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    Re: How often do you upgrade your PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Ginettor View Post
    Around fiveishish years? Last upgrade was to a 9600gt god I feel old
    Heh, don't feel old, I haven't seen the need to change anything in my pc for about 5 years too now.

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    Re: How often do you upgrade your PC

    Quote Originally Posted by Output View Post
    I'd think that it's still very relevant, as 5-6 months old isn't that long ago. Regardless of that however, you're welcome.
    I'm sorry Output, I didn't mean for it to come across in a negative way. It was/is helpful, and thank you!

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    Re: How often do you upgrade your PC

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Are you from the future then?
    Good point! I apologized to Outpost, as I didn't mean to sound rude at all. And I'm happy to see some of the members upgrade their rigs the same way I do (i.e. as needed).

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    Re: How often do you upgrade your PC

    I used to upgrade every year but stopped in 2008/2009. With the exception of the gpu.

    My computer is still decent enough (Q9550 @3.6Ghz, 4GB, GTX 460) but I've been thinking about a new build lately.

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    Re: How often do you upgrade your PC

    How often do I upgrade my PC.... short answer = too often. its expensive. Bring on 290X and new CPU/Mobo!

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    Re: How often do you upgrade your PC

    Apart from getting a new case I haven't upgraded anything since I built my rig, which was all the way back in early 2011. Just haven't had the need to I guess. It is getting harder to maintain a stable 60fps with good settings nowadays though, so I reckon next year is when I'll be getting a new GPU, particularly for Witcher 3, cause hot damn do I love me them Witcher games.

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    Re: How often do you upgrade your PC

    just got a new rig will probably add a new gpu in 2-3 years and upgrade my cpu around 2016 however i may do a full out extreme pc in 3 years.

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    Re: How often do you upgrade your PC

    Upgrade parts always ongoing. Cpu's every year. Motherboards every six months.
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    Re: How often do you upgrade your PC

    Generally for me it's every year, although I usually keep CPU/motherboard for at least 2-3 years. My latest upgrade is a new case/CPU cooler and graphics card and these were last upgraded a year ago.

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    Re: How often do you upgrade your PC

    Long enough to realise that every single component in my damn pc is out of date, including the cd drives and PSU!

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    Re: How often do you upgrade your PC

    CPU and Motherboard every 3 years, GPU roughly 1.5 - 2 years. I'm not sure if it is only me but it looks like you don't really have to change components that often like 5-6 years ago.

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    Re: How often do you upgrade your PC

    Every 3-4 years depends on funds or if there's something on sale that you just can't say no to.

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    Re: How often do you upgrade your PC

    I agree I don't think processor only upgrades are as easy an upgrade as they use to be. Difficult to sell second hand CPUs, after 2 gens you need a new MOBO and the benefits of next gen don't appear to be worth the £200.

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    Re: How often do you upgrade your PC

    I just purchased a new WD 2TB HDD (and already I have a 240GB SSD as primary) for my videos/movies and general storage needs. With this install I don't think I'll upgrade anything else for another year.

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    Re: How often do you upgrade your PC

    I have been using my current computer for 3 years. I am considering upgrade it recently, as it seems i3 530 Nvidia + GTX460 is hard to run some new games. I need a better game experience.

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    Re: How often do you upgrade your PC

    On a low cost scale for things like fans and other non-performance parts, I'd estimate a few times a year. For major components like CPU and RAM then i'd say every 2-3 years per part being upgraded.

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