Planned versus consequential upgrades

Discussion in 'General Technology' started by madmat, Aug 29, 2014.

How do you upgrade?

  1. I plan my upgrades

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  2. I upgrade when parts fail

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  3. I just fix it

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  4. Upgrades? I move from totally new build to new build

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  1. madmat

    madmat Soup Nazi

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    No soup for you!
    My new to me GTX470 will be here today which is my first planned PC upgrade in four years. I did a consequential upgrade last year when my main and storage drives failed and I moved to bigger drives and moved my storage drive to an external unit but that wasn't planned and as I say, it was a consequence of the failure of my existing drives.

    This brings me to the pertinent question, how many of your PC upgrades are planned and how many are a result of the need to replace a failed part?

    I meant to add an option to for both planned and consequential to the poll but I muffed it.
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2014
  2. Optix

    Optix Basket Chassis Staff Member

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    My answer is a combination of two - I replace what fails, but for the most part, NOW I go from new rig to new rig.

    That is of course subject to change based on the thickness of my wallet.
     
  3. Tom Roeder

    Tom Roeder Obliviot Staff Member

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    I've been known to have intermittent issues that I can logically pin down to a local area - inside the tower somewhere. This leads me to replace some parts, then others...then I find out it was just a crappy NVIDIA driver....Oh well, at least I got a bunch of new stuff!
     
  4. madmat

    madmat Soup Nazi

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    No soup for you!
    I know that feeling. Not with NV drivers per se but with drivers in general.
     

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