The best PC upgrades for your ancient gaming rig | PCGamesN

The best PC upgrades for your ancient gaming rig

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube

This is a sponsored video courtesy of MSI

Elderly gaming rig no longer cutting the mustard with PUBG  or Kingdom Come: Deliverance? The particularly PC solution is to upgrade your hardware, but which component is going to give you the best bang for your hard-earned buck?

Check out our pick of the best components to build the best gaming PC, no matter your budget.

The beauty of our favourite PC gaming platform is that we don’t have to buy an entirely new machine if we’re starting to feel like our rig isn’t delivering the goods in the latest games. The modular nature of the PC means you can just swap in a speedier component and immediately see a benefit, and for a fraction of the price.

The problem can be knowing where to spend the money to get the most out of your new investment and where you’ll be creating more trouble and expense than it’s worth.

We’ve put together an old machine using components that would have made for a decent gaming rig some six years ago, and swapped out the graphics card, installed an SSD, and replaced the processor, motherboard, and RAM to see which way to go.

You might be surprised at just how easy it is to get great gaming performance from your geriatric gaming rig with some judicious upgrading.

Subnautica
Sign in to Commentlogin to comment
SmaugTheDragon avatarDave James avatar
SmaugTheDragon Avatar
4
5 Days ago

Buying a GPU right now is a very bad idea.

1
Dave James Avatar
507
5 Days ago

Prices, in the UK at least, are starting to return to a more normal level. GTX 1060 6GB are prevalent once more, and only around £320. And it is still the best upgrade you can make to your machine.

SSD prices are really good right now, and that's our pick as the second choice upgrade.

1