Online gaming has become something of a phenomenon and millions of people play one of many MMORP (massive multiplayer online role playing) games each day. As with other games these online games have evolved a great deal over the last 5 years in terms of content, but particularly in terms of graphics quality which make them far more immersive and realistic. As a consequence the hardware required to run these games has also moved forward in leaps and bounds. Surprisingly, the number of individual components inside most PC's (personal computer) is pretty small. Listed below is some of the basic components that will enable you to get online and start playing some of the latest online games.
First of all you need a base unit, or desktop unit to put the various components into which will help protect the components, which are quite fragile, from static damage and dust. The main component of the PC is the motherboard which is the heart of your machine and to which all other components connect to. You also need a processor or CPU (Central Processing Unit) which does all the complex calculations for your pc, so in essence it is the brains behind the PC.
Other important components required include memory or RAM (Random Access Memory) which makes applications run faster and a HDD or Hard Disk Drive which stores all the information and data. A graphics card is another vital component which basically does the rendering of the graphics that your game needs to run properly and some cards can produce stunning visuals, although this depends on the games individual software engine.