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What are you upgrading this holiday season?

What are you upgrading this holiday season?

  • CPU

    Votes: 1,191 7.4%
  • GPU

    Votes: 2,588 16.0%
  • RAM

    Votes: 375 2.3%
  • Storage

    Votes: 1,128 7.0%
  • Monitor

    Votes: 823 5.1%
  • A whole new PC

    Votes: 1,614 10.0%
  • Nothing

    Votes: 8,435 52.2%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .

T4C Fantasy

CPU & GPU DB Maintainer
Staff member
May 7, 2012
2,349 (0.84/day)
Rhode Island
System Name Whaaaat Kiiiiiiid!
Processor Intel Core i9-9900K @ 5.0GHz
Motherboard Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Ultra
Cooling Corsair H150i AIO Cooler
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB DDR4-3200
Video Card(s) Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Triple Fan @ 2040MHz
Storage Samsung 970 PRO 512GB + Crucial MX300 512GB + OCZ Vertex 4 256GB
Display(s) 27" LG 27MU67-B 4K, + 27" Acer Predator XB271HU 1440P
Case Thermaltake Core X9 Snow
Audio Device(s) Logitech G933 Headset
Power Supply SeaSonic Platinum 1050W Snow Silent
Mouse Logitech G900
Keyboard Logitech G910
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores FFXV: 19329
It's this time of year again - time for hardware upgrades, or a new PC even? Getting ready for RTX?
Im one of the 31 upgrading ram possibly xD
I have everything else.
Jun 19, 2018
665 (1.15/day)
System Name Batman's CaseLabs Mercury S8 Work Computer
Processor 8086K 5.3Ghz binned delidded by Siliconlottery.com 5.5Ghz 6c12t 5.6Ghz 6c6t on ambient air
Motherboard EVGA Z390 DARK
Cooling Noctua C14S for all overclocking so far Noctua Industrial PWM fan 2000rpm rated (700rpm inaudible)
Memory Gskill Trident Z Royal Silver 4600Mhz C18 dual kit F4-4600C18D-16GTRS running at 4400Mhz 16-16-16-34
Video Card(s) AMD WX 4100 Workstation Card (AMD W5400 7nm workstation card coming soon)
Storage Intel Optane 900P 280GB PCIe card as Primary OS drive / (4) Samsung 860Pro 256GB SATA internal
Display(s) Planar 27in 2560x1440 Glossy LG panel with glass bonded to panel for increased clarity
Case CaseLabs Mercury S8 open bench frame two-tone black front cover with gunmetal frame
Audio Device(s) Creative $25 2.1 speakers lol
Power Supply Seasonic Prime Titanium 850watt (Seasonic Prime Titanium 700watt fanless coming soon)
Mouse Logitech MX Master 3 graphite / Glorious Model D matte black / Razer Invicta mousing mat gunmetal
Keyboard HHKB Hybrid Type-S black printed keycaps
Software Work Apps text and statistical
Benchmark Scores Single Thread scores at 5.6Ghz: Cinebench R15 ST - 249 CPU-Z ST - 676 PassMark CPU ST - 3389
Not this year, I just picked up archery so goodbye $$

Hahaha, know what you mean, I picked up “wet-shaving” about 6months ago, got the gf involved, wink, wink, nudge, nudge, say no more. lol :)

So far spent about $1000 on shaving, because an engineer buddy of mine told me it was less expensive - 100 blades for only $8.29. Yep, the blades are cheap, the rest of the gear can be through-the-roof expensive, shavers, soaps and brushes. Oh well, it’s a great deal of fun to be had, the shaves are so close and smooth, but it does take some practice to get good at it - a mild learning curve involved.

So this holiday season, only grabbing a Maximus XI Apex motherboard for the primary work rig, and an Optane 905P 280GB PCIe Add-In-Card (with cool blue leds :cool:). Sitting out the Intel 9000 Processor Series, it’s the same silicon with factory reset boost clocks and two added cores, and my work rigs won’t benefit at all moving from the current Coffee Lake 6/12s (8700K 8086K), which seem to be the absolute sweet spot for creating very fast lowest latency and inaudible work rigs at this current place in time. :toast:


Jan 3, 2015
1,499 (0.81/day)
System Name Suffering from random access memory loss.
Processor Intel Core i7 980X @ 4.42 GHz (when becnching op to 4.77 GHz)
Motherboard ASUS P6X58D Premium
Cooling Noctua NH-D14 CPU cooler with 3 x noctua nf-f12 industrialppc-3000 pwm 120 MM fans
Memory 12 GB DDR3 CORSAIR 1600 MHz TIMMINGS 9-9-9-24
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 GAMING
Storage 2 x Samsung 950 PRO 256 GB M.2 NVME SSD, Crucial MX300 2 TB SSD, WD RED 4 TB + WD AV-GP 2 TB HDD.
Display(s) 24" SAMSUNG
Audio Device(s) ONBOARD realtek sound card.
Mouse Logitech G903 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse
Keyboard LOGITECH G19s
Software WINDOWS 10 PRO 64 BITS
Benchmark Scores https://www.3dmark.com/fs/13514527 https://www.3dmark.com/spy/2333033
I have no plans on making any more upgrades to my current pc now. If i buy any thing, it would be a new monitor 4K capable with G-sync. My current X58 system is configured and tweaked to it bedst possible now and intel does not offer something that i think is a must have. Ill be waiting and see what intel can offer when they finally get to a lower NM die CPU.

And gpu wise, i have a gtx 1080 ti so its not like i lag gpu power either and ngreedia's 2000 series cards is exspensive and 2080 ti is not worfh the trouble according to price vs performance and ray traycing you cant even 4k with it on. 2080 non ti does not offer any thing to be desired over 1080 ti in opinion.
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Dec 16, 2012
3,855 (1.49/day)
Jyväskylä, Finland
System Name Classified
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 2600 @ 4.025GHz
Motherboard Asus TUF B450 Plus Gaming
Cooling Custom loop by Alphacool
Memory G.Skill Value 16GB DDR4-2400
Video Card(s) EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti FTW
Storage 2x256GB, 240GB & 2x 480GB SSDs, 2TB HDD
Display(s) 2x 1920x1080 (23" & 22")
Case Corsair Carbide Air 740
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster Z
Power Supply Seasonic Focus+ Gold 750W
Mouse Logitech G400s
Keyboard Dell keyboard
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores 6040 in Time Spy, 15731 in Fire Strike with GTX 980 Ti
Moar storage!
Aug 14, 2017
74 (0.08/day)
yah,its that time of.... life again.
planning to update my hole game rig.View attachment 111241

my old 4690 and gtx 970 and others can go..

wanna say,still gtyx 970 is good gpu,you can play all games nicely with 24" monitor..but now my list.

btw, new case and psu goes2nd rig, what im gonna sell...i keep my good old good case coolermaster HAF X

lsit is old,and priced has go down but its list...
Mar 26, 2010
8,439 (2.35/day)
Jakarta, Indonesia
System Name micropage7
Processor Intel Xeon X3470
Motherboard Gigabyte Technology Co. Ltd. P55A-UD3R (Socket 1156)
Cooling Enermax ETS-T40F
Memory Samsung 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3
Video Card(s) NVIDIA Quadro FX 1800
Storage V-GEN03AS18EU120GB, Seagate 2 x 1TB and Seagate 4TB
Display(s) Samsung 21 inch LCD Wide Screen
Case Icute Super 18
Audio Device(s) Auzentech X-Fi Forte
Power Supply Silverstone 600 Watt
Mouse Logitech G502
Keyboard Sades Excalibur + Taihao keycaps
Software Win 7 64-bit
Benchmark Scores Classified
nope, nothing upgraded but i'm buying another bluetooth speaker just for fun
Mar 10, 2015
2,479 (1.40/day)
System Name Wut?
Processor 3900X
Motherboard ASRock Taichi X570
Cooling Water
Memory 32GB GSkill CL16 3600mhz
Video Card(s) Vega 56
Storage 2 x AData XPG 8200 Pro 1TB
Display(s) 3440 x 1440
Case Thermaltake Tower 900
Power Supply Seasonic Prime Ultra Platinum
Apr 3, 2010
652 (0.18/day)
System Name Desktop
Processor Intel Core i5 6600K [3.5GHz/3.9GHz Turbo][4C/4T]
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 [Z170][F22i]
Cooling [CPU] CM Hyper 212 Evo 2x120mm | [Case] Front-2x140mm - Rear-140mm
Memory Kingston HyperX DDR4 2400 16GB [1x16GB][15-15-15-35]
Video Card(s) (Gigabyte) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB FE [Driver: 436.02]
Storage [OS] Samsung 970 Evo 500GB | [Storage] Samsung 860 Evo 1TB | Seagate Firecuda 2TB
Display(s) DELL 27" S2740L [1920x1080@60Hz][IPS][LED]
Case Corsair Obsidian 750D (CC-9011035-WW)
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Core 3D
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G1+ [+12V: 83.3A 999.6W][80 Plus Gold]
Mouse Logitech M570 Trackball
Keyboard Corsair Gaming K55 RGB
Software Microsoft Windows 10 Pro [1903][64-bit]
What is a good keyboard that cost less than $100?


PC Gaming Enthusiast
Jul 25, 2008
12,678 (3.02/day)
Louisiana -Laissez les bons temps rouler!
System Name Bayou Phantom
Processor Core i7-8700k 4.4Ghz @ 1.18v
Motherboard ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 6
Cooling All air: 2x140mm Fractal exhaust; 3x 140mm Cougar Intake; Enermax T40F Black CPU cooler
Memory 2x 8GB Mushkin Redline DDR-4 3200
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1080Ti Gaming X
Storage 1x 500 MX500 SSD; 1x 2TB WD Black; 2x 4TB WD Black; 1x400GB VelRptr; 1x 3TB WD Blue storage (eSATA)
Display(s) HP 27q 27" IPS @ 2560 x 1440
Case Fractal Design Define R4 Black w/Titanium front -windowed
Audio Device(s) Soundblaster Z
Power Supply Seasonic X-850
Mouse Coolermaster Sentinel III (large palm grip!)
Keyboard Logitech G610 Orion mechanical (Cherry Brown switches)
Software Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (Start10 & Fences 3.0 installed)
What is a good keyboard that cost less than $100?
There are plenty. I use a Logitech G610 mechanical with Cherry MX Brown keys. The entry level Patriot Viper mechanical kB only has one color (rgb colors on higher end models) is all metal and very satisfying and sturdy.

There are probably 30!or 40 more really good ones under $100.
Oct 25, 2018
169 (0.37/day)
System Name Merc
Processor I7-8700K
Motherboard MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon
Cooling Custom Loop
Memory 16GB@3000Mhz
Video Card(s) GTX1080Ti@2Ghz
Storage Samsung 970 EVO 500GB & 1TB, Crucial MX500 1TB
Display(s) Acer Predator XB1 XB271HU
Case CaseLabs Mercury S8
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar Essence STX, Logitech Z906, Sennheiser HD6
Power Supply Corsair AX760
Mouse Logitech G600
Keyboard Logitech G810
Software W10H
Benchmark Scores -
Just bought the Samsung 970 EVO 1TB for 'only' €222. Not the cheapest but one that's ready available. Plus I get a free game voucher.
Dec 16, 2017
573 (0.75/day)
System Name Desktop5
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 3600
Motherboard Asus Prime X570-P
Cooling AMD Wraith Stealth
Memory 2x8GB Ballistix Sport LT 3200 MHz (BLS8G4D32AESCK.M8FE) (CL16-18-18-36)
Video Card(s) Gigabyte AORUS Radeon RX 580 8 GB
Storage Kingston HyperX Fury 240 GB // Toshiba 2 TB HDD // WD 2 TB HDD // Mushkin Triactor 3DL 256 GB
Display(s) LG 22MP55 IPS Display
Case Corsair Carbide 100R
Audio Device(s) Logitech G430 Headset
Power Supply Corsair CX650M
Mouse Logitech Wireless Mouse M280 // Microsoft Trackball Optical 1.0
Keyboard HP Vectra VE keyboard (Part # D4950-63004)
Software Windows 10
Nothing, really. Not exactly the best moment for upgrading, for me at least.

I get the feeling I will upgrade when AMD releases the last iteration of Zen (whichever it may be) for AM4, if I go red, otherwise if I stick with Intel who knows what I'll pick up. Looking back, I always end up building or buying a PC on the latest and last thing available for a platform that is soon to be or already replaced by a newer one (Pentium MMX, Pentium III, Prescott-256 Celeron D for socket 478 and now Haswell, Broadwell doesn't count since I never even saw one single CPU of that type)...

If I upgrade anything at all, it will be storage, since I'm kinda close to the limit of my hard drives, so I'd get another one.


Staff member
Oct 12, 2008
7,491 (1.82/day)
Nothing, unless, a really sweet deal on a video card pops up, somewhere.


Oct 26, 2005
847 (0.16/day)
Black Friday was a scam this year. Retailers boosted prices 1-2 weeks ago. Shipping prices seem to be higher than before.

RX 580 is around $200 on NewEgg, but with shipping and VAT, the final price is around $260.
Jun 19, 2008
246 (0.06/day)
System Name 4k machine
Processor i7 6700k @ 4.4 GHz
Motherboard MSI Z170A Gaming M5
Cooling EK Nickle Waterblock + BlackIce Pro 360 radiator + D5 variable pump
Memory 16 GB Corsair Vengence @ 3000 MHz
Video Card(s) ASUS Strix 1080Ti with Bykski Waterblock
Storage 960GB Sandisk Extreme Pro SSD + 4TB WD Black + 3 TB Other
Display(s) Samsung 40KU6300 UHD TV
Case CoolerMaster HAF-X
Audio Device(s) ASUS Xonar Essence STX + Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Power Supply Corsair RM850
Mouse Razer DeathAdder 2013 + Razer Goliathus Speed mouse pad
Keyboard Razer BlackWidow Chroma RGB
Software Windows 10/El Capitan Dual Boot
Didn't buy anything this time :(. I don't know if I have anything to upgrade to . Wanted to buy 250GB HP EX900 NVMe SSD but cancelled because I am broke atm :D.
Dec 10, 2015
423 (0.28/day)
System Name Skypas
Processor Intel Core i7-6700
Motherboard Asus H170 Pro Gaming
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212X Turbo
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1060 Gaming X 6GB
Storage Corsair Neutron GTX 120GB + WD Blue 1TB
Display(s) LG 22EA63V
Case Corsair Carbide 400Q
Power Supply Seasonic SS-460FL2 w/ Deepcool XFan 120
Mouse Logitech B100
Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K70
Software Windows 10 Pro
Not now, probably next year adding cheap SSD for apps storage
Sep 9, 2013
94 (0.04/day)
System Name Massi
Processor Intel i7 9700K, 8 core @5 Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte Z390 GAMING SLI
Cooling Noctua NH-U14S 140mm
Memory 32GB G.SKILL RIPJAWS V (2x16GB) 3600MHz
Video Card(s) Palit RTX 2080 Super GRP 8GB
Storage Samsung 970 PRO M.2 1TB
Display(s) Asus 27" PG278QR TN LED 1ms, 2560x1440, 165hz
Case Corsair Obsidian 450D, Noctua fans in front, up, and back
Audio Device(s) ALC1220-VB Onboard
Power Supply Corsair RM850x 850W
Mouse Asus Gladius Optical Gaming
Keyboard Black, Lenovo
Software Windows 10
Building a whole new computer. best upgrade will be coming from normal HDD to M.2 SSD disk. much faster loading time and no more cables, just plug into the motherboard and done :)
Jun 2, 2016
11 (0.01/day)
System Name Kick
Processor Intel® Core™ i7-8700k CPU @ 3.20GHz
Motherboard ROG STRIX Z370-G GAMING (WI-FI AC)
Cooling 240 closed
Memory 32 GB Hyperx 2600
Video Card(s) NVIDIA Geforce RTX 2080 TI
Storage Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB ST2000DM006-2DM164 1863.01 GB
Display(s) Acer Predator 34 '' 43” Acer UM.ME0AA.001 ET430K 43" LED LCD Monitor
Audio Device(s) Razer Surround Audio Controller Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Power Supply 850 p2 evga
Mouse Razer Naga
Keyboard Razer Ornata Chroma
Software Windows Home 10
Bought, a new 2080 ti now wondering if it is a good card,now running test or oc the card
Jun 3, 2018
754 (1.27/day)
Jeddah , Saudi Arabia.
Processor Coming soon...
Motherboard Coming Soon...
Cooling Alseye EDDY-8
Memory Cruical 1600MHz 8GB (4x2)
Video Card(s) Zotac GTX 1050 Ti OC Edition
Storage Kingston A400 120GB + Western Digital Blue 500 GB (5000AAKX)
Display(s) Samsung SyncMaster E1920
Case Cooler Master MasterBox MB520
Power Supply Cooler Master MWE 550
Mouse Redragon Griffin
Keyboard HP SK-2885
Software Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
"Almost" a whole new PC.

Bought, a new 2080 ti now wondering if it is a good card,now running test or oc the card
Wondering if it's a good card ? , now let's suppose that it turned out that it's not a good card , then what are the good cards ? LOL
Jul 15, 2006
633 (0.13/day)
Processor Intel Core i5 4670k
Motherboard Asrock Z87 Extreme4
Cooling Scythe Kotetsu Mark II
Memory 2x8GB Kingston DDR3 1600 CL11
Video Card(s) Galax GTX 1070 Katana
Storage 120GB Samsung Evo 840 SSD+ 2TB Seagate Barracuda + 2TB Seagate Surveillance
Display(s) 24" LG 24MP59G
Case NZXT Phanton 240
Audio Device(s) Creative X-Fi Titanium HD with Kurtzweil KS-40A
Power Supply Corsair CX750M
Mouse Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury
Keyboard CM Storm QuickFire Pro Cherry MX Black
Software Windows 10 Pro x64
I'll definitely get more RAM. 8GB don't cut it if you wanted to run newer game at maxed settings. Two of such game is Rise of Tomb Raider and Shadow of Tomb Raider, even at 1080p and 8GB VRAM GPU.
Mar 9, 2016
39 (0.03/day)
I am upgrading to the 9900K.
My 4790K is still fast enough, but 4-Cores uncool.
Jun 5, 2007
2,143 (0.46/day)
Metro Manila, Philippines
System Name Zangief (Reborn)
Processor AMD Ryzen R7 1700X @ 3.825ghz , 1.35v
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-AX370 Gaming K7 Rev 1.0 BIOS F10
Cooling Noctua NH-D15 Push / Push Config | 2x ML120 | 2x Phanteks 120 mm
Memory 2x8GB G.Skill Trident Z @ 3200mhz cl 16 @ 1.45v
Video Card(s) Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080 +100 core / +550 mem
Storage 250 GB Samsung Evo 850 / 1tb WD Black / 4tb WD Blue
Display(s) Acer Predator XB271HU |Asus VX239H 23" AH-IPS Led
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M TG
Audio Device(s) On Board Realtek HD / Logitech G633/G933 Gaming Headset
Power Supply Corsair HX750i
Mouse Logitech G903 and G602 Wireless Gaming | Logitech Proteus Core G502
Keyboard Corsair K70 Cherry Red | Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Cherry Browns
Software Windows 10 Pro x64 (1809)
I'm trying to spot a deal for a good 27" panel g/free-sync. This goal is long over due because of some emergencies and more important monetary needs.
Aug 16, 2016
1,002 (0.80/day)
System Name 1.21 gigawatts!
Processor Intel Core i7 6700K
Motherboard MSI Z170A Krait Gaming 3X
Cooling Be Quiet! Shadow Rock Slim with Arctic MX-4
Memory 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 3000 MHz
Video Card(s) Palit GTX 1080 Game Rock
Storage Mushkin Triactor 240GB + Toshiba X300 4TB
Display(s) Philips 237E7QDSB/00 23" FHD AH-IPS
Case Aerocool Aero-1000 white + 4 Arctic F12 PWM Rev.2 fans
Audio Device(s) Onboard Audio Boost 3 with Nahimic Audio Enhancer
Power Supply FSP Hydro G 650W
Mouse Cougar 700M eSports white
Keyboard E-Blue Cobra II
Software Windows 8.1 Pro x64
Benchmark Scores Cinebench R15: 948 (stock) / 1044 (4,7 GHz) FarCry 5 1080p Ultra: min 100, avg 116, max 133 FPS
I bought a new 480 GB SSD, the same brand and the same type as I have in my "old but gold" laptop - Team L3 EVO 480 GB for 73€ total. Again, Team L3 EVO was the cheapest 480 GB SSD, just like 1 year ago or so when I bought the same SSD for my laptop.
Oct 2, 2015
2,448 (1.56/day)
System Name Ciel / Yukino
Processor AMD Ryzen R3 1200 @ 3750MHz / Intel Core i3 5005U
Motherboard MSI B350M PRO-VDH / HP 240 G5
Cooling Wraith Stealth / Stock
Memory 2x 8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200MHz @ 3466MHz / 2x 4GB Hynix + Kingston DDR3L 1600MHz
Video Card(s) Sapphire R9 270X Toxic 2GB / Intel HD 5500
Storage SSD WD Green 240GB M.2 + HDD Toshiba 2TB / SSD Kingston A400 120GB SATA
Display(s) HP w17e 1440x900 @ 75Hz/ Integrated 1366x768 @ 94Hz
Case Generic / Stock
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC892 / Realtek ALC282
Power Supply Sentey XPP 525W / Power Brick
Mouse Logitech G203 / Elan Touchpad
Keyboard Generic / Stock
Software Windows 10 LTSC x64 + Arch Linux
Managed to sell my old 500GB drive, so a WD Green M.2 240GB SATA SSD is incoming. Slow, unnecessary M.2, small, but very needed, plus it was the same price as the SATA one.
Mar 30, 2010
832 (0.23/day)
Edmonton, AB, Canada
System Name Project Neverending
Processor i9 9900K @ 5.0GHz
Motherboard Asus Maximus Formula XI
Cooling Corsair HX 150i Pro, Corsair ML 120/ML140 fans
Memory 32 GB Corsair Vengeance Pro RGB 3200
Video Card(s) Asus RTX 2080Ti
Storage Samsung 970 Evo NVMe, 2 Samsung 860 Evo 1TB
Display(s) Acer Predator X34 (3440X1440), Samsung U28D590 (3840X2160)
Case Corsair 500D SE RGB
Audio Device(s) Supreme FX X-Fi, Logitech 5.1 speaker system
Power Supply Corsair HX 1000i
Mouse Logitech G703
Keyboard Logitech G105
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores Updates coming soon ®
I voted nothing, but then a week later I end up purchasing components and end up with a complete new system. My Z270 board had a PCIE slot fail so my SLI setup wasn't. Decided to give Ryzen a shot, and gave up on SLI due to dwindling support on new titles.