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post #21 of 52
I used to upgrade incessantly, but got sick of it. I upgrade as I need now for the most part.

I'll probably get a new vid card when the 7xxx drops, but only if my 5850 starts sucking wind in the games I'm playing.
Edited by candy_van - 10/19/11 at 10:34am
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post #22 of 52
maybe 2 - 3 months at most
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post #23 of 52
As long as it plays everything on max or close to max I'm happy. No sense upgrading for a single game unless its stuttering or something. Thats my opinion. I hope to make it another 2 years on my rig before I even think about an upgrade.
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post #24 of 52
Only time I upgrade is when they half the node. So 4-5 years. My last system was a Core 2 Duo 65nm Conroe. Now I have 32nm sandy bridge. My GTX 280 will be upgraded when they come out with the 28nm parts. It is pointless to upgrade every year. Average person wouldn't see a difference.
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post #25 of 52
i upgraded last year after 5 years w/ the same rig (athlon x2), and generally i keep my rigs as long as that.

This time i'll upgrade in november w/ ib-e but i'll keep this one for the next 5 years too (and i'll keep the phII for a server setting until it die)
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post #26 of 52
Mostly I'll upgrade a part here and there as my budget allows. Just upgraded to an Asus gtx570 from a gtx460 and upgraded PSUs. I probably won't upgrade this build anymore. I'll be doing a new build in Feb-March sometime. Before I built my current rig last year I had the same rig for a little over 4 years (Athlon 3500+ geforce 6200 originally) but I upgraded the gfx and psu in that rig also.
post #27 of 52
My upgrades are not as often as most because I watercool my rig (which gets quite expensive....especially when it comes to fullcover gpu blocks). Therefore, my next upgrade will be when Ivy Bridge and the next gen Nvidia or AMD gpu comes out.
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post #28 of 52
when i upgrade i get the fastest parts available at the time since money is no problem to me which keeps my rig going 1 to 2 years instead of buying mid range parts and upgrading at the launch of a new major game
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post #29 of 52
Whenever I get the bug. I have the CPU bug now, 2500k is looking mighty sexy.
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post #30 of 52
its a slippery slope, upgrading..
I had my sig rig (except just 1 GPU) for a year and a half now, I'm waiting for a significant leap before I upgrade again, either the 7xxx or GTX7xx series' or Ivy Bridge..
I wouldn't mind keeping this for another couple of years, considering games will still have to be widely playable, and I can always let my settings slip a bit.

I want a new screen though >
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