Originally Posted by IsaacAsimov
How much does your HM use oO?
OP won't need to upgrade in 2-3 years. He has atleast 4-5 years of performance with this rig. Only reason for OP to upgrade is if he wants to have the latest components 2-3 years from now.
Yeah but how often do you see someone spend a ton getting premium parts to overbuild, and then stay content for years?
Before long Broadwell or some AMD CPUs will roll out that will be 40% faster, with DDR4 RAM, then you'll see SATA 12gb/s ports and new SSDs, not to mention the hot new video cards. You start to itch a little bit. Then someone tells you about RAID or dual-GPU setsup and you itch more. Then after 2.5 years you get some minor bug or something and jfc I hate this computer time for another one arahghghdj
The people I see using their PCs for like 8 years are the ones who bought the $450 model and just rock it out. Still have some coming in CTF asking if they should upgrade from 512MB RAM. The guy with all the cool stuff rarely goes 4-5 years.