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post #1 of 19
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I allways had this question in mind ...

On what ratios do you buy your hardware ?

I mean ... if you videocard is like 500$ , will you buy a 250$ processor ?

Same about ram ...

I'm just trying to figure which ratio is the best ... So i'll know how to shop in the future . Thanks !!
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post #2 of 19
I'm not sure a magical ratio exists. I try to balance performance well while keeping "upgradability" in mind. For example, I'll get a motherboard that does both SLI and Crossfire and a beefy PSU that can handle more hardware.
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post #3 of 19
Quote:
How do you buy your hardware ?
I give a company money and they give me the goods


I just get what I will enjoy and be upgradeable in the future. No mindset on price ratios, just quality components...
 
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post #4 of 19
I kinda just randomly buy stuff.
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post #5 of 19
Personally, I do not like to spend no more than $200 for 3 major components for my rig...The mobo, the cpu, & the gpu (since you can always Crossfire or SLI later) $100 is the limit for 2 sticks of ram
Edited by drBlahMan - 5/29/11 at 3:07pm
post #6 of 19
under 500 for either gpu/cpu
under 150 for ram
post #7 of 19
I buy what is reviewed and gets a very good score. The higher the recommendation the better imo unless its minor components of course.
post #8 of 19
I just get the highest end thing I can get at the time.
    
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post #9 of 19
Processor is the number one thing I am willing to spend money. I don't like buying the top end graphics cards as they are easy to upgrade and seem to need upgrade the fastest. Plus it seems to me that many times the mid to near top range cards offer better value than the top range. I am not picky about frame rates so if I can get 35-40 fps on a top end game it is good enough for me.
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post #10 of 19
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So i guess there's no actual ratio ...
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