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  • #71988
    Sunshyn
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    I’m just curious how often you all do a new build? I remember, once upon a time, I’d get or build a new computer every 2 years and hand-me-down the older one through the rest of the household. Money got a hell of a lot tighter since due to frequent layoffs and my business fading, yet I still find myself craving a new build every 2 years.

    I’ve been hoping I’ll win something big enough (like a killer graphics card or motherboard) or just enough parts that I can rationalize putting together a new one by next Spring, which would put it at 2 years again.

     

    #92713
    Steve-O
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    For most people, it would most likely depend on their budget.

    If I could afford it, I would build a new PC every month!  Smile

    Realistically, I “try” to build or at least modify an existing PC every two years.

    #92730
    Yes
    Participant

    I have three machines.  Two desktops and a gaming laptop.  I keep laptops 5 years, but usually do a new desktop build every two to three.  This doesn’t include video card updates though 🙂

    #92734
    SteveOx1
    Member

    Yes, around every 2 years is about when I start thinking about a new build. With new GPU’s and CPUs coming out every year; It seems around 2 years is a good turn around point for a build. I can’t help but to want to tinker; drives my wife nuts either with building a PC, tweaking settings, or rooting a phone.  I enjoy it; but now that my son is getting older, he’s wanting his own Rig as he loves to run games on mine. Figure I’ll have to start a build soon and pass this one down to the next generation of Gamer. 

     Just last week I had a mobo, cpu and Ram sitting in the shopping cart at Newegg; but then I starting thinking about this:

     http://www.tweaktown.com/news/53982/amds-next-gen-am4-socket-spotted-features-1331-pins/index.html?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=57e00e1504d30157c6f70867&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

    But, it’s still sitting in the cart at Newegg; just in case…lol

    Cheers,

    Ox

    #92749
    Sunshyn
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     Just last week I had a mobo, cpu and Ram sitting in the shopping cart at Newegg; but then I starting thinking about this:

    There is always a bit of a balance required about whether to wait on this or that shiny new tech isn’t there? Maybe I can choose some upcoming technology to use as a reason to put it off an extra year…

    I’d much rather win the grand or second place prize here as I’ve decided that I’d take that as a sign to start pulling together a system for early next year since my current gamer will be 2yo then laugh. That would give me an excuse to actually shop the Black Friday deals. I went more economical than ever on the current system, which is probably a reason I’m already thinking hard on an upgrade. Still annoyed with myself for not shelling out for a DDR4 board, but those had only recently come out and were over my price range.

     

    #92761
    Sir-diealot
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    Every 4-6 years for me, I just have to get my 1080 ti if I can in the spring (Or Titan) the side panel I want and a monitor and then I will not build for at least 4 years as I really do need new furniture, bed and a vehicle.

    #92838
    Hotair10
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    I’d say every 2 years is a good pace to make major updates to a build. As for a new build altogether, it really does depend on finances. Every 5 years would make sense to me, although for some people that isn’t nearly often enough.

    #92984
    xscmp
    Participant

    I tend to use my builds longer than most people.

    #93041
    slugbug55
    Participant

    For me it’s usually every few years. I’m on a fixed budget and earn my computer upgrade/build money by doing paid surveys etc which earn me points I can redeem for Amazon gift cards. That plus some contest wins helped me build my current Z97 rig.

    #93044
    Hotair10
    Participant

    Nothing wrong with building on supplementary income. That survey money definitely adds up. Used to do that a few years ago and have been thinking about trying to get back into it.

    #93052
    Sunshyn
    Participant

    Yeh. I earn Paypal and Amazon money from Swagbucks since I’m stuck in front of the computer all day anyway. I guess some others are quicker and limit more, but this one works for me. It’ll take awhile to earn enough for a new build, but it really does add up. 🙂 

    If anyone is interested in signing up, here’s my referal link:

    http://www.swagbucks.com/refer/TheSunshyn

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