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

    ....
    Things like monitors do last - my last one was 11 years old when I replaced it,but by comparison many PC parts don't last anywhere as long in terms of usefulness,since it is very easy to force changes in software which makes it obsolete or underperform quickly ....
    And that, of course, is part of my refusal to upgrade to Win10, and why I refuse to "buy" Photoshop on a subscription.

    The truth is that for most, or all, of the high-cost heavyweight software I use, including Office, Photoshop, CorelDraw, CoolEdit, Premiere, etc, the versions I already have will do everything I need. So, I don't and never have played the upgrade game getting everty new version as it comes out.

    Do these new versions have improved features? Sure. Would some ofcthem be nice, useful? Sure .... sometimes. But, do I need them to do what I need to do. No. Hell, no. I could probably revert to Wordstar and DOS 3 and do all, or st least almost all, I need from a word processor.

    Just about any decent spec machine in the last 10 years would be powerful enough for anything I need, with a margin left over. So, if my hardware and software purchases are defined by need, then I could probably stop buying hardware snd software completely, and just make do. I have enough parts, spare machines and redundancy, to probably keep that going until I need a zimmer frame more thasn a new PC.

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

    Build a new rig.. Based on.. Intel/AMD ? Who knows right now. Interesting months ahead to help me decide.

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

    Might change my RAM. Other than that, it's all good.
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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2018?

    Nothing - poor parent... If I had the cash though new CPU/MB/RAM/SSD and monitor (might as well the replace the 8 year old case while I'm at it). Yeah only my GPU and one boot sized SSD is worth keeping...
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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2018?

    Nothing - everything I have does what it needs to do quite adequately. Only exception will be if a component fails and either a direct replacement isn’t available or I can gain an improvement for relatively little extra expense (eg replace a hard drive with an SSD)
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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2018?

    I'll be upgrading the full kit and kaboodle. A Fractal Design Define R6 with new components. Though I'll be waiting to see how the Ryzen 2 chips fair against the new Intel's on their upcoming updated chipset.

    And I'll be going watercooled for the first time. Which is both exciting and scary

    Already have an Ultrawide 34" LG monitor (3440x1440). Which is glorious. I'll never go back to a standard size monitor again.
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    Red face Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2018?

    Almost everything:

    CPU AMD Ryzen 5 1500x,
    GPU MSI GTX1050Ti 4GB DDR5,
    MB Asus Prime X370-A,
    Case LC Power Gaming 990B,
    PSU Chieftec ELP-700S,
    RAM Corsair DDR4 2x4GB @3200MHz CL16,
    maybe SSD around 256GB
    and of course something from Hexus Epic Giveaway 2017./2018.

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

    I plan to buy the following in 2018:
    Ryzen 3 2200G
    B450 motherboard
    16GB RAM (DDR4 3000 or faster)

    That's just tentative. It will depend on whether RAM prices start dropping or not.

    That would be a replacement for my Phenom II X6 1090T + Radeon HD 5750 desktop, which doesn't get much use, but I've been itching to upgrade it and I want to throw a bit of money at AMD.

    Or I might end up buying a laptop with Ryzen 3 2300U or Ryzen 5 2500U if a 13" good one arrives.

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

    I upgraded to a 1800x system recently so I think the only thing I will change this year would be better case fans.
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