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    Re: What are you waiting for before your next big upgrade?

    All I am waiting for is the day my Q6600 @ 3.0Ghz / 8800GT OC2 512MB feels to slow, I have had it for years as well!
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    Re: What are you waiting for before your next big upgrade?

    Waiting for large capacity SSD drivers to be a reasonable price. By that time, there's probably new disk technology that i want instead!

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    Re: What are you waiting for before your next big upgrade?

    Dual-core or better would be an upgrade at the minute for my PCs. Graphics card also needed!
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    Re: What are you waiting for before your next big upgrade?

    Big? Getting my system down to a crawl. That said, I do have the opportunity to unlock my fourth core AND overclock, so the CPU is kind of taken care of. I'm rapidly going out of disk space, though; and Fallout: New Vegas is coming out later this year, so if it doesn't run at all, I might have to upgrade the graphics.

    That said, I need to get a job first. Hopefully, that will happen

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    Re: What are you waiting for before your next big upgrade?

    Ive just completed a staged but comprehensive overhaul on one of my PCs so that wont be getting touched for a good while until things move to the point where i cant play things full whack on my screen anymore (probably crysis 2 then ) The other PC is getting a 5850 early next month and that will be it for the same time period. I keep toying with the idea of a home server though

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    Re: What are you waiting for before your next big upgrade?

    Something that will actually make my current rig sweat a bit.
    I am a generation or two behind, but my rig still runs anything/everything maxxed out, so there is absolutely no gain in an upgrade.

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    Re: What are you waiting for before your next big upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    DDR5?
    OK, I did some googling and I think I made a wrong assumption there!

    Looks like DDR and GDDR specs are not tied in any way, I was assuming as GDDR4 was overtaken almost immediately by GDDR5 that we would not see DDR4 on the desktop. Looks like that is wrong, and DDR4 will be the next technology and we can expect it in 2011.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDR4_SDRAM

    OTOH, whilst I would normally expect my motherboard to last until 2012 (It can do 6 cores and 8GB or ram which is enough headroom for me) we just had a storm here and now my motherboard ethernet port has stopped working. Perhaps I should change my stance to:

    I am waiting for a memory tech change or divine intervention

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    Re: What are you waiting for before your next big upgrade?

    I upgrade whenever I’m bored, need more performance, or reach about 18-24 months (which usually involves the first 2 anyway), whichever comes first. Since I tend to strongly favour MMO’s and RTS style games, boredom usually creeps in first. I have zero tolerance for slow downs of any kind though, so will upgrade just for the sake of keeping minimum FPS, even if it’s for a few seconds above a certain threshold. Usually means a new CPU, motherboard, RAM, graphics card, and associated water cooling components.

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    Re: What are you waiting for before your next big upgrade?

    I'm waiting for a new job and the accompanying pay rise

    On the hardware side, there's little up and coming which is compelling me to plan an upgrade. It seems to me that over the last few years, hardware developments have massively outpaced software (i.e. games) and even a fairly modest rig will play most games very comfortably.
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    Re: What are you waiting for before your next big upgrade?

    Im waiting for SSd prices to come down and capacity to rise, they may be fast but just to expensive ATM.

    My next major upgrade will be Bulldozer. To much cost for not enough upgrade to just change from DDR2 to DDR3 epecially if Bulldozer need a new socket.

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    Re: What are you waiting for before your next big upgrade?

    USB3 to become prevalent across more motherboards, giving more choice. For USB3 drives, cables etc to become available and fairly priced. And money.

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    Re: What are you waiting for before your next big upgrade?

    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    I know a lot of people will be making little upgrades over the next year or so, like dropping in an SSD, or getting a 58** or 48* graphics card, but what about the next machine?

    Which technologies/advancements/features are you holding out for before you make your next big upgrade?

    Personally, I'm waiting for a motherboard that fully supports SATA 3 and USB 3, with no legacy SATA 2 or USB 3 ports, and a case with USB 3 ports powered by proper motherboard headers.
    sata2 is useful when you have some old devices, and a case with USB3 is quite expensive(over 100 quad)

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