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How to Build the Best Home Theater For Your PC

If you are planning to make yourself a good gaming system, there is one kind that can really enhance your experience and take it to that next level. If you are the sort of laid back gamer who likes to sit on their couch and play some role playing games and such, pairing your system with a home theater would prove incredible for your experience. 

The thing about gaming setups is that you can easily go overboard with the expenses. It is not easy to build a computer setup for gaming, let alone one with a fully-fledged out home theater, not to mention the expensive nature of the whole process. 

So, if you are looking forward to building a gaming setup with a good home theater, you can be sure the end result will set your wallet back quite a bit. I’ll tell you why, since you would have to buy a TV or a screen that goes well with the massive home theater, your PC needs to be uber strong to present quality images on screen. 

If you are getting a 55” screen to match your home theater, you simply cannot play 1080p games on it. You would have to at least boost it to a good 2k to get that premium experience. 

What do you need to build a home theater PC?

Building a home theater PC would take a lot out of your wallet, trust me. Once you know this, we can proceed. To build a good home theater PC, well the first step is to build a PC that you can use with that sort of a powerful speaker and screen. Given you have a minimum 32” inch screen, you would have to invest in a computer system that has the potential to display quality pictures on a 32” inch screen. 

If you have ever built a computer, you know it takes a lot of time and effort. With the prices of most electronics higher than usual anyway, this could be a difficult undertaking if you have never done it before. Not impossible though, and this is why we are here to help you out in every way possible. 

First things first, you would need to build a solid cabinet. Building a cabinet would require you to add –

  1. Motherboard
  2. Processor
  3. RAM 
  4. Graphics Card
  5. Power Supply Unit (PSU)
  6. SSD or HDD

All this once set up, you can get yourself a proper cabinet to add these to and build your own working PC. Connect this to your screen and your home theater and you are all set to watch all kinds of movies and play all sorts of games on. 

If you are wondering how to purchase the best home theater in India, we can help here too, check out this buying guide by Khojdeal to select the best home theatre system for your setup. There is not a lot of effort you have to put into that, and once you do know, buying the right one that best suits your needs is easier than shooting fish in a barrel.

Starting off, if you have ever bought a pair of speakers, you would have some idea about buying a home theater already. Yes, speakers and home theaters are not very different, and if you know how to buy speakers, you can easily get yourself a good set of home theater speakers as well.  

The one thing that you should consider differently when it comes to home theaters is that they can be really massive and really powerful. Unlike speakers that are pretty handy and can be moved around with ease, home theaters can get really bulky, heavy, and prove to be not so portable. Also, home theater systems are way more powerful than speakers. In terms of wattage, a higher watt speaker will produce a louder sound than one with a lower wattage. That said, it is not really necessary that a more powerful speaker will have a clearer sound. That depends on the internal wiring of the device and is directly linkedin with the quality of the device. If you compare a branded home theater with a cheaper home theater with a similar power output, you would find the branded, quality one has much more clarity to its audio.

Other than that, you would only need to consider the home theater as just another speaker unit. Therefore, you would have to give note to its channel count, connectivity, brand, and price. That is all. If these are new terms for you, it can be easily explained as well. The channel count refers to the amount of individual speaker units in a speaker system. Most speakers come with a sort of number in their specifications. Given in the form of 2.1, 5.1, or 7.1, it signifies how many speaker units are there in that particular system. A 2.1 speaker unit comes with 2 speakers and 1 subwoofer. Similarly, a 5.1 comes with 5 speakers and 1 subwoofer, and a 7.1 with 7 speakers and 1 subwoofer. Most speakers come with multiple connectivity features. Bluetooth is essentially the most common of it all, you can even connect your home theater to other devices via a cable, or pair them with your phone if you get yourself one of those smart home theater systems.

Armed with all this information, you can easily build your own PC with a home theater. It might be expensive, but it will be one beautiful looking system. Best of luck!

Saad Ullah

An engineer with a passion for innovative technology, blockchain has been a natural attraction. More than a decade of experience in handling HR, HSE and IT management systems for FMCG companies. Currently pursuing Masters in Business Administration.

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