Considering my dual core CPU and other gubbins was at least 5 years old, it’s just become too slow to even cope with Office 2010 Excel hanging whilst it checks itself :realmad:.
So out with the old and in with the new.
AMD FX8320 AM3+ 8-core 3.5ghz 16mb cache
Gigabyte 970 A-DS3P AM3+ full ATX mobo
2x4gb HyperX DDR3 1833mhz RAM
Gigabyte GEForce GTX650 GPU with 4gb GDDR5 memory and a 100mm silent fan to cool it down
Coolermaster G550M semi-modular PSU 550W
All fitted snugly in my old ATX case that is at least 10 years old, but still works fine with the new kit. The only downside is the stock CPU cooler. It’s just too small and has to work hard to keep everything cool and is therefore a bit too loud. Next pay day will bring me something like a new Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro or similar. The case has the height to accommodate it, so that’s coming. Runs Elite: Dangerous on high settings with no trouble at all, so well pleased with it.