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How do you go about updating your PC?

#1Star_NutsPosted 7/31/2013 11:54:18 AM
How do you go about updating your PC? - Results (59 votes)
Update parts for a few years and then build an entirely new PC
33.9% (20 votes)
Continuosly update parts, never building a seperate new machine
30.51% (18 votes)
Never really update and just build a new one when needed
28.81% (17 votes)
Only buy pre-built PC's and buy another pre-built when needed
6.78% (4 votes)
This poll is now closed.
I just built my first one and I plan on just upgrading parts as needed. I have no intent on starting from scratch.
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#2DerPancakePosted 7/31/2013 11:58:14 AM
I will build a new PC until my motherboard can't handle it anymore.
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#3SinisterSlayPosted 7/31/2013 11:58:33 AM
I'm on the 10 year plan :)
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#4reincarnator07Posted 7/31/2013 12:46:47 PM
I upgrade what I can, but changing the processor ends up with changing the motherboard and sometimes the RAM. I consider that most of the way to a new PC.
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#5codyorrPosted 8/1/2013 11:26:14 AM
I just buy a new pre-built one when the old one breaks. I'm lazy.
#6ThePCElitistPosted 8/1/2013 11:27:32 AM
I'm always just adding stuff to my rig. It costs a bit more this way but as a result I don't have to completely rebuild my PC all at once at some point.
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#7Inferno700Posted 8/1/2013 11:38:33 AM
codyorr posted...
I just buy a new pre-built one when the old one breaks. I'm lazy.

This but I only got into pc gaming seriously in April. I'm looking forward to building my first pc when I need one.
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#8MrXGamerPosted 8/1/2013 1:28:37 PM
It's simple, I upgrade my graphics card pretty often but I don't upgrade my motherboard until I need a new processor. I try to hold onto that decision until there's a new windows out, so I can install everything new together and keep it until there's a new set of mobo/processor/windows. Saves all the hassle of installing separately.

For example, my last upgrade was from Nvidia 780 mobo / Q6600 processor / Vista -----> Z77 mobo / 3770k / Win 7.

My next set of upgrade will probably happen with windows 9 unless it sucks.
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