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Windows 7: Is an upgrade worth it?

11 May 2011   #11
Commodore Pet

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP1
 
 

Enjoy! I am the same way, I don't need to keep upgrading but I always seem to do it anyways.


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11 May 2011   #12
gazz9496

 
 

indeed upgrading is almost as much fun if not more so for some of us than actually using the machine, always get fuzzy head when i'm doing alot of upgrades

hope you enjoy the graphics card

did you decide on a new cpu or are you going to stick with your current one pooch?
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11 May 2011   #13
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I'd say it isn't worth it.

But I'd guess you have upgrade-itis and MUST DO SOMETHING.

So I'd go ahead and get the SSD and maybe the video card.

But I wouldn't upgrade the processor or RAM.

+=1 What you have looks pretty good.

For the SSD, effectively your only gain will be boot-up time. Is that important? With 8GB of memory, starting programs may be a little slow the first time, but will run at memory speeds (much greater then SSD speeds) the second time you open them. Maybe even the first with superfetch.

I think you are good to pass by this round of technology upgrades and skip to the next.
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11 May 2011   #14
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

I think upgrading is an affliction most of us have. My wife told me recently that she had figured out that my favorite pastime was waiting for the UPS truck. I think she is right. Now, back to Newegg.
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11 May 2011   #15
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Yep, those NewEgg eMail ads are like an addiction. Just placed another order, today
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11 May 2011   #16
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

+=1. Damn you newegg and UPS! I'd be able to retire by now if not for you.
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11 May 2011   #17
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
+=1. Damn you newegg and UPS! I'd be able to retire by now if not for you.
That's my problem. I am retired. If I was still working I'd have a lot more money to spend at Newegg.
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11 May 2011   #18
GeneO

Windows 10 Pro. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot
 
 

Or B&H if you include photography! LOL Got much more invested there!
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11 May 2011   #19
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm not a super frequent upgrader. I tend to buy/build a system every 24-36 months. It's rare to change anything except maybe add a hard drive.

I work with a guy who just replaced his Core i7 920, Nvidia 285GTX card, 6GB of DDR3 RAM and an 80GB Intel SSD. He now has a Core i7-2600k, on a new MSI board, with 8GB of DDR3 RAM, 2 x ATI Radeon 6950 video cards, with a 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD. As he brought his old rig into work to sell it, he sat there wondering why he even bought a new computer. Like I told him, the one he was selling was better than the best thing that I have at home..which I am on now (Q9650, 8GB RAM, 9800GTX+ GPU, with 80GB Intel SSD). My box will be 2 years old next month...and I don't see any benefit to gain from building a new box. I barely tap into the power that this thing provides as it is.
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12 May 2011   #20
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Commodore Pet View Post
Enjoy! I am the same way, I don't need to keep upgrading but I always seem to do it anyways.
Yeah I know that feeling lol

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gazz9496 View Post
indeed upgrading is almost as much fun if not more so for some of us than actually using the machine, always get fuzzy head when i'm doing alot of upgrades

hope you enjoy the graphics card

did you decide on a new cpu or are you going to stick with your current one pooch?
Not quite sure The new CPU has just gone down in price and is sitting there tempting me
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I'd say it isn't worth it.

But I'd guess you have upgrade-itis and MUST DO SOMETHING.

So I'd go ahead and get the SSD and maybe the video card.

But I wouldn't upgrade the processor or RAM.

+=1 What you have looks pretty good.

For the SSD, effectively your only gain will be boot-up time. Is that important? With 8GB of memory, starting programs may be a little slow the first time, but will run at memory speeds (much greater then SSD speeds) the second time you open them. Maybe even the first with superfetch.

I think you are good to pass by this round of technology upgrades and skip to the next.
The SSD was for my laptop big gains at boot up and opening programs
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
I think upgrading is an affliction most of us have. My wife told me recently that she had figured out that my favorite pastime was waiting for the UPS truck. I think she is right. Now, back to Newegg.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
Yep, those NewEgg eMail ads are like an addiction. Just placed another order, today
I have never ordered through the post. It takes too long lol

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
+=1. Damn you newegg and UPS! I'd be able to retire by now if not for you.
That's my problem. I am retired. If I was still working I'd have a lot more money to spend at Newegg.
Still got a few years maybe the addiction will wear off by then

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
I'm not a super frequent upgrader. I tend to buy/build a system every 24-36 months. It's rare to change anything except maybe add a hard drive.

I work with a guy who just replaced his Core i7 920, Nvidia 285GTX card, 6GB of DDR3 RAM and an 80GB Intel SSD. He now has a Core i7-2600k, on a new MSI board, with 8GB of DDR3 RAM, 2 x ATI Radeon 6950 video cards, with a 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD. As he brought his old rig into work to sell it, he sat there wondering why he even bought a new computer. Like I told him, the one he was selling was better than the best thing that I have at home..which I am on now (Q9650, 8GB RAM, 9800GTX+ GPU, with 80GB Intel SSD). My box will be 2 years old next month...and I don't see any benefit to gain from building a new box. I barely tap into the power that this thing provides as it is.
Its just another addiction just like smoking or alohol I don't need to upgrade but I get the itch and need to upgrade, normally once a year but not always the complete system. I console myself in that I pass all my old models to family and friends who are in need
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