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Essential PC Gaming Upgrades

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BY July 1, 2020
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If you prefer to get your gaming fix at the PC, you’ll have a distinct advantage over console gamers due to the fact you can upgrade your setup as often as you like. That means, the second a part of your equipment becomes outdated, you can replace it with something better. The only problem is, which updates will give you the most bang for your buck…

 

GPU

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Your graphics processing unit, or GPU as it’s more commonly known, is one of the most important components of your gaming setup. It determines how crisp and clear your graphics are, and as such, as technology progresses and games get better looking, it is important that you upgrade your GPU so that you can continue to see your games in all of their glory.

If you happen to have an RGB monitor, then you’ll want to invest in a new gaming cable that can better handle 4K graphics and give you the best possible view of your games instead.  After all, there’s no point in buying all of these amazingly immersive new titles if you don’t have the tech to fully appreciate them.

 

RAM

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The more RAM you have, the better your gaming PC will perform, and the better your gaming experience as a whole will be. Luckily, it’s really easy to add more RAM to your existing gaming PC, and it’s a pretty affordable option too, so there is no reason not to start speeding your computer up with a RAM upgrade right now.

 

Gaming Chairs

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If you’re a serious gamer, chances are you put in a lot of hours in front of the PC. That’s fine, but it could be taking a heck of a toll on your back and neck if you aren’t sitting as comfortably as possible. That’s why I consider a gaming chair upgrade to be totally essential.

Ideally, you should choose a gaming chair that has been designed exclusively for gamers as this will offer the most support for the way you sit when you’re playing Cyberpunk 2077 or Doom Eternal. It will support you in all of the right places, so you won’t be put off your game by a stiff neck or a sore back, and you’ll definitely see an improvement in your skills as a result.

 

SSDs

 

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If you aren’t already using a solid state drive for your PC gaming, you might want to have a rethink. Why? Because SSDs can dramatically improve your performance by offering faster startup times and a smoother experience with fewer annoying crashes just when you’ve hit a crucial part of the game. Although they’re not absolutely vital, they will make gaming on your PC an even better experience, so they are definitely worth considering.

Making a few small improvements to your gaming PC setup will give you a significant advantage against your opponents and ensure that you have an even better time doing what you love, so check out your current setup and see what can be improved right now – you won’t regret it.

 

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