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post #1 of 52
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Sadly shouldn't find the specified forum section but..

After how much time do you upgrade again?

I upgraded in February before Crysis 2 came out, And now Im going to do it again right after the launch of Battlefield 3 ! ( Pretty fast I think? )

It would be nice if you also posted the parts your going to buy!

Mine:
- ASUS Maximus IV GENE-Z
- Corsair HX750w
- Corsair 8 GB DDR3-1600 Kit
- 2x HD6870
- Intel® Core™ i5-2500K
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post #2 of 52
I have a near similar system to you and I plan to upgrade my cpu when IB comes out. I hate the fact my cpu is probably bottlenecking my gpu's.
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post #3 of 52
Depends.

I'm upgrading for battlefield 3. Had a Phenom I triple-core, and an 8800gts. Last month I bought the 460, and just got a 1090T in the mail from a fellow OCN member yesterday :-)

I've had the parts for around 2.5 years, however I had a 4850 originally but it didn't play nice with linux so I swapped it for an 8800gts.

Now I just need to upgrade my mobo and ram. I didn't really want to upgrade my whole system, so I decided to just do it gradually and luck up deals along the way.
 
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post #4 of 52
I usually upgrade every year or so since my builds are usually quite excessive, and it's not something i want to do too often lol

Intel i7-3930K 6Core SB-E CPU
Asus ROG X79 Extreme or EVGA Classified X79
Corsair AX1200
G-Skill RipJaws 4x4GB Quad Channel 1800+
3x Gainward GTX580 3GB or GTX680's


Sometime after, 120Hz Display or a few of them. Depending...
 
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Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 Nvme 2x 256GB Vertex 4 SSD (RAID-0) 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda [Storage] Pioneer BDR-207DBK Blu-ray Writer 
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Lian Li PC-O8WX ATX Cube Case Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround 
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2x 256GB OCZ Vertex 4's (RAID-0) 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 64MB Cache Pioneer BDR-207DBK Blu-ray Writer Corsair H105 (Push/Pull) 
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Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 Nvme 2x 256GB Vertex 4 SSD (RAID-0) 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda [Storage] Pioneer BDR-207DBK Blu-ray Writer 
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Corsair H105 (Push/Pull) Windows 10 Pro x64 2x 27" Asus PG278Q ROG Swift 144hz  Corsair AX1500i Digital ATX 80 Plus Titanium 
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Lian Li PC-O8WX ATX Cube Case Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround 
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i7-3930K (C2) @ (4.6Ghz) Asus Rampage IV Extreme X79 (Bios 3204) 3x EVGA GTX780Ti's SC Editions 32GB (4x8GB) G-Skill TridentX 2400Mhz 
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2x 256GB OCZ Vertex 4's (RAID-0) 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 64MB Cache Pioneer BDR-207DBK Blu-ray Writer Corsair H105 (Push/Pull) 
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post #5 of 52
once every 2 years or less.
I don't think im buying anything till haswell is released atm.
post #6 of 52
when i need to, i had a Q6600 for 2 years and half and now i got the 2500k... changing for x79 next summer.


Before:
Q6600
P5Q pro turbo
4GB corsair XMS2 cas5 800MHz
Hyper 212+
HAF 932
WD 750GB
MSI gtx 460 1GB
Antec earthwatts 650w.


Now:
2500k
p8p67 pro 3.1
8GB G.skill ripjaws x 1600mhz cas8
GTX 460 sli ( 2nd to come when psu arrive)
corsair 650D ( arrive next week)
Corsair AX850 ( arrive next week)
WD 1TB black sata6GB/s
Corsair H100( next week also)



I will get two gtx 680 ( or the best of nvidia next gen...) and the best-of ivy bridge for 500$- cpu
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i5 2500k  asus p8p67 pro B3 Asus GTX 670 2GB DCII G.skil ripjaws X 8GB 1600MHz cas8 
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Seagate external HDD 2TB usb 2.0 LG lightscribe 24x sata2 corsair H100 Windows 7 ultimate 64bits 
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LG G2420HD 24''  ASUS PA238QR 23'' LED IPS LG 42CS570 120Hz TV Logitech G510 
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Crucial M4 128GB SSD western digital caviar black 1TB sata3 western digital caviar black 750GB sata2 Western Digital MyBook essential 2TB usb 3.0 
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Seagate external HDD 2TB usb 2.0 LG lightscribe 24x sata2 corsair H100 Windows 7 ultimate 64bits 
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LG G2420HD 24''  ASUS PA238QR 23'' LED IPS LG 42CS570 120Hz TV Logitech G510 
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Corsair AX850 Corsair 650D Razer Deathadder 3.5G CM storm weapon of choice m4 
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post #7 of 52
The longer you wait the more you notice you got your money's worth, I've upgraded in the past and couldn't tell I upgraded except my 3Dmark score went up, lol

I try to wait 2yrs before upgrading then buy the best there is, it's been over a year and the 980x is still doing fine, I'm waiting it out for Intel's 22nm and the GTX 680's to arrive!
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post #8 of 52
I have my cpu since august '09. I upgraded my Gpu 4 times since then! Probably upgrading the cpu when the the new Intel architecture comes out.
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post #9 of 52
I don't "Upgrade" per say, it's more like I have to just get something different.

This happens about every 3 months.
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post #10 of 52
I tend to upgrade every couple of months or when i find a good deal.

Before (when the first built the PC in february)
AMD Phenom II x4 955
Asus M4A77T
4GB memory
8500GT
Corsair H50
Coolermaster elite 430
Coolermaster elite 500W power supply

Currently:
AMD Phenom II x6 1055t
Asus M4A89TD PRO/USB3
8GB memory
Sapphire 6850
Corsair H100
HAF 932
Corsair TX 750

My next upgrade will probably be crossfire 6970's or a 580.
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Samsung 840 250GB Samsung 850 Evo 500GB Western Digital 1TB XSPC Raystorm + EX240 Radiator 
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