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How often do you upgrade your PC?

Discussion in 'PC' started by Soulwatcher, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. djdanilo

    djdanilo New Member

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    I don't upgrade my PC very often, maybe every 3 years or so, if I have a really old component that needs changing. I only break this habit if there is a new game coming out that I really want to play and my PC can run it. I only play games that my PC can run on at least medium settings, if not, I just skip it. Can't play anything on low settings.
     
  2. kenoobie

    kenoobie New Member

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    I upgrade my PC once in a while. There is no frequency though. I only upgrade or replace parts when I need to because of lack of funds.
     
  3. m33kuh

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    If you are low on budget or saving up for some other things, it's better to upgrade once in a while. Unless you are a youtuber or streamer which needs to always have a good and strong unit for rendering and live streaming and also a good connection, then I guess it's just better to upgrade if needed.
     
  4. luispas

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    This is a very sad topic for me because I have years with the same old computer :( When we had the chance to buy a new one my mom didn't want to do it and she decided to bought other things, and now we are all paying the punishment of having to deal with this dinosaur. I'm trying to save as much as I can to buy a new one, I have $40 right now, I have so many things to do to get a decent one. Wish me luck.
     
  5. konomi

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    I only buy a new computer when my old one dies, which ends up being every 2-3 years. And I always get laptops, so I can't upgrade them as easily as desktop :/ I'd really like to switch to a desktop, so I could get a more powerful computer & be able to upgrade it myself, but I don't really have a good place to put it for now (no decent desk / room for a desk). I'd love to be able to have a fully customized, fully personalized desktop PC :sob:
     
  6. Inqogn1to

    Inqogn1to New Member

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    I would say that I do some kind of modification on my computer atleast once a year. Whether it be peripherals or certain hardware parts. Next upgrade im doing soon will be a serious long lasting one though so I might not have to upgrade anything for a few years.
     
  7. Bayoneutra

    Bayoneutra New Member

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    Far less often than I'd like lol

    Honestly I haven't updated since... Four years ago or so? I just don't have the money to do so and, as soon as I do, I end up investing the money on other things that seem far more urgent at the time. Thankfully I am not too big on online PC gaming so it's not like I pay the consequences for owning this oldie. Plus it works really well and I can't say I complain.
     
  8. Jerick Gwapo

    Jerick Gwapo New Member

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    I upgrade very rarely. Every after 3-4 years also or depending on the release of a better PC component or part. I often upgrade mine whenever there is a sale or lower prices in the store that are higher or latest releases than the ones that I have in my PC. I only focus on adding more memory on my RAM and upgrading my processor . I am planning on getting Intel iCore9 this coming December and hopefully there will be discounts.
     
  9. user238

    user238 New Member

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    I really feel like the only thing that ever needs to be upgraded on a PC that you have a decent processor ( an i5-i7 ) and a decent amount of ram, ( 6-10gb ) is the video card. With those two things you can probably get away with a computer for a good 6-9 years if not longer. Sure you wont be able to play all the games at the max settings, but honestly do you need to?
     
  10. goldlady

    goldlady New Member

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    I have to confess myself as the kind of person that do not upgrade their PC so often. Shame on me, I know it is important and even more when you use it to play. I think once a year is fine. I'll try to start doing it!
     
  11. Hikin33t

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    Not nearly enough. About once every 5 years? But I could do with a new SSD that's at least 500 gigs. Games run so much better on SSDs and I have to run PUBG on it otherwise it doesn't render the world quickly enough. Mine is 120gigs and it's just not big enough.

    And of course, my graphics card is getting really old now. I %$$ed up my power supply around 2 years ago, so I had to replace that. Apparently it was beecause I kept playing with my computer casing off and I was told not to do that anymore.
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2017
  12. sephyr

    sephyr New Member

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    Not as much as I'd like to. lol
    Generally, I only upgrade when I have to. Like when there's a new game coming and my current pc wouldn't be able to run it. Otherwise, I upgrade only when something breaks down. Cheaper that way. ;)
     
  13. OursIsTheFury

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    Can't be just the graphics card though. Every part of the PC needs to be on the same level otherwise the most advanced part will be held down by the lowest one. I have an i3240 processor with a 1060 6GB graphics card and apparently I'm not accessing the max potential of my graphics card because my processor is pretty low end. I have to change it to a better one like an i7 series, but that would mean a change in motherboard, and then a change in the memory sticks. I'll just stick to my current one then.
     
  14. m33kuh

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    Not really unless you have a high version of components. I have an i7 4770k processor so I guess this one would last longer even if there are new graphics card released on the market. :)
     
  15. vinaya

    vinaya New Member

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    I don't upgrade computer's graphics card or RAM. In fact I have never done this. I use my computer as long as it works. When it begins to poorly function or gives me headache once in a while, I dump the old PC and buy a new one. When I am buying a new PC I will look fore better graphic card RAM etc. than the previous one. Usually, I buy a new PC every three years.
     
  16. Clara1993

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    I rarely apgrade my laptop like once in a year especially for my anti-Virus, I always have my notes and other important information on my computer that's why I keep it safe from malwares and other threats.
     
  17. Henrywrites

    Henrywrites New Member

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    I've not seen the reason that made me think of upgrading my pc for gaming purposes. I mean my pc reached the requirements of most of the games that I've downloaded and installed on it. So, I never had course to think of upgrading my pc to accommodate a new game requirements. I use windows 7 ultimate on my pc and it has been running smoothly since I got it.
     
  18. Hux

    Hux Head Forum Admin Forum Administrator

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    I normally try to upgrade my PC when ever I can afford new components, or every couple of years when I fancy building a new rig. Normally just upgrade parts like storage, memory and peripherals throughout the year and then go all out on a new build. My current build's been running exactly a year ago and it's still going strong on all games I play. I have a i5-6600K and a GTX 1070 at the moment.
     
  19. Not Sag

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    I usually upgrade or just buy a new PC when I save enough money to spend on a gaming PC. I've had the same PC for about 3-4 years now and it still plays games that come out now without blowing itself up.
     
  20. JaiGuru

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    The other side of this is that too often when you upgrade one thing you have to upgrade another. That new graphics card is awesome. Be a shame if your powersource was too weak. Processor getting slow? That new model is on sale! Pity it's not compatible with your mbsocket!

    It just goes round and round.