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pokoko said:

We're close to a new generation of home consoles, huh?  I assume that will raise the bar on game development, which probably means I need to reevaluate my PC.

So, is a component upgrade feasible?  Or should I move on to a new PC?  Keep in mind that I don't care much about super high resolution and all of that.  I'm interested in the video quality being decent but performance is what I care about.  I'm perfectly fine with turning down many performance sucking graphics settings from Ultra Puffy--actually, I'd probably do that anyway, because a lot of them give me a headache.  I also have zero interest in impressing people with my "power".  I'm not going to pay a premium for marginal gains just because something is new.

This is my modest little PC:

Processor           1 x Intel® Core™ i5-6600K Processor (4x 3.50GHz/6MB L3 Cache) - Intel® Core™ i5-6600K
Processor Cooling           1 x Asetek 510LC Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-1150/1151] 
Memory           1 x 8 GB [4 GB x2]  DDR4-2800 ADATA XPG
Video Card           1 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX950 2GB
Free Stuff           1 x [FREE Game Download] - Tom Clancy's The Division 
Motherboard           1 x MSI Z170A SLI Plus -- 3x PCIe 3.0 x16, 6x USB 3.1 Gen1, 1x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C
Power Supply           1 x 600W Standard 80 PLUS Bronze

Oh, hey, I never did download The Division.  Heh, I'm okay with that.

Edit:  Also wanted to say that I'm done with AMD.  Bad luck perhaps, but I've had two AMD systems and I've had far too many problems with playing games.  I'm tired of looking up issues and reading that the game I'm playing "doesn't work well with AMD."  

With both next gen consoles being AMD Ryzen and AMD Radeon Navi, I don't see how a new AMD PC could be all that much of a headache when it comes to games. Unless the games you'll be playing are PC only, in which case the next gen consoles shouldn't change their outcome all that much.



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