousands of hours into the game, but rather for those that have never played it before. It’s a chance for the uninitiated to have some fun in a franchise that has always had its zealously die-hard fans – and while they’ll always be the first to try and chase new players away, its new iteration on the Switch is like winning big in the bingo Canada has to offer, and should open up this RPG to everyone looking to sit back and kill hordes of demons.

Friday, 31 August 2018

Reading Book of Tyrael was painful when you realized how deeply Leah trusted Adria

In Book of Tyrael, there is an entire chapter devoted to Cain's writings on Adria, and how he suspected her of foul deeds. On nearly every page however, you saw Leah's words scribbled on the side in which she desperately tries to justify Adria's strange actions, and how reassured she is of her mother's goodness.

Most heartbreaking is the part where Leah is almost accusatory in her tone to Cain(who's dead already): Mother fought the evils in her own way. Doesn't mean she was wrong, uncle.

In the final page, Leah even wrote a line in which she was ecstatic about the imminent defeat of Azmodan, and how Adria promised that they could finally be mother and daughter again once the demons were defeated.

I am endlessly thankful we finally slew Adria in RoS.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Essential Tech for Student Gamers


With a new college and school semester almost upon us, it is time to start thinking about buying new tech equipment for the next academic year. At the top of your list is probably a decent laptop and/or tablet, but what else do you need to invest in if you are an avid gamer?

Gaming is a great hobby for students. You don’t have to leave your dorm and once you have all the kit you need and a Steam account, you won’t need to spend much more. As long as you don’t spend every waking moment logged into an online game, you will still be able to make friends and get your coursework completed on time.

If you are into gaming, here is the tech you need to ensure you win all your gaming tournaments and don’t alienate your roomies.

Gaming Laptop


Desktop PCs have traditionally been the gaming rig of choice, as it is rare to find a laptop with the right specifications for online gaming. However, if you have some money to spend, a gaming laptop is better for you. For one thing, a laptop is portable, which is essential when you are a student living in dorms and you need to carry your laptop to lectures. Secondly, a laptop takes up less space and can slide under a bed or be locked up in a cupboard when you are out of your room.

Xiaomi laptops are a great brand if you want to invest in a top-level machine, but there are other models out there, including OMEN by HP, Asus ROG, and Razor Blade. If you want your machine to cope with awesome graphics, it will need a high specification. Get the best graphics card and processor you can afford. A Nvidia GeForce GTX/Intel Core i7 Combo is a good place to start.

Gaming Headphones


Gaming headphones are a must-buy. Otherwise, you risk upsetting your roommate when you’re up playing Fortnite at 3 AM. The price of gaming headsets has come down quite considerably in recent years, so you can afford to buy a great headset for less than you think. A good quality gaming headset means you don’t need a speaker system, as all audio is channeled through your ears. Look for a gaming headset that offers privacy, is comfortable to wear for long sessions at the keyboard and offers great sound quality. Watch out for the microphone position, too.

Top choices include HyperX Cloud Revolver S, SteelSeries Artcis Pro, and the Logitech G Pro Gamer Headset.

Keyboard and Mouse


Don’t underestimate the importance of an external keyboard and mouse, as gaming versions are more responsive and have shortcut keys that make all the difference in a fast-paced game. Razer does excellent gaming keyboards and mice, which come with backlighting and cool colors. Backlighting is very useful for nocturnal gaming, as it won’t disturb your roommate.

Money spent on gaming tech is never a waste. But remember, if you overspend, you may have to live on Ramen noodles for the rest of the semester.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Some goddamn Bounties manners



Today I've had a most vexing experience trying to run public Bounties games. I would assume most of you reading this board are probably okay, but some people unfortunately need to have the following told to them.I'm there to collect crafting materials. So should you be. We can help each other by running different bounties simultaneously, thus reducing the total time it takes for either of us to get a Horadric Cache.
  • You need to contribute by completing bounties on your own. If you are not contributing, I'm going to kick you from the game.
  • It's okay if you're slower (running slower and/or killing slower) than me. It's not okay if you're so weak that you can't kill anything on your own. Play in a lower difficulty setting.
  • We are the most efficient if each of us do a separate bounty. Most of the job is running around and trying to find the right spot. It is not efficient if two people are running around next to each other, because one person could do that on his own.
  • I am not your baby sitter. I am not going to clear the enemies while you stand behind me and pick up gold that drops.
  • When a screen pops up asking if you want to join the Boss fight, press Cancel immediately. So I don't have to stand there waiting like an idiot for you to make up your mind. I can kill the boss on my own, I don't need your help with that. And if you teleport to the boss, you lose some of the progress you had done on your own bounty. So just press Cancel.
  • This is a Bounties game. You do not open a Rift. There are separate games for that. I am not going to let you gain Horadric Caches for free while you're doing something completely different or being AFK in town.

God fucking damnit.

Sunday, 24 June 2018

PSA: Don't auto roll 10% damage onto weapons.



I've seen so many great weapons lately where someone rolled 10% damage on a weapon rather than rerolling the weapon damage that is 200+ below max.

 Use some simple math and find out what's better rather than auto rerolling that damage %. An example would be a death wish I just saw that had a rerolled damage 10% (who knows what great stat they changed) but the damage was in the low 1700's. 

That would give you 170 extra damage but if you kept that stat and rerolled the weapon damage you could go to 1940 which would be 240 more damage. 

It doesn't sound like a lot but that is a very noticeable amount especially considering what they gave up for the wasted roll.

It really makes me sad and if you do it you should be sad too.

Friday, 8 June 2018

Tips for Purchasing a Computer



Many people get confused when it comes to purchasing a computer. It’s good you take some time to do a research before buying to ensure you buy the right one. The most common thing you should consider while purchasing a computer is the kind of a task you want it to perform for you. E.g. do you want a computer for an office work, for gaming or for your personal use? Here are the factors to consider before buying your computer;

1. Portability

Do you want a computer to use only in your office or you want also to work from home too? If it is for office use only you can buy a desktop computer which is a bit cheaper compared to a laptop. Laptop, on the other hand, is portable and it allows you to work from anywhere.

2. The processor


The higher the processor speed the faster the computer performance. So if you don’t want to stayer to your computer for some minutes waiting for it to load, consider the speed of its processor when buying. Be sure to do a lot of research on different processor reviews before buying. You can then buy either from online stores such as eBay or Amazon or from the manufacturers.

3. RAM

The more the RAM the more application you can open at the same time. Most of the computers come with 4 GB Ram, but you can even have 8 GB RAM. RAM enables you to open more than one window when browsing too and work on them simultaneously. So make sure to go for the motherboard that has a slot for expansion and ensure it has PCIe slots as well. Wondering what is PCIe?

4. Go for the latest model

Any time you’re buying a new gadget, consider going for the new models. Just like vehicles and mobile phones, new models are upgraded version of the previous models and that means, their features are upgraded and the can, therefore, last longer than the older models.

5. Operating System

You can decide to go for any of the OS amongst the Linux, Windows or Mac. However, you can choose depending on the software that you want to use. E.g. Windows OS will operate with MS office. Though at the end of the day, all the OS will perform the same function, it is good you go for the one you’re familiar with to avoid wasting more time learning the basic of the others.

6. Hard drive

Hand drive enables you to store your data and files on your computer. So consider going for a bigger hard drive to avoid overloading your computer within a short while. However, you can always buy an external hard drive and transfer your files to release some space.


To add to the above, make sure to consider your budget too. But always remember that cheap is expensive. If you want quality don't go for cheap things. However, if your money restricts you, you can also consider buying a second-hand computer.