Computer Upgrade...

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2016/08/27 10:24:44 (permalink)

Computer Upgrade...

Hi all,
I have a 10 yr old computer thats still running great, no problems...I had to replace my "C" drive about a year ago, but other than that it's been rock solid with Splat...
My question is, how often would you guys recommend upgrading a computer?
Or do you guys run it till it breaks?
Thanks..
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    Cactus Music
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    Re: Computer Upgrade... 2016/08/27 10:58:02 (permalink)
    A home built computer, you just keep adding better components as money allows, cases last a long time. A 10 year old processor? sounds like that's way over due.

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    Re: Computer Upgrade... 2016/08/27 14:53:48 (permalink)
    Really depends on what you are doing. Personally? I upgrade mine continuously. Whenever new toys come out I want, I gets. Videocards I do the most, but I tend to do a new core (motherboard, CPU, RAM) every 3 years. But that's because I a geek and love having high end computer toys.
     
    For a general user that doesn't really want to think about it and decide based on performance or whatnot I just say "5 years." Get a computer with a 5 year warranty, and replace it when the warranty expires. You may not need one that often, but it means there shouldn't be any issues (since if there's a break it gets fixed under warranty) and makes planning simple.
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    Re: Computer Upgrade... 2016/08/27 16:03:28 (permalink)
    Thanks for the input guys!!
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    Re: Computer Upgrade... 2016/08/28 04:39:49 (permalink)
    Only upgraded to SSD's as my 4930 still rocks wickedly...
     
    However, am also going to upgrade to a mobility platform and find THIS to be truly irresistible...
    or maybe this which gets me the quad core and 24GB ram, sacrificing Thunderbolt and touchscreen...
     
    tough choice...
     
    post edited by Vastman - 2016/08/28 17:47:08

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