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Do you upgrade your PC for Christmas?

Discussion in 'TPU Frontpage Polls' started by W1zzard, Dec 11, 2011.

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Do you upgrade your PC for Christmas?

Poll closed Jan 29, 2012.
  1. Yes, I gift myself an upgrade

    1,189 vote(s)
    19.5%
  2. Yes, I ask for specific hardware gifts

    328 vote(s)
    5.4%
  3. Yes, I buy with Xmas money/coupons I get

    144 vote(s)
    2.4%
  4. No, I buy new hardware whenever I want

    3,012 vote(s)
    49.5%
  5. Dear Santa, I want an iPad

    240 vote(s)
    3.9%
  6. I'll be happy with whatever I get

    1,169 vote(s)
    19.2%
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  1. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    Tell us about your spending habits for xmas
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  2. CDdude55

    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    The majority of my money is being saved to pay for more college classes, so i really don't have money to spend on hardware and i probably won't for a while.

    So i picked the ''No, I buy new hardware whenever I want'' option, even though it's not very accurate for me.

    But every Christmas i usually do try a get myself a little something, this year i might delay that till early next year if i have money left.
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  3. white phantom

    white phantom New Member

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    nope not all the time however last year i did purchase a samsung syncmaster 24" hd screen and this year i think im for a wee 560ti to retire my aging by the minute 9600gt :) so yeah would be the xmas money/coupons options for me :)
  4. tigger

    tigger I'm the only one

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    I picked, Yes, I buy with Xmas money/coupons I get as i am doing some xmas work this year so i will gift myself some nice stuff.
  5. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    I replied Yes, I gift myself an upgrade, because of the upgrade I've just got myself. :) Normally, I buy stuff whenever I want. My PC was almost three years old (graphics card excepted) and it's time.
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  6. theoneandonlymrk

    theoneandonlymrk

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    yeh same ere qubit except its too late for me most of my pc just died so im forced to buy new mobo cpu and mem for christmass damn:):)

    xmass my arse itll be runnin 1day aft payday 21st
  7. _ALB_R3D X

    _ALB_R3D X New Member

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    Usually I upgrade once in one or two months but most of it are trades and not real buys!
    Two days ago I traded my X4 965 for 1090T + some CASH...it was a quick deal not that I need it!
    I answered No,I buy whenever I...... because the only component I can't resist are VGA's,I BUY them whenever a new decent one comes out...
  8. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

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    I gift myself hardware, ask for them specifically as gifts, and buy them whenever i want or need them within the year.

    Such as just 2 days ago i ordered a new case, for christmas i asked for a new keyboard and sound card, and within this year i upgraded to sandy bridge
  9. stefanels

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    For me Christmas is not an opportunity to buy new hardware, I probably will buy a gift (a headset, a new mouse) to my niece...
    qubit says thanks.
  10. _JP_

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    I voted "No". Not only because I buy whenever I like (or more like, whenever I have the money to do so), but also because I don't buy hardware on christmas time. Prices are jacked up and it's really hard to find a good deal.
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    Just buy whenever I want, I have never had a hardware gift in my life, it would be pointless.

    I mean, presents are meant to be a surprise so you cant go asking for stuff, coupons are viewed kind of impersonal in my family/friends so I never get them either.

    Imagine your sitting running a intel processor, Christmas morning and you open up a AMD x4... great thought by the buyer but really not much use.
  12. twicksisted

    twicksisted

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    Nope, I upgrade when a new game I deem worthy is released and requires more power ;)

    EDIT: diddnt vote because its a front page poll and pain in the ass to go there to vote instead of being in the thread... sorry being honest here ;)

    EDIT 2: ok fine i clicked on the link and voted, that wasnt so bad now was it :D
  13. damric

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    I upgraded a few minor things in my wife's and kids' computers. Anything major is usually planned around income tax return time in March.

    I bought my wife an Andriod tablet for an early present. She loves it. It is a 10" Le Pan.
  14. xBruce88x

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    there needs to be an option that says "no, i buy hardware whenever i can afford it" b/c theres a lot i want, but cant afford lol
  15. MasterInvader

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    "Yes, I gift myself an upgrade"

    I found a Evga GTX470 for a bargain, it will "look" nice for a 3WaySLi :) and also will get 1 Corsair ForceGT 120GB.
  16. Drone

    Drone

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    No.
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    Yes, I gift myself an upgrade


    I will replace motherboard CPU and RAM.
  18. AlienIsGOD

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    i gifted myself a HD 6870 this morning :D
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    nope but a friend of my does and a friend from his does, and i'm building those babies
  20. TheGuruStud

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    Where's the "My PC and I are not into magic and fairies" option? :D
  21. MRCL

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    I gift myself hardware whenever I damn well please. So I voted "Ill be happy with whatever I get". I don't expect gifts from anyone, so its always a nice surprise if somebody does gift me something.

    I do tend to use Christmas/my birthday as an excuse to buy expensive stuff I always wanted. But computer hardware is not on the list this year as I'm totally happy with my current setup.
    Well... maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaybe a new HDD.
  22. TheGuruStud

    TheGuruStud

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    Do you have a sleeve fetish.... :p
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    DragonBorn New Member

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    I only up upgrade When i find good deals on p.c. part,s on e.bay,
    This year iv only got from e.bay was

    1 samsung 19 ich screen was 30 pounds
    2 9600 gt pci-e only 15 pounds ;)
    3 some old crap 3400+ desktop pc only 20 pounds..

    Never upgrade much On Xmas time saying all my cash gose,s on Alcohol,
  24. freaksavior

    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    I'll be happy with whatever I get. Honestly I didn't want anything this year. "want" and "need" are two different things. I asked for nothing or to donate to a charity.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Why because every cable in my PC is sleeved? :p

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