Tet is the time when computer stores launch a multitude of promotions, we also have Tet bonuses, lucky money … types so it is very suitable for PC building. Surely many of you are also cherishing that plan, right?
And in order for your shopping experience to become more wonderful, I have a few small notes to build a PC that is both powerful and cost-effective, hoping that they will help a little!
Take the card as the centerpiece
This is the “mantra” that I have recited many times in many articles about PC build. The graphics card should be the most preferred thing in a gaming PC to optimize performance over cost.
The first is because it is the most expensive of all PC components. The second is because it determines the number of FPS you can achieve in the game. The card has to be as strong as possible, then the rest of it should be attached mainly to pull the card out.
For example, if I choose a RTX 3070 graphics card, I will get a CPU that can just weigh it, the 10-generation Core i5 or the 3rd generation Ryzen 5 or higher. RAM is about 16GB standard for current AAA games. As for the source, 600W is fine… Generally speaking, it’s like that. With this build, you will build a PC max GPU, the number of FPS in your game will be the highest for the money.
The card is the most important one, the rest are just for mounting the card to run!
This is also the PC building philosophy of some computer stores when building systems. So once you choose it, you will be sure to get optimal performance over cost.
What game card, buy enough, do not over buy
Tech people have a handicap that they never know enough, the more genuine, the more powerful, the more expensive they like. But if you want to build a low-cost, highly efficient machine, you should restrain yourself a bit. Buying too good components can be planned for the future because it will be more durable, stronger, but certainly will not have many benefits in the present.
Whatever game you play, just buy a rig enough to play max setting that game, remember not to consider the minimum configuration or recommended configuration, those things are very virtual. Just go to YouTube to see if people test the card with the game you often play, which card pulls the max setting smoothly, reaches the FPS you want, just whip that card and then build it.
If there are high plans for the future, it should be stopped in 2 years. Because after that time a new generation of hardware has been released, and it will certainly have better performance at a better price.
Buying enough is the most economical!
RGB should be the ultimate investment
If you are satisfied with the PC power, you can consider investing a little more in its appearance, eye-catching, sitting on the computer to enjoy playing.
Agree RGB is also important, firstly because the more advanced the item, the bigger the RGB LED array, the second is that it brings excitement to gamers. However, you should not because of it that you accept too much of the power of the whole PC. I will not, because I am an “RGB player”, induce you to do that!
In short, buy what you need first, RGB should be the last thing you should consider if you want to invest in low and high performance..
Buy second hand (not recommended)
Sometimes buying second-hand is not a bad choice at all. In the midst of technology transfers, when the hardware of the new generation smashes the old one, it is normal to buy a graphics card for half or even a third of the price. Second-hand is definitely a real gold mine for those with experience and knowledge. However, if you are a beginner, I do not recommend playing with old toys.
Money is always flowing from the pockets of most people to the pockets of the better few, so good PC components. There are still PC components that are very well preserved and offer very strong performance. However, such deals will often fall into the hands of those with enough experience and acumen. And to reach that level, almost everyone has had to pay the price for the “fuzzy chicken” at the beginning of their “introduction”.
In short, you should consider buying second-hand goods, but I do not recommend it.