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Starting to regret my upgrade, yet don't even have the parts sent!

#1BeatItUpRightPosted 4/22/2014 3:50:36 AM
I currently have a q6600 OC to 3.2ghz and a 7870.

I really wanted to play Watch Dogs, yet couldn't justify the price of adding an extra 4gb of ddr2, let alone it needs a good CPU, so decided to just wait a good while, yet I happened to win some money... all 160 of it.

Suddenly, I have bought an i7 2600k and Asrock Z75 for 170... still need the ram but will pick some up under 50. Yet I have a nagging feeling that I probably shouldn't of.

Arg... it was just too cheap to turn down!... but dunno if I will really appreciate it...
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#2maybecallsPosted 4/22/2014 4:10:26 AM
Buyer's remorse. A lot of people suffer from it (including me). That CPU and motherboard are bargains for that price, though, and a hefty upgrade for you. I would just concentrate with putting the new system together as soon as possible.
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#3BeatItUpRight(Topic Creator)Posted 4/22/2014 4:13:41 AM
They are fantastic prices, but I feel like I am slipping into the path of upgrading all the time for the sake of it, which is something I consciously didn't want to do.

I'm not as bad as some, needing 60fps and AA maxed out, but man, it hits you that you have just dropped a ton of money.
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#4halomonkey1_3_5Posted 4/22/2014 4:20:14 AM
assuming you've had that q6600 since it was current, that would put your last CPU upgrade nearly SEVEN years ago.
I dont think you're going to slip into the constant treadmill of upgrades from upgrading once in seven years >.>
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#5maybecallsPosted 4/22/2014 4:21:03 AM
You're getting a CPU which is almost as good as it's current Intel equivalent + a decent motherboard + RAM for less than the price of new i7.

Once you've built the thing and put it to use, you'll forget about all this guilt stuff.
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#6maybecallsPosted 4/22/2014 4:24:00 AM
Btw, I've just spent 42 on a second hard drive, and I'm suffering from buyer's remorse a bit, too. I haven't taken it out of it's packaging yet. I have 21 days to think about it.
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#7TiamatKillerPosted 4/22/2014 4:45:00 AM
halomonkey1_3_5 posted...
assuming you've had that q6600 since it was current, that would put your last CPU upgrade nearly SEVEN years ago.
I dont think you're going to slip into the constant treadmill of upgrades from upgrading once in seven years >.>


This lol
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#8CilymPosted 4/22/2014 4:54:53 AM
Life is too short for regrets. Instead of spending time feeling bad about this, feel bad about s*** that actually matters.
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#9WilIDearbornPosted 4/22/2014 4:56:11 AM
The Q6600 is pretty old, man. It's not like you're going from a 3570K to a 4670K or something. It's a substantial increase.
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#10BeatItUpRight(Topic Creator)Posted 4/22/2014 5:02:15 AM
halomonkey1_3_5 posted...
assuming you've had that q6600 since it was current, that would put your last CPU upgrade nearly SEVEN years ago.
I dont think you're going to slip into the constant treadmill of upgrades from upgrading once in seven years >.>


I got the q6600 I believe two years ago, was dirt cheap and overclocked enough to not be a problem, but games like Far Cry 3 and Sleeping Dogs I have been extremely CPU limited, ACIII was the worst as at Boston it was impossible for me to get more than 15fps, AC Black Flag did a better job however.

This is just the first time I've thrown some real cash into it, I was always gaming on the cheap.
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