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Where to look for free gaming software to install on your new PC

So, you’ve just started out as a gamer and are probably wondering “what next”, right? Well, here are four great choices of free gaming software which you can install once you have successfully bought or built your very own gaming PC.

Steam

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This one is the obvious first choice when installing software on your new gaming PC. It allows you access to a larger gaming community that you would often only find with console gamers. In addition, Steam also has a very secure and professional interface.

This software offers you access to a variety of games ranging from some which are free to play, to games that are basically platinum.

The cool thing? You might get lucky and can buy a game that would normally cost you a good few hundred in store for half the price if you look through the special offers and deals available.

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You can track your progress and launch a game from inside Steam, as well as keep track of all your achievements.

Razer Cortex: Game Booster

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Razer has various other premium software oftions available but if you are looking for something that costs you nothing then Razer Cortex Game Booster is probably your best option. It works very well on any build you might be using, whether it is older, modern but basic, or a full-blown monster gaming PC.

Razer Cortex Game Booster software optimises your device as it automatically enhances the games you are playing by changing them to the best settings that can be handled. It will work with any platform you might be using to game from, such as Steam or Origin, and is a good way to see just how well your gaming PC works.

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MSI Afterburner

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Interested in seeing whether your graphics card is worth the arm or leg you gave to buy it? Well, this free optimisation software is a must-have.

MSI Afterburner allows you to push your hardware to the limit and unlock the hidden potential of your GPU. You can improve the overall performance of your GPU by opening voltage settings of your chosen bit of hardware.

However, messing around with the settings too much can really damage your equipment, so be careful.

This software is also a good way to monitor how well your GPU holds up under graphics-heavy games, it will help you to ensure it does not overheat.

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Piriform CCleaner

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Sometimes there are junk files and resource-hungry programmes that you are totally unaware of which considerably slow down your PC. This software takes care of these files and clears them out to make sure that your PC does not lag overtime, as this would not be ideal for a gaming set-up.

Piriform CCleaner identifies and deletes temporary files and clears out broken Windows registry entries automatically. Be careful how you use it however, as it is important to note that this is a very powerful software. You may lose valuable files if you do not check the settings before installation.

So, there you have it: Four great pieces of software to enhance your gaming experience, and they won’t cost you a cent.

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