Joshua and I are working on the “Tier recommendations for video games” guide that will help everyone figure out which Gaming PC Tier they’ll need to play the video games that interest them.

Needless to say, with so many video games and so many possible combinations of resolutions/graphical settings, it’s a lot of work!

So I had an idea…

Over the years, many of you built a or several PC(s) with the help of Hardware Revolution. Many of you have a gaming PC that you use to play video games.

So I figured that I’d ask YOU how well do video games run on your PC. That way, we’ll get real info, from real gamers!

Here’s how you can help us:

Leave a comment at the end of the post with:

1- Your PC main specifications:

  • CPU:
  • RAM:
  • Video Card:
  • Screen resolution:

If any part is overclocked, do mention the frequencies that your parts are running at.

2- Tell us:

  • Which games you play
  • With what graphic settings (e.g. Medium, High, Ultra with 2xAA/2xAF)
  • How smoothly does the game(s) run for you (e.g. Perfectly smooth all the time, usually smooth but slowdowns with a lot of action, etc.).
  • Do mention anything relevant, such as big slowdowns when playing a specific map/area.
  • If you have FPS data, that’s even better!

Example: I play Starcraft II with every settings at low. It’s usually smooth, but I do get slowdowns when there’s a lot of units on the screen.

Why should I do this?

  1. To help out future PC builders figure out the best Tier for their needs.
  2. To give back to Hardware Revolution and its community after we helped you out.
  3. It’s free and it only takes you a few minutes to write a comment with that information.
  4. To help us write the best guide possible, thanks to real game data from real gamers.

This information will help us figure which Tier is right for x game at x resolution with x graphic details. Also, being real feedback from real players, this data is much more useful than benchmarks data.

Rest assured, I will not share your info in any way. Feel free to comment as Anonymous if you want to, I just care about how well video games run on your PC 😉

Thank you all for your time. Your help is greatly appreciated 😀