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    What are you waiting for before your next big upgrade?

    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.

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

    I'm planning a full upgrade shortly, mainly for Crysis 2 and all the other games that will be coming out in the coming months.

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

    I'm waiting for the cash to do it

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

    Until I can get something with twice the performance, at half the price and a quarter of the power draw, I'll be sticking with what I have.

    Well, what I will have when I've watercooled, overclocked and added a second 8800GTX, that is

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

    For me probably the next batch of SSD's - or specifically Intel's, performance dependant of course.
    I was going to upgrade the GPU but if rumours are to be believed the 6000 isn't going to be much of a step up over the 5000 and its going to be this time next year until Nvidia will have a newer design out I imagine.
    So I'm expecting rather than hoping my GTX 260 will last that long, Crysis 2 could change that of course
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    Re: What are you waiting for before your next big upgrade?

    Well for me, im still waiting for cash to pay for one but my £800 grant will do nicely .

    Waiting for bulldozer before i retire my trusty e8400, depending on what the gpu's from AMD this year are like then i may upgrade my 4850, however ill probs wait for new gpu's next year or see how the pricing turns out when bulldozer is released.

    Along with that i shall just buy a nice 200gb~ SSD, 2 x1tb HDD and have a nice new 24" monitor with full 1900x1200 display .

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

    After my major system upgrade next month I'd like to get an SSD but the prices are just too high for a decent sized unit. So SSD when the prices drop

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

    Always love this question

    -price drop on i7-870, or maybe enthusiast sandy bridge or bulldozer
    -4gb density DIMMs to be fast and reasonably prices
    -robust USB3 and sata 6gbps implementations
    -cases to come with 2.5" drive bays for..
    -affordable, long lasting SSD.

    Not that I wait a while for major upgrades or anything. My last PC was a pIII

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

    Im with Flash - gotta wait for my divorce settlement first, then .....

    Whole new PC = Fast but not overclocked quad core, (does 6 make that much difference to non gamers?), SSD, 58** GFX HDMI (must admit my loyalties have changed from nVidia recently), the best sound I can afford. Win7 64 bit. LOTS of RAM, and LOTS and LOTS of HDD space - min 4TB (HD movies, photos, large music files). Silent, for HTPC duties. Min 22", poss even 24" full HD monitor.

    Ill have to spend 6 grand fairly fast when it happens, due to my benefits, so maybe a new car too

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

    I'm waiting for the next generation from Intel to appear and for the 3 Tb drives to come into fruitition at reasonable prices before I plan a new upgrade.

    My Q6600 overclocked to the hilt works fine for all the tasks I use the PC for at the moment, so really the only thing I want to replace right about now is the case as it's seen better days.

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

    I'm waiting for Scan to hand out free components in return for arsekissing reviews and votes.
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    Re: What are you waiting for before your next big upgrade?

    I'm looking for an SSD and a new GPU over the next 6-12 months. Waiting for nVidia to complete it's line-up of new GPUS to bring the ATI cards down in price. The 6000 series will probably do the same and I might even wait for them for the 5000 series to come down as well.

    As for the SSD - the new Corsair 60GB looks impressive - but I'm going to wait and see what the smaller manufacturing process yields in £/GB - PCs are always about waiting.

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

    One of these. Dunno if it has enough RAM though.

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

    I've already got a HD5850 as an upgrade, will wait for the new Corsair F40 SSD's as my next upgrade but it does cost money! ARGHHH.

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

    I can see me doing incremental updates for the next few years, unless it works out cheaper to buy a new motherboard than buy a PCIe Sata-3 adaptor when I finally crack and get one of the new really fast SSDs.

    DDR5 main memory will probably be my tipping point for new mobo + cpu and I assume we are a way off that, though again my resistance could weaken if Bulldozer is good enough and my current mobo can't be made compatible with a BIOS update.

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

    DDR5?

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