Staying healthy is something that is important for our wellbeing, and it can be achieved in many different ways. We all need to take care of our physical and mental health in order for us to live longer and stress free. In this article, we are going to discuss the reasons to play computer games. Playing computer games makes people smarter, and mentally healthier through the ways mentioned below:

Failure is the key to success

The most successful people started off by first failing, before attaining that success. The same thing happens to computer games. People will often start off with more than one life, but as they play more, they become more confident and knowledgeable.

Computer games increase your problem solving skills

Computer games, and particularly RPG’s, tend to improve cognitive abilities. They stimulate the mind and stimulate problem solving skills.

Gaming keeps your mind active

Life is full of ups and downs, and at times it can lead to physical and mental decline. That is the reason why it is important to have an active mind, and that can be achieved though gaming. They ae less likely to suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia. It also improves the memory and longevity.

Reasons to Play Computer Games

Reasons to Play Computer Games

Best Gaming Motherboards of 2018

Now that we are talking about the importance of gaming, we might as well review some of the best gaming motherboards here that can be found on the market.

The MSI Z270 M5

Specifications

  • CPU & Socket Support: 7th/6th Gen Intel processors, Pentium/Celeron processors, LGA 1151 socket
  • Form Factor: ATX
  • RAM Capacity: Up to 64GB DDR4-4133+ MHz (OC) RAM (x4 DIMM)
  • PCI-E Slots: 4
  • NVIDIA SLI/AMD Crossfire Support? Both
  • USB Ports: Lightning USB 3.1 Gen 2
  • Audio Driver: Nahimic 2 technology
  • SATA III: x6

This is a durable motherboard that comes with cutting-edge technology thanks to Intel’s LGA 1151 socket. It features a steel armor all over including the important ports, preventing any warping of things like the RAM or video card.

Features

  • 6 fan headers, and full fan control
  • Fully customizable RGB lighting
  • Gaming LAN (powered by Killer)

Asus TUF Z270 Mark 1

Specifications

  • CPU & Socket Support: 7th/6th Gen Intel processors, Pentium/Celeron processors, LGA 1151 socket
  • Form Factor: ATX
  • RAM Capacity: Up to 64GB DDR4-3866+ MHz (OC) RAM (x4 DIMM)
  • PCI-E Slots: x6
  • NVIDIA SLI/AMD Crossfire Support? Both
  • USB Ports: USB 3.1 Gen 2
  • Audio Driver: Realtek ALC S122A
  • SATA III: x6

This motherboard comes with “thermal armor”, which makes it stronger and gives the motherboard ducted cooling. It also features full AURA RGB lighting, with sync capability between other AURA-lighted products such as the Republic of Gamers/ROG peripherals. It is very similar to the motherboard above but is slightly more expensive.

Features

  • Asus Pro Clock Technology for overclocking
  • TUF Thermal Armor
  • AURA RGB lighting, can sync with all AURA enabled products (Usually ROG/Republic of Gamers)

Asus ROG Crosshair VI Hero

Specifications

  • CPU & Socket Support: AMD Ryzen/7th Gen A-series/Athlon processors, socket AM4
  • Form Factor: ATX
  • RAM Capacity: Up to 64GB DDR4-3200+ MHz (OC) RAM (x4 DIMM)
  • PCI-E Slots: x7
  • NVIDIA SLI/AMD Crossfire Support? Both
  • USB Ports: USB 3.1 Gen 1
  • Audio Driver: ROG SupremeFX
  • SATA III: x8

This motherboard is made specifically for AMD systems, supporting up to Ryzen generation processors. Intel chips aren’t allowed and the motherboard is optimal for high-end systems. Coming with Safeslot technology, this motherboard has strong PCIe ports. The motherboard has almost double the strength of other brands, preventing video cards from warping or getting damaged. It also features AURA RGB lighting with AURA Sync technology. It uses water cooling and is more expensive than the ones reviewed above.

Features

  • Fantastic audio quality with SupremeFX audio codec
  • Also has customizable AURA RGB lighting, can sync with any other AURA products
  • Enhanced water cooling support
  • 5-way optimization allows for overclocking the entire system quickly and easily

Asus TUF Z270 Mark 2

Specifications

  • CPU & Socket Support: 7th/6th Gen Intel processors, Pentium/Celeron processors, LGA 1151 socket
  • Form Factor: ATX
  • RAM Capacity: Up to 64GB DDR4-3866 MHz (OC) RAM (x4 DIMM)
  • PCI-E Slots: x6
  • NVIDIA SLI/AMD Crossfire Support? Both
  • USB Ports: USB 3.1 Gen 1 & 2
  • Audio Driver: Realtek ALC887
  • SATA III: x6

This motherboard is designed for budget gaming, making it a cheaper option than the other motherboards. It has less thermal armor, making it less sturdy. It also doesn’t have as many ports as the other motherboards, and lacks AURA RGB lighting, making it less flashy than the others. It comes a generous collection of USB ports and PCI slots.

Features

  • Thermal armor

MSI Z170A Gaming M5

Specifications

  • CPU & Socket Support: 6th Gen Intel processors, Pentium/Celeron processors, LGA 1151 socket
  • Form Factor: ATX
  • RAM Capacity: Up to 64GB DDR4-3600 MHz (OC) RAM (x4 DIMM)
  • PCI-E Slots: x7
  • NVIDIA SLI/AMD Crossfire Support? Both
  • USB Ports: USB 3.1 Gen 2
  • Audio Driver: Realtek ALC1150
  • SATA III: x6

This motherboard doesn’t support 7th generation processors since it lacks some features. It also lacks things such as thermal armor, RGB lighting, or advanced water cooling support. It however, supports DDR4, but only up to 3600. It’s an extremely solid motherboard.

Features

  • MSI Steel Armor makes PCIe ports much sturdier
  • “Military Class 5” quality components are ultra durable

Summary

We now know that you can live longer and have a better mind if you game, which means that it would probably be a great idea to start off early in life. For the ultimate experience, you might want to try out one of the motherboards reviewed above.

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