With all of the different gaming components available, building a gaming PC can be overwhelming, especially for first-timers. For one thing, it’s critically important to make sure all of your components are compatible.

At Samsung’s Game Night, we spoke with XOTIC PC’s Andrew Elias about how gamers can avoid mistakes when building their first gaming PCs.

“For someone who’s starting off with DIY for the first time, compatibility is a big issue that can arise,” Elias said. “If they don’t know the parts, they’re not comfortable with them and they might order the wrong stuff that isn’t compatible.”

Most gaming components are compatible with each other these days, but you can still run into issues if you aren’t careful. Gamers will often buy all their favorite components just to find that they don’t actually work together in their gaming PC. You may find a motherboard you really like and a processor that you love, but they might run on different platforms.

“Over the last few years, we’ve seen a big growth and expansion of SSDs [solid state drives] piling into all systems — the big things that they’ve done is give gamers and normal everyday consumers speed that they didn’t realize they had,” Elias added.

Storage solutions are important components to ensuring a top-notch gaming experience. With a powerful SSD, gamers can expect higher speeds, quicker loading times and overall peak performance.

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