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    Default Re: Biuilding a new PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony View Post
    Thanks everyone for the advice, but it looks like the project is going to be on the back burner for a while.
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    Why not just upgrade it then? MB, CPU< RAM, do you really need to replace the rest? HDDs, PSU, Case?
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    Default Re: Biuilding a new PC

    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    Why not just upgrade it then? MB, CPU< RAM, do you really need to replace the rest? HDDs, PSU, Case?
    That is about what I was planning to do anyway. However when I have a potential bill for several thousand dollars on the horizon I think it is better to hold off for a bit.
    We are all but temporary files on the great flash drive of life.

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    Default Re: Biuilding a new PC

    My PB Tech 10 year old desk top will due some time in the next few years. Can't be bothered these day buying the bits and putting it together so will most likely buy another upgrade box and load Windows. I need to have an internal DVD drive so finding prebuilt with Window with one seems impossible and PB tech only really have two upgrade boxes with the space for one.
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    Default Re: Biuilding a new PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony View Post
    That is about what I was planning to do anyway. However when I have a potential bill for several thousand dollars on the horizon I think it is better to hold off for a bit.
    I used to upgrade every second year when I was gaming.
    Now, I thought I'd wait for a problem before doing the big 3 - motherboard, CPU, RAM.
    It's now 12 years and I haven't had a problem yet. Not even with the BIOS battery.

    So still holding off on mine.

    I did change GPU 3 years ago (bought used)
    I have 16GB of DDR3 - still.
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    Default Re: Biuilding a new PC

    My build is going to be definitely nice-to-have rather than must do.
    We are all but temporary files on the great flash drive of life.

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    Default Re: Biuilding a new PC

    I tend to buy used parts when I upgrade or build a "new" home PC (except PSU) . Because Im cheap .

    50% of the time that bites me in the bum, weird intermittenet issues on my recently bought used parts . When will I learn .
    I guess if a recent generation motherboard was running perfectly , no one would be selling it used on trademe .

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    Default Re: Biuilding a new PC

    Last year built a spare i3 system using parts that were a few months old, Board/CPU. Got Ram/M2 Drive (both new) at a good sale price and already had a low end GPU (EVGA 750ti)

    Built for 2/3rds the price, probably building a high end system this way would not happen

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