I remember the excitement I felt when I bought a new gaming PC in my early 20s. I made sure I got the best one I could afford. There were so many things I planned to play. But not only that, I also made an effort to use it more efficiently. Looking back now, I can see how it was the right decision.
That’s why in today’s article I’m going to tell you what you can do with a new gaming PC.
What else can you do with a new gaming PC?
The first thing I want to talk about is that no matter how adequate the performance of your gaming beast may seem, it always deserves better. For this reason, the first thing I’d like to do is to give you some suggestions that can improve your computer’s speed even more.
Whether you are assembling your computer piece by piece or buying a pre-built system, there are some features you should review after installing your operating system. I won’t go into detail about these, because they are all in our previous article titled Computer Speedup Ways. However, you need to review some of these in particular.
Check your startup settings for fast booting
Even if it’s a new gaming PC, installed applications will affect the speed of your computer. While you may be able to boot your system in a few seconds, over time these applications will put a huge load on your system and affect the performance of not only booting, but all other processes.
Press Ctrl-Shift-Esc at the same time to enter the Task Manager screen and you will see a section labeled “More Details”.
Here you will see a list of programs and services that run automatically when you start Windows. Among them, you can see applications that are useless at startup. Many of them are there because of installed software and slow down your system at startup. You can right-click on the application you want to close and disable it with the “Disable” option.
Turn off Windows tips
Windows likes to send you alerts based on your usage habits. But in order to do this, it constantly monitors you. This inevitably causes a slowdown in your system.
Search by pressing the Windows key or typing “System” in the Windows search box. Under the System section, uncheck the “Get tips, tricks and suggestions when using Windows” box.
Disable shadows and effects
Windows has a lot of visual eye-candy, but using it isn’t necessarily beneficial for your new gaming PC. Every extra process has a direct impact on performance. For this reason, it is better to turn them off.
- Type sysdm.cpl in the Windows 10 search box and press Enter
- Click on the Advanced tab
- In the Performance section, click Settings
- Reduce the items in the menu according to your preference
Turn off transparency
Type “Transparency Effects” in the Windows search and change “On” to “Off” on the screen that appears.
Once you’ve made all the adjustments, a little bit of hardware enhancement and the new gaming PC will reach maximum performance and you’ll be able to do all the other things we’re going to suggest. But first, it’s worth doing some testing.
Update your drivers
Although new drivers add extra load to the system, they also contribute greatly to performance during the applications you use. Especially CPU updates, which we neglect a lot of the time, both prolong the life of our processor and support it to work more efficiently. Please follow the Intel CPU update link.
Test Your System
Benchmarking programs push your system to its limits. They fatigue system components with heavy workloads and score them on their ability to perform under pressure. You can use benchmarks to assess the strengths of your PC’s build and even use them to rank your build against other people’s builds online.
Test your system’s processing times
You can do this by simulating your work and entertainment environments. For example, PCMark 10 scores your system based on how well it can handle a variety of use cases, from creative workflows to making video calls while browsing the web. Depending on the score, you can try to optimize your system if it sees a problem.
Stress test your CPU
Since the processor in the gaming PC we used to prepare this content is Intel, we used the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility. The results will show you which applications your processor is struggling with and give you tips on where you can use your PC more comfortably.
Test your GPU
Graphics performance is very important for many gamers, especially in games. So there’s no need to worry about whether the new gaming PC you’re buying will deliver the performance you want. Run the GPU test with peace of mind and see the result. Ranking graphics performance. GPU-centric benchmark tests rate your PC’s ability to render complex 3D environments. 3DMark, one of the most widely used applications in this field, will provide you with important data in this regard.
Test storage units
The speed at which hardware is called to make our files available when we want them is critical to our system performance. Even if your CPU and GPU are state-of-the-art, if you can’t call them fast enough, your performance will suffer. It may be a cliché, but we think that the most accurate and economical method in this regard is to use a hybrid structure. Storing your operating system on SSD and your applications on GDD will be an effective solution.
It is also important to regularly maintain your disks for both the health and performance of these units. You can run HDD organization software by typing “Defrag” in Windows search. It will take some time, so you will need to be patient. Running this software, especially every time you install and uninstall an application, will have a positive impact on your system performance.
What else can we do with the new gaming PC?
Once you’ve optimized your PC, it’s time to find out what else you can do with it.
The following items are things that can easily be done on your new gaming PC:
- Video content production
- Photoshop usage
- 3D modeling / CAD
- Lightweight video editing
- School studies
- Communication (messenger, FB, email, etc.)
- Watching content on video platforms such as Netflix, Disney+ and Youtube
- Listening to music
- Office applications such as Word, Excel
- Programming (Arduino, Java, Python, etc.)
- Gaming (of course)
- Create content for Twitch or YouTube
You’ve invested so much and you want to get some return, right? Then you can try content creation, which is the method preferred by many game lovers. After all, you will be able to play and record video at the same time. There are many software programs that allow you to capture video during gameplay, but the most effective one is OBS. There are many nice features that come with the software that will be very useful for your broadcasts. Among these, you can also make audio and video edits live, from removing the background background.
Don’t forget to check our Youtube Monetization article.
Graphics and video editing
Learning how to edit graphics with applications such as Photoshop can be very useful in the future. Especially if you prefer to work in this field, having this knowledge at your fingertips will strengthen your hand.
In addition, being able to produce successful projects in applications such as Adobe Premiere or After Effects will provide a very serious business potential in this field in the future. You can easily find many training videos on YouTube for the use of these applications, which you can get at affordable prices through Adobe.
Try making money online
Making money online is not as difficult as it seems. We explain many methods in the content we have prepared on this subject. With a little patience and effort, you can even build your future on this.
Create a blog
The limits of what you can do with the new gaming PC have expanded considerably. One of them is starting a blog. You can open a gaming blog on any topic you are interested in, which you can also open a gaming blog since you bought a gaming computer, you can review the games you play, you can produce content about them. If you add content such as videos on it, you can even earn from Google.