buying and building a gaming computer

Do you know what your computer can and cannot do? Did you know that a lot of the computers sold today aren't capable of playing a lot of the most popular games as they should be played? There are several key elements that you must look for in a new computer if you plan to use it for gaming purposes. My blog will provide you with a list of things that you would do best to look for when considering a gaming computer purchase. You will also learn about the upgrades that you can do after the purchase to build a computer of your dreams.

What Matters When Choosing Internet For Streaming?


What do you do on the internet? Better question: what do you care about doing on the internet? There are a lot of different tasks, such as browsing the web and checking email, but what if all you care about is making sure the latest season of Stranger Things or exclusive content on Amazon Prime makes it to your screen in one piece? To avoid choppy video delivery while keeping your spending in check, here are a few things to consider when choosing internet service to support your online video streaming:

Understanding Streaming Technology

The main point of streaming video is to deliver information in small pieces that can be quickly accessed. This is done instead of waiting for an entire file to finish downloading.

To explain it in internet download terms, imagine downloading a large file that takes over an hour to complete. In the normal downloading method used for most files before the introduction of streaming and torrent technology, the file could not be accessed and used effectively by most people until the hour-long download was complete.

With streaming technology, you don't have to wait. Video services such as YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Crunchyroll, and many others use this technology to send video and audio--and sometimes text, in the form of subtitles and video information--to your screen.

Modern technology has changed the balance of downloading, but it's not necessarily a terrible change yet. With higher quality comes bigger files that have to be sent at a single time. For slow internet user's, this means having to sit and wait for smaller pieces of a much bigger file to arrive. This is a terrible situation called buffering, and if you mostly care about streaming video quality, this is what you want to avoid.

Thankfully, the increase in video quality and the current internet speeds accessible by most internet customers is a balance that isn't too difficult to achieve. Thanks go to skilled technicians, hobbyists, and industry leaders in networking because one major part of streaming technology is keeping the information as fast as possible while achieving the best speeds.

What To Look For In Internet Service Packages

The good news and the bad news are the same: the only thing that companies will tell you is the speed, so that's all you need to worry about at first. You need to have X amount of internet speed to use Y service, and although there are many technical measurements that can be made, most areas of the United States can achieve that service with most available companies.

The average internet speed in the US is 64Mbps (megabits per second). Although there are some rural or severely congested inner-city areas that can only dream of such numbers, it's often achievable with a bit of comparison shopping or properly-lodged complaints if you're not getting the advertised speed.

Complaints aren't necessarily a bad thing and are part of helping a company grow. A good Internet Service Provider (ISP) can take calm, helpful reports of service issues and provide fixes where needed, and may be able to adjust the settings for your area if you can work with their troubleshooting team towards a solution.

Contact a high-speed internet provider to discuss other internet activities and figure out what speed plans work for you.


13 December 2017