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ouch, just went to newegg and researched how much i have spent on cpu's/gpu's. around $1600 on cpu's and around $2000 on Gpu's....never really felt like i was spending that much
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Generally, most people (myself included) are. However, I want that AA cranked the heck up and I plan on getting some bigger monitors soon.

If you want to game on a budget, then don't upgrade.
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Is it expensive? Yea.
Is it worth it? Maybe.
Is it FUN? Hell yea..
 
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post #14 of 124
you never spend too much unless you live in australia. my graphics card for example, when it came out it was $379 (i got it for 350 though) how much was a 2gb 6950 when they came out in the US?
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Originally Posted by haza1981 View Post
With games like Crysis 2 and BF3 coming out PC games are getting worried their rig will not play it at the best settings. It got me wondering how much I have paid over the last 3 years for PC hardware. I have gone through 5 graphics cards 3 motherboards, various ram, 3 power supplies, multiple hard drives, 2 cases,fans,2 processors.........

All this and i'm now thinging that I will need to go quad core even though my rig is eating games right now. Is it an obsession? I remember I upgraded my pc originally as it would be cheaper and better than a console. I got a 8400 gts and a slower core 2 duo(cant even remember which one) since then I have went to 8800gts, 1x 9800 gt to 9800 gt sli , gtx460 and now gtx 560. Its probbaly cost me in the region of 3k with all the upgrades in the last 3 years. This is not saving me a penny and before this I was happy with my PS2.

Is it just me? what are your views one it? are we obsessed with getting the highest settings possible even though console quality would be fine? Do forums liek these make you feel like you are the only one not getting the newest hardware?
OCN is addicted to upgrading hardware and spending way, way to much money on computer components. 9 times out of ten when I see new thread titled "I just got a _____" it amounts to a sidegrade, not a real upgrade. My advice, upgrade when you start to have trouble running games adequately and spend your (whoever) money on a women, games, saving etc.
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lol the thing is when you start building your own computer its like a drug you just keep getting somthing newer or faster or addng hardrives for more space.
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post #18 of 124
I'm done upgrading until I see some games come out that can actually utilize my hardware.
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On the one hand, it sucks that there aren't many games like Crysis 1, that really do give cards a run for their money.

On the other hand, it's nice to always have too much gpu horsepower.
Do not fear. Battlefield is here . Battlefield 3 will have your graphics cards burn a hole through your motherboard.
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post #20 of 124
This all depends on how future proof you make your upgrades. If I upgrade to a 890fx board right now, it will save money but year and half down the road it will be just like the 790fx boards, if not less.

It depends on personal preference aswell...
Ive has a computer for 3.5 years which cost me, in total including upgrades, around 1100. I cant max out every game I play right now but with my upgrade I will. Then 2 years from my upgrade, I wont be. I accepted it. Year after that, Il plan and build a new system or upgrade
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