I've been window shopping for a new system. The results are less than appealing Generally, every 4 years, I've bought a new system, and every 2 years a new video card. 2003, 2006, 2009, 2013 were my system builds, with my 2009 system still going until it's owner died 2017 is coming up, and my February 2013 system is getting long in the tooth. My 2013 system (with 2014 video card) looks like this: Antec Three Hundred Two case Intel P77 motherboard (Ivy Bridge) I5 3570 (non-K, never overclocked) 16GB DDR3 RAM Asus 4GB R9 290X video card ThermalTake modular 850W power supply (mostly for R9 video card) 120GB SSD for operating system 700GB SSD for 'fast' large games (GTAV etc) 2 * 3TB hard disks for media and archives optical drives that I never use (BluRay writer, DVD writer) I use a Seiki 39" TV, which is 4K capable (30Hz), but my eyesight is so horribad that it's much much better in 1920 * 1080 and I get 120Hz refresh. For an new computer I was looking at: Antec Three Hundred Two case Asrock 170 Extreme 4 motherboard Skylake I5 6600 16GB DDR4 RAM GTX 1070 8GB video card Seasonic 600W modular power supply 256GB PCIE/NVME SSD (boot/OS) 1TB SATA SSD (fast games) 2 * 4TB hard disks for media Optical drive But from my research, I'll not get any more -performance- out of such a system than what I already enjoy with my approaching-4-year-old setup. My philosophy has been "replace entire system and avoid the heartache of age-related hardware failure", with a pleasant boost in performance each 4 years. I don't buy bleeding-edge components (I7 cpus, watercooling, overclocking stuff) because I am just not interested in the overheads of tweaking and getting things going As Fast As Possible. It's much more sensible to leave it all alone, and have modest but consistent results. Nothing has taxed my current build. GTA-V was probably the largest game I've ever had (55GB installed!) and ran perfectly well. I played Diablo 3, Minecraft Tekkit, various MMOs (SW:TOR, World of Warcraft, etc), and recently Factorio (OMG! Addictive++), and even a one-rocket-per-minute base runs at 60fps in Factorio. So I have no real reason to spend the money to buy a new system until this one dies of old age. I'm kind of interested in AMDs new Zen CPU, but intel's Kaby Lake is just a bit more power efficient Skylake, which in turn is only fractionally faster than my Ivy Bridge I5 CPU. (Watched a video comparing 5 generations of Intel from Sandy Bridge->Skylake, and the numbers are just -meh-). I'm just disappointed that Moore's Law really has abruptly stopped computer progress and 25-40% year to year speed gains aren't being made anymore.