PC Build – Hardware Upgrades to Speed Up Computer – DIY in 5 Ep 118

PC Build – Hardware Upgrades to Speed Up Computer  – DIY in 5 Ep 118


Today, we’ll be answering that age-old question
— if I could upgrade one single piece of my PC, what are my options and what should
I choose? What should I upgrade next? Well, first of all — we need to acknowledge
what exactly your needs are. Let’s say you run more demanding software,
like photo and video editing applications, or you’re a gamer with a computer that’s
lagging more than it should — you might want to consider upgrading your RAM. First of all, adding more RAM is among the
easiest and most accessible of upgrades you can make and, even better than that, it’s
more affordable than it’s ever been so you can save that munaaaayyyy! Typically, even if you’re not the most tech
savvy among us, adding newer and better RAM will provide you with instant results — just
make sure to check the system specs to assure your system isn’t already at its maximum
RAM capacity — that’s what she — stop — don’t do that? Got it. If your PC runs at the perfect speed of lickety-split,
but you need to expand your storage space, then the answer for you might be to upgrade
your storage. In general, expanding your storage capacity
will allow you faster boot times, faster running speeds and greater responsiveness when using
those huge data gobbling programs like Photoshop or Final Cut or, you know, the latest FPS. The first thing to find out — are you using
an old school HDD? Because if you are, you should consider upgrading
to an SSD. SSD’s, or Solid State Drives, give you a
much faster response time than a traditional Hard Disk system, however, it’s a bit more
expensive per gig. Luckily prices have come down a TON over the
years, so an SSD upgrade is more affordable than ever. Now, some of you are saying — “My computer
is already super-fast and has a lot of memory, but my games still lag so much.” If this is you and you have the cash flow
for it, you may want to invest in a new GPU — or Graphics Processing Unit. The general rule for higher tier games or
editing software is — if your frame rate dips below 60 FPS — you should consider upgrading. The integrated graphics processors standard
with your computer could be fine — they allow watching 4K video, doing some work on Photoshop
and playing a lot of games — however, if you are serious about gaming or editing, a
new GPU is an investment you should make. But what if your PC can already hum Hamilton
and chew bubblegum — you just wanna update its appearance? A new case could be your answer! There’s a lot of options — different sizes,
designs and lots and lots of different features to keep in mind. First of all — how big a case do you need? From here, answer questions like — “what
quality of a case can I afford” and “what sort of aesthetics do I want?” Do you wanna be able to see your computer’s
guts — because we can do that now. We have the technology. Another thing to consider to improve your
rig’s appearance would be adding RGB …anything — I mean, do you want your computer to be
flashy and shiny like a computer in the future? What if your computer is super-fast but runs
really hot? Let’s take a gander at your fans and CPU
cooler. First of all, fans are typically not too difficult
to upgrade as they are mostly designed to be modular — LEGO for adults! Smaller fan or bigger fan — they can both
work just fine. A bigger fan doesn’t have to work as hard
and tends to be quieter, but whatever you get, it has to fit in your rig. And — if you like RGB – you know the shiny
flashy priddy? — you can get fans with those too! Shiny flashy windy priddy. If you’re always overclocking your computer
and you’ve got the highest of the high-end everything, but your rig still lags — let’s
get you a liquid cooling system, kiddo! The advantage here is that they get rid of
the heat silently and efficiently and look really cool; the disadvantage is that they
can be on the pricier side and they are more advanced to install. Also, they only cool certain areas of the
computer, so you’ll still need a fan to cool the rest of it. The last thing you might consider upgrading
is your motherboard or your processor but be warned — both of these are VERY advanced
things to tackle and can start to become very expensive as you typically need to upgrade
both at the same time and may need an update for your BIOS. If you can get better performance by doubling
your RAM or updating your hard drive, we recommend trying this first. And that’s it! Those are the options as we see them! We always love to hear from you, so let us
know in the comments below if we were able to help you figure out what is best for you
to upgrade! Then make sure to like this video and subscribe
to this channel for future tech tips. My name’s Trisha Hershberger and you’ve
been watching DIY-in-5!

8 thoughts on “PC Build – Hardware Upgrades to Speed Up Computer – DIY in 5 Ep 118”

  1. I suspect not everyone would recognise the Six Million Dollar Man audio – but we have have the technology, we can rebuilt him! 🙂

  2. You are breathing

    I built a new computer back in November, and I'm already thinking of upgrading my case (since I got a cheap case just to build it). Then I'll add more hard drive storage, but then I'll need to add a bigger PSU. But now it'll be time to upgrade my CPU, and I want faster RAM, and now the graphics card needs upgrading.

    I think I'll just leave it as it is for now.

  3. Ma'am, {as PE4Doers bows appropriately) please don't be upset with myself or others in your Officer's corps for bringing this up again, however your 'special' team continues to await your orders, for the you know NOITANIMOD DLROW. May I ask with the utmost respect, can we at least keep our skills sharp by practicing on those that have posted disrespectful comments {bowing head even lower)?

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