just curious how often people here upgrade their system?
Me personally i upgrade one major component at least once a year. This year i upgraded from 2 GTX 670's to the 2 GTX 780ti's. Also bought a bigger SSD which i haven't installed yet. Also have a i7 sitting on my desk that has yet to be installed... have to update motherboard to use it and this certain motherboard has been known to brick upon doing a bios update from what i hear.
I usually buy the newest iphones released every year and resell them on ebay to fund my rather expensive pc habits. I sold 2 gold Iphone 5s this year for close to 2000 bucks... Yeah it's on contract so i have my serviced renewed and everything but my brother in law owns a cellphone shop and i get what ever phone i want extremely cheap anyways so im not stuck with something ancient lol.
So what are your purchasing and upgrading habits? --- i5 2500k 4.5GHZ OC, 32GB DDR3, PNY GTX 780TI SLI, MSI P67A-GD55 Mobo, 128GB SSD, Barracuda Green 1.5TB HDD updating to i7 shortly Xbox live: tanis8585
Still rocking Phenom II since 2012. Replaced faulty ram from 4GB to 8GB. GPU was upgraded to HD 7870 from GTX 460 last year. So I guess I upgrade my parts every year as well, but the CPU+motherboard+Case+powersupply will be upgraded every 4~5 years as I see fit. --- Just because you think it is right, it doesn't make it right for everyone. Even you. You're being trolled only if you let them.
Sometimes that means I can use the same components for a long time. Some times just one game leads me to replace a component.
However I never feel the urge to upgrade for the sake of upgrading if I am actually still satisfied with the way my current hardware runs the game I am interested in playing. Typically that means that newer games should play at 1920x1080 resolution at about 40-70 frames per second on medium to high settings. --- I5 3570 | GTX 760 | FILCO Majestouch 2 tenkeyless | Zowie EC1 Evo White | Asus Xonar DGX | Kingston 120 GB SSD | Sennheiser HD 518 | Samsung S24A350H
CPU is about every 4 years because of all the components in your PC the CPU ages the slowest. Assuming you didn't cheap out and buy a crap one to begin with. The GPU I upgrade annually because they age the fastest of all your components and I just sell off my old ones and put that money towards a new set.
When the 880 Ti comes out I'm gonna sell both of my 780 Ti's for them.
When my pc struggles to play something I really want to play, which has not happened for a while --- WC i5 2500k @ 4.4 ghz, 2x GTX 670 DirectCU II, Samsung 830 128GB SSD, 16GB G.Skill 1600 DDR3, Zalman 1000W PSU, Cosmos 1000 Case, HP LP3065 @ 2560 x 1600 IPS
I pretty much updgrade as needed. I build a new system about once every 3 or 4 years and do some incremental updgrading as needed. I keep my two most recent systems for inviting friends over. For instance I build the followinf system back in 2006 or 2007:
Q6600 2GB DDR2-667 8800 GTS 320MB 1 TB Hard Drive
By the time I built my current system it contained Q6600 4GB DDR2-800 GTX 275 768MB 1 TB Hard Drive + 2 Raptor X 160 GB Hard Drives in a Raid 0
My Current System which replaced that one is I7 2600K 2 x Radeon HD 6870 2 GB 8GB DDR3-1600 2 x 4 TB Hard Drives and 2 X 1 TB Hard Drives
I do a full system overhaul when I need to upgrade the CPU. I am looking to get another 2 years out of my current system by upgrading the graphics cards this year. I try to stick to good price-performance ratio parts, but don't ever buy hardware that's completely out of date at the time of purchase. Otherwise it won't last long enough to make the savings worth while.