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How do you upgrade your gaming PC?

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There’s nothing quite like a great game – and there’s nothing quite like the results you get from a great gaming PC. All of those high-octane in-game moments brought vividly to life through stunning graphics and brilliant sound… But, to be honest, as the quality of games grows exponentially, once in a while everybody’s PC needs a bit of pep putting back into it. So what components do you need to improve to keep your device high performance? How do you upgrade your gaming PC?

Upgrade your PC with a faster processor

The first thing you should probably think about is your PC’s processor. Is it powerful enough to handle all of the hammer you give it during those mammoth gaming sessions? One of the best things you could do is upgrade to something like an i9 from Intel or a Ryzen 9 from AMD.

The Ryzen 9 is a processor with (depending on the iteration) 12 to 18 cores, and 24 to 36 threads, plus a huge cache. It’s a processor designed for muscular multi-tasking. Intel’s i9, meanwhile, can also have up to 18 cores and 36 threads – and with incredible unlocked clock speeds gamers in particular will instantly feel the benefit of upgrading.

A pair of superfast processors, here, then. Deciding between the Intel i9 and the AMD Ryzen 9 might be a little bit of a difficult task when you’ve chosen to upgrade your gaming PC – but with both having ‘wow factor’, either way it’s a decision you won’t regret. 

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A new graphics card is a great way to upgrade

Swapping your current graphics card out for a newer model with higher specs is another way to ensure great results when you decide to upgrade your gaming PC. One of the most powerful graphics cards on the market is the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. Powered by the award-winning NVIDIA Turing architecture and with ultra-fast memory, it’s a supercharged, solid and speedy graphics card built for brilliant gaming. It can really handle today’s most popular titles – and it’s made for value. 

Upgrade from HDD to high capacity SSD

For gamers, there is a serious benefit to switching out an HDD (Hard Disc Drive) for an SSD (Solid State Drive). But what’s the difference? HDDs contain magnetic platters which work by a moving head reading the data stored on them. They’re prone to occasional mechanical failure – meaning data could be lost or become corrupted. SSDs, however, have no moving parts – they contain flash chips for increased response times. This means they are extremely fast and less ‘breakable’ than HDDs. Their speed means they’re perfect for those ultra-fast gaming needs.

Add more RAM to upgrade your gaming PC

RAM (Random Access Memory) is the memory your gaming PC uses to store data currently in use by the system. Put in simple terms, it’s your PC’s immediate ‘work area’. The bigger that area, the faster the PC will be because the more ‘work’ can be done at once.

Adding more RAM is a relatively cost-effective way to increase your gaming PC’s performance, and it can bring a new lease of life even to older computers. It’s one of the easiest upgrades you can, once you know what RAM to get, and it should mean a significant increase in speed. You must remember, though, to check your system to make sure you have the appropriate capability to install more RAM before you purchase any.

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Change your case to upgrade your gaming PC

Changing the case of your gaming PC isn’t just about upgrading to good looks – though, let’s be honest, that’s pretty important! But did you know you can get cases with illuminated / illuminating RGB LED panels and areas? They really bring your case to life. It’s not just the appearance you can upgrade, though. You can get cases with more efficient cooling systems – whether that’s the more traditional fan based unit, or a liquid cooling system.

Put the great back into your gaming when you upgrade

It’s pretty easy to upgrade your gaming PC – you just have to know which different components you should choose, and how to integrate those options. Hopefully in this blog we’ve given you an idea of some of the things you can do to put the great back into great gaming. With Ebuyer‘s help, it’s time to supercharge your set-up…

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