Note: by upgrading I don't mean I expect a ton of improvement, only that I want to maybe delay building entirely new for a couple years
So, I'm constantly surprised by how well my old i7-920 still does, at least when paired with a decent GPU like the 980ti. I can often still get 50-60fps in games with High settings and 1440 if I want, although I may have to turn off special effects like Gameworks. Often seems to work better than some people with far newer (but lower grade) CPU's.
Anyway, main block for new rig - Windows 10. And of course right now prices are inflated.
So if I was to "ugprade" this old rig, it'd be like this:
--better CPU cooler in case I want to OC it to 3.2
--16 or 24 RAM instead of 12, where it would still be D3 but maybe a little "faster." More importantly, just more since games are becoming more RAM hogs.
--1 TB SSD
This would add up to around $900-$1000.
If I built an entire new rig it might be $2500+ not including a GPU or monitor if I wanted to buy those.
I want to avoid Win10 as long as possible. I don't play tons of "new, intensive," online or shooter games but would like to have the possibility of running them at least ok-ish @ 1080 if I did want to play one.
Main question mark would be whether $1000 would really work for the next couple years or if I should just grin and bear it with Win10. What do you think is the better course of action for me at the moment?
P.S. - it's amazing to think I built this entire rig 8-9 years ago for around $1100 (initially - gpu upgrades over time, of course). Now that just barely upgrades it. Sheesh.
Edited by LadyCrimson, 28 February 2018 - 11:36 PM.