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. Crunchy005

    Crunchy005 TS Rookie

    CAD build for me. I understand that whole poor student feeling. Good luck all.
    knckstdy213 likes this.
  2. Good Luck everyone!:)
    Simba likes this.
  3. TheBlackBox

    TheBlackBox TS Member Posts: 18

    The HMR2 rig is similar to mine, but it's got a much better GPU and case. That's the luck of the draw I guess, or the fact that I didn't submit high resolution images until a day or two after I created my entry.

    Best of luck to everyone.
    Simba likes this.
  4. Rayner12

    Rayner12 TS Rookie

    The CAD one for me. I think the guy really needs it.
    Simba likes this.
  5. Jollyriffic

    Jollyriffic TS Member Posts: 57   +24

    Of these, I feel like the worst of all these is the Dakota 'Silver Shadow' from the US.
    Hopefully my rig gets put into the running. Both my CPU and Motherboard fried while I was helping watch a friends dog. brought the pc with me to get work done and while sleeping her roof/ceiling leaked into my Haf XB Evo case, resulting in my i7 and motherboard frying.
    Currently I've saved up about 1,200 - 1,300 and trying to shoot for the 1950x + asus zenith extreme with g.skill 3600mhz ram.
    Prior to the computer frying I sold my 7950 gpu around april in order to wait for the new amd line of gpus. they released the 500 series but I was looking for the vega 64/54. so I'll need a gpu, but $500 to add to the budget would vastly pick up the pace on my build since I can already afford the motherboard and ram.
    Simba likes this.
  6. Soylent Daveage

    Soylent Daveage TS Rookie

    Damn, that silver case is sweet, and I can see why he wants to keep it. I probably would have gone with the B350 Mortar arctic rather than the Tommahawk, though, just because I like that board more...
    Simba likes this.
  7. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 7,784   +1,057

    Close run so far, thanks everyone for voting and for participating as well. Remember that your system once submitted is in contention through the rest of the season. If you can bring updates (e.g. better photos, others) feel free to edit/reply on your entry so we can take a look. Good luck everyone!
    TheBlackBox, sudowudo, Simba and 2 others like this.
  8. HIC99

    HIC99 TS Member Posts: 26   +12

    Everyone with intel cpus are "Okay" The guy with the fx cpu needs to get his S*** together, he/she needs a ryzen.
    Simba likes this.
  9. 1Bayne

    1Bayne TS Rookie

    FX 6300 w/8Gb of ram, good luck to all. I feel his pain I'm still rockin my FX 8150 8gb of 1600 running for 5 years. I have a build in mind and getting parts as disposable income is made more available to me. But Good Luck all who enters.
    Simba likes this.
  10. YaboyTommy

    YaboyTommy TS Rookie

    Good luck guys!
    Simba likes this.
  11. Nemesis Destiny

    Nemesis Destiny TS Rookie

    A deserving batch of machines, for sure. Good luck to all! I hope to make it into an episode in the future. ;)
    HD Shovelhead and Simba like this.
  12. Medlyn

    Medlyn TS Rookie

    Good luck guys ! I hope the winner share some picture of the upgrade after :)
    Simba likes this.

    ONEFLYER TS Rookie

    Very good luck to the CAD student, it doesn't take a monster but they still need this.(y)
    Simba likes this.
  14. XtrayLk

    XtrayLk TS Rookie

    This is definitely something that SHOULD be found on much bigger channels but isn't. You guys are great and deserve so much more. This series has so much potential and I'd love to see it grow even more. Voted for Old Boy cos I know what it's like to have an old, hot intel CPU and 'Straya.
    Simba, Arris and Haydz like this.
  15. fezman

    fezman TS Rookie

    Good luck lads. Think I might have to enter myself.
    Simba likes this.
  16. Haydz

    Haydz TS Rookie Posts: 21   +9

    Certainly is a close one Julio, nothing like a good race. Cheers to those who've voted for my Cad-box so far, didn't think I'd be even remotely in the running at this point.
    Good luck Dakota and may the most deserving win, :D.
    Simba likes this.
  17. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,634   +397

    I think it's because its not just for gaming and actually, no offense, looks the worst out of them all even if it isn't the worst in terms of specification. That makes it appealing to voters. I'm now off to strip down my rig and spray some dust into it to make it look more basic before submitting my images ;)
  18. Haydz

    Haydz TS Rookie Posts: 21   +9

    Hah, fair call. Mmm, doesn't look great inside but the case doesn't have a window or anything, bar the hole for a fan so never bothered making it look 'good' per say
    Arris likes this.
  19. Simba

    Simba TS Rookie

    Aye, Goodluck Dakota! :p
  20. Simba

    Simba TS Rookie

    Go right ahead, its freeeeeeeeee! (y)
  21. hamwar

    hamwar TS Rookie

    Thanks for the vote :) It is quite an old config but people are voting for the ''most deserving'' because the other contestants use it for work which I don't, technically I'm going to use it for school but that won't change much
  22. Redoz

    Redoz TS Rookie

    Good luck all, especially Mason! ;)
  23. Auldian

    Auldian TS Rookie

    Good luck
  24. cliffordcooley

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

    What I find appalling though is people voting to upgrade a case that I would never consider purchasing because I don't have the money to consider it. It is hard to think of them worthy, when I can plainly see they are capable of the upgrade themselves.
    Arctiberious likes this.
  25. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,303   +254

    Upgrade my i3-530 (with NVidia 9800GT 1GB DDR3) or my i3-3240 (with EVGA GTX 960). ;)

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