I wanted to upgrade my pc too but after trying to understand all of this I decided just clean up the dust from my old lol
That’s the only thing I did today so far haha. What’s weird though is I’m pretty good at understanding the setup of my PC and upgrade compatibility etc but other things I’m really bad at understanding (and noticing). My career is in software not hardware.
The worst part is I found a case fan in my PC today that I didn’t even know I frigging had -_- (it’s the thing hiding on the top with the yellow and red cables) and it was pretty dusty lol.
In my defense, I guess I didn’t think there would be another one sitting in such close proximity to the one resting on the motherboard. Unless it helps channel the airflow from that angle. You don’t notice it unless you twist your head all the way around and look up which I hadn’t done before (can’t remember why I happened to do it today, I think I was just trying to dust absolutely everything.) Tbh I did have it built for me
(I don’t trust myself with building a full PC)
so it’s not like I put it there and forgot, plus it’s tiny. So there’s probably other things in this machine I don’t even know is there, like the ominous looking orange glowing lights inside the front that I found today…