PC upgrade Question...

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  1. Posts : 494
    Win 10 Pro x64 versions
       #11

    @WXC,

    As for myself I have been building custom PC's for over 40 years. My last was July 2020. I settled for a 10th Gen i7 10700 CPU, 32 GB G.Skill ram, 1TB EVO SSD, in a Fractal Meshfy C case. Already had monitor, keyboard, and mouse. Total cost was just a bit over $800.00. Got most of it on sale.

    Point is that a builder should be willing to put together these parts for about an additional $150 so for just a bit over a grand you can have an awesome system that will last many years and can be upgraded down the road.
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  2. Posts : 21,421
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #12

    @Ghot, I'm inviting you to this party You might have some suggestions or know who else to invite. @WXC wants to build a new rig and said "I am willing to go BTTW "
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  3. WXC
    Posts : 13,115
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 22H2 19045.4046
    Thread Starter
       #13

    Railtech said:
    @WXC,

    As for myself I have been building custom PC's for over 40 years. My last was July 2020. I settled for a 10th Gen i7 10700 CPU, 32 GB G.Skill ram, 1TB EVO SSD, in a Fractal Meshfy C case. Already had monitor, keyboard, and mouse. Total cost was just a bit over $800.00. Got most of it on sale.

    Point is that a builder should be willing to put together these parts for about an additional $150 so for just a bit over a grand you can have an awesome system that will last many years and can be upgraded down the road.
    Thank you @Railtech.

    I sincerely appreciate that information. The price is much less than I was anticipating. I will have a local fellow look into your information. Indeed, very much, thank you!

    Thank you sir! Stay safe.

    steve108 said:
    @Ghot, I'm inviting you to this party You might have some suggestions or know who else to invite. @WXC wants to build a new rig and said "I am willing to go BTTW "
    Haha, thanks Steve. What are pals for, right?

    Bhahaha
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  4. Posts : 21,421
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #14

    WXC said:
    Thank you @Railtech.

    I sincerely appreciate that information. The price is much less than I was anticipating. I will have a local fellow look into your information. Indeed, very much!

    Thank you sir! Stay safe.



    Haha, thanks Steve. What are pals for, right?

    Bhahaha
    @NavyLCDR - OP wants to build a new rig and said "I am willing to go BTTW " - maybe you have suggestions?

    @WXC, Do you have a maximum $ budget in mind?
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  5. WXC
    Posts : 13,115
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 22H2 19045.4046
    Thread Starter
       #15

    steve108 said:
    @NavyLCDR - OP wants to build a new rig and said "I am willing to go BTTW " - maybe you have suggestions?

    @WXC, Do you have a maximum $ budget in mind?
    I'm not sure if you're serious, or just jerking my chain. I am not an unlimited piggy bank, but if serious, I would not mind spending a few bucks for the future.

    I will not however, put a price tag on it for you. :)
    Last edited by WXC; 26 Feb 2021 at 23:27.
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  6. Posts : 21,421
    19044.1586 - 21H2 Pro x64
       #16

    WXC said:
    I'm not sure if you're serious, or just jerking my chain. I am not an unlimited piggy bank, but if serious, I would not mind spending a few bucks for the future.

    I will not however, put a price tag on it for you. :)
    I'm serious.
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  7. Posts : 22,667
    Win 10 Home ♦♦♦19045.4046 (x64) [22H2]
       #17

    @WXC


    Now is not the best time to buy a new PC... prebuilt or DIY.

    I know that's not what you want to hear, but the semiconductor folks are raising the prices, video cards are next to impossible to find and when they are, they're over priced.

    The RTX 3060 vid cards just came out today and are MIA already. Intel Z590 chipset motherboards are MIA.
    Finding RAM from a good manufacturer, with decent timings is next to impossible.

    Maybe get yourself an SSD to speed things up a bit.
    Otherwise, I'd wait like a year or more.
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  8. WXC
    Posts : 13,115
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 22H2 19045.4046
    Thread Starter
       #18

    @Ghot,

    Thank you,

    I was unaware of the issues you raise.

    I sincerely appreciate the information.

    No biggie, for now. Just looking ahead a bit.

    You are a kind soul. Safe wishes to you and yours.
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  9. Posts : 494
    Win 10 Pro x64 versions
       #19

    I have to agree with @Ghot, the market is a mess right now. Supply chain disruption, trade tensions, lots going on and none of it good. If gaming is not a big deal for you than you can delay that expensive video card part. Other parts though are at issue. Of course if you do not need to be on the bleeding edge and are a diligent shopper you might pull it off.
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  10. Posts : 126
    Windows 10
       #20

    I agree that it's not a good time to build or buy a new computer. Since you are not an avid gamer though there are still a couple options. There are some great Xeon workstations and servers used available on eBay for pretty low prices. Add an SSD and a graphics card and you have a great computer for a low price.

    There are still some nice pre-built systems out there too. I would research the components used and reputation of the seller before buying one though. You mentioned that cost was not an issue so that helps right now a lot!

    Your current system is not bad. The suggestions about going with an SSD would make a noticeable difference. Me and my son are using 10 year old hardware right now and are still happy with the performance we are getting out of it. Honestly, you put some quality used parts in a great looking new case and overclock a little and you would be surprised at the results.

    You said you don't build yourself but you could still shop for good parts and have the system built. There are still some deals to be found on sites like Facebook Marketplace for example. YouTube is a good resource for researching components.It all depends on what you want and the amount of effort you are willing to put into it.

    I am cheap! I want the best price, performance I can get. I seek out advice from here! There are so many knowledgeable people here that can point you in the right direction! You might consider putting together something yourself or upgrading your current system. It's really not that hard these days, lots of videos that explain things clearly and very knowledgeable people here that are willing to help. There is a certain satisfaction to be had from doing it yourself and you save a lot of money too!

    I am just throwing out some ideas to consider. Parts availability is at an all time low and prices are extremely high right now. Right now the easiest thing to do would be to replace your hard drive with an SSD and max out your RAM and wait things out.
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