[SOLVED] When to upgrade?

Shrevus

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Hi all,

I built my PC in 2018 (specs below). I’m starting to see lower FPS in the newer titles which has caused me to start considering upgrades. Arguably everything is still playable so it comes down to value for money vs performance/longevity of upgrades.

Unfortunately I’m getting older and I’m losing touch with the technical side of PC components. Would you hang on for 40xx series cards and next gen CPU’s or upgrade now? If the latter what would you upgrade?

specs:

Intel Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz (Coffee Lake) Socket LGA1151 Processor

Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 Intel Z370 (Socket 1151) DDR4 ATX Motherboard

Team Group Night Hawk RGB 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 PC4-25600C16 3200MHz Dual Channel Kit - RGB Black (TF1D4

Asus GeForce GTX 1080Ti ROG Strix 11264MB GDDR5X PCI-Express Graphics Card

Samsung 970 EVO Polaris 250GB M.2 2280 PCI-e 3.0 x4 NVMe Solid State Drive

Seagate 2TB BarraCuda Internal Hard Drive (ST2000DM006)

EVGA SuperNova G3 750W 80 Plus Gold Modular Power Supply

Corsair Hydro Series H150i PRO RGB Performance Liquid Cooler - 360mm
 

Zerk2012

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Hi all,

I built my PC in 2018 (specs below). I’m starting to see lower FPS in the newer titles which has caused me to start considering upgrades. Arguably everything is still playable so it comes down to value for money vs performance/longevity of upgrades.

Unfortunately I’m getting older and I’m losing touch with the technical side of PC components. Would you hang on for 40xx series cards and next gen CPU’s or upgrade now? If the latter what would you upgrade?

specs:

Intel Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz (Coffee Lake) Socket LGA1151 Processor

Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 Intel Z370 (Socket 1151) DDR4 ATX Motherboard

Team Group Night Hawk RGB 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 PC4-25600C16 3200MHz Dual Channel Kit - RGB Black (TF1D4

Asus GeForce GTX 1080Ti ROG Strix 11264MB GDDR5X PCI-Express Graphics Card

Samsung 970 EVO Polaris 250GB M.2 2280 PCI-e 3.0 x4 NVMe Solid State Drive

Seagate 2TB BarraCuda Internal Hard Drive (ST2000DM006)

EVGA SuperNova G3 750W 80 Plus Gold Modular Power Supply

Corsair Hydro Series H150i PRO RGB Performance Liquid Cooler - 360mm
That should still run everything good.

Video cards are hard to get and very expensive right now.

If anything I might add a decent SSD to replace the 2TB drive to put your games and stuff on.

For when to upgrade nobody can tell you that since it's you using the PC you upgrade when it no longer performs the way you wish for it to.
 
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Zerk2012

Titan
Ambassador
Hi all,

I built my PC in 2018 (specs below). I’m starting to see lower FPS in the newer titles which has caused me to start considering upgrades. Arguably everything is still playable so it comes down to value for money vs performance/longevity of upgrades.

Unfortunately I’m getting older and I’m losing touch with the technical side of PC components. Would you hang on for 40xx series cards and next gen CPU’s or upgrade now? If the latter what would you upgrade?

specs:

Intel Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz (Coffee Lake) Socket LGA1151 Processor

Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 Intel Z370 (Socket 1151) DDR4 ATX Motherboard

Team Group Night Hawk RGB 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 PC4-25600C16 3200MHz Dual Channel Kit - RGB Black (TF1D4

Asus GeForce GTX 1080Ti ROG Strix 11264MB GDDR5X PCI-Express Graphics Card

Samsung 970 EVO Polaris 250GB M.2 2280 PCI-e 3.0 x4 NVMe Solid State Drive

Seagate 2TB BarraCuda Internal Hard Drive (ST2000DM006)

EVGA SuperNova G3 750W 80 Plus Gold Modular Power Supply

Corsair Hydro Series H150i PRO RGB Performance Liquid Cooler - 360mm
That should still run everything good.

Video cards are hard to get and very expensive right now.

If anything I might add a decent SSD to replace the 2TB drive to put your games and stuff on.

For when to upgrade nobody can tell you that since it's you using the PC you upgrade when it no longer performs the way you wish for it to.
 
Reactions: King_V

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