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Build Advice Worth upgrading?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by enfluence, 14 Aug 2015.

  1. enfluence

    enfluence Minimodder

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    So I've been thinking about upgrading but I rarely see the point as the performance isn't a massive jump these days, the only thing that changes is the price.

    I've got 3570k at 4.5ghz
    8GB DDR3
    GTX 970 oc'd

    Is it worth upgrading?

    I'm pretty sure this rig can still handle anything at high-max.

    Should I wait for the next series of gpus and cpus?

    Nothing seems like it's the big upgrade that was promised. The only time I've ever seen this to be real was when Crysis was released. I remember nVidia and ATI bringing out the 8800gtx and that was a huge difference. Where's that card?
     
  2. johnim40

    johnim40 Minimodder

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    Hi it depends on what your doing and if your just playing games

    that machine is fine for day to day stuff and any 1080p games

    i have a system the same spec at stock and is fine
     
  3. enfluence

    enfluence Minimodder

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    Yep just games.
     
  4. cookie! nom nom

    cookie! nom nom Minimodder

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    nope, leave it for a few years :)
     
  5. MightyBenihana

    MightyBenihana Do or do not, there is no try

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    Definitely not. Unfortunately it looks as if you may have to satisfy that upgrade itch another way. New monitor perhaps?
     
  6. Otis1337

    Otis1337 aka - Ripp3r

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    absolutely not
     
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  7. CrapBag

    CrapBag Multimodder

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    He may be drunk but he makes sense.

    No need to upgrade at all and a 970 is far better than just 1080p too.
     
  8. Otis1337

    Otis1337 aka - Ripp3r

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    haha fixed, dam auto correct :(
     
  9. enfluence

    enfluence Minimodder

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    ah god damn it :D I feel like I haven't upgraded in years.... ah well! thanks guys
     
  10. Otis1337

    Otis1337 aka - Ripp3r

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    I know the ich of upgrade fever. Look how old my platform is!
    But when I look at my performance vs new gen stuff I still out perform most stuff, particularly now I have a 4ghz hex core Xeon. Just a small cost of £55 breathed new like into my x58 system as my i7 920 was really showing its age.

    If I had 8GB I would be looking to up it to 12GB as some of the newer games now are total ram hogs and even have 6/8GB as a minimum requirement... I hate having my spec within recommended, never mind minium.
     
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