The most important part of your computer, if you had to choose just one, would be the central processing unit (CPU). The CPU is the core component of what defines a computing device, but it isn’t the sole component, it’s just the brains. It’s a chip that sits in a special seat (socket) located on the main circuit board (motherboard). If you’re looking to upgrade the performance power of your desktop PC, then buying a new CPU is worth considering. Most people will be perfectly fine with a mainline Intel Core or AMD Ryzen processor. For basic web browsing tasks, an Intel Core i3 or AMD Ryzen 3 processor is a good value option. For gaming purposes, you’ll want to buy an i5/i7 or Ryzen 5/7 processor, while those who want to engage in complex tasks (such as 4K video editing and animation) will potentially need to look at an Intel i9 or AMD Ryzen 9 processor. Below are some of the top performing CPU's on the market, Upgrade or Start your RIG Now!