So I originally asked for PC parts advice back in January(I think it was this thread too lel) for a budget PC. This is what I eventually settled on.
Now that one is stranded on a different continent for another year and I'll be going back to it in about 10-12 months but in the meantime I'm stuck with my 5 year old PC back home . This one doesn't have to be budget like the last one(I got that one for free thanks to "technical" issues). So that build worked great for the most part, the hard drive; perfect. Might need an additional 2 or 4tb SSDs for storing games and stuff. The processor; I personally had no complaints since the one I'm currently using is an old AMD fx 8320 and oh boy it's bad so the i5 in comparison was great. I don't know whether to get over the mental scarring from the fx series and get an AMD Ryzen or play it safe with Intel since I found out Intel pays Epic to sabotage AMD performance and stuff but otherwise AMD seems the better option all round, dunno what to do with that. Motherboard; hot fucking garbage, I don't even want to buy an MSI motherboard ever again. I actually went through 2 of those motherboards since the first turned out some circuits were fried on arrival and the second one had some of the RAM slots broken so I had to stick the two of them in the inefficient positions side-by-side and eventually due to NewEgg basically saying it was cause of bent pins after I shipped it back to them and MSI refusing to help cause lel the UK isn't in the EU or NA jurisdictions of their offices my bank eventually got the trade protection office to step in and refund my entire order cause NewEgg was violating the Consumer's Rights Act by not offering a refund at all(The CRA says basically if the consumer wants a refund they gotta get one, if the good was damaged you can only offer a reduced refund not entirely void it). RAM: It's 16 gigs of RAM, hasn't changed much in 10 odd years. PSU; could be more powerful for what I have in mind. GPU; I didn't notice anything wrong with it, only issue was that the VRAM was rather low at 4 gigs and this kept causing some issues with CPU intensive games for some reason.
So say I'm building a new PC in a week or two, what parts should I improve of off of my last one? I know Nvidia is dropping the 3000 series in 3 days and I dunno whether to just fuck it and go all in on one of those or keep it to a 2000 series that will drop in price after the launch. Also the CPU; play safe or go big? Also this build is 100% for gaming, don't need to worry about school work or anything this time around.
Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance.