It's been 2 or 3 years since I last upgraded my PC. What I have I bought on budget and it has given me amazing bang for my buck. I'm still able to play new games at high/medium settings at my monitors' native resolution (1680x1050) and maintain 60fps most of the time. In the past it'd be about now that I'd be looking at upgrading my rig. However, with the advent of the expected next gen Xbox/PS consoles coming late next year, it seems like a bad time to upgrade a PC.
I will be buying the next Xbox day one. No question about that. I'm expecting it to be at least on par (power wise) with any PC I might upgrade to today on my budget. So it seems sensible to hold off with the PC upgrade. Maybe I'll wait until 2014/2015 and see if PC hardware has leap-frogged the next gen consoles by then.
I do my console gaming on the same screen as my PC, so maybe I will at least replace that with a proper 1080p LED ready for that next gen Xbox. The only trouble with doing that is the higher resolution will put more strain on my current PC graphics card, so I'll probably end up with lower frame rates.
Is anyone in the same position and coming to similar conclusions?