Top Five PC Upgrades to Choose This Year

The Best PC Upgrades to Get This Year

If you are just beginning your new year shopping with a gadget hunt, you may want to look for the best ways to upgrade your current computer. Whether you have just bought one or are using a computer rental, there are several pocket friendly ways to get an upgrade.

Here are five of the most useful gadgets you can purchase cheap this year.

If you are using the Windows 8 OS for your PC, getting an SSD (solid-state drive) can be a worthy investment. As they continue to become affordable and accessible, you can easily purchase a 200 GB drive for about $250.

If you work with complex apps that consume significant memory, upgrading your PC with additional RAM is a great way to welcome the holidays. Ensure that you purchase a high rated RAM that allows you to run heavy applications like Photoshop with greater ease. Opt for a 4 GB or 8 GB card that can boost your PC's performance when gaming or working with heavy software.

Using the same in-built graphics card that your PC came with two years is not the best option compared to what's available in the market today. Opt for performance-oriented video cards from AMD or Intel to give your PC an instant boost within $250.

You can turn your regular old PC into a lightening fast machine with a quick upgrade of the CPU and motherboard. By getting the latest options for speed, connectivity and performance, invest in a quality CPU with a great motherboard. You can give an instant upgrade to your PC by retaining most peripherals and simply switching to a better processing unit.

Date: 
Friday, February 8, 2013