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In general I think bad performance is due to bad optimisation during games production.
I agree.
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I spend most of my money on Graphics cards and tbf the Motherboard and ram where mega expensive at the time wich is why I have not upgraded again.

Besides it still eats any game you throw at it.
Still, it's a huge bottleneck, especially if you wanna play BF.
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I bought the 8800 gts 640 on release to play...Oblivion. A $350 gpu to play a game I got for $20. Then the 8800gt comes out and I had barely used my uber purchase and that card is about same perf and a lot less $ So I've returned to bang for buck budget and I think I'll stay for a while. I don't believe bf3 or anything this year will change that.

I have a friend who is replacing a 5 year old pc and he is going to spend $4k or so. I tell him he doesn't really need to, there are no games that need dual 6970 for a single monitor. He doesn't care. I don't blame him and maybe it will last another 5 years but to me that's no fun. I'd rather have a few upgrades in that time.

But if you read the hardware report from Steam, you will see that many people game behind current. So maybe in enthusiast forums overspend sure but in the real world, not so much.

http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/
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Lets ask the 6990 and 590 owners

Kidding, im just jealous.

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I bought the 8800 gts 640 on release to play...Oblivion. A $350 gpu to play a game I got for $20. Then the 8800gt comes out and I had barely used my uber purchase and that card is much cheaper and a lot less $ So I've returned to bang for buck budget and I think I'll stay for a while. I don't believe bf3 or anything this year will change that.

I have a friend who is replacing a 5 year old pc and he is going to spend $4k or so. I tell him he doesn't really need to, there are no games that need dual 6970 for a single monitor. He doesn't care. I don't blame him and maybe it will last another 5 years but to me that's no fun. I'd rather have a few upgrades in that time.

But if you read the hardware report from Steam, you will see that many people game behind current. So maybe in enthusiast forums overspend sure but in the real world, not so much.

http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey/
I am kind of surprised that dual-cores still reign supreme in average joe pc land.
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I am kind of surprised that dual-cores still reign supreme in average joe pc land.
Hah, yeah.
Once you get outside of the enthusiast community it's like 'how could you even use this junk' as far as most peoples computers go...
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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?
Your post is excellent point. Yes I agree that part about their real preoccupied with upgradeable cards every 12months without stop. I do sometime wondering if they are actually delusional and obsession about upgradeable graphics hardware..

To me, I really dont worry upgradeable graphics cards at all.. I really dont care about DX11.. I love to see graphic is great, more visual, and game play for fun and enjoy. I am happy with GTS 250 SLI, and all games can runs my card and component part very well since 2009.. but Console always be in my heart & mind more than anything. Console always be king!, IMO.
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I'm done upgrading as well except for 1 last thing...which is another used gtx 470 then I would consider myself done for a while

Lets see my upgrades of cpu/gpu in the past 3 years when I built my first gaming rig and slowly upgraded over time.

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Intel Q6600
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GTX 465
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Why you upgrade from 465 to 470? Or did it unlock?
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These last 2,5 years I've bought this Q9550 for ~€250, motherboard for ~€125, and a HD4870X2 for ~€450,-

Then the X2 failed after a year and I got a 5850 instead, which I then swapped for this GTX 470, costing me 20 euros. Oh, and I got a new case for €90 and an SSD for 200ish, and a 2 tera disk costing me €120,-

So that's an estimate of €1255,- in 2 and a half year. Not too bad I think. It'll probably last me for some time to come as well, especially if the trend of barely improving graphics will continue for a while.
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