I wouldn't do that. You have no idea what prices are going to be like in 6 months. Also it's guaranteed that new components will have released by then anyway. Just set yourself a budget, save the money, and then upgrade to whatever makes sense with your budget when you're ready to buy.
Yeah, I totally get that! My reasoning for trying this now is more of just trying to get a bit back into computer components, and at least learning a bit about what's out there since all the models are confusing me.
If you're not struggling for space, I would possibly reconsider. Mini-ITX limits upgradability and can be a headache to build in such a tight space. There are some great MicroATX cases and motherboards though.
How much of a headache and lack of upgradability is it, and how much bigger is MicroATX in comparison? I really, really like the size of it, but I would like for it to last longer than this PC probably will before changing case.
Could you be more specific? 2x8GB? What speed, CAS latency, etc? As much info as possible.
Oh sorry, my bad! It's 2x8GB.. I honestly don't know the other stuff right now, and like you said, a lot can happen in 6 months, so I'll skip finding that (and PSU) out for now, unless you say otherwise of course.
Wattage is irrelevant if the quality isn't there, and Corsair made plenty of low quality PSU's. Could you tell us the make, model, and wattage please.
Ok, good to know, thanks! Like before, I'll remember to check this before I upgrade, thank you!
100% buy a real SSD then.
Where on the priority scale is this? I'm perfectly happy with my current speed, and SSD's are expensive. I'll totally buy one when the time (and money) comes, and I'll probably be blown away by the speed, but what I don't know doesn't hurt me
So, what I would do, just start with a GPU upgrade. Your R7 360 is absolutely holding you back more than anything else
Oh, that's a great tip! I'll be honest, I assumed my GPU and CPU would be at about the same level. New game plan then! New GPU, then save up for another upgrade phase, upgrade case, motherboard, CPU, wait again, etc. Would you reccomend sticking to the GPU in my original post and upgrading the rest quicker, or going full out with the best out there and saving up longer for the rest?
Then last, you can start focusing on cooling and aesthetics maybe(LED's, custom cables.extensions, etc).
I've honestly never even thought of aestetics. That sounds like fun!
Thanks for all the tips! This is exactly why I made the post, now I feel like I have a much better overview on this computer upgrade.