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Wanting opinions on whether or not it is time to upgrade...

#11SlaynPosted 2/23/2014 10:23:37 PM
I would have upgraded a lot sooner, but you might as well hang on for a while longer. I am sure there are plenty of changes over the next year that will be a significant upgrade. Right now we are on the 4th generation of the current CPU line up and each stepping has been a very minor increase, the only one worthwhile being 1st to 2nd gen. 3rd and 4th have barely been an increase.

DDR4 is coming, and Intel will either come out with a 5th gen, or an entirely new CPU line. I don't think it will be for another year though at least, but I feel like if you upgrade every 5 years, it isn't really a good time.
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#12d209999Posted 2/23/2014 10:35:37 PM
Upgrading for the sake of doing it is just a waste of money. Wait until you have an actual need (ie New Game X that you're dying to play can't maintain a stable framerate unless you turn everything down to low).
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#13Master_BassPosted 2/24/2014 1:11:59 AM
d209999 posted...
Upgrading for the sake of doing it is just a waste of money. Wait until you have an actual need (ie New Game X that you're dying to play can't maintain a stable framerate unless you turn everything down to low).

You know he said his PC just died, right?
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#14CynicalNaivetePosted 2/24/2014 1:36:33 AM
I just finished piecing together a new build myself for about your budget. I'm assuming your HDD isn't the thing that failed and you can salvage it, along with the case.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Z6DI

If you're looking to cut corners, you could got with a GTX 770 instead and a cheaper motherboard and PSU if you don't plan to overclock (in which case you could get the 4670 CPU instead of the 4670K to save slightly more).
#15AtomicMenace(Topic Creator)Posted 2/27/2014 3:34:25 PM
How does this look for now? Also I'm sticking the Nvidia GTX 460 I already have in this new machine until newer cards go down in price, as well as saving my SATA HDDs.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/31db2
#16YOeastonYOPosted 2/27/2014 4:25:18 PM
The 460 isn't bad yet for playing games, but are you sure that wasn't the fault in the system?
#17Ikari GendoPosted 2/27/2014 4:31:02 PM
What exactly happened to your computer?
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#18AtomicMenace(Topic Creator)Posted 2/27/2014 10:53:14 PM
It gets to the initial post screen and before the screen changes the PC shuts off automatically.
#19pk je3busPosted 2/27/2014 10:54:43 PM
I have a very similar computer, except I have an e8400 lol, thinking of the same question >.>
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