PC gamers spent 62% more on PC Gaming in 2020 than in 2019

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    Yea, I upgraded my CPU, Mainboard, Ram, NVME, Monitor, Speakers and Keyboard in 2020. Wish I grabbed an RTX 2070 when prices were normal. Oh well.
     
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    emperorsfist Maha Guru

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    I wanted to upgrade from my GTX 1080. Guess how that went...
     
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    Yea replaced almost whole build ... 5600X + R6800 + B550 + Bdie :D
     
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    Still using my trusty old 5930k overclocked with a 1080ti watercooled refuse to upgrade or pay the ridiculous prices they demand
     
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    I hope video card sales from the second half aren't counted in the number. Because they didn't go to gamers, they went to miners.
     
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    Yep, paypal credit got a bashing, Msi x570 Unify, Msi 3070 gaming xtrio, 32gig Gskill tz 3600 cl15, Corsair Mp600 1tb, 5 x corsair 140mm hd rgb ml fans, added a second screen to my system....32" 2k 75hz, also bought a new Epson Eco printer/scanner, looking back now I actually upgraded twice in 2020.....January and December, If my Ryzen 5800x had been available I probably would have changed that too, only missed by 5 days. also added 3 new button boxes to my sim rig and a leather seat from an amg merc.

    As for 2021 only plan on adding another nvme gen4 drive when i can find one at a reasonable price but there is no rush.
     
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    Dragam1337 Ancient Guru

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    Well... if you had preordered as soon as you could, you probably would have gotten a gpu, at least by now :)
     
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    Kaarme Ancient Guru

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    Yeah. I curse myself for wanting to see the reviews of 6700 (XT) before ordering a 3060 Ti. Now I won't have either. My hatred of the crypto currencies makes me so blind to it that it's actually working against me; I can't predict at all how things will develop, even though it should have been clear as day already when 3060 Ti was released.
     

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    emperorsfist Maha Guru

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    I guess like many, I too wanted to read some reviews first.
     
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    ... well I guess it's not that much, no change in CPU, GPU, displays, other peripherals.
     
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    Pre-ordering? Wish I hadn't pre-ordered Cyberpunk.
     
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    I figured i could always cancel my order, if the reviews showed the product to be bad - but just going by the specs, it was quite clear, that it was going to be a substantial upgrade over previous gen :)
     
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    Preordering games is dumb because games are endless "resource".
    Preordering hardware is smart, especially in current times.
     

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    Yeah, you're right. I guess it's a lesson for the future. My GTX 1080 is still performing nicely, so I hope it lasts. It's just that if it breaks now, there is no replacement coming...
     
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    I´ve spent nothing more, my system is still good enough for what i want.

    Of course i´ve also been thinking about some upgrades, like a better case, a SSD NVMe2 or even a Ryzen platform but no worry.

    I still have a big backlog of older games to play so the hardware upgrade can wait.
     
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    2020 did have rtx3000/amd 6000 gpu's., there was also the cpu 5xxxx from amd as well. 2019 really didn't have much to buy :D
     
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    Captain Obvious has arrived ladies and gentlemen.
     
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    Too bad, he did not persuade us in before this situation came to be :D
     
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