5 Best PC Parts to Upgrade and Spend Your Money On (2022)

There are a lot of components that go into a PC, and some make a bigger difference during gameplay than others. Building a PC and maintaining the configuration is not easy, and it is also an expensive hobby. That said, the best way to increase performance is to change one part at a time.

The best thing about owning a gaming PC is its longevity. A PC can work for many years without needing to be replaced and can be powerful. If a component becomes obsolete or defective, it can simply be replaced with a newer one. As more and more AAA games are released each year, the minimum requirements needed to play these titles increase with them, and every PC owner will need to upgrade their system sooner or later to keep up.

This article lists the best parts to spend money on to increase performance.


Each item on this list will enhance the experience derived from using a PC

1) Storage

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If you want to see the biggest difference in performance, upgrade to an SSD (Solid-State Drive) from an HDD (Hard Disk Drive). Even getting a cheap SSD is a huge upgrade from a hard drive. It can be safely assumed that in the future HDDs will be completely replaced by SSDs, only because they are more technologically advanced.

If buying a 1TB SSD is too expensive, buying the smaller one and installing the operating system on it is also worth it, as it will significantly reduce boot times. And if games are installed there, the loading times in the game will decrease significantly. However, the SSD will not offer an FPS increase.


2) Monitor

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Getting better image quality and higher refresh rate is essential when gaming. The difference between 60Hz and 144Hz is immense. So much so that it cannot be explained in words; it’s something to be experienced, especially if the refresh rate is higher, like 360Hz.

If you have a gaming PC that can run games at high FPS but not a gaming monitor, the best component you can spend your money on is a monitor with a high refresh rate. Additionally, you can get a 1440p monitor, which makes for much better visuals than a 1080p monitor, with clear and crisp gaming at a higher resolution.

The sweet spot for most people is displaying at 1440p resolution, running at 144Hz.


3) Peripherals

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While upgrading your peripherals won’t increase gaming performance in any way, it will significantly improve your overall gaming experience. The mouse and keyboard are the two components you use the most when gaming, and getting quality ones is a significant upgrade. Switching from wired to wireless devices is the best way to upgrade, and no wires holding you back is a great feeling.

A mechanical keyboard is a great upgrade over a membrane keyboard for gaming because they are faster and more durable; moreover, they feel and look satisfying. Second, getting an ergonomic mouse with a quality sensor will dramatically improve one’s gaming performance as the user will feel one with the mouse, making movement and aiming more precise and precise.


4) Graphics Card

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The most obvious way to increase performance is to get a more powerful GPU which will improve FPS, reduce stuttering issues, and help run games at a higher resolution. The only downside to upgrading the GPU is that with it you will also need to upgrade your PSU due to the high power demands of a modern GPU.

You will also need to check if the new GPU will fit in your cabinet; newer GPUs are bulky and it is common for users to have problems fitting them inside the case with other components. This is because large GPUs tend to get in the way of RAM and CPU coolers.


5) RAM

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To make your PC slower, increasing the amount of RAM is a good way to increase performance. With more RAM in your system, you can run more applications at once, multitask and also improve FPS in games. Newer titles also have a higher RAM requirement, so upgrading will also make your system more upgradable.

RAM comes in different capacities and speeds, and you should check what type of RAM is supported by your motherboard and CPU. Getting RAM faster than supported will be a waste of money, and if you get DDR4 RAM for a DDR3 motherboard, it just won’t fit, and vice versa.


Edited by Soumyadyuti Ghosh

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