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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2018?

    I would love a new CPU,motherboard and RAM(I am still on Ivy Bridge),but it seems the newer AMD and Intel CPUs seem to prefer faster RAM(especially for the more CPU limited games I play),and as a result due to the ripoff prices of RAM,I am going to just keep my current CPU and motherboard for as long as possible.

    I really hope China pushes its investigation into this blatant price fixing by the RAM companies.

    Its a joke when any of the CPUs I am looking at cost less than the RAM I will be getting with the system.

    Plus with the HDD companies,they have been more or less price fixing too for the last few years(apparently those temporary price increases after those floods years ago were not so temporary),and honestly can we have better than R9 290/GTX970/GTX1060/RX480/RX580 performance between £200 to £300?? This is the performance we have had in that price range for the last three to three and a half years.
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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2018?

    I actually need a GPU that is up to 2018's standard. I am stuck with an AMD Radeon R7 200 series, I can't even play Unturned well. Sadly I am not going to be able to buy anything for a really long time.

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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2018?

    Like Saracen, the meltdown and spectre exploits has put me off a new system build, but I could really do with a new monitor and GPU anyway, so I think I'll focus on those this year, maybe check out a new system core next year. Probably for the best anyway, given the prices of DDR4.
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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2018?

    Looking at upgrading my 8gb ddr3 ram to 16gb ddr3 and maybe a new GPU. My Fx6300 is still chugging along nicely.
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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2018?

    i am still using a 2600k w/ a Z68 mobo, gpu is: msi r9 390. Looking to upgrade it all

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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2018?

    None. I build my computers with careful investment, lots of research, and a 5 year minimum, 7 year average service life in mind.

    I built my computers 4-5 years ago at this point and don't forsee needing to upgrade for at least another 2-3 years, except maybe video card somewhere down the road. The 970s still have plenty of grunt for todays games though.

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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2018?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    Well I was contemplating a new systen build, given that my last one is about 10 years old, but frankly, given this "CPU flaw" fiasco, I'm very disinclined to buy into knowingly faulty hardware.
    Not only Intel. AMD has security problems, too, and so do ARM processors. So basically you either accept there's like a 0.00001% that you'd see this exploited in the wild and get new hardware or suffer with old hardware that has the flaw anyways. Windows is already patched against it and Mac and Linux are patching their OS's until chip manufacturers can figure out what to do.

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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2018?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaMoot View Post
    Not only Intel. AMD has security problems, too, and so do ARM processors. So basically you either accept there's like a 0.00001% that you'd see this exploited in the wild and get new hardware or suffer with old hardware that has the flaw anyways. Windows is already patched against it and Mac and Linux are patching their OS's until chip manufacturers can figure out what to do.
    Yeah, I understand that. But the Windows patch doesn't help unless they've patched W7. Which I doubt. I'm certainly not going to W10, for reasons I've gone over many times.

    My point is I don't need to upgrade. I can wait. So my antique processor still does what I need, and will get Linux patched as and when, and meantime I see NO appeal in actively buying a new CPU with a known flaw like this.

    So, wait it is. If it takes a year, okay. 2 years? Well, I've managed so far. 10 years? By then I may be fully PC-retired and offline, apart from maybe a tablet like this one for a bit of web browsing and getting my HEXUS fix.
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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2018?

    Windows 7 is under support so should have a fix. Whether it's already released in don't know.

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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2018?

    Probably upgrade my SSD's for larger capacity ones, would also like to change my i7-5930K for an i7-6850K.

    Also waiting to see what the HDR 144Hz 4K G-Sync monitors are like.
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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2018?

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    Windows 7 is under support so should have a fix. Whether it's already released in don't know.
    Patch came with an early monthly security update yesterday. Firefox and Edge/IE11 also got updates for Spectre.
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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2018?

    All of them except the case if I get a chance
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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2018?

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    Yeah, I understand that. But the Windows patch doesn't help unless they've patched W7. Which I doubt. I'm certainly not going to W10, for reasons I've gone over many times.

    My point is I don't need to upgrade. I can wait. So my antique processor still does what I need, and will get Linux patched as and when, and meantime I see NO appeal in actively buying a new CPU with a known flaw like this.

    So, wait it is. If it takes a year, okay. 2 years? Well, I've managed so far. 10 years? By then I may be fully PC-retired and offline, apart from maybe a tablet like this one for a bit of web browsing and getting my HEXUS fix.
    Intel is the worst hit by far it seems.


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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2018?

    Aye, they're trying to muddy the waters but AMD don't look to be suffering Meltdown at least.

    So intel Meltdown and possible Spectre, AMD just possibly Spectre. Spectre needs software fixes anyway so i'd go with the newer architecture of Ryzen/Ryzen 2 if at all this year.

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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2018?

    I *really* need to replace my base components; CPU/RAM/Mobo. I'm on Sandy Bridge, and while the CPU is still a beast, the DDR3 and limited 6gbit SATA3 ports are a bit of a pain. I've been putting it off for ages though as it's a £600 upgrade for not a lot of performance, more to just..bring it all in line.

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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2018?

    CPU, motherboard and RAM.
    AM3 platform isn't offering what I see as attractive upgrade choices.
    Budget option, G4560 on H110m.
    If more money, perhaps Ryzen 3 around march when New Ryzen comes out. See what prices do then.

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