Since your outcast apps probably haven’t updated to support 64-bit devices, you won’t be able to use them when you get your new iPhone 8 or face-scanning iPhone X. In fact, iOS 11 ends support for older 32-bit apps, meaning any iOS 11 device will lose support for 32-bit games and apps from the salad days of smartphone ownership. Come September 19, when iOS 11 is released to the public, you’ll have to say goodbye to your obsolete apps. Here’s how you can figure out which apps are along for the ride and which ones are destined for the great 32-bit App Store in the sky.
If this is too much though, some of the biggest money sinks here are clearly the video card and the processor. You could bump down to an Intel Core i3 like the one in our $600 build, or even a locked Core i5 (and of ditch the aftermarket cooler—and maybe switch to a motherboard that’s not aimed at overclockers) to save some dough, but you can also choose a less powerful video card, like the GeForce GTX 1060 or the Radeon RX 480 we mentioned above—especially since you can upgrade a video card more easily than a processor. All of these titles will play the latest titles on medium to high settings without trouble at 1080p, and with solid framerates.