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

by Parm Mann on 5 January 2018, 16:31

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New year's resolutions are all well and good, but let's talk about something many of us find to be more interesting: PC upgrades. The start of January always feels like an opportune time to plan out renovations and refurbishments for the next 12 months, particularly if your current rig is beginning to turn stale.

There are plenty of tempting components already on the market, with many more likely to be announced in the months ahead, and with decent competition in most segments, we're not short on choice. So what, if anything, is on the menu? A new CPU? That 4K monitor you've always wanted? Or maybe just a roomier SSD? Let us know using the comments facility below.

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GPU i need a gpu so badly. i think ill keep 1080p till 2020.
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.
Looking at a whole system build, see what Zen+/Ryzen 2000 is like before deciding what way to go though.
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 :(
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.