You got it! I was hoping some of my other old hardware was in that desk, like my old ISA 56k modem. There is still an entire PC that I had that don’t know what ever happened to it. Had a Pentium 166 MMX.
I'd just get a new GPU and see how it treats you. The 660 Ti is by no means a barn burner. Anything modern from the RX 570 on up will give you way more frames. If it still isn't good enough, build a new rig and take the GPU with you.
I think I had that same Viewsonic monitor roughly 20 years ago! I believe it had to ride shotgun when I moved to and from college each year.
My Dad brought me my old desk from when I still lived at home. In one of the drawers was some old software.
I agree that the NVMe is nice, but the money could be better spent elsewhere. A SATA SSD will be fast enough. The NVMe can easily be added later and made into a gaming drive.
I have the same PSU—it does a good job for what it costs.
I kinda wondered what the desktop was going to look like when their mobile 10nm lineup had a boost clock deficit to 14nm. Sure, it had an IPC uplift, but they just gave it back on frequency. I don’t think 10nm is clocking well at all, and mobile is the only place they can even try to sell it...
Couldn’t it also mean more power and ground? If they are increasing core counts and frequency and not shrinking the node, the chips would need more power. I’m sure more IO is on the list as well, though.
It’s a good move, but what is the total cost of entry if you are starting from scratch? Aren’t x299 boards really expensive? Cheapest I found at Microcenter is $309. The cheapest x570 at the same store is about half that price. The other concern is that I suspect TDP will be really high on these...