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

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

    GPU i need a gpu so badly. i think ill keep 1080p till 2020.

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

    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.

    There's nothing actually wrong with the existing system, though the 4GB DDR2 is hardly optimal. Still, it gets the job done so having waited this long, another 6, 12, 'whatever' months won't hurt.

    So I think, for now at least, I shall continue my current close and affectionate relationship with my money and leave it right where it is, 'til CPU manufacturers can actually get their <bleep> together.
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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2018?

    Looking at a whole system build, see what Zen+/Ryzen 2000 is like before deciding what way to go though.

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    Monitor unfortunately. I have to sit here for 3 or 4 minutes (although feels like 10) waving the mouse around looking like a plum trying to convince it to turn on.

    Done me a good 10 years though. Don't want to scrimp on a replacement, however never seem to have enough coin in pocket

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

    TBH, I'd love to get a new Ryzen system , common sense dictated a 1600 as the one. I'm still running a Phenom11 X4 965 black edition with 8MB ram as my main PC.Don't get me wrong , this has served me brilliantly for years now , stable and doe's what I need well fast enough but time for an upgrade I'm thinking. Main thing that is stopping me is the damn cost of DDR4 , I refuse to pay these scandalous prices , takes the idea out of my pocket. I can accept CPU and motherboard prices but until DDR4 comes down to affordable , sensible prices I'm out of the boardgame.

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

    I have been thinking of adding 16GB of ram to my pc but at the rate of increase in price on ddr3 it will likely be cheaper for me to buy a whole new pc by the end of the year... In hindsight should have grabbed it beginning of last year but thought price would come back to where it was when I bought but it's only gone up since, luckily I can manage on 16GB for now.

    Other than that it's upgrading peripherals like getting a better 3DConnexion device, upgrading my wireless bridge to AC rather than N and maybe looking at a larger nas.

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

    Desk and Chair! Not technically PC components, but very important components to PC use!

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

    Was also thinking a system upgrade but I may just hang on. I may give in but it would be Ryzen(2) if I do. Upgraded my SSD space, monitor and GPU in 17 though so it's fine at the mo.

    Mind you an upgrade will only happen if DDR4 prices come down because I don't really need to.

    Need isn't necessarily a prerequsite though and I may just wait for new architectures and DDR5
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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2018?

    Quote Originally Posted by mers View Post
    TBH, I'd love to get a new Ryzen system , common sense dictated a 1600 as the one. I'm still running a Phenom11 X4 965 black edition with 8MB ram as my main PC.Don't get me wrong , this has served me brilliantly for years now , stable and doe's what I need well fast enough but time for an upgrade I'm thinking. Main thing that is stopping me is the damn cost of DDR4 , I refuse to pay these scandalous prices , takes the idea out of my pocket. I can accept CPU and motherboard prices but until DDR4 comes down to affordable , sensible prices I'm out of the boardgame.
    Pretty much the same boat as me (I did build an FX 8350 system a few years back).

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

    yes.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Strawb77 View Post
    yes.
    My yes could do with an upgrade too.
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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components are you looking to upgrade in 2018?

    GPU for sure

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

    Depends how badly I’m affected by the incoming CPU patches, but if this 30% hits me it could be an expensive year.

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

    Just built new ryzen system couple months ago. Still in the process of building a loop and modding the case. However i did reuse old parts, so a new gpu and psu this year. Hopefully move up to 1440p monitor too

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

    a new monitor and an M.2 drive

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