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Upgrade My PC Please! Episode 6: Core 2 Quad Land


Vote for the PC that deserves the upgrade the most:

  1. Andrew ‘Due Retirement’ from the UK

  2. Mitchell ‘Blue Lightning’ from Australia

  3. David ‘The Dyson’ from the UK

  4. Bruce ‘Rockin Da Oldies’ from the United States

  5. Francis ‘Hot Tomale’ from Canada

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By Julio Franco · 695 replies
Oct 10, 2017
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  1. Welcome to Episode 6 of Upgrade My PC Please!

    As you've likely noticed by now, we're grouping somewhat similar PCs to compete against each other for a well deserved upgrade. Last week we had five AMD APU-based systems and you voted Vince’s 'PotatoSama' the most worthy of receiving the proposed upgrades. Coming Vince’s way is a brand new Ryzen 3 1200 CPU, Asrock B350 motherboard, 8GB of DDR4 memory, a GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card, and an EVGA 500 B1 power supply, so basically a new computer (!).

    Congratulations to Vince and to the four runners-up who will be receiving a Rainbow Six Siege game code courtesy of Ubisoft. Big thanks to them for supporting the series and providing our contestants with free games.

    Even if you haven't submitted your system, don’t forget to watch and participate each week by voting and commenting as that will place you in the running to win additional prizes (and that's a global giveaway). Last week Tiagoperes from Brazil won a Ryzen 5 1600 processor. This week we have another very cool prize, but for now we have five PCs all in need of various upgrades, so let’s check them out…

    • Andrew ‘Due Retirement’ from the UK
    • Mitchell ‘Blue Lightning’ from Australia
    • David ‘The Dyson’ from the UK
    • Bruce ‘Rockin Da Oldies’ from the United States
    • Francis ‘Hot Tomale’ from Canada

    That's five Intel relics all in need of upgrading, it’s now your job to tell us which is the most deserving of receiving our proposed upgrade package. To cast your vote please go to our forum poll.

    And now, the readers' prize from last week's episode goes to fernandovilches! Congratulations, a new Ryzen 5 1400 processor is coming your way. Big thanks to AMD for providing this prize.

    Remember to vote and comment every week as we have more awesome prizes for our readers to take home. By signing up for the forums, commenting and voting you go in the running to win cool prizes. Voting is open until Friday.

    Upgrade my PC Please! Season 1 will continue with weekly episodes every Tuesday. Get voting TS'ers!

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  2. Goffee

    Goffee TS Rookie

    Gotta say even though Bruce has a decent system with the R9 390 the upgrade path will actually make his rig good up front without anything really holding it back. Unlike many of the others it will actually be complete with the upgrades.
    Medlyn, Roger Tseng, Grift01 and 5 others like this.
  3. Ayden Timmerman

    Ayden Timmerman TS Rookie

    Good luck mitchell!
    Grift01 and FrankieOnSBS like this.
  4. Jordi Ruiz

    Jordi Ruiz TS Rookie

    That retro cooler master is lit
    Berserker07, Grift01 and Reehahs like this.
  5. Md Ahasan

    Md Ahasan TS Member

    Honestly all of them deserve upgrade, but my vote goes to Aussie fellow. Good luck bro.
    Grift01 and Alash Als like this.
  6. Catatonic21

    Catatonic21 TS Rookie

    Good luck competitors, keep my vote private ;)
    Grift01 likes this.
  7. ryeIII

    ryeIII TS Rookie

    Good luck to all!!may the best Potato wins!
    Grift01 and kinutanken like this.
  8. ColRev

    ColRev TS Rookie

    Good luck!!! Whoever wins you really needed it.
    Grift01 likes this.
  9. Sebastin

    Sebastin TS Rookie

    Good luck everybody!
    Grift01 likes this.
  10. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,963   +2,321

    Good luck contestants and thanks to everyone for voting and commenting! Appreciate your support very much!!!
    AB1985, glic83, MrExodus and 12 others like this.
  11. MasterY0da

    MasterY0da TS Rookie

    'Due Retirement' wins it for me this week, nevertheless good luck to everybody else participating. I wonder which platform is gonna be Steve's next choice?
    Berserker07 likes this.
  12. DELTAprime

    DELTAprime TS Rookie

    Can you make choosing a person to vote for any harder? Anyone still rocking a Core 2 deserves an upgrade.
  13. TurleJR16

    TurleJR16 TS Rookie

    My vote goes to Aussie fellow. Good luck bro.(y)
  14. TruxRob

    TruxRob TS Rookie

    Goodluck Bruce!
  15. kikiman95

    kikiman95 TS Rookie

    Blue lightning for me I mean that name thou??
  16. Reckqr227

    Reckqr227 TS Member

    Mitchell my vote's for u.I wonder what u might think if u win coz its going to be a helluva difference coming from an core 2 processor to an i5 8400 and u will have a beast up and running.
  17. Pennywise69

    Pennywise69 TS Member Posts: 20

    My Vote goes to Mitchell "Blue Lightning" Good luck Brother.
  18. Iconic

    Iconic TS Rookie

    I think it'll be a tight battle between Mitchell and Bruce!
  19. TigerShadow

    TigerShadow TS Rookie

    I just had to vote for the one with the girlfriend predicament.
  20. S1atan

    S1atan TS Rookie

    Go Go Go Francis!
  21. Crissyfox

    Crissyfox TS Enthusiast Posts: 70   +22

    Lol damn, well looks like my computer wont be chosen for an episode, since this would be the most likely episode, it being core 2 quad and all and being worse than those in this episode.
    8ballchrono likes this.
  22. James Alvarado

    James Alvarado TS Member

    Due Retirement gots my vote good luck to everyone
    Berserker07 likes this.
  23. cracklingice

    cracklingice TS Rookie

    Went with Bruce. Seems like he'd get the most for the money.
  24. Archol

    Archol TS Rookie

    Watching this series almost makes me feel good about using an FX cpu, good luck guys :D
  25. sevos

    sevos TS Rookie Posts: 16

    Core2Quad needs definitely an upgrade. This time it was harder to choose then in previous episodes. Good luck Mitchell :)

    Hope I will be picked as well with my Phenom II x4 960t and HD 6850.
    Nikhil Sai likes this.

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