Topic of the Week: Have you ever upgraded your PC for a single game?

Topic of the Week: Have you ever upgraded your PC for a single game?

Star Wars Battlefront’s system requirements were revealed ahead of Thursday’s open beta, and the rather gorgeous looking game has some rather steep demands. Is it time for yet another upgrade, I wondered, as I looked through the list. 

That brings us to our Topic of the Week. Have you ever upgraded your PC for a single game? Maybe Battlefront’s got you contemplating a new GPU or some more RAM, or maybe you’ve already upgraded for another game. Let us know in the comments. 

I’ll get the ball rolling.

My last upgrade, which saw me swap my stalwart but old GTX670 for a fancy new 970, was inspired by The Witcher 3. I could have played it with my old card, but getting a buttery smooth 60fps on the highest settings definitely required something new.

It was a good thing too, since more and more games recommend the 970 or similar, but I won’t deny that I was only thinking about The Witcher 3 when I upgraded.

My first ever upgrade was due to a single game, as well: the brilliant but broken Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines. Lamentably the game still ran poorly even after the upgrade, which has made me a little more cautious about buying new hardware just for a single game, but not so much that I don’t still occasionally do it.

Alright, enough from me. What about you lovely lot? Have you ever upgraded your PC for a single game?