Author Topic: should I Upgrade or should I keep what I have?  (Read 4702 times)

SGT (Ret) Caruthers

  • 11B Infantryman
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should I Upgrade or should I keep what I have?
« on: December 08, 2021, 08:07:43 PM »
what I have is getting to be about 6 years old, but is still a powerhouse.

Core i7-6700K
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
16.0 GB
512 SSD


thanking about getting

i9 10850k
NVIDIA RTX 3080 10 GB
32GB (2x16GB) 3600mhz
1TB SSD Samsung

i can get this and all the other stuff needed for 2,000. is it worth the upgrade? or should I save the money for when this PC dies.
R. CARUTHERS
SGT, USA
Retired


SGT Stewart

  • 11B Infantryman
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Re: should I Upgrade or should I keep what I have?
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2021, 08:18:16 PM »
The parts shortage is going to change anytime soon, if you have the cash and can sort the parts at that price, run with scissors.
R. STEWART
SGT, USA
Infantryman, 1-506 Infantry


1LT (Ret) Mallory

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Re: should I Upgrade or should I keep what I have?
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2021, 01:29:27 AM »
i can get this and all the other stuff needed for 2,000. is it worth the upgrade? or should I save the money for when this PC dies.

Prevention over reaction... the only way I could see this being a more pressing question is if a new line of tech was coming down the pipe, which very well may be- but based on what you have spec'd already, you'll be more than fine.
J. MALLORY
1LT, AV
Retired