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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2017?

    I upgraded to Intel Skylake a few months ago with a Z170 motherboard so I don't think I'll be upgrading anything in this year. Perhaps storage if it fails.

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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2017?

    Probably new board, processor and ram, probably Ryzen 8c 16t with 32gb ram (maybe 64gb depending on budget), may add another 2tb storage and split into 2 4tb raid 0 arrays (business/games split) use the 64gb ssd as cache on games raid array, might add a second 250gb ssd as a partial cache (60gb) on the business array and the rest a working area for lightroom.

    Not an ideal setup for everybody but as a photographer/videographer it makes a lot of sense.

    PS I do run external backups on the raid arrays already.

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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2017?

    I would like to do a complete upgrade but I would only really need/be able to upgrade the GPU.

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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2017?

    Waiting to see what this Ryzen thing turns out to be , crossing my fingers. Don't really need to upgrade anything since adding a Samsung SSD. My Phenom 11 x4 965 and Radeon 5770 is well fast enough for what I do ( No gaming ) and later chips seem no better in real terms so far. I won't budge past Win 7 , loaded 8 and 8.1 very briefly (removed very quickly ) and that Win 10 abomination is no way going on any machine of mine , laptop or PC. If all the new chips demand Win10 then I stay as is , I like a nice desktop , not something that looks like it should should be on a phone or a nursery wall. I paid out for a decent card and CPU for good speed and decent graphics , I've got those already and happy as is. Might change my case once in a while on a whim as that is an aesthetic thing and we all see something that sometimes takes our fancy but on innards at the moment I see nothing to make me, other than the SSD, to warrant spending money out. This ain't broke , don't fix it. lol.

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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2017?

    None, this year all the resources are necessary elsewhere, sadly. Otherwise it would be 1080Ti once it gets out.

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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2017?

    My PC is due for a major upgrade (it's something I do every two to three years), so I'm planning on a full upgrade, except for the case as my HAF EVO is still good enough for what I want.

    Ryzen 8C/16T CPU
    Gigabyte AM4 Gaming Mobo
    16GB DDR4 2400
    RX 480 8GB
    replacing two 1TB HDDs with 750GB or 1TB SSDs
    Liquid cooling for both the GPU and CPU (just AIO kits at the moment)
    Two 32" Curved FreeSync monitors to replace the 29" Ultrawide and 24" LCD

    Eventually, I'm planning on building a PC desk, similar to the ones from Lian Li, or the one that Linus from LinusTech built. I'll then change to a proper liquid cooling setup.

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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2017?

    Motherboard, memory and CPU this year to replace 6 year old components. Holding off at the moment to see what AMD can offer

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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2017?

    I just recently (2017) upgraded my motherboard, CPU and RAM so I'm looking to replace my PSU, and I think mid-year I'll start looking for a GPU.

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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2017?

    I need a new cheap laptop!

    For my desktop, I'll wait for a competition offering an 8 core Zen + motherboard + ram as prize, And not win that one as usual!

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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2017?

    everything is less than 2 years old on my pc, so cant see wny thing get changed. hmm as long my mouse dont die

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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2017?

    Seems that a lot of people are waiting on AMD, which is a good sign IMHO. Just praying that they can deliver!
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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2017?

    Need a new case this year. The power switch is dodgy and non-replaceable, also the case has become prone to irritating buzzing and it is just getting a bit long in the tooth.

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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2017?

    Nothing - its all working perfectly well at the moment, so upgrades will be the result of failure or exceeding capacity available.
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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2017?

    New graphic card for me, i guess it will be AMD Vega(my first ever AMD GPU) if the price/performance ratio will be good.
    My 670 doesnt seems to be enought for new titles.

    the rest, not unless some serious improvements appear.

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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2017?

    New machine.

    -6800k
    -Samsung 850 evo M.2. sata (I could go PCIE but not for what I need)
    -Samsung 850 500Gb x4 in Raid 0 on an LSI 9265-8i card
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    -32Gb ram
    -Gigabyte x99-SLI board
    -EVGA P2 750w
    -980 GTX

    Video editing rig. Current machine has the LSI card but is a 6700k. Fancy a change.

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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2017?

    For me it will be
    -CPU Cooler
    -Case
    That's it for now but am waiting to see the performance of AMD's new CPU will be like/Price.

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