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What's your Upgrade Cycle?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Mkilbride, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. The_Fool

    The_Fool Maha Guru

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    I upgrade when I decide my computer sucks. That's why I got rid of the Phenom II x3 and went with this powerhouse. It's pretty bad when a CPU bottlenecks a GTX 560Ti. Next I'll be upgrading from this 560Ti and will try to sell it on Ebay.
     
  2. Redemption80

    Redemption80 Ancient Guru

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    Every 1-2 years, or whenever i'm bored with my current setup.

    I don't upgrade for anything in particular anyway, i actually enjoy researching, buying, fitting and testing new hardware, could never do it just to play games, hasn't been a game developed yet that is worth spending hundreds of £'s on.
     
  3. Lane

    Lane Ancient Guru

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    All the time ... when i see something worth the change, i do it... I was in overclocking so...
    GPU, well, depend but the upgrade have take me a bit more lately, as i allways buy the high end, paired in SLI or CFX....

    The 5870 are certainly the gpu's i have keep the longer.
     
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  4. Crucible

    Crucible Maha Guru

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    Every year I buy a new GPU, CPU, MB, RAM if needed. Other parts are as needed.
     

  5. TheHunter

    TheHunter Banned

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    cpu: 3-4years or more if its strong enough (can keep above 40-50fps), i got this quad in late 2008 and i think it will be fine until IB-E (Q4 2012 or early 2013).

    gpu: 2years or so, usually i wait for refreshed next generation. In this case Kepler refresh or SI refresh, i just got this 570 not so long ago :D
     
  6. Tat3

    Tat3 Ancient Guru

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    When I have cash and when there is a need for upgrade.

    Add something every year, but cpu and gpu upgrade in 1-3 years.
     
  7. Alexraptor

    Alexraptor Maha Guru

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    Whenever I need to.
    I would probally still be rocking a Core 2 Duo E6600 if it was not bottlenecking my GTX470 and my future plans of going SLI.
     
  8. F1refly

    F1refly Ancient Guru

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    I buy it all at once for a complete upgrade, even case, but this time I got my new case early and will upgrade everything else....mouse included, next year. Likely after windows 8 release.
     
  9. Veteran

    Veteran Ancient Guru

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    When i need to or when i get bored with what i have.
     
  10. Ish

    Ish Master Guru

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    I upgrade in this Order..

    Battlefield 1942 Geforce 3 Pentium 4 2.0 GHZ

    Battlefield Vietnam FX5600, FX5900XT Pentium 4 2.0 GHZ

    Battlefield 2 6600GT, 7900GS, 8800GTS AMD 64, OPTY dual core 939 2.6 GHZ

    Battlefield 3 560GTX PhenomII Quad 3.6 GHZ
     

  11. jaydeee

    jaydeee Active Member

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    I upgrade only when I needed, which mean I need to break my current.
     
  12. aircool

    aircool Don Aircooleone Staff Member

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    Depends on needs or budget.

    Although im about due for an upgrade, however my system is still adequate for the time being. Mainly because im stuck playing classic games from 2005 :p

    +1 on the Q6600 :D
     
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  13. Corrupt^

    Corrupt^ Ancient Guru

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    I don't really have a cycle, I upgrade parts as I see fit. I tend to buy at least a new gfx card or cpu every year though. This way I still get to sell parts for a decent price and recuperate some of the money.
     
  14. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    My upgrade cycle is pretty clear, platform upgrade every about 5 years (earlier if need be). Other upgrades in a tick-tock fashion between work and gaming.

    I just upgraded my GPU and my motherboard can't support further upgrades, so the next thing on the docket is a platform upgrade due in Q2 2012. Projection calls for a P77 or Z78 chipset motherboard and an Ivy Bridge CPU.

    deltatux
     
  15. Lethal Abz

    Lethal Abz Maha Guru

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    Every 3 years or so
     

  16. alanm

    alanm Ancient Guru

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    CPU every 3 years (but often every 2). GPU every 2 years (more often every year). So impulse buys and need for something new to play with seem to interfere with the logic of my upgrade cycles.
     
  17. Pill Monster

    Pill Monster Banned

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    Whenever my PC starts struggling, or as of late whenever my mobo dies. But as little as possible.

    I buy a little bit at a time, which works out to be a new system every 3 years...
     

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