This looks like the current upgrade thread…
I was surprised to find my current homebuilt PC is quickly approaching it’s 10th birthday:
6GB RAM (tri-channel!)
nVidia GTX 960
Corsair TX650W power supply
It’s managed to last this long because 1) I’m a web dev, and work doesn’t tax it much 2) I mostly got out of PC gaming for the last several years, and the stuff I have played was older.
I’m kind of coming back to the hobby and playing some newer games, and the kids are old enough now that they’re playing stuff like Fortnite on it and our other PC (i5-2500k, 8GB RAM, nVidia 9800GTX). So the system is finally showing it’s age.
I’m pretty happy with everything else, but the core components need replacing. I’ve fallen out of touch with what’s out there, so I could use some suggestions as to what to look for. My general philosophy has always been to find the best price/performance level.
So any suggestions as to what I should be looking at?
CPU: I do occasionally get some video work, so not sure if that makes the 9700k more attractive than the 9600k. I also am getting into more .Net work, so will be compiling with Visual Studio. That’s probably the top end of the CPU intensive work.
RAM: I will likely go for 16GB of RAM at this point because I’ve been playing around with Docker and occasionally run VMs for work and actually ran out RAM.
Video: The GTX 960 still holds up really well, but I’m going to pass it on to the secondary system to replace the 9800GTX. I think I usually look at the $200 price point for video cards, so what’s that equate to today?
Thanks for any help!