Hmmmmm I’m pondering on another PC upgrade here. Absolutely certain is that I’ll need a LOT less parts for this one, and it will be a LOT less work. I am definitely keeping my wonderful Fractal Design case. Although yes it’s very heavy, this has definitely been THE most genuinely soundproofed case I’ve ever had. No not “really quiet – cos we just said so!”, you shut the case door on this thing and you can barely hear all the fans inside. It’s also very easy to work in, and looks great too. Will also be keeping my PSU, probably my DVD-Rom drive..unless I go for an ASUS Blu-ray burner, which are reaching sensible price points now, and probably I’ll keep my aging graphics card…..for now.
Now I’m gazing lovingly at this i9 CPU. For what it is, £470 is really not a massive amount to ask, not least as the thing has 10 fucking cores, versus my Skylake’s ‘only’ 4. I can only imagine how fast that would push everything around. Of course, I don’t just build PC’s to game on, I build them to edit stuff on as well. I build them to do everything really well, I’m not just sat here thinking of how many frames per second I’m going to get out of Doom Eternal.
I went VERY conservative on my RAM speed last time too, being stupidly paranoid that the ASUS motherboard didn’t fully support it. Of course, the fact should have been obvious – ASUS simply don’t have the time to list every supported type and speed of RAM their motherboards support these days in their manuals. And of course, more RAM, which the motherboard will still support, would have always been released after the manual had already been printed. What an idiot I feel sometimes……
So I might well start planning this out in the new year. All I need to do is save more money than I spend!