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PC Hardware legend required. Requirements defined


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As i approach the 40yo bracket, its quite apparent my grasp and patients for understanding the latest tech of the day, has gone in a similar way to my athletic prowess.
Im not naive to it, i remember what it was like back in the day, but im not in denial i 'still have it'.

I'd like to upgrade my PC, which has done well over 5 years. I can define my use case and hopefully one of you smart youngsters can advise.

I dont game anymore, its not to say i wouldnt find interest in it again but it must be 2 years since i played anything.

I run network (IP) emulation software (Virl) do create labs for my work. The devices take resources such as Cores, RAM & HDD space.

I also trade stocks and forex which requires many web pages and software to be running that seem to absorb RAM, and i'd like to start watching some 4k content.

Im happy to replace much of it, if its overclockable and you know how [edited]

Current Build

i7-4790k 4ghz
Asus Hero vii
G.Skill Trident DDR3-2400 Memory - 4X8GB -32GB
Samsung 840 EVO 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
WD 8 TB NAS Hard Drive - Red
Nvidia GTX 1080 ti
Corsair RM 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply

I was thinking about the new AMD 3950 because of the amount of cores.
What do you think to 64gb of RAM?
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The forums belong to PC Specialist, who build and sell custom PCs and laptop, and as such users can't advise on self build projects.

We also can't trade on this forum, so I edited part of your post.

If you'd be looking at a new PC, then people can certainly recommend PC Specialist specs for you to consider alongside any other options.

If you're willing to perform major upgrades and also pay for advice, perhaps a new PC is the way to go. Since you'd be getting a new CPU - which necessitates a new mobo and new RAM.. you're after as much speed as possible, so you'd probably want a fast NVMe SSD.. which is getting on for most of a new build. Any advice on PCS Specs on this forum is entirely free, as like you we're just customers / regular members of the public - we don't work for PCS.

If you wanted to DIY it all, you could try an open forum like Tom's Hardware.