3 reasons to consider getting a new computer

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  1. stormy13's Avatar
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       #10

    Wonder how much Intel paid to have that article written?
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  2. Winuser's Avatar
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       #11

    badrobot said:
    There's only 1 reason to get a new PC: "You need one."
    Now, what to get depends on how much money you got and what you need it for.

    For those who have a lot of extra money, it's more of a "want" than "need". :)
    For me there are two reasons to get a new computer. 1. I need a new computer. 2. I have the "I want a new computer fever". I was very close to buying a new desktop because I was getting the I want a new computer fever until a drunk driver pulled out in front of me and totaled my truck. I only had 4 more payments. Now I'm looking at a newer truck and back to 60 more payments.
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  3. Ztruker's Avatar
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       #12

    You mean insurance didn't get you a new truck?

    I can sympathize with you though. I'm rebuilding my 2013 Ford Fusion from the bottom up. Not by choice but by necessity.
    I don't want more car payments so I keep tossing smaller amounts at it to keep it running and safe.

    Brakes this time at $450. Last was AC which I can't live without here in Fla, another $375.
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  4. Compumind's Avatar
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       #13

    3 reasons to consider getting a new computer:

    1) Microsoft needs the money to pay for it's failed Microsoft Stores.
    2) You have OCD and must have the latest and greatest system known to humankind.
    3) Your old one might just bite the dust at any time during this pandemic and you want to be prepared!

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  5. Ztruker's Avatar
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       #14

    How about "because you already have all the guns you need"?

    Times are tough you know ...
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  6. kipper's Avatar
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       #15

    Ztruker said:
    How about "because you already have all the guns you need"?


    Times are tough you know ...


    Best excuse I have heard so far... LOL
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  7. Winuser's Avatar
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       #16

    Ztruker said:
    You mean insurance didn't get you a new truck?

    I can sympathize with you though. I'm rebuilding my 2013 Ford Fusion from the bottom up. Not by choice but by necessity.
    I don't want more car payments so I keep tossing smaller amounts at it to keep it running and safe.

    Brakes this time at $450. Last was AC which I can't live without here in Fla, another $375.
    From searching online and from the KBB they are offering me slightly more than I expected. The other driver was at fault so I don't have to worry about my deductible. I finished paying off the last 4 payments and once I receive the title I can settle with the insurance company. I have my eye on a few 2015 trucks and a couple of 2017 Ford Explorers. Once I have my down payment I'll see what's available and then decide.
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  8. retexan599's Avatar
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       #17

    Five Year Plan


    My own rule of thumb is to replace my desktop hardware, operating system, and essential software every five years; whether it needs it or not. My last purchase was November, 2018, so I have about 3.5 years to go. Usually buy a new monitor at same time, but not always. This has served me well going from W98, XP, Vista, W8.1, and now W10. My theory is sort of "why wait for problems to appear" and then have to mess with upgrading an operating system (which I have never done since the new desktop came with whatever comprised the latest Windows OS). I may be thought a bit of a spendthrift, but I think that over time I think I have actually saved money. Just my two bits, YMMV of course...
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  9. Steve C's Avatar
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       #18

    This is marketing hype. My 8 year desktop is still fine for the latest games and photo editing (but I have a new NVidia GPU) and routine work is quite possible on my experimental 2006 PC running Windows 10 32 bit with 32 GB RAM.
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  10. Steve C's Avatar
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       #19

    bobcollard said:
    I've just fully upgraded a 7 year old computer with SSD, new graphics card. more RAM and new CPU. Not in any hurry. Actually looking forward to the development of RISC and ARM CPUs. Desktop, though, not laptops
    Well done - but finding CPUs for older boards can be a struggle
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