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How often do you upgrade your PC?

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I kinda want to upgrade from my current GTX 1060 and i5-7600K, but the whole build is just slightly over two years old and it feels like wasted money if I upgrade so soon. How often do you swap your parts? Do you upgrade RAM and GPU more often than CPU? Do you always want to stay high-end? Let me know! ?

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9 minutes ago, RiktigaRonny said:

I kinda want to upgrade from my current GTX 1060 and i5-7600K, but the whole build is just slightly over two years old and it feels like wasted money if I upgrade so soon. How often do you swap your parts? Do you upgrade RAM and GPU more often than CPU? Do you always want to stay high-end? Let me know! ?

If you require more performance and your current system just isn't cutting it then go for it, CPUs have advanced at a rapid rate in the last 3 years, AMD has quadrupled the amount of cores you can get for a mainstream system.

 

I personally upgrade every 4-5 years but I still have my GPU from 2014 so I've only upgraded the CPU because I've desperately needed it and I didn't make a wise purchase with my previous system in the first place, it was obsolete even at the time I've bought it.


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Honestly, I waited five years. I would wait until the end of this year if you can, since zen 3 is supposed push things even further along performance wise. Intel should have some new SKU out by then too, with updated pricing to performance models to be more competitive. I can understand wanting to upgrade though since you aren't much better off than I was with my haswell pc, your gpu is still relevant so I would hold on for a bit longer.

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For me its more when im not getting the performance I feel I want/need out of my system, usually in gaming. Until I answer the question that I can only answer, no, then I usually dont bother. 


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About every 10 years for a complete upgrade. I'm not a gamer so max performance isnt as critical to me.

I have 32GB of RAM, lots of storage in the form of SSDs and nVMEs, and a modest 1060GTX with dual Xeon CPUs.


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As long as you can OC your CPU to 4.5ghz and you aren't getting stuttering as a result of your CPU...I'd keep it till it sh!ts the bed.  If you aren't using a SSD currently...time to upgrade your drive.  As for GPU....if you aren't getting 1080p/60fps using ultra settings in your fav games...time to upgrade GPU.  If you have less than 16gb of ram...time to upgrade ram.  Just my 2 cents before having enough coffee this morning.

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Usually a complete upgrade every 4 or 5 years but I get a graphics card upgrade in between :) but i usually buy top end stuff.. I guess if I was getting mid range stuff then the upgrades would be more frequent. 

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33 minutes ago, Stu_Bear said:

I'd keep it till it sh!ts the bed. 

Lol thats usually how i roll. My i7 920 is almost 12 years old now (still haven't OC yet)

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