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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
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 
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 
Me too. I just built a new machine because my motherboard died (first time that has happened). I reused an old case, my old ram, and my hard drives. Otherwise, everything else was new.
Stuff I replaced:
motherboard
processor
power supply
dvd drive
I'm not a gamer, so I just used on-board video (Intel core 4th gen processor).
I use Linux, so it doesn't seem to slow down over time like Windows...I didn't do a thing to my install, just booted up off the old system hard drives.

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