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Whats this I hear about having to throw money for a gaming PC each year?

#1MrMonkhousePosted 12/10/2013 3:39:28 PM
I built my gaming rig back in Fall 2011 and I still haven't upgraded anything (6870, i5 2500K 8GB RAM). I still can run most games on medium-high. If there is money spent on the PC, its during the Steam sales.
#2DeathScythe_527Posted 12/10/2013 3:44:19 PM
The 6870 is an amazing card.

Got mine a few years ago for like $150, and it still plays BF4 on medium setting at a solid 1920x1080 60fps.

As long as you don't pick stupid parts when making your pc, it should last a good while.
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#3OreoBoy206Posted 12/10/2013 3:45:42 PM(edited)
It's just something console fanboys say to defend consoles.. The only reason some PC gamers upgrade every year is because they want to maintain ultra settings with 60+ FPS @ 1080p+ resolutions in every game..

You can go without upgrading a PC for years if you are fine with not maxing every single game...
#4Majoras_pantsPosted 12/10/2013 3:47:06 PM
bro pc gaming costs thousands of dollars a year and has no games
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#5WyzeGyePosted 12/10/2013 3:54:17 PM
I find it's not a requirement to upgrade frequently, but it is a choice, and once you've got the bug... you're doomed.
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#6R0N1N187Posted 12/10/2013 3:56:18 PM
The only people that spent money on their PC every year are those who want to keep the Ultra graphics. I'm sure there are still a few people who game with a 9800GT.. I think there was a vid on Youtube on Far Cry 3 about that one.
#7MadPinoRagePosted 12/10/2013 4:26:36 PM
My GTX 580 3GB, i72600k, 8GB ram still doing fine. Looking to upgrade the ram sometime soon and put in an a 500GB SSD sometime in 2014.
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#8CallmegePosted 12/10/2013 4:32:35 PM
Dunno. Got an Acer Aspire 5560G (yes I know its a laptop and not a proper pc, im bored of troubleshooting hardware problems) a year and a half ago for 400 and I haven't found anything it won't play. Even on low/medium settings the games today look damned beautiful and it can max quite a few games from the past couple of years.
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#9codyorrPosted 12/10/2013 4:42:10 PM
It's fanboys of PC gaming. Just ignore them like you would any PS4/XBONE/WIIU fanboy.
#10MrMonkhouse(Topic Creator)Posted 12/10/2013 11:22:19 PM
Fanboys of pc gaming or console?