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How often do you upgrade CPU?

Poll Results: How often do you upgrade CPU's?

 
  • 9% (4)
    Everytime a new one comes out!
  • 35% (15)
    After the Price cut on the last generation!
  • 42% (18)
    every 3+ years!
  • 11% (5)
    when my current cpu dies!
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post #1 of 27
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ive been reading these forums for years, as you can see since 2004, prolly one of longest members around...... i havnt started posting since this year, as im more of a reader than a poster, guess im coming outta my shell.

anyways, i see guys with C2D overclocking them, what a fantastic chip, and i see guys who buy 3-4 chips at a time, just to get the best one they can find..... some guys get a e6400, then an e6600, next i see they want an 6750, ect......

now, with the GO stepped q6600, so many guys are hopping on the quad core wagon, and i must say, id like to too, they sure look awesome.

it almost seems these hardcore oc'ers are really not doing much with there chips, as they almost seem to be just trying to get the most out of them, then hopping on to the next one.....

at this point, my system is barely a month old, and i cant say i even have all my software installed, and im itching for the quad. my better jusdgement is holding me back. my e6600 will do what i need it to do for a while yet.

soooo, my question is, how many of you get the next chip in line, just to test, whenever there released?

ill post my first poll in these forums.
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post #2 of 27
i upgrade my cpu when i got the money
    
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post #3 of 27
I normally upgrade my computer completely about every 1 and a half years to top of the line.

Upgrading to top of the line every single time a new piece comes out would cost like $20,000 a year. And I simply don't have that much

I make about $9,000 a year to spend on what I want. So I usually save up over the course of a year and half and usually around 6,000 to put into a build every year or so.

Its all about saving.
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post #4 of 27
I try every two years. Usually upgrade to midrange like e6300....
    
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post #5 of 27
haven't yet its been about 8 months
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post #6 of 27
i do it when i cant play the latest games on at least medium and also sometimes if i have some extra money and the upgrade is worth the cost for performance.

Edit: Although the cpu doesnt really effect games so much i kinda took this as an overall computer upgrade . For only cpu i have upgraded twice in the past year. Once to go dual core then once to move from dead 939 and ddr to quad and ddr2. I will not upgrade my cpu again for some time not till native quads are mainstream and really really good.
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post #7 of 27
I do so as little as possiable. =D
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post #8 of 27
I build a new computer about every three years but I do miner upgrades in between (ram, HDD, video card). Of course I OC my CPUs to the max.
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post #9 of 27
I usually do every 2 to 3 years, but after the pricecuts I couldn't resist getting a Q6600. Possibly I'll add a second 8800GTS to my system around christmas or something, but that also depends on how well I'm able to play DX10 games. (if we'll see any this year)
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post #10 of 27
never.

i've built 2 computers from bundles before, and both mobo+CPU stayed together forever.
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