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Upgrade My PC Please! Episode 9: Phenoms, Pentiums & more!

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Vote for the PC that deserves the upgrade the most:

Poll closed Nov 10, 2017.
  1. Andrew ‘Berry’ from the United States

    10.8%
  2. James ‘Chug Along Tank’ from the UK

    6.0%
  3. John ‘Lazy Moose’ from Australia

    13.3%
  4. Francesca ‘Tiny Purple Pixel Eater’ from Australia

    26.8%
  5. Joshua ‘Prowl’ from the United States

    43.1%
By Julio Franco · 617 replies
Nov 8, 2017
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  1. Medlyn

    Medlyn TS Rookie

    Good luck guys ! :)
     
  2. Overshock81

    Overshock81 TS Member

    My vote is for Joshua. I'm still using a Gateway PC with a Core 2 Duo E6500 and an ATI Radeon HD2900XT
     
  3. Overshock81

    Overshock81 TS Member

    I'm still rocking a Core 2 Duo E6500 in my Gateway Lol!
     
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  4. Slake

    Slake TS Rookie

    Dust allergy doesn't seem to be an issue... :)
     
  5. Atilolzz

    Atilolzz TS Member

    Firt female contestor?
     
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  6. Pedro Santos

    Pedro Santos TS Rookie

    Joshua gets my vote just because I also have a core 2 Q6600 and would try to be part of this upgrade package, SPREAD THIS OUT TO PORTUGAL ON THE NEXT SEASON!
     
  7. Dinesen

    Dinesen TS Rookie

    Good luck boys!
     
  8. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Guru Posts: 329   +95

    Just got to help that girl ditch the console ,get some real gaming goin on.good luck Francesca!
     
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  9. Joseph Zech

    Joseph Zech TS Rookie

    When you really want to submit your PC, but feel that almost all other submissions could use an upgrade more than you :confused:
     
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  10. Zero0123

    Zero0123 TS Rookie

    Great episode and good luck everyone. Felt weird not seeing the episode in my sub box last week.
     
  11. Daniel GM

    Daniel GM TS Rookie

    Good Luck!
     
  12. Frannykins

    Frannykins TS Member

    and girl!
     
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  13. Fudgsicle

    Fudgsicle TS Rookie

    I had to go for the purple pixel eater not only because purple is my fave colour or the kind of case but because I feel empathy of the A8 chip. I upgrade my a8-550 to a ryzen 1600 and its been so much better, especially with the bottleneck I had on my r9 270 (which that needs an upgrade too)
     
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  14. malblast

    malblast TS Rookie

    Good luck, I scavenge a lot of my stuff as well
     
  15. AEKabeer

    AEKabeer TS Rookie

    That A8 is a hard bottleneck
     
  16. walentaz

    walentaz TS Rookie

    Pretty easy vote for me - Joshua.
     
  17. ReidenLightman

    ReidenLightman TS Rookie

    I want to vote for a fellow Joshua, but I had to go with James. I remember what it was like to try to game and be a content creator on a Phenom II x4.
     
  18. JumpingSteel

    JumpingSteel TS Rookie

    I don't see that many girl gamers, so here is my biased vote :cool:
     
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  19. Ming CHOW

    Ming CHOW TS Member

    Good luck everyone and all the best. I hope there will be a second season later in the future.
     
  20. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Guru Posts: 329   +95

    I swear,you look just like Steve by your avatar.
    with a billion yanks ,it's a wonder an American doesn't win every time.
    I don't submit my rigs as my 3930k and my 3570 k rigs are fairly recent,there is always something needing an upgrade more than mine.I guess I could submit my QX9770 rig with GTX 480 sli .but that still games ok as well.I could submit something even earlier like my C2Q9450 9800GX2 Quad sli,or my C2D E8500 on a 680i sli 9800gt sli,or the X6800 on X48 DQ6, with HD 5770 CF.but you get the point ,I have enough kit for now.I like seeing someone that needs an upgrade getting one.hope no one is cheating by submitting an older rig that actually has something more recent.comon guys give a girl a break.we need more girls in game,we got enough bitches,
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2017
  21. PromethBastard

    PromethBastard TS Rookie

    Good luck all, hard choice in this lot!
     
  22. PromethBastard

    PromethBastard TS Rookie

    About 323 million as of 2016. ;)
     
  23. Sohrab

    Sohrab TS Rookie

    The "Prowl" got my vote. He needs a serious bump :D
     
  24. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Guru Posts: 329   +95

    OK 1/3 of a billion. It was a figure of speech.glad someone is counting though.
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2017
  25. SingularitE

    SingularitE TS Rookie Posts: 20   +12

    ‘Tiny Purple Pixel Eater’ - now that is a name that puts a smile on my face.
    I just don't get it why is it tiny, compared to my LP mATX tower that is really fat or at least the camera makes that. :p

    Seriously, I voted for Francesca because that 2nd gen Bulldozer APU has 4x (siamese) cores and that simply means it sucks big time even compared to a Core 2 Quad. With the upgrade the CPU bottleneck can be eliminated and the only thing in question is how much graphics power is needed for those monitors.
     
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