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I really enjoy this hobby but I limit myself to one major purchase every 3-4 years. My last rig was built in july '07 and was going strong, I upgraded in January and the difference is insane. I like to skip two or three generations between upgrades so i can see a big difference. Coming from a core 2 duo @ 3.2GHz with an 8800GTS 640 this 2500k @ 4.9GHz with a GTX 570 is like another world. I wish I could do a major build every time a new fab process reaches market. But at this pace my next upgrade will be in July '14, and only if the world hasn't gone the way of Fallout. I also do my TV upgrades a month after my pc upgrades so its really nice to see differences there. To help me cope I build rig's for local shops and some friends.
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Doing small upgrades once in a while, or doing all in one go, or upgrading specific part to meet your needs. Just do the upgrade on your own pace, it's your hard earned money!

I was going to upgrade from 775, but I am going to hold it off little bit longer since I think I can run everything I needs.


For instance, I hardly play games and that's all my desktop is for. Games. I probably game maybe once a week and it's not even demanding game so is it worth spending 200+ dollars? I don't reallly think so.

It's like any other hobbies really. Some people may justify spending 2,000 dollars on custom molded in ear monitors because they love listening to music or perhaps they listen to music frequent enough to get the money's worth. Perhaps they are singer or some sort, and need decent monitor for their stage performances.

Same with things such as Violins, there are people who would go and bid on public auction for Stradivarius violins and cellos for millions of dollars.

It's like, are you going to buy customized car that is smokin' hot, or buy regular car that will do everything you need in daily life? No one needs F1 cars to drive to their local electronic shop, but F1 drivers needs those cars for their jobs.

I personally think it's all about balancing out your needs and its needs.
Edited by jellythecake - 2/27/11 at 7:35am
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