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When do you plan to get your next PC? And what will it be like?

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I'm considering a vintage PC, already ordered my cup holder and floppy drive. I will install Windows XP on it and surf the internet without a firewall. Living life on the edge!

Everything else is out of stock :ohwell:
 
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I got some IDE cup holders if you need any
 
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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.

You'll be set for another 10 years!
 
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since the near future only brings us new Platforms with stuff like DDR5 (which will be hella expensive and the first year might just be low speed high timings stuff) i'll wait a few years from now on (normally i am the one who buys a lot of hardware (including two 3080s and a 3090)
but this time i'll try to keep my 5900x and 3090 gaming x trio for as long as possible (maybe 4-5 years?)
 
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I planned to pick up a new graphics card over xmas, and make do with the rest of my pc (i7 6700k) for another year or so, i even set some money aside, expecting to pay £650-700 for a 3080...

Yeah. that didnt happen.

I decided its going to be that long until we see decent stock of Gpu's, i will get the rest of the computer out of the way, as i was a bit dubious of struggling along on 4 cores anyway.

Got a 5800x, MSI x570 Tomahawk,1tb Adata sx8200pro and some cheap temporary 3600mhz ram. First AMD (In my main gaming PC) since Socket 939.
 
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You'll be set for another 10 years!
My 2008 Dell XPS 730x is like my girlfriend. She keeps me coming back for more. She is like a 'Gaming PC' extremely high maintenance and expensive. She is a blond and has attributes which become immediately visible by seeing her walk and talk that talk. The first question other men ask me: "Where did you find her?" This was like asking are there more like her and be sure to never give her up? When I first met her she turned my imagination rock hard and I instinctively knew that I was going to be in for ride. When for the first time I laid my eyes on the 730x case I got the same loving feeling. The beautiful forward leaning curve of the case alone evaporated my ongoing hate for Dell's forced proprietary. Perhaps too much blond later this year will usher in "Alder Lake" and bringing about more sense into my already crazy life? Since I already had to replace most of the Dell's marginal hardware in the 730x, perhaps I can squeeze Alder Lake into the case and keep old memories rock hard? Some also call this love?
 
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