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    Re: How often do you upgrade your PC

    Yes I've been watching those Xeon E3's on ebay and they can go for relatively little. Unfortunately, my free board is an Asus (P8Z77-V LX) and they only support three Xeons: E3-1230, E3-1230v2,...
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    Re: How often do you upgrade your PC

    Ah, OTT since I was mining earlier in the year: 7950. But really, despite buying a few things in impulse humble bundles I really don't use it. Pity that ZeroCore can't kick in when using the onboard...
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    Re: How often do you upgrade your PC

    Ah, well that's the thing I didn't mention: actually good enough does seem to have kicked in for me. I mean most of the time I don't even use the desktop with the 3.4GHz Core 2 Pentium but instead I...
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    Re: How often do you upgrade your PC

    Yes, not too bad. Finally something for £50 which doubles the (non-overclocked) CPU performance of my E5300. H81 boards aren't that pricey either.
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    Re: How often do you upgrade your PC

    Not quite as long as that, but years (going back the the Celeron 300A era which I bought in 1999) my upgrade strategy was simple:

    Stick to my budget of ~£50 for a CPU and ~£40-£60 for a...
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