I tried this last year and posted it only on MMORPG.com since I didn't feel right spamming it everywhere...well and facebook of course...but it didn't really get close at all to the goal. My entire PC is filled with old and mismatched parts, and I can't even enjoy newer MMOs as much. To put it into perspective...in World of Warcraft...I get 15-25 FPS in crowded areas. Thats cause my CPU is an i5 660 3.3 GHz and is old as heck and was a cheap ass CPU even when it was "new". I DID upgrade my GPU to a GTX 970, but its so heavily bottlenecked by the CPU its crazy. So that does cut down the initial goal price.
The problem comes to, if I upgrade my CPU I need to upgrade my motherboard because my motherboard isn't compatible with newer CPUs. I also need new ram, but that is the cheapest part of all.
Can't play Black Desert Online even on the lowest and still get below 30 fps. Get decent FPS in WoW until I enter anywhere with groups of people, defeating the purpose of an MMO. Can't even enjoy Star Citizen cause the FPS is so bad. But its other games too, can't enjoy Skyrim or Fallout 4 or anything because those two are heavy CPU dependent. And I much prefer a PC than a console (don't have a console at all), even have an Xbox One controller to do racing games and stuff (controllers definitely nice for some stuff).
So if you feel like throwing some cash at the gofundmepage, that would be great
if not, that is good too. I don't expect or even want people to throw millions of dollars at me like a shill kickstarter page lol.
My Skyrim, Fallout 4, Starbound and WoW + other game mods at MODDB: