efaardvark Posted January 7 Share Posted January 7 22 hours ago, Animedragon said: Upgrading computers is always great fun, my experiences usually go like this: I like that new powerful CPU, ah, but I'll need a new motherboard to support it, oh and I'll need to replace the RAM because the RAM I've got isn't comparable with the new board, hang on I'll need a new graphics card because the new motherboard has a different slot and the old card won't fit.... And so it goes on and the price starts mounting up! I try to keep it to what I immediately need, plus a bit more for room for growth. I also try to stick to modular parts and industry standards: PCI is great. Intel's CPU socket-of-the-month is.. not so great. A path to the future is better than having the best of what's available today. That way there's less chance of finding myself in a dead-end and when I finally reach the point where I actually need the performance of today's latest-and-greatest bit of kit I can pay a cheaper price for it and just slot it in to my existing rig. I have to admit that I do occasionally get on pcpartpicker and play the "what if I won the lottery" thing however. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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