Upgrade My PC Please! Season 1 finale: It's a wrap!

Julio Franco

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Over the past three months we’ve looked at 50 computers and upgraded 10 of them based on your guidance and voting.

The final winner of Season 1 is JC from the US with his smart looking Mini-ITX rig. By winning he'll be able to upgrade from the AMD APU and Radeon HD 6870 graphics card that he currently has to a Ryzen 5 processor with a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, so congratulations to JC on winning the final episode. The upgrade package includes not just the Ryzen 5 1400 and GeForce card, but also an X370 motherboard with 8GB of DDR4 memory.

Also taking home a prize is SvDKILLSWITCH, for voting and commenting. He'll be getting a Ryzen 5 1500X courtesy of AMD, making him the 10th viewer to walk away with a bonus prize.

In total this season we gave away $5000 worth of PC upgrades and with the help of our sponsors well over $2000 worth of bonus prizes for viewers. It’s been a fun season and were keen to do it all over again in partnership with Hardware Unboxed. Right now we’re targeting February 2018 to start Season 2 and we'll be kickstarting that with a look back at Season 1 winners and their upgraded computers.

For those of you who have already submitted your PC but were not picked during Season 1, you don’t have to do it again for Season 2. That said, I strongly recommend you update your photos and provide the best shots you can. You can reply and post things in your private forum thread at any time.

We’ve had over 1,400 submissions so far and next season we’ll be picking 50 of the best. Photos really are everything, without good quality photos you simply won’t be selected. Looking at what we have to work with, I can almost guarantee that high quality photos will ensure your PC makes it onto season 2. Anyway as we get closer to the date, we’ll release another video containing important information about the series and any tweaks that we’ll be making.

That’s a wrap for Season 1. Hope you guys enjoyed it. Don't miss our wrap up video with the 10 winning submissions.

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Fantastic initiative and great series. Also a possible future resource for the short term for those who have comparable systems. Gives them an idea of what would be the best suggested upgrade for them to perform themselves (albeit Ryzen seems to be a common theme through the series, good job AMD).
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Gabriel Pike

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Thanks to Techspot and Hardware Unboxed for this season of Upgrade My PC Please! This has been a lot of fun! As one of the winners I can't express my gratitude enough! The Ryzen 5 1400/GTX 1050ti rebuild for me is giving some seriously higher framerates. I can't wait to see future episodes! As I told you guys before you have made a fan for life! Thank You and keep it up!
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Great series. I'm looking forward to next year, seeing what old PC's people have and what upgrades you offer. Hopefully there'd be some new stuff on the market to make the upgrade choices a little more interesting. (Although continually rising prices of RAM plus thread of rising silicon prices could put a dent in the upgrade plans.)
It would be nice if this series was a bit more popular. I love it! I love the fact that there is a backround history about every build people made and why they choose so. Splendid series ! I was suprised myself that I carched up in a decenr ammount of vides related to the series! It is quite interesting if you ask me.