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post #11 of 52
I'll upgrade if I'm finding my current hardware isn't performing as well as I would like. Skyrim might cause me to upgrade my GPU. As for everything else, an upgrade would simply be a waste of money at this point in time.

I wouldn't mind switching to Intel though at some point. The 2500K chips look pretty solid for OCing and general all-round performance.
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post #12 of 52
I've been bang for buck.

I try to keep a socket as long as I can. I won't upgrade until I run into a game that I want to play that can't push my native 1920x1080 resolution with high settings. I might add an SSD for daily use, but otherwise it does everything I need it to.

I'm happy with my 720BE, and I was running a 512mb 8800gt prior to my 1gb 5850.

Metro/BC2/COP made me upgrade my GPU. Not sure what I'll be playing... but the 5850 should do. I haven't even overvolted it yet.
    
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post #13 of 52
i try to do a new build every 2 years but i do add a few pieces here and there depending on deals i find
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post #14 of 52
Original build was a tad over 13 months ago.

Switched:
Ram: ripsaws 2x2(1600,cl9)-Dom GT 2x2 (hypers, 1600, cl7)- now corsair GTX3 on the way 2x2 (epic sticks, 2400, cl9)
GPU: 5770-2x5770-6970 on water
CPU cooling:stock- 212+ - 212+ p/p - 360/655/1200rpm fans - 2 360s/55mm fans/655
CPU: 955(4ghz@1.46v, weak imc) - 965 (4.51ghz@1.51v) - 2500k very soon.
Mobo: 880g- 890fx-gd70 - CHVF - Maximus IV P67
PSU: hx-650 - AX1200

The funny thing is, the rig was supposed to last 2 years before upgrades. OCN is a bad influence.
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post #15 of 52
My rule of thumb is to buy something decent in the first place and skip a CPU generation. I usually build a new PC every 3 years and change the GPU once in that time frame if need be.
post #16 of 52
Let's see...bought this computer 4 years ago...upgraded the memory in it last year...just bought a power supply for it a couple months ago..haven't put it in yet...debating whether or not to buy a graphics card for it because I think I messed something up dusting it a couple weeks back..it doesnt want to boot, but when it does, works fine. Don't have the cash to build a whole new system, think im screwed : /
    
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post #17 of 52
tends to run once a year for major items. and then small things get changed out throughout the year as i see fit. Just cant leave things alone.
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post #18 of 52
My first was a supped HP, it did OK until BF2 came out then it was time for a DIY PC
2 years
Abit NF4 board, Intel P4 630 @ 3.6ghz, SLIed 7950gt's OCed to 650mhz. all under water
1 year

It played BF2 well but took to long to load maps

Asus P5N-D, Intel E8400 @ 3.6ghz. w/ my 7950gts at first loaded BF2 maps fast
I was usually the first person in game and could get to the first MEC flag in Karkand
before most others were even in game
Later upgraded to a GTX 260 w/216 core, that got stepped up to a 285, did not see a performance difference that made me feel like I got my monies worth
I then picked up a Q9550 but the P5N-D just could not handle the power draw of the quad so my max OC was 3.29ghz. so I picked up the Gigabyte EP45-UD3R and spun the quad up to 4ghz. this brought the GTX 285 to life in Crysis.
E8400 to Q9550/UD3R was about 1.5 years
I rocked the quad for 6 months before coming in to some extra cash (love side work)
and upgraded to my current i7 sig. rig

I do not see any need to upgrade for some time, I have a second 470 w/block ready
for my new case when I finish it and since almost all the new games coming out are ports I don't see any game coming that I will not be able to run on a single monitor
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post #19 of 52
I usually aim for 3 to 4 years. I change minor components (GPU, fan, etc) as I see fit.
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post #20 of 52
Running this system for almost four years already. Only upgrade was the video card, heatsink and some fans. I did the same for my older system running an Athlon 3000+; upgraded the gpu half-way into the cycle and then replaced with an entirely new one. Now I'm planning on doing another full system in a few weeks time.
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