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Build It. Fix It. Own It.: A Beginner’s Guide to Building and Upgrading a PC by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 13. Building a Killer Gaming PC

 

’Tis not for money they contend, but for glory.

 
 --Herodutus, History

IN THIS CHAPTER

Gaming is more popular than ever, and the reason for this is simple: PC games aren’t just for kids anymore. In fact, gaming is becoming an increasingly adult pastime. For example, in a 2007 survey of people who described themselves as the heads of their households, two out three also said that they play computer games. According to the Entertainment Software Association, the average age of a game player is 33 and 92% of game buyers are over the age of 18. Even more surprisingly, 24% of Americans ...

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