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Upgrading can become and addiction.

I'm always thinking about upgrading even though my computer plays the games I want fairly well.
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post #82 of 124
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nhb93 View Post
I personally think we do. Look at my rig rig. Got it the summer after 7th grade. I'm graduating high school in June. It's holds up just fine, and pull 30 FPS on Just Cause 2.

When people like Dorianime above me (no offense to him, but I can see his post while I type this one) say things like "ancient pair" when talking about a GTS 250, that's insane. PC hardware lasts longer than a lot of people on OCN realize. Am I ready for a new PC? Of course I am. I plan on upgrading this year actually, but that's only because of Guild Wars 2, Batman, and Red Orchestra. Plus, I'm seeing the 8 series becoming more and more common as the minimum specs for PC games.

Maybe it's jealousy, maybe it's practicality, maybe I'm just cheap.

VVVVVV Has the right idea. That's the reason I got the 8800 GTX and not a GTS. I didn't want to worry about upgrades for a while.
This. PC hardware can be used for a lot longer then most members give credit on this forum. I'm still rocking an E8400 and an ATI 4870 512MB.

Is my computer able to max out all new games on the market? No.
Can I play Crysis on medium? Yes
BFBC2? Yes again on medium

That's with a graphics card that is about half as powerful as the new cards on the market, and a dual core CPU.

Do I want a new computer? Of course! Do I need one? No, but it is almost time for me to upgrade.

A new sandybridge build today with either a GTX 470 / GTX 560 or equivalent AMD card should realistically last 3 - 4 years of gaming. If it starts to lag behind, just add another GPU and SLI or Crossfire them.
Edited by AtomicFrost - 3/23/11 at 4:18pm
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post #83 of 124
If you want to stay on the cutting edge of technology, then your going to pay for it.
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post #84 of 124
im addicted to upgrading...
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Computers are used for so much more than just gaming. However, games usually stress the computer the most and are the most demanding of the computers components one has. I think upgrading and building one's computer is more of a hobby, at least it is to me, than to playing a ton of games. Because of the ability for computers to do so much more than just game is one reason why it's much more costly.
post #86 of 124
I'll probably end up spending 3000 from last july to this july, mostly on GPUs
   
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I just spent $750 on my i5, but now I won't have to worry about the CPU for another 4 years. I came from an E8200. I sold that and the other things I replaced for ~$200. IMO, I've spent an amount of money that I'm totally comfortable with and it's been a huge upgrade (with up to 200% performance increases even on my GPU) so I'm happy. Next up is GPU, PSU, SSD, and possibly a sound card. That's where it'll start hurting... But I'll probably be able to sell the old stuff for ~$250, so it's not that bad.
Edited by B!0HaZard - 3/23/11 at 4:58pm
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post #88 of 124
Many people have so called 'Gaming computers' for bragging about their hardware on OCN and other similar sites. Better it is, the bigger the e-peen.
Mind you, not everyone is like that.
    
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Who cares about 24/7/365 playing at absolute maximum AA and in-game settings?

End up paying out the ass for a minor bump in visual quality..
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post #90 of 124
No such thing as spending too much if it involves our rigs!

On a serious note, yeh, I think I have to say, for myself.. I spend too much on it... Missus is getting pissed cuz all I do even though I dont really need it is buy random stuff or random cpmputer parts, or new cases and all that...

I just recently installed watercooling and I think watercooling is brilliant making me addicted to doing loops and improving temps and/or buying another 360 rad which I dont even need... still have it here boxed waiting for a new pump which again i dont even need... a reservoir which as usual, not needed and tubes, a lot of them... fittings which costs £10 each... buying more than the actual amount that I need....
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