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Best PC Upgrades For Gaming Performance
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11 Best PC Upgrades to Improve Gaming Performance

Are the GPUs more affordable now?

Upgrading your PC always meets both sides of the spectrum. Some find it extremely tedious, while others take joy in building their gaming PCs in the best imaginable way possible. Since prices have been skyrocketing for PC parts and peripherals, upgrading your whole rig is expensive. However, you can buy them part by part if you really want to improve your gaming PC’s performance and minimize the damage to your bank account. Here are some of the best PC upgrades you can buy to enhance your gaming experience.

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ASUS – TUF Gaming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER

The ASUS – TUF Gaming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti SUPER offers the best value out of all of NVIDIA’s 40 series graphics cards. Even if the 50 series is coming, ASUS’s 4070 Ti SUPER will still run all the latest games for the next five or more years, provided you take care of it throughout those years. The price is continuously dropping since the 50 series is around the corner and you should capitalize on this opportunity to upgrade your graphics card.

AMD – Ryzen 9 5950X 4th Gen 16-core

While some might say that the AMD – Ryzen 9 5950X 4th Gen 16-core is a bit overpowered when it comes to gaming, it still gives you the most bang for your buck CPU out in the market. Ryzen CPUs have been known to perform well when it comes to multitasking, and for content creators and streamers, this is a must-have. If you love playing while working, you can also maximize the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X to its fullest.

WD – Blue 4TB Internal SATA Hard Drive

The WD – Blue 4TB Internal SATA Hard Drive boasts a whopping 4TB storage space to store all your files. However, this doesn’t really improve your gaming experience. However, you can clean up your SSD and make sure that the only applications inside your solid-state drive are games, the operating system, and your important files that require fast reading speed. For storing videos like game clips and others, it is better to store them in this hard drive so you can save some space for a much cheaper price.

Crucial – Pro 64GB Kit (2x32GB) DDR4 3200MHz C22

The Crucial – Pro 64GB Kit (2x32GB) DDR4 3200MHz C22 is a 32GB dual stick RAM that will help you run those memory-hungry games. It is also a must-have for multitaskers who love to have videos running while they are playing their favorite games. Just remember that even if you have four RAM slots, you must replace your old ones if you are going to use this Crucial Pro 64GB dual-stick RAM. If you use four RAMs, your fastest RAM will revert to the speed of your slowest RAM.

Logitech G Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse

The Logitech G Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse has been one of the best competitive gaming mice in the market for years. It has a light-speed wireless connection that comes with the lowest wireless latency, making you feel like you are using a wired mouse. Its ergonomic design makes it usable for all hand sizes, making it the go-to mouse for esports pros due to its comfort and control.

SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless Gaming Headset

The SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless Gaming Headset is the best wireless headset for gamers. It comes in five different styles specifically designed to accommodate PlayStation, Xbox, and PC players. It features an active noise cancellation that detects all unnecessary noises around you, making it a great headset when you constantly hang out with your friends on voice channels like Discord. It also has fine-tuned audio profiles made by gaming professionals like Faker or Rain.

SteelSeries Apex Pro HyperMagnetic Gaming Keyboard

The SteelSeries Apex Pro HyperMagnetic Gaming Keyboard reduces input latency caused by pressing on the switches through its dynamic keys. It also features adjustable HyperMagnetic switches, and you can program different actions using the same key through light and deep key presses. The SteelSeries Apex Pro HyperMagnetic Gaming Keyboard comes in two different sizes: Apex Pro and Apex Pro mini, and it is wired or wireless.

Noctua NH-D15 chromax.Black, Dual-Tower CPU Cooler

The Noctua NH-D15 Chromax.Black, Dual-Tower CPU Cooler has been the gamer’s choice globally for CPU cooling. With such powerful technologies arising, you really need to keep those CPU temperatures regulated. Especially if you went with the previous Ryzen 9 5950X CPU, you’ll surely need a great CPU cooler. It has a premium heatsink that has over 300 awards from hardware websites. Its dual-fan design comes with low-noise adaptors and PWM for automatic speed control. It also includes a high-end thermal paste, so you don’t have to buy one anymore when installing this on your CPU.

ASUS TUF Gaming 27″ 1080P Monitor

The ASUS TUF Gaming 27″ 1080P Monitor has just got a huge slash in its price (20%), and it would be a go-to upgrade for anyone looking to replace their ancient gaming monitor. It offers a fast 165Hz refresh rate designed for competitive play and immersive gameplay. It has FreeSync Premium technology to reduce screen tearing and FPS drops. It also comes with a 3-month Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription.


The SAMSUNG 870 QVO SATA III SSD 2TB offers the most value for your money PC upgrade because of its ultra-fast reading speeds. Just installing a game on a solid-state drive will already see results in terms of reading speeds and overall performance improvements. Getting some long loading times between matches? Get them inside the SSD, and you don’t have to wait anymore. The SSD comes in four storage capacities: 1TB, 2TB, 4TB, and 8TB.

beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro Studio Headphones

While we already have a gaming headset on the list, the beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro Studio Headphones are for those audiophiles who want the absolute best sound experience. This gaming headset is made for professional mixing, mastering, and editing sounds. However, you can get the most out of it when you play those immersive story-rich games to improve your overall gaming experience through sounds. You can also use it for competitive play and hear those callouts and footsteps better!

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Enzo Zalamea
Enzo is a staff writer at Prima Games. He began writing news, guides, and listicles related to games back in 2019. In 2024, he started writing at Prima Games covering the best new games and updates regardless of the genre. You can find him playing the latest World of Warcraft expansion, Path of Exile, Teamfight Tactics, and popular competitive shooters like Valorant, Apex Legends, and CS2. Enzo received his Bachelor's degree in Marketing Management in De La Salle University and multiple SEO certifications from the University of California, Davis.