Totally dumb because my about-5-years-old box still works absolutely fine, i7-4770k with geforce 1060 still plays just about every game just fine at high or even ultra setting using my 1900x1200 monitors. SSDs and 16GB RAM have really kept the rig feeling relatively fresh. BUT - I have been using a cheap-ish i3 NUC (just purchased last year) in a spare office which I now work out of full time, and the slowness of that is getting to me. It was totally fine for WFH 2 or even 3 days a week, but now that I'm down here constantly with dozens of windows open at any given time, the sluggishness is pissing me off. I figure if I get a new main/gaming rig, all my other shit can go the hand-me-down route amongst my kids and I can end up w/a better work box than this i3 NUC. Plus I'm antsy from being lockdown and so I'm doing my bit to needlessly stimulate the economy by buying shit. It's been a loooooooong time since I've looked at the current vidya PC landscape. I'm disappointed a bit at how meager the CPU strides have been in recent years. I think if I were brave enough to go for the most recent Ryzen shit I could have a much bigger performance jump but I'm not brave enough to trust my gaming to AMD stuff right now. So this is what I'm going with: i5-9600k GeForce 2070 Super (bought directly from EVGA, bunch of stuff on amazon is sold out our ridiculously priced) Asus Prime 7390-A (open box, I hope this doesn't bite me later) 1TB nvme SSD, first time trying nvme shit at home. GIVE ME THEM IOPS Pretty conservative build considering I haven't upgraded in so long but I had a hard time justifying going any higher end considering my current rig is still fine for just about everything.