Upgrade My PC Please! Episode 1: The First 5


Vote for the PC that deserves the upgrade the most:

Poll closed Sep 9, 2017.
  1. Mason ‘Old Boy’ from Australia

    131 vote(s)
  2. Brett ‘Red Raider!’ from New Zealand

    51 vote(s)
  3. Hamwar 'HMR2' from the UK

    76 vote(s)
  4. Hayden 'CAD Box' from Australia

    260 vote(s)
  5. Dakota 'Silver Shadow' from the US

    259 vote(s)
By Julio Franco · 223 replies
Sep 5, 2017
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  1. Sebastin

    Sebastin TS Rookie

    Having had the fx 6300 before, the Silver Shadow gets my vote. Good luck to you and everyone else!
  2. islandgam3r

    islandgam3r TS Member

    Dakota "Silver Shadow" gets my vote
  3. Axeia

    Axeia TS Rookie

    Go CAD-box, that PC looks like it needs some TLC and an upgrade is a good reason to give it some. Not to mention the upgrade would be quite significant.
    If my 'server' makes it through for the next round, prepare to see some real old junk ^^
  4. walentaz

    walentaz TS Rookie

    Seriously? 4th gen i5 leading the vote??? whatahell guys, be fair. Hands down Dakota deserves the upgrade the most.

    that i5-4670 would eat fx6300 for breakfast. I know because I still own such myself, but my country is not eligible for this competition sadly
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2017
  5. nordicblue

    nordicblue TS Rookie

    Good luck to everyone in episode 1 and thanks to Techspot and Hardware Unboxed for the cool series concentrating on the viewers:)
  6. DynamoNED

    DynamoNED TS Member Posts: 19   +7

    Tough call here. Both the CAD Box and the Silver Shadow are dual-purpose, and in desperate need of upgrades. Not ashamed to admit that it was the nostalgia of that old aluminum Cooler Master case that swayed my vote. Best of luck to everyone!

    FLIGHTED TS Rookie

    I voted for silver shadow, but good luck to everyone who is in this episode
  8. RehdEye

    RehdEye TS Rookie

    Damn after seeing these pc's I need to enter my prebuilt Dell that I've updated as much as possible.
  9. Jerome54

    Jerome54 TS Rookie

    Dakota 'Silver Shadow' gets my vote. GL everyone!
  10. Comanzo

    Comanzo TS Rookie

    Good luck to everyone who entered and for the people that say "my pc is older than the people selected", well... you should have entered in. Anyways, let's be thankful to the people who made this giveaway upgrade possible. Cheers.
  11. liltank4901

    liltank4901 TS Rookie

    Good luck guys
  12. loneeagle85

    loneeagle85 TS Rookie

    Better builds then my current one but my vote will go to
    • Hayden 'CAD Box' from Australia
  13. Capt Tinker

    Capt Tinker TS Rookie

    I voted for the Old Boy, good job at trying to keep up with technology Mason, I too struggle and hope to get mine uploaded for the next build!
    sudowudo likes this.
  14. ChiefSpike

    ChiefSpike TS Rookie

    GL to all who entered!
  15. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 10,171   +4,113

    There is too many people voting for cad simply because cad was mentioned.
  16. Gabriel Pike

    Gabriel Pike TS Enthusiast Posts: 99   +24

    Awesome! Good luck everyone!
  17. Kevin Morgan

    Kevin Morgan TS Rookie

    As someone who does more work than games myself, I vote for CAD Box. Hope you win. Also, too bad my country is not listed, else I would have also entered.
  18. Lukeevans

    Lukeevans TS Rookie

    I voted for Silver Shadow for the CPU upgrade and envy of the sweet looking case which will look even better with the arctic motherboard inside it.
  19. AdamZero

    AdamZero TS Rookie

    That guy with the pentium I know that feel. Love this series already. Keep up the good work Steve!
  20. realdeal36

    realdeal36 TS Member

    In my book, all of these systems deserve an upgrade. But, some more than others... ;) Will have to go with Dakota's "Silver Shadow". For his uses, that CPU just isn't cutting it.
  21. RaivokasMagma

    RaivokasMagma TS Rookie

    All I say, work first, then gaming :p
  22. Catatonic21

    Catatonic21 TS Rookie

    I agree what your saying to a point though, you basically suggested to every build a new mobo/cpu/ram combo at witch thats pretty much building core of a new PC

    But all in all put in my vote good luck to the contenders
  23. ChocolateCereal

    ChocolateCereal TS Rookie

    Gonna have to toss my vote in for the CAD Box here, was a really tight decision between it and Silver Shadow, but the memories of slow school computers taking a minute to just save Word documents... Can't even begin to imagine what it'd be like to handle CAD work on that relic. This video was a real gem, can't wait to see the results!
  24. Bruce Moreau

    Bruce Moreau TS Rookie

    Good Luck to all the contestants!
  25. 240Hz

    240Hz TS Rookie

    Great idea for series :)
    Good luck for the contestants
  26. Robert R

    Robert R TS Rookie

    They all seemed comparable! The last two definitely seem like they needed an upgrade to me though!

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