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    QOTW: Which PC components did you upgrade in 2020?

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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components did you upgrade in 2020?

    Are you joking? I cant get hold of anything i want!

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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components did you upgrade in 2020?

    Couldn't get a 3080 so haven't really bothered this year.

    Upgraded my chair (does that count?), best upgrade I have made in years, considering how much I am having to use it.

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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components did you upgrade in 2020?

    whole machine except GPU and I wonder why that didn't get changed....

    3900x, x570, NVme, it's a whole new world for me after 10 years with the old system.

    The one thing that stayed was the keyboard. I actually wanted to get a new one but decent wired USB true UK keyboards for <£10 are few and far between and non have the slim profile and power/wake/sleep buttons this one does.

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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components did you upgrade in 2020?

    Quote Originally Posted by SteK View Post
    Are you joking? I cant get hold of anything i want!
    Same!, I'll upgrade my PC next summer (if there's any stuff to buy!) so I upgraded my monitor 1080p 60hz >>> 1440p 144hz with VRR/freesync, I love it but now I need a better PC to use it!

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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components did you upgrade in 2020?

    Just the one, I bought a 32" widescreen.

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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components did you upgrade in 2020?

    Was going to say nothing, nada, zilch...
    ... However, at the beginning of the year I did buy a mouse from Amazon warehouse. Steelseries thing with tons of buttons must of which remain unused but I though maybe a gaming mouse will last longer than an ordinary one.

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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components did you upgrade in 2020?

    Nothing, am not ready to upgrade anything yet, but if it counts I bought some Sourround Sound for my living room... uh

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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components did you upgrade in 2020?

    Upgraded my DAC/headphone amp and headphones. Not PC as such but, connected to it.

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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components did you upgrade in 2020?

    Incremental upgrades.

    RTX 2080 FE > RTX 3090 FE
    Intel Core i7-9700K > Intel Core i9-9900KF
    Lian Li PC-X500 Case > Corsair Obsidian 500D
    Corsair Hydro Series H80i v2 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler > Corsair Hydro Series H100i RGB PLATINUM 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler

    Also added another Samsung 970 Evo Plus to my system (2TB), and have back ordered a Corsair 1200W HXi PSU.

    Nothing much really.

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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components did you upgrade in 2020?

    Would've got a GPU, couldn't get hold of one. I'm no longer in a rush to upgrade.

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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components did you upgrade in 2020?

    Best upgrade of the year was the chair. Decided to buy a long-term chair, bought a Herman Miller back in January, and then a pandemic arrived in March. My back is very happy with how 2020 has gone.

    About the same time, I doubled my DDR3 1600 CL9 from 8 GB to 16 GB. No longer run out of RAM on occasion, it's been nice, worth the cost even though I'll probably go to DDR4 or DDR5 within the next two years.

    Bought a dedicated microphone - Yeti Nano - in June. Can't believe it took me 3 months of working remotely to break down and buy one, would recommend.

    And installed a 3 TB hard drive (Toshiba P300) that I'd bought as part of a storage upgrade in 2019, but hadn't needed until this year. Nothing too special there but it's allowed me to back up a lot more Blu-Rays and increase the percentage of my Steam library I have locally, all while having much more free space than a year ago.

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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components did you upgrade in 2020?

    Keyboard / mouse

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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components did you upgrade in 2020?

    Maybe this is next week's question, but my most-likely-to-upgrade components for 2021 are adding more SSD storage, and potentially upgrading to Ryzen at long last.

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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components did you upgrade in 2020?

    Nothing because stock has been stupidly low.... going to swap out my case and aio though after Christmas to a new one and HOPEFULLY get a new gpu to tide me over... unless stock magically changes and I can do the full build I want to do that is.

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    Re: QOTW: Which PC components did you upgrade in 2020?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanoe View Post
    Upgraded my chair (does that count?)
    I'd say so. Peripherals can make such a difference to the experience of using a pc and are a good investment.

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