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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..
Bulldozer Fund · [--|-----------------------------]

paying out the ass for a minor bump in visual quality..
    
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post #92 of 124
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Bulldozer Fund · [--|-----------------------------]

paying out the ass for a minor bump in visual quality..
LOL QFT!!!..$600 in gpu's but talking about paying out the ass for a minor bump in quality.
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Thanks, my arsenal of VMs salute you.

Apparently kids don't realize computers are good for more than only gaming..
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Thanks, my arsenal of VMs salute you.
ahh, we just razzin ya beers. no harm no foul
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Thanks, my arsenal of VMs salute you.

Apparently kids don't realize computers are good for more than only gaming..
I would understand the need of a CPU upgrade if you run VMs but for gaming you will see little to no performance increase going from a 1090T>bulldozer.
    
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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?
Lolz, I haven't really spent that much on upgrades at all, only time I ever buy stuff is to OC the crap out of it, try and get a few records then sell it on

My comp in sig has been doing me proud for as long as I can remember....."which isn't long, but hey!"

It can still max out any games I want, I do knock up the CPU to 4.5Ghz for some games, just for the extra few fps though
 
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Just spent $1,100 on my LATEST full system upgrade.
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Wait so if we can't make a rig to last 5 years we should force ourselves to use a rig that has a lifetime of ~10?

I don't want to use outdated tech. I want my machine to be able to play anything I throw at it.
Outdated perhaps, but if my 8800GTX can still max out every game I throw at it except for Metro2033 and GTA4 (due to lack of sufficient memory on the vid-card) why wouldn't a new rig nowadays be able to do the same 4-5 years from now?
Feel free to blow your money on upgrades you think you need.. find the heaviest game nowadays (Crysis2, Metro2033, whatever..) make sure your rig overkills it with all eyecandy enabled and you'll be fine for about 4-5 years
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The OP should be shot for asking such a question on OCN!!!

KILL THE HERETIC!

Just kidding of course...

Post #2 stated it perfectly. Once you see what an amazingly built PC can do, it's VERY hard to drop back down. I managed to do so due to costs and money problems, but it's hard. I HATE seeing some gaming machine of my own do so poorly in games. >.<

Hence why I dislike the PS3 and 360 so much... I hate the PS3 more because it has a bluray and my PC doesn't to be honest... XD
     
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Outdated perhaps, but if my 8800GTX can still max out every game I throw at it except for Metro2033 and GTA4 (due to lack of sufficient memory on the vid-card) why wouldn't a new rig nowadays be able to do the same 4-5 years from now?
Feel free to blow your money on upgrades you think you need.. find the heaviest game nowadays (Crysis2, Metro2033, whatever..) make sure your rig overkills it with all eyecandy enabled and you'll be fine for about 4-5 years
I agree, but after about a year, you always see new breakthroughs and get the feeling you have to have it!

I'm contemplating upgrading too, and my system is fine... I want the GTX 590 or 2x GTX 570's ! Don't know what to choose, or the HD 6990!

Really is ridiculous!
    
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