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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!
42 Total Votes  
post #21 of 27
None of those...I build a rig a year and I usually buy on the favorable end of the price/performance spectrum (either last gen or mid range current gen).
 
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post #22 of 27
I wait about 2-3 years between my builds, however I do upgrade my computer regularly (usually video card upgrades)

I always go for the medium/good parts, I don't make a fortune (and I am in college), so saving $100 here-and-there is good (then I can give it all to Penn State!)
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post #23 of 27
In a little surprised. I figured I was on the conservative side of the aisle. It looks like I have a lot of company in upgrading about every 3 years.
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post #24 of 27
Let's see... had a 2.5 Ghz Celeron for 5 months...
Then an Athlon XP 2400+ for 4 months...
Then my 3700+ SD for 15 months...
I'm planning on ditching my E2140 after about 2 months...
and then keeping my Q6600 for 9-12 months.
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by Nasgul View Post
I'm saving my hobby money next year to go to Europe, I want to go to Spain and Portugal. No more PC upgrades for me.
<off topic>

You will not regret it.

The Costa Del Sol (Andulucia area) is a beautiful place. The "Siesta Lifestyle" really appeals to me.

If you are keen on architecture then the La Sagrada Familia, the Gaudi Park (both in Barcelona), and the Alhambra (Granada) are worthwhile places to see. The Alhambra is staggering in it's artistic complexity. A product of centuries where the following generation of artisans attempted to outdo the previous - amazing.

...if it is beautiful, well-dressed Women that you want to see... heh! You're in for a treat.
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post #26 of 27
Good plan nasgul, traveling is so much fun I am allready getting tired of being in one place lol.

O/T I upgrade my cpu when I get bored. Ive had this E6600 for several months now which is pretty good but now I am going to try quad core.
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post #27 of 27
Currently, as soon as I can. =P It's impractical, but working pays for it.
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