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

    Have you already decided or are you waiting to see what's on the horizon?
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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2017?

    let's see..
    quad-core is still enough.
    internal GPU is still enough since i don't play games anymore.
    i suppose what i need are :
    * RAM to be upgraded from 4GB to 2x4GB.
    * plus a 250GB SATA SSD of which i'm considering WD Blue or Samsung 750 Evo.
    * a 80+ Gold with minimum wattage, like Seasonic G360.
    i think that's about all

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

    All of them.

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

    A third SSD because I've run out of storage (a full 500GB is audio libraries for Kontakt and Reaktor that take a painfully long time to load from HDD). Aside from that, I think I'm done with building desktop PCs and I'll just buy laptops from now on.

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

    27"/29" 2k IPS monitor to put in between my existing 23" ones and a "quiet" Geforce 1060

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

    I would say an AMD 4C/8T Ryzen if they get released this year,but it will be dependent on what the exchange rates look like at the time(will go secondhand or refurbished most likely if the pound does not hold).


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

    Nothing this year apart from perhaps adding another (and bigger) SSD!

    Hoping to get 2 more years out of this rig at 1080p gaming, not interested in 4k until my current one won't even do 1080p 60fps at high/ultra anymore.

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

    The same components I wanted to buy this year but couldn't, that is a Bristol Ridge APU and B350 motherboard. (I optimistically already bought 16GB of RAM half a year ago to go with that.)

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

    Funds allowing, a big CPU/mobo/RAM/case* upgrade.

    Whilst my FX8120 has lasted amazingly well for a ~5year old CPU, it is starting to show it's age here and there.
    GPU and storage are good for a good few years more, so i'll only be replacing those if something fails.

    *None of the front panel USB/audio ports or the sata-caddy on the top panel are functional anymore, all victims of a dodgy PSU a few years back.

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

    A Fanless power supply for our HTPC.

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

    HDDs,SSDs and GPU.

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

    Nothing...

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

    all of it .. bout time over 5 ish yrs ..
    the wifes getting my left overs ..
    What does it matter now if men believe or no?
    What is to come will come. And soon you too will stand aside,
    To murmur in pity that my words were true
    (Cassandra, in Agamemnon by Aeschylus)

    To see the wizard one must look behind the curtain ....

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

    Just ordered a rift so i'll probably need a new GPU later this year to power it properly.

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

    Nothing. Not inside the pc anyway. I wanted a 2560x1440 144hz G-sync screen but the prices are such a joke now I just can't justify it.

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

    Waiting for ryzen and mini-itx motherboards for the platform, apparently the x300 is the enthusiast SFF chipset and I'm guessing mini-itx will only be on the SFF chipsets rather than the standard ones but information is patchy and we still don't see the full limitations of it vs the standard x370.

    Will I be able to pop an 8 core (or even a 4 core/8 thread) chip into an AMD mini itx motherboard AND have all the OC features or will I have to stick to intel boards?

    That's what I'll be asking in a few months time.

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