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Can a mod lock this please?

What makes you decide to upgrade?

  • Performance

  • Price


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spat55

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Just thinking what makes people buy them, price, performance, brand etc. Do you upgrade for upgrades sake?

EDIT: Couldn't really think about what to put in the poll, so it only has two options. Might add more when I see some answers.
 
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Fastx

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I can't vote I strictly go for the best bang for the buck performance.
Not performance or price alone.


I didn't know can you edit polls for sure once they are posted for more options?
 

spat55

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I can't vote I strictly go for the best bang for the buck performance.
Not performance or price alone.


I didn't know can you edit polls for sure once they are posted for more options?
Looking at it I don't think I can :oops:

So it has to be one or the other? Can't be both? Great poll.
IF you read my first post, then you would see I said I didn't really know what to put in it, so I put it in hoping I could edit it. I can't edit it unfortunately.
 
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mikeymikec

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I think you forgot the "OMG something better has come out!" option :)

I would consider upgrading my graphics card for something that performed better but also had significantly lower 2D power usage.
 
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Fastx

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While its early maybe start another poll with best performance for the buck/bang for the buck option then just put a link in op in this thread and closed in the title and pm a mod to close this one?

Just an ideal^.
 
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spat55

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While its early maybe start another poll with best performance for the buck option then just put a link in op in this thread and pm a mod to close this one?

Just an ideal^.
I'll leave it like this, if anyone has something more to say they can always post, so far I think it is impulse buys, i.e a new series comes out and they have to get it or price and performance. I like posts more tbh as it gives you more of an idea.
 

brandonmatic

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Almost everybody buys based on both factors - price/performance. An interesting poll would have been about how price inflexible you are when upgrading. Something like this:
  • I'd pay up to 100% more than my current card for 50% more performance.
  • I'd pay up to 50% more than my current card for 50% more performance.
  • I'd pay up to 25% more than my current card for 50% more performance.
  • I'd pay only up to the same price as my current card for 50% more performance.
  • I buy the fastest new card no matter what the price.
It's not a perfect poll, but it gets at this question.
 
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spat55

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Almost everybody buys based on both factors - price/performance. An interesting poll would have been about how price inflexible you are when upgrading. Something like this:
  • I'd pay up to 100% more than my current card for 50% more performance.
  • I'd pay up to 50% more than my current card for 50% more performance.
  • I'd pay up to 25% more than my current card for 50% more performance.
  • I'd pay only up to the same price as my current card for 50% more performance.
  • I buy the fastest new card no matter what the price.
It's not a perfect poll, but it gets at this question.
I think I am going to use this in another thread, see if I can get it off to a better start :)
 

mikeymikec

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Those poll options that you're thinking of using aren't particularly helpful either, if you think about people moving from IGP or low end discrete graphics cards to better ones.
 

blastingcap

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Almost everybody buys based on both factors - price/performance. An interesting poll would have been about how price inflexible you are when upgrading. Something like this:
  • I'd pay up to 100% more than my current card for 50% more performance.
  • I'd pay up to 50% more than my current card for 50% more performance.
  • I'd pay up to 25% more than my current card for 50% more performance.
  • I'd pay only up to the same price as my current card for 50% more performance.
  • I buy the fastest new card no matter what the price.
It's not a perfect poll, but it gets at this question.
I think your new poll sounds a little better.
 
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