If you are eyeing an upcoming PC game, but its requirements are too much for your current PC, then you may be thinking about upgrading. For many newcomers to computer hardware, upgrading may appear to be a complex, challenging task. However, by understanding the details and recognizing what you need, the process is easier than you think.

While creating a new PC gaming has been a terrifying, costly and exciting experience, its nature has changed in recent years. Before, the DIY approach was a challenge, which requires important skills and requires spending large money in computer hardware. But today, assembly is quite simple and straightforward. The first step is to choose quality components to ensure long-term use. Then, you are now ready for the next steps.

Choose Quality PC Casing

With lots of PC casing options available, you may be infatuated with its cool designs. However, you should avoid this scenario. Determine your processor, motherboard, cooling systems and others before making a final decision. Now, measure the required casing dimensions. This will help you in choosing the quality, appropriate case for your PC.

Consider File Size

The normal file size of a triple-A games these days can exceed around 30GB. But, it is still okay to begin with one 1TP drive and add another one on top afterward. In terms of transfer rate, it is highly recommended to have your drives updated.

Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

GPU is considered the heart of PC gaming. The GPU is a component that will either make or break your whole gaming experience. If it is not up to stuff, your games would surely not run up to par. Reality says that GPU will not last forever. Even a budget video card still requires upgrades, while big guns allow long-term use at a cost, but requires less upgrades.

Central Processing Unit (CPU)

The CPUs found in custom gaming laptops are similar to those found in desktops. These chips need a significant deal of cooling power to make your PC more performance-heavy. Don’t waste any single of investment on the latest CPU release that potentially has an excessive price tag, opt instead for a current CPU speed that is provided by a reliable custom gaming laptop manufacturer.

Monitor the Temperature

Install a temperature monitoring software to determine the areas of your PC that require more cooling. For instance, you can put closed loop water cooling for your FX 9000 series if you are an AMD user. They have a tendency to heat up as a preventive measure.

Pay Attention to Your Power Supply Needs

A large portion of PC builders tend to make the mistake of overseeing their power supply needs. Be mindful of this part of your PC, especially if you don’t want to purchase an under-powered laptop. Have an additional 100W in the setup as possible.

Have Fun

Why did you build your own PC gaming in the first place? Of course, it’s for you to have fun and play the newest games at optimal settings. However, most people forget about its real purpose and simply focus on the looks of their rig. For an overall PC performance, it is important not to forget about what kind of performance you are getting out of your machine and how long it will last you. 

The time and investment required for building a quality gaming PC may sound intimidating, but by understanding the parts you need, it is not a challenge at all. Once you recognize the level of performance you want, you can build your preferred gaming machine without any complications.

Your Checklist for Building an Optimized Gaming PC
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