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I only do casual gaming on my PC and not chasing high FPS so things can last me for a good while.:)
Same here.
I prefer playing old games I really liked rather than trying out every new game out there.
Old as in not like Vice City or Vyruz, but as in some game that stuck with me. That also includes GTAIV and GTA V.

My wife and I had a tree fall on our house back in June
I'm sorry to hear that. Insurance or no insurance, that kind of thing shouldn't happen to anyone.
 
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Same here.
I prefer playing old games I really liked rather than trying out every new game out there.
Old as in not like Vice City or Vyruz, but as in some game that stuck with me. That also includes GTAIV and GTA V.


I'm sorry to hear that. Insurance or no insurance, that kind of thing shouldn't happen to anyone.

Yea I'm also not always after the new games, can easily have fun with older or not that demanding games.
Don't play competitive games either.

Usually I upgrade GPU when I'm forced to low settings/textures cause I don't like that but as long as it can push ~45+ FPS or so with ~medium settings/native resolution I'm good.

My last full build steps were like a Phenom II x4 840 then a i 3 4160/GTX 950 and now this current system since 2018.
They each lasted me 3 years or so and I assume the current one will last more with some part upgrades.

Later next week I'm gonna buy a 1TB SSD to be my pure gaming drive with all of the game launchers moved there, rest of the stuff can wait until prices go down a bit on the second hand market.
 
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Definitely. That laptop should last you a while. It must have cost a lot of money too.
I bought it used and much cheaper than you would think. I have methods of getting good deals on used stuff.
The older ge75 that I bought had a i7 9750h and 2060 but someone listed this current laptop so I sold the older ge75 and bought this one.
 
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I'm sorry to hear that. Insurance or no insurance, that kind of thing shouldn't happen to anyone.

Yeah it sucks. On the bright side, I know how to do drywall now....
 
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Maybe keep an eye out on the market in that case. If a lot of people get DDR5 boards, then your parts may not be worth much, since they won't be compatible with what's currently in the market.

Eh, not much of a concern. I generally re-purpose rather than sell my old parts. Pretty sure my original Socket 7 platform is kicking around in the collection somewhere. I'm actually typing this on a machine that lives in its case. Besides, if the platform you're building runs on DDR5, you use DDR5. :p 8-year-old parts aren't typically worth much anyway, unless you've got something rare-ish that's in demand for some reason, like 6-core 1366 processors are right now.
 
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Probably in next two years when ddr5 and usb 4 comes out and is well settled, need to save up alot as well
 
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Honestly no plans to upgrade this year at all. Earliest conceivable upgrade date would be 2022. I purchased this laptop (8750H/RTX2070) in 2019 and still feel it's more than adequate fo the things I do (Basic browsing, 3D Rendering, Gaming).
 

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I don't ever really get a new PC. I just upgrade it a part or two at a time.
 
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After doing a complete AMD upgrade for everyone in the household including myself, hopefully never. Or at least not in the near future.

My 4670K was running just fine in 2020 but my other folks with Core i3's were having too many issues with internet connectivity issues and crashes. Turned out it was a great time for affordable upgrades in the second half of 2020 (for non-gaming builds) and so I upgraded multiple systems with Ryzen 3100 processors, 16GB RAM, Samsung NVMe SSDs and new networking cards. Then Zen 3 was announced with the big IPC improvements and I jumped on the opportunity to upgrade to the Ryzen 5600X.

Oh yeah and the new Ryzen systems have been great. Not a single issue with any of them.
 
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The cheapest route for me would to stick a Vermeer in here and add a GPU and call it a day.. but of course I bought at the wrong time lol.. AM5 coming, and Z590.. not too sure how long I will be sticking with AM4.. I was going to buy a board for this CPU and give it to my kids.. but now I might just give the whole thing to my kids and just build new again. I guess we shall see how nice 2021 is to us..
 
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10-15 years ago I used to upgrade GPU every year or every other one, and the whole system every 2-3 years. Last time I kept it for 6-7 years with a GPU upgrade of around 3 years. I plan to upgrade the CPU of current (from Aug 2019) one in a couple of years and the GPU when I can almost double the performance of 5700XT with 400-450€. I kept this GPU upgrade principal the last 3 times I changed the GPU.
 
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I'll probably wait for DDR5 pciex5 to be commonplace
I first thought it was unlikely for PCIe5.0 to be launched any time soon, but it turns out you may have to wait only half a year minimum:
Alder Lake is going to support both PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 memory, apparently.
However, it's only the first architecture to do so, so it won't be commonplace.
(Damn, PCIe 4.0 hasn't even had time to settle in, and they're already talking about launching PCIe 5.0 in half a year...)
I'm also waiting for this architecture, since in addition to supporting PCIe 5.0 and DDR5, it also supports a new socket - LGA1700.
It's on 10nm though, for 7nm I'll have to wait for the next architecture - Meteor Lake.
 
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Just upgraded the platform. I wait till I can get a deal, usually not cutting edge but a gen back. Surplus stuff or review items. Probably every two years
 
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Interesting question. I don't really know. I'll probably just stuff more drives in this one. 3080 eventually. Honestly, the 2060 I got when those came out is still chuckin some frames. Having a little trouble keeping up with the 165hz panel and the RTX perf just ain't it. But the Strix OC models they made for the 20-series are phenomenal and it's still running current-gen games very well. Might grab another matching pair of this RAM if I can still find it to get to 32GB. Until the 3900x stops being a good CPU I just don't see a need to do another build. Won't be thinking about even changing platforms for a couple of years. It used to be normal to me, and then I got an x370 for ~$100 and eventually settled on a solid 12-core. Went up through the first 3 gens of Ryzen on the board and it never let me down. I might've been among those few people to grab a 3900x early and have it actually boost correctly out of the box lol. And I've learned that if a good, reliable board falls into your lap and does good things for you, you hold onto it.

Unless things start moving really fast, it would be a shame to replace it when all of the performance I could need is in some simple upgrades. Maybe this is a growing up poor thing, but the value on this CPU/mobo combo is so high I feel like I gotta squeeze it all out. Feel like I've got a good thing going here.

I mean, a PCIE 4 board could be nice, with the extra nvme slots. But nvme drives still aren't that cost effective. SATA SSD's are lookin good though, and my case holds enough to populate the good SATA spots. DDR5 times seem more sensible to start considering a jump... though I'm sure that'll be an expensive time to be on the new stuff. Steady as she goes. I could reasonably go 5 years total on this platform, I bet.
 

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Benchmark Scores I once had +100 dorfs in DF, so yeah pretty great
I only do casual gaming on my PC and not chasing high FPS so things can last me for a good while.:)

Same here but I'm still glad I got the RTX2060, which technically is overkill for me (1080p 60Hz) but OTOH it will last me for many years. And it is actually nice to be able to play games maxed out (specifically Horizon Zero dawn).
 
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the Strix OC models they made for the 20-series are phenomenal
So, you have this card? https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/asus-rog-strix-rtx-2060-gaming.b6615
This is my old 970: https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/asus-strix-gtx-970-directcu-ii-oc.b3049 and yes, it's a great cooler.
A bit overkill for only 145W of power draw, but it never even went above 73C on full load.
Plus it was built quite sturdy and had no problems with it at all for 5 years.

I just have one gripe with the current Strix models: they're overkill for the job and now they've started charging hefty premiums for these coolers. Earlier they used to come for somewhat reasonable prices.

glad I got the RTX2060, which technically is overkill for me (1080p 60Hz)
Dude, you should see my 3060Ti for 1080p 60Hz! The thing positively laughs in the face of games at that resolution.
I mean I'm running at half clocks and don't go above 45C temperature!
 

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I'm a collector or a loon (whichever way you look at it) I have a few PCs running every day for various things, server, WCG, a bit of mining every now and again. I'm after a few more bits of hardware, new GPUs and CPUs, but until the prices come the heck down and you can actually buy them easily, I'm happy with the hardware and PCs I have. I'm forever changing hardware about or adding new into my collection, so there's no such a plan, stuff just happens :D :laugh:
 
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a bit of mining every now and again
This keeps coming up, I don't get it.
Is mining still worth it? You end up burning a shit ton of electricity, and it gets harder and harder to recoup your investment over time. Plus, all you're doing is generating some data - it doesn't have a practical value to it. It's just printing money with a crazy rate of inflation.
Look what happened to BTC - those who got in early made a lot of money, but the latter guys, not so much, and they burned a lot of electricity and hardware in the process.
It was great for a few guys, good for a few more and then a lot of guys were basically SOL who didn't already own bitcoins. It's become less like a currency and more like a casino chip.

I'm forever changing hardware about or adding new into my collection, so there's no such a plan, stuff just happens :D :laugh:
You must make a lot of used hardware buyers very happy now and again...
 
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Same here but I'm still glad I got the RTX2060, which technically is overkill for me (1080p 60Hz) but OTOH it will last me for many years. And it is actually nice to be able to play games maxed out (specifically Horizon Zero dawn).

Yea cards in that performance range would be also comepletely fine with me but alas can't buy any atm nor for a good while I guess. 'already ordered a 1TB Kingston A2000 SSD anyway so I spent some of the saved GPU money'

Actually HZD is the only new-ish game that I wanted to play but can't on my current rig, well technically I could with the original 'console' settings and native 2560x1080 if they bothered to fix the texture issues on certain 4GB AMD cards.

Older games are a non issue tho and theres plenty of those.:) 'currently playing Witcher 2 which will keep me busy for a good few weeks at least'
 
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Normally i don't build a PC every few years i just do upgrades everytime there's some new Hardware that i like.

Something i would like to have in my current Build: Because i can fit 2 Systems in my Case would be nice to add a mini itx Build

1- Asus Prime B460I-Plus
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This keeps coming up, I don't get it.
Is mining still worth it? You end up burning a shit ton of electricity, and it gets harder and harder to recoup your investment over time. Plus, all you're doing is generating some data - it doesn't have a practical value to it. It's just printing money with a crazy rate of inflation.
Look what happened to BTC - those who got in early made a lot of money, but the latter guys, not so much, and they burned a lot of electricity and hardware in the process.
It was great for a few guys, good for a few more and then a lot of guys were basically SOL who didn't already own bitcoins. It's become less like a currency and more like a casino chip.


You must make a lot of used hardware buyers very happy now and again...
Mining depends on what you expect out of it, for me I'm not expecting much but I do a little and see how that goes.. I'm not going to put £1000's into it because I know it will take a long time to get things back from it. Doesn't mean I won't try with hardware I have here already mind :)

I don't sell hardware, I buy and keep because it's what I'd like and if I sell I just end up buying it back again anyways which is a pain in itself as no one will ever look after it how well you might yourself :(
 
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actually i got less and less interested about new pc as long as my current setup meet my need
maybe small upgrade like storage, ram since i don't play game much it's enough i feel
 
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I'll actually haven't got a "new PC" in years, practically last time was 2015 and there's always more or less parts which stay if I get something new. The next thing will be a GPU upgrade from my current GTX 980 Ti.
 
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My next upgrade will be a full upgrade to Ryzen 6000 series, so likely new board and RAM, GPU, maybe some new drives as well into a custom table case with full water cooling and maybe a new VR headset as well when I'm on the spending spree there and retire my current PC to be a LAN rig
 
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I am continuing in running my 2008 Dell XPS 730x. Still outstanding in playing 90% of my Steam collection. But I needed to replace over time my DELL propiatary PSU, GPU, MOBO and AIO. Many thanks to Ebay. Looking to making a move later this year with Alder Lake. There’s plenty to be excited about as it represents the biggest 'architecture' movement or innovation since the Core architecture in 2006. And with 32 cores and 40 threads. I also welcome the introduction of the all new 10nm SuperFin process, the new LGA 1700 socket and the arrival of DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 support. So there is a lot going on. Planning also in specifying an all (5TB) NVME system as SSD's are getting cheaper by the day. I guess with my trusty XPS 730x having been kept alive since 2008, I can hold my breath easily for another 10-12 months. Just perhaps AMD can step-up to the plate again as well and give Alder Lake it's run for the money? Which is always good for the man on the street and his hard earned cash.

 
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