PC DIY - Three Things To Do With A New System Build

Wrap Up and Video

PC DIY - Three Things To Do

Wrap Up and Video

For many of you the tweaks we've shown here might be so simple that you wonder why we bother, but the important thing to remember is that a lot of effort has gone in to showing off how easy it is to build a system, but little heed is paid to how best to extract performance from it. Sure the internet is awash with overclocking guides, but there is a huge amount of gatekeeping still out there. We wanted to show that you don't need to listen to the "£6000 finely honed battlestation or GTFO" brigade. Screw those people.

We all had to start somewhere, and the massive warnings everywhere about going into the UEFI to change things invalidating warranties and all that guff means many people are too frightened to touch anything, particularly if you've stretched your already thin budget to put your system together. The last thing anyone wants to do is fry their newly purchased parts. Hopefully if you've never taken a moment to dip your toes into the waters that appear when you press the DEL key at bootup you can see how three incredibly minor adjustments of one feature can bring a much smoother experience whether you're a creator or just a gamer. Similarly we know many people eschew installing software overclocking programs such as the ASUS GPU Tweak we've used here, but it's a small footprint and one button to bring major smoothness to your gaming experience.

After all, PC owning and using should be inclusive, and we want everyone to enjoy them to their fullest regardless of previous experience or knowledge. We all started somewhere.

So there we have it. Three quick CPU adjustments and a one button press improvement to the GPU and no matter what you're running there is a whole heap of extra performance to be had without any risk to your hardware nor need to spend a week studying overclocking guides.

Let us know how much of a boost you got on the OC3D Forums.

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