Gaming is the average desktop’s crucible. There are many tasks that can put even the most powerful rig to the test, but gaming is the only one an average Joe is likely to embark on. Most people will never edit a 4K movie, or encrypt an entire hard drive, or batch edit ten thousand photos. Many will, at some point, sit down to play a game – and find their system’s not worthy.
That often leads to an over-reaction. As players dig deeper into gaming, they become more and more obsessed with the hardware, leading to insanely priced builds. Dream rigs like Origin’s Millennium are wonderful technical achievements, but also overkill for anything aside from playing at 4K resolution.
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