When it comes to upgrading your PC there are some parts that make all the difference. The GPU, of course, RAM, and to a lesser extent the CPU all have major impact on the overall performance. So if you want to get your frames up, this is where you should be extending the most effort and cash.
But, this being 2020, there are also a boatload of upgrades that stores may tell you are necessary, but really aren’t, unless the tech you’re using is on its way out. At least if your concern is performance, and not making your PC look like a full on Christmas tree.
Take a look at PC upgrades that aren’t worth the price tag.
Premium Gaming Mice
Let’s just get one thing straight; there is a very big difference between a gaming mouse, and a premium gaming mouse. Yes, there is a ton of benefit to going from a bottom of the barrel, dirt cheap mouse, and a specialised gaming mouse. The input will be massively smoother, and the extra buttons can go a long way to customising your play experience.
But, when you get to the most expensive premium gaming mice the real, beneficial difference is almost entirely negligible, and not even close to worth the enormous price tags. Which is to say; at a certain point an obscene shape and flashy exterior are not making the mouse any better at its intended purpose. In fact, some top end gaming mice can even be so awkward and clumsy in design that they can be uncomfortable for your hand. Imagine that, something so ‘premium’ that it starts being less comfortable to use.
Rather just stick to a decent, solid gaming mouse that focuses on functionality over form. A midrange mouse with two or three extra buttons, and an adjustable DPI (Dots per Inch) setting, is perfect, and all you’ll ever need.
Can you imagine when a person with a Christmas tree PC just wants to sit and browse an online casino, but is blinded by the obscene glare of 1,000 PC LED lights? Speaking of which, visit this site to play a few games, and hopefully not need a pair of sunglasses.
There is basically nothing as useless as having LED lights on your PC, and if anything, such a display is only distracting. You’d be far better off saving your LED budget, and rather focusing on something that actually matters. Of course, if you get untold joy out of having an LED decorated PC, then power to you. But for everyone else; just scrap the lights entirely.
Interestingly enough, some GPUs will even have more expensive version that have added lights and other completely unnecessary bells and whistles. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure out that sticking to a cheaper version of the same card, that costs less only because it has less lights, is the better deal.
360 Hertz Monitors
Let’s just be clear about something again; if you have a PC that can output 360 frames per second, then you need a monitor capable of 360 hertz. If you don’t, then what exactly are you thinking?
There is a fallacy these days that monitors need to have obscenely fast refresh rates, because it makes games ‘better.’ But really, your frames per second are tied to the monitor refresh rate, and any benefit will only be seen if the GPU output can be handled by the monitor. Or more to the point; if the GPU is even capable of using the monitor’s refresh rate.
A 120 hertz monitor is probably fine for the vast majority of gamers, or a bit higher if you have a capable GPU. Above a certain point is nothing more than silly posturing, and not worth the massive chunk of cash required. Never be fooled into thinking that the numbers all need to be super high in order for a game to be enjoyable, or even to look as good as they possibly can.
An expert tip to keep in mind is that your GPU, unless it is the best of the best, is probably going to max out at certain level of FPS. The monitor never needs to have a higher hertz than your GPU’s max output. Buy a monitor according to this logic.
PC gaming is an expensive hobby, just by its very nature. But it isn’t as expensive as you might have been told by any number of online ‘experts.’ As PC gaming has evolved over the years, it has become a landscape for boasting, posturing, and bragging.
High numbers do help as far as FPS and visual quality are concerned, but at a certain point having numbers any higher is the equivalent of putting rocker engines on a sports car. Which is to say; the rockers may impress some people, but given that a sports car has tyres and not wings, the rockets are 100% not needed.