While the price of gaming PCs and video cards are going up, it is more crucial for the buyers to know the best spend of their money. Remember, those who are working in marketing are smart enough to do their job well by impressing you with big numbers and cool features, and there is also an influence of online articles on you.
No wonder that you may get tempted to grab a deal on a 32GB RAM running at 3600MHz as these big numbers are found impressive. But remember, these may not boost your FPS as you thing. Just because you want a high-end PC for gaming, it doesn’t mean that you have to pay big for the parts. Let’s discuss some mistakes people tend to make while buying gaming PC, which you can avoid.
RAM frequency is not a big deal
We aren’t saying it is irrelevant, but doubling up the RAM frequency may not have any impact on your game performance. If you are trying to upgrade from an old 1333 MHz frequency to 2666 MHz, you may get a 10% extra FPS at the best case. RAM speed can give an improvement in areas like program compilation, photo and video rendering, etc., but little in gaming.
Avoid buying the Gaming OC cards
While buying gaming PC hardware, remember that sticking the words’ gaming’ as well as ‘OC’ or overclock to the video cards are merely a marketing tactic than function to make people pay more on the same hardware. In fact, the pricing of gaming cards is way higher than regular version PC cards; i.e., you may have to pay about 30% higher for a 5% performance boost.
Don’t simply judge your CPU by number of cores or generation code
There could surely be a difference between the first-gen Intel and the next. But as you move on to the third from second, you may not see much of a difference. The latest generation may bring some improvements like low power consumption, etc., but in terms of speed, you really need to look into the figures to get an idea before purchase. Don’t pay an addition 50% for just 10% performance improvement.
Considering these aspects, you can surely save a few bucks by avoiding unnecessary upgrades and only reinvest real needs and the areas which really matter.