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New hardware every year?!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by CDdude55, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. CDdude55

    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    Why is it that video card are out for a small amount of time and in a year they just go? Like the 8800 series just came out a while ago and now the 9xxx series is taking its place. Same with the CPU's. And consoles come out every 5 years!:eek:. Which at least gives you a LONG TIME to save up some cash. Gettin tired of ''rumors'' of the next video card when the last series JUST CAME OUT!. Hardware manufactures need to give the market a break so we can get geared up for the next release of video cards and CPU's in about 3 years at least.:shadedshu
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    If they slowed down, we would never get anywhere. The biggest reason is In company's time is money, and a new CPU is cheap compared to time and money.


    PC's have always been this way,and it's one reason that keeps it FUN.
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    It's not like these system don't last either.

    My friend(Going on what 3 years now) with a 939 AMD 3200 single core, 2 gigs of DDR, with a X1800XT 512 meg still plays everything maxed out for the most part at 1024 x 780. So saying that these systems don't last isn't totally true. If you want the greatest and latest at high resolutions at 60FPS then yes you need to upgrade/
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    But what if the games in the future are really hard to run and you need the best most expensive hardware out?
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    Well for me and many guys here...its the best thing ever :D new beasts appear every year and you just feel.....well..like a child again :p When I got my Radeon X800GT I was so amazed :D I could not sleep for a week! yes..I was dreaming about it :D
    Then I got my 8800GTS..which of course..I had dreams about it again :D

    I have many sexual dreams about my 8800GTS and my girlfriend thinks its her :p
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    Irish_PXzyan,
    I think you need help...
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    But I am generaly in love with my GTS :D

    Until of course I have an affair with the 9800 :p
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    its not unhealthy to love objects :p, men love machines and this applies to pc hardware too :D
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    Thanks Craig :p at least iam not the only one who has secret sexual desires for there system! well iam kidding there but.....you know what I mean..dont you?? :D
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    I cant wait to spend cash on yet another hardware item.:D

    I just bought a EVGA 8800 GT 512. And i f that is not enough i am looking at 2x2 gb OCZ Reapers. :D

    BTW Irish. Wanna buy 4gb Crucial Ballistix for €110.:)
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    But in a couple of months that card is all ready going to be out dated.:( And i hope cards don't get too long.
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    Man will you sell me 4gigs of Crucial ballistix for 110 Euro??????
    Thats a deal my good Dutchlander :D

    Right now..I dont have the spare cash!!! Is it possible to wait like...2 weeks max??? please say yes!! you know I will buy them!!!!!

    wait...why do you want 4gigs of Reapers and ditch 4gigs of BallistiX :O ahh shhh...I want your RAM :D
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    I'll see if i can wait.:laugh:

    Btw i am selling them because i know they are top notch and i want to try something else that i don't know.
    If they are disappointing then i will go back to Crucial.:D
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    If you buy the lower end cards, no they will not last.

    That's why you pay the cost and get the good stuff.

    The 8800GT will last for a long time.
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    It sucks that EVGA wont ship worldwide so i grabbed mine on Ebay.:cool:


    Just update in time then it wont cost you so much.

    I sold my old card for €220 and the new one is €240. So whats the big deal. lol
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    Would you not want to keep your crucial RAM in case they are disappointing??

    Is that the OCZ Reaper RAM I was going to buy until they got sold out over here??? if so...you lucky wamker :p
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    No then i will just buy some again.;)

    But for now i need funds for the Reapers.
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    Thought about going for the 8800 GTS 512 but it was to expensive.:mad:
    But hey at least i am up to date again:p
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    ahhhh so you need the 110 off me in order to get the OCZ RAM? you buying from komplett?? they are 110 on komplett.ie :p Man I really want Reapers! they just look awsome!
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    Yeah but to be honest i just want them for the 2x2 gb.
    I have them for sale here in Holland for €140. :D
    And no i don't need the the cash i just don't want to have 8gb ram.:)

    And i even think that the Reapers are not as good as the Crucials.
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    ahhhh so you dont need the cash! good stuff...ill take your RAM for free :D

    If I were you...I would spend the extra cash on getting an 8gig system :p I do wish to get 8gigs this year...but if I buy your RAM I will only be able to use 4gigs MAX!! so if I done what you are doing! I could go 8gigs in the future :p that would be so sweet!
    I guess I will be waiting for you to be sick of the Reapers and give them to me as a trade :p lol
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    I am talking about the 9xxx series and how they keep making a whole new video card series before the current one even gets a couple years old.
    ;)
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    save up or not, w/e, I would love to play graphically increasing games withing the next 5 years on amazing graphics cards instead of, waiting like 15 years for that!, but yeah they started releasing vid cards fast, now a days.
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    That's how ANY industry progresses. if people just settled for what worked, we'd still be driving Model Ts and doing math on an abacus.

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