This month I made the biggest upgrade to my PC that I’ve ever made. I installed a new CPU, motherboard, PSU, RAM and video card, essentially transforming my rig into a whole new machine. My old CPU, PSU and motherboard were original to the build, making them almost five years old at this point. After experiencing a lot of difficulty and bottlenecking in some newer games, I decided it was time to upgrade.
Even more important than the upgrade was the fact that I switched fully from AMD CPU and GPU to Intel and NVIDIA. I was skeptical of being able to make this switch without issues, but I went for it anyway.
I’ll sum up the experience in a few bullet points:
Most of these issues can be avoided with a reformat of your hard drive. Should I do this? Probably. Will I? Meh, right now my rig is running great, so I don’t feel a huge need at the moment. Possibly when I have a long weekend to really take my time with it.
My new specs :)
NVIDIA GTX1070 8GB
16GB DDR4 RAM