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How do you upgrade your tools of trade?

Survey period: 22 Feb 2016 to 29 Feb 2016

What do you do when your computer just doesn't cut it anymore?

OptionVotes% 
I buy a new machine42337.53
I buy (or otherwise obtain) a second hand / refurbished machine343.02
I upgrade as much as I can19016.86
I upgrade the minimum necessary to get the performance I need16714.82
I try cleaning my machine (remove software, upgrade OS etc)14612.95
Nothing. I live with it464.08
Depends / None of the above12110.74



 
GeneralRe: Depends Pin
Franc Morales21-Feb-16 23:36
Franc Morales21-Feb-16 23:36 
GeneralRe: Depends Pin
#realJSOP22-Feb-16 1:44
professional#realJSOP22-Feb-16 1:44 
GeneralRe: Depends Pin
OriginalGriff22-Feb-16 1:59
mveOriginalGriff22-Feb-16 1:59 
GeneralRe: Depends Pin
  Forogar  22-Feb-16 5:39
professional  Forogar  22-Feb-16 5:39 
GeneralRe: Depends Pin
W Balboos, GHB23-Feb-16 8:50
W Balboos, GHB23-Feb-16 8:50 
GeneralI buy a new machine Pin
Beginner Luck21-Feb-16 21:34
professionalBeginner Luck21-Feb-16 21:34 
GeneralWhen I upgrade, I do it all the way Pin
AlexCode21-Feb-16 21:16
professionalAlexCode21-Feb-16 21:16 
General2 phase upgrade Pin
Mike (Prof. Chuck)21-Feb-16 19:45
professionalMike (Prof. Chuck)21-Feb-16 19:45 
I follow a system for many years (since ~2008) now, where I upgrade parts of my main pc every 2 years.
phase 1 changes the graphics card(s) to something more up-to-date, 2 years after i change motherboard+cpu+ram... 2 years later again the graphics card...

thats it more or less. so the case of my pc is 8 years old in the meantime, but none of the components inside is older than 3.x years. costs way less money and avoids lots of setup time sink.

harddisks are changed when needed - doing a monthly image of the system partition - so i never risk much.
all my data is in the cloud, nothing stored locally, so I have no fear to lose anything to a hdd crash - makes changing very easy.
You know nothing, Jon Snow.

GeneralI'm still building my own PC. Pin
Ryan Scott White21-Feb-16 18:39
professionalRyan Scott White21-Feb-16 18:39 
GeneralRe: I'm still building my own PC. Pin
Scott Serl22-Feb-16 5:57
Scott Serl22-Feb-16 5:57 

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