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Does anyone else feel like there is no reason to upgrade?

5 hours ago, Arika S said:


Agreed, Upgrading for the sake of upgrading is something i will never understand. The most common one these days being smart phone, and i feel like we're starting to see people upgrading CPUs every generation.

Smartphones have legit reason for upgrade - broken screen repairs costing half of new phone... Until proper screen protecting case is on the market. All those hard cases don't absorb shock at all. What we need is a soft case or the crazy one with springs...


I guess it would make more sense to upgrade if I could sell my old hardware, but local demand is non-existent.


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I do not upgrade my computer at all. What I do is aim to buy a new one around 5-6 years so I can keep up with software and games but also due to there higher risk of hardware fail after 5 years most HDD and SSD.  It the SSD one that like to fail more then HDD, you know there limit on how write  you can do with the SSD. I have not had CPU fail even over 15 year of use, but have ram, bios and one GPU fail, and lot of CD / DVD go. I think CPU and GPU can last over 20 years easy.  I have know just to buy a new computer as I just feel like it. 

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9 hours ago, DarthSmartt said:

I honestly don’t think I need anything for Christmas. I’ll just enjoy the holiday and give some gifts. 

Not really my issue. I just thought it was odd that I’m just not as pc interested as I used to be. Since I was 9 or 10 I always wanted something for my pc. This year is the only year I really don’t want anything lol.


Again... Just rambling. Merry Christmas

Good status update.  No real question here, since it seems like you're asking if we're happy with our setups.  Hopefully if you build right, you are for a few years before wanting an upgrade.


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8 hours ago, aDoomGuy said:

Hey, kiddo. May I make a suggestion regarding your wish or rather lack of for christmas? If you don't wish nothing for yourself maybe think about something your parents can donate money or something to in your name? 

There are generally xmas trees in walmarts that have needy kids christmas lists on them. I have helped out at least one kid every year for the pas couple years. It feels good. I normaly only have enough spare money to get stuff for the younger kids, but if I had the money to get the stuff for the older kids I would, I know what it was like being the kid that didnt have stuff in middle and highschool.  This would also make your parents feel good knowing that they raised a kid who cares about others.

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well I wish I had a decent gpu so I can record and display better but my pc is generally doing great

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Depends on where you're coming from. My core i3 8130u can barely run windows  but a 1080ti and a 6700k will probably last you a few more years depending on what you play. I've haven't been fortunate enough to get Christmas or any gifts in general but I managed to get a job in the summer where I earned 2.5k so I have a 5600x + 6800xt build planned.

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This is a sentiment that I now feel due to my recent upgrade to Ryzen 4000 and finally having a DGPU. Nothing really challanges my hardware so much I feel the need to upgrade so things have stagnated a bit. Even things I used to care about like my phone no longer are a consideration of upgrading despite it being a budget 2018 phone. If anything just ask for some quality of life things for christmas 

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It comes down to how much disposable income you have, where you could otherwise put that money and/or if you want the latest/greatest. The money does support whoever you are going whether that's AMD/Nvidia/Intel etc.

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This discussion sent me on a nostalgia trip looking at Radeon 5970/6970/6990 and GTX 590/560 pics. That generation was my entry point to PC gaming that wasn't done on the family computer. Those card designs are special to me even though I never actually owned any of them (I got an ASUS 560ti CU2).


Also, yeah it seems there's a decent difference between my 6700k and a 10900k... But when you consider the time difference and number of extra cores it looks a little wanting. Zen3 pushes me over the edge of acceptable cost/performance upgrade thankfully. I do think I actually NEED more performance though because a surprising number of games manage to push my 6700k (4.5GHz) to high percentages or even pin it. Half Life Alyx was right on the edge of what it could do, and even lagged a bit due to my CPU not keeping pace.


I don't know what component most affects this, but Discord screen share REALLY tanks my performance in both Windows and Linux and even in relatively undemanding games. I figured until now it was a CPU problem given my GTX1070 should be able to handle video encoding without sweating.

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I struggle with PS3 emulation with my current hardware and some games, the PS3 had some really good games, and emulation of the system can push most PC's way harder than PC games.

If you don't plan to get into emulation and you can play most games just fine, then sure, I see no reason to upgrade at all.

My last PC lasted me like 10 years before I upgraded anything lol.

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Wow nice parents you have there man or sis???


I do agree about companies making their product cheaper. But, the thing is in the PC space anyway. There's not enough competition, sure you have your AMD with Intel and AMD with Nvidia. The thing is two companies isn't enough. Since now at least AMD and Nvidia are now basically best friends, laugh at the world as people are trying to buy their cards that are out of stock.


The best example of company making their product cheaper in the tech world anyway, are phone companies. With how affordable chinese phones are. Most companies are forced to step on each other pricing.

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