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post #321 of 676
When do you next plan to upgrade your Desktop PC?
A: Within the next month, 3 months, 6 months, Other (please specify)

next 6 months


What do you look for when selecting a processor upgrade?
A: (Choose: Price, Performance, Graphics Capability, Brand, Other (please specify)

this build would be a budget HTPC build everyone is doing these days.
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post #322 of 676
With in Next 12 months Haswell.
post #323 of 676
When do you next plan to upgrade your Desktop PC?
A: 3 months

What do you look for when selecting a processor upgrade?
A: Price and performance
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post #324 of 676
When do you next plan to upgrade your Desktop PC?
A: no set date.. always on the lookout for upgrades.

What do you look for when selecting a processor upgrade?
A: performance/price/ability to oc or tweak/life expectancy.
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post #325 of 676
When do you next plan to upgrade your Desktop PC?
A: Within the next month, 3 months, 6 months, Other (please specify)

Hopefully, if I can get the money, within the next 6 months.



What do you look for when selecting a processor upgrade?
A: (Choose: Price, Performance, Graphics Capability, Brand, Other (please specify)

I normally like to get a good match between Price and Performance.
post #326 of 676
When do you next plan to upgrade your Desktop PC?
A: Within the next month, 6 months

What do you look for when selecting a processor upgrade?
A: Price/Performance-multi tasking
post #327 of 676
When do you next plan to upgrade your Desktop PC?
A: I like to upgrade all the time, if I can afford it I go for it, I try to upgrade something atleast once every 3 months

What do you look for when selecting a processor upgrade?
A: Price is very important, it has to be competitive and good value for performance, also better performance I can get the happier I am, no one wants to upgrade for 1% performance increase. Brand does not matter if price and performance is right, graphics don't normally come into play as I like to have a nice gpu that can max out everything
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post #328 of 676
These apu chips are quite awesome.

When do you next plan to upgrade your Desktop PC?

Within the next month 3 months

What do you look for when selecting a processor upgrade?

Price to Performance Ratio
post #329 of 676
When do you next plan to upgrade your Desktop PC?
A: Before i head out for college, so by next fall smile.gif

What do you look for when selecting a processor upgrade?
A: I look for a good ratio between price, performance (both game and rendering,transcoding etc).
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post #330 of 676
When do you next plan to upgrade your Desktop PC?
A: I just did 2 minor upgrades to my 2 builds recently (peripheral and aio wc). Minor upgrades happen sporadically. Major upgrades happen every few years. Unless something happens I will be upgrading my cpu/mb in 1-1.5 years... which in all honesty is too long for me!

What do you look for when selecting a processor upgrade?
A: I look at performance first and foremost! Who cares if something looks nice or even if it's cheap if it doesn't perform. Next I'll look at price and weigh the two against each other (and v.s. what I actually need). After those main 2 points everything else falls where it may and for the most part just fits together.
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