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When do you next plan to upgrade your Desktop PC?
1) Within the next month

What do you look for when selecting a processor upgrade?
1)Brand
2)Performance
3)Price
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post #362 of 676
When do you next plan to upgrade your Desktop PC?
Starting with my motherboard this month I hope to have all modern components 3-4 months from now.

What do you look for when selecting a processor upgrade?
Performance, How does it overclock, Do I need good cooling if i'm overclocking, Does it multitask well/ more cores, Within my price range.
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post #363 of 676
When do you next plan to upgrade your Desktop PC?
A: In about 2 months

What do you look for when selecting a processor upgrade?
A: I'm looking for the best price-for-performance.
post #364 of 676
When do you next plan to upgrade your Desktop PC?
A: Probably when 500GB SSDs come out at a good price

What do you look for when selecting a processor upgrade?
A: Best bang for the buck. To me, the performance gain a $330 i7 has over a $220 i5 isn't worth the $100, especially when most enthusiasts disable HT on the i7 anyways to overclock higher/get better real world performance in applications that don't use HT.
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post #365 of 676
When do you next plan to upgrade your Desktop PC?

I want to build a dedicated rig for MMO's, (So i can F@H more on sigrig) the sooner the better. The A8 or A10 would be perfect.

What do you look for when selecting a processor upgrade?

Power consumption relative to performance, overclockability, & that it won't be bottlenecking any modern hardware.
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post #366 of 676

When do you next plan to upgrade your Desktop PC?
A: I'm always upgrading! If I see a sweet a deal I usually go for it! I always find a use for new and old parts.

What do you look for when selecting a processor upgrade?
A: Usually I'm a bit of a brand enthusiast, but I like to go for the best bang for the buck performance items.

Performance for the price all the way!

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post #367 of 676
When do you next plan to upgrade your Desktop PC?
Within 6 months

What do you look for when selecting a processor upgrade?
Performance/price.
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post #368 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 and Brand
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post #369 of 676
When do you next plan to upgrade your Desktop PC?
A: Within the next 3 months

What do you look for when selecting a processor upgrade?
A: Performance
post #370 of 676
When do you next plan to upgrade your Desktop PC?
A: Not for a few years, but a plan on building another PC rather soon. I want to build a compact powerhouse for use in the living room on the main entertainment system, as well as one for my friend. Might very well build one for someone for Christmas if i have the funds.

What do you look for when selecting a processor upgrade?
A: Performance mostly, but i have no need to spend more than ~300 bucks on a processor. This latest upgrade i decided to go for the i5 rather than the i7 and save a hundred dollars, mostly because i was curious whether or not i would miss the hyperthreading, and i dont. however, i do fold, so that is a factor for me. Another factor would be which processor/chipset offers the best performance in the programs that i use, such as pro tools, autocad, video games, and adobe CS6. On my next couple of builds, i might be looking to low wattage processors that are still capable of playing games and such. On the other hand, even the 77 W intel core i7 processors would be low enough, so it doesnt really seem like power will be much of an issue.

Thanks for the chance, hope this information helps.
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