Well, I have good news. The ability to customize your computer from the inside out is now possible. And it’s become so easy that you can do it yourself, or you can have someone do it for you.
I’m going to share with you some of the easiest customizations you can do to make your computer your own. Not all of these are cheap, but if you’re a serious gamer, they are definitely worth looking into. Let’s get started.
Let’s all stop and be honest for a second — it’s hard to get excited about the little details that make a gaming computer amazing. Yes, you can make your computer faster, and speed is all-important for gaming, but aside from that and graphics, you can lose your mind trying to wrap your head around everything. So for this section, we’re keeping it simple and focus on what you can do without breaking the rig.
Buy a Custom-Built PC
Okay, this is what I meant when I said not all of these are cheap. Custom-built PCs cost a pretty penny, but they are definitely worth it. All professional gamers have a custom rig, even if it's just something they put together themselves. And you can have one too — just find a reputable PC builder, get a consultation, and let them work their magic. Yes, it’s that easy, but keep in mind, it may be a month or more before delivery (art and beauty take time, folks).
Set Up Tweaks
Have you ever messed with the settings on your computer? Did you know it’s possible to change everything from the colors of your menu bar to the battery power mode? No? Well, take a minute to look through your computer’s general settings. You’ll find you can customize just about anything.
Here’s a bonus tip: if you’re interested in focusing up your graphics or speeding up the computer, do a little research on gaming community forums. Gamers will often have tips on how to streamline your computer without you having to buy anything. That’s pretty cool, right?
Again, this may not be cheap, but if you’re gaming professionally — or you just want a better gaming experience — this is one you’re going to want to look into.
All computers on the market can be upgraded with new hardware and some software. Depending on what you want to upgrade — like your graphics, speed, or overall functionality — most computer manufacturers have pieces you can install on your computer to your specifications. And if you don’t want to risk the installation yourself, you can always pay a reputable computer wizard to do it for you.
Here’s where gaming customization really shines. Whether you’re just at home or at a gaming conference, custom computers, and laptops really catch the eye and can start conversations. And because you’re just customizing the outside of your rig, it’s a little easier to get the look you want. I'm willing to bet it's easier than you think.
An Artistic Touch
All you need for this customization are paint or sharpies and your imagination. Yes, that’s right —there’s a growing trend for the artistic gamer to take art supplies to their computers. This is a fun way to show off your mad art skills on your own computer. Doodle your favorite game character or create bold patterns that cover the entire computer. It’s all up to you.
Customize the Color
Another growing trend in customizable computers and laptops is color customization offered by the computer manufacturers themselves. This is usually done online while you’re ordering your rig. It’s a nice, simple way to distinguish your gaming rig from your other laptop and rarely costs more than $20.
While gaming cases are still popular, they’re falling by the wayside. Instead, vinyl skins are becoming more popular. This is for two reasons — one, they’re usually laser cut and sit right on top of the computer, which makes the laptop less bulky and still gives you access to ports; and two, vinyl skins are easy to remove.
Vinyl skins are also cheaper and can come in hundreds of designs like these alienware wraps, which is perfect for the gamer that loves to have their rig or laptop match whatever game they’re currently playing. If this sounds like you, then vinyl skins are going to become a new obsession. You have been warned.
Gaming customization isn’t as complicated as it sounds. As you’ve seen in this article, it’s pretty easy to make your gaming experience on your laptop your own. And if you do decide to customize your computer, share a picture and let us know how you did it!
This guest post was contributed by MightySkins of Florida. MightySkins creates custom vinyl wraps such as these alienware 14 wraps and alienware 15 wraps.
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