Upgrade your home setup by building a brilliant custom PC
Building your own gaming PC can be immensely satisfying. To reach that 'power on' moment, follow these 8 (relatively) simple steps...
There are always more cores and bigger chips you could cram into your custom rig for a little more money. That's why it's important to set a price limit and stick to it.
When it comes to building a great gaming PC, GPU is king. There's a simple saying when it comes to prioritising parts: Spend twice as much on your graphics card as your CPU.
It's great to save some pennies while building your PC, but if you're set on getting the best performance from your CPU, buy dual-channel DDR4 memory. Aim for at least 8GB.
To ensure your PC build goes smoothly, always buy from reputable manufacturers. Read reviews of components and pre-built rigs, and never buy a dodgy PSU from the dark web.
There's nothing like watching your PC boot in seconds. That's the power of SSD. Opt for a solid state drive and faster game loads and a snappier OS await. An HDD can't compete.
The beauty of building a PC is you can upgrade at any time. Just be mindful of what models of CPU and RAM your motherboard supports before buying new parts.
Overclocking an old rust bucket for a short-lived speed boost is a worthy goal, though there's a low level risk of damaging your PC. You can get along just fine without an overclock.
Air cooling is often cheaper than liquid all-in-one loops and will keep your temperatures to a happy average. Want to show off a little? Liquid cooling is great for overclocking.
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