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Do you save money going with a faster pc?

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December 13, 2012 12:00:50 AM

Do you save money in the long run by buying a top of the line pc, and buying a new TOTL PC when it gets to slow, or is it all around cheaper to buy a middle of the line pc.

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December 13, 2012 2:16:19 AM

Well it depends on how you use it. If you don't care about gaming graphics a mid range PC could last 5+ years. If you are a crazy gamer enthusiast, then a top of the line might only last 2.
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December 13, 2012 2:57:24 AM

For gaming, upgrade when it gets below 35 fps on medium settings.
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December 13, 2012 3:05:06 AM

If you get a good system now for say $1000 then that could probably last you 2 years on mostly high settings, then I bet you could make it last for 3-5 years with overclocking. If you get one that just does a little above your minimum now, then it will only last you a few years. So I would say it would be better to get a system around 800-1200 for your needs. I assume you mean medium 35fps at as an average of all your games?
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December 13, 2012 4:44:31 AM

Up to a certain point. Most people don't understand what "top of the line" is. At any point, TOTL will be very expensive. If you were to get a TOTL rig, you're getting a dual-8 core Xeon with multiple K5000 graphics cards. Each of the processors cost $1800, and each of the graphics cards cost $1800. You're basically looking at over $14000 for a TOTL system.

Will it last? Why yes, yes it would. It can run 2160p, which is essentially future proof. Is it worth it to normal people? No. You can buy a car for that price. If you're a millionaire is it worth it? Why yes, yes it is. Buy back to your original question:

Do you save money? No.
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December 13, 2012 4:13:14 PM

Lets say 2k$ vs 1k$ an i7 with 690/ 7990 or i5 with 7950
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