Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by TigreTek, Mar 7, 2007.
i feel so out of the loop.
what kind of hardware?
I hate having to switch out my mobo, CPU, and memory every year. I said fuck it this year and just upped my memory from 1GB DC to 2 GB DC and it helped a lot.
Reason why I picked up an EVGA 680i. Allows me to go Quad core when they get dirt cheap in a year and Ive got room to SLI 8800GTX's, so its perfect. Not to mention ram wont be of issue since I can have what was it, 1200mhz or whatever when I feel like it.
No shit. Upgrading usually works that well, or better.
You don't really rebuild your computer every year, do you? What a terrible waste of electronics -- to say nothing of money.
I usually build another computer out of the leftovers and give it to my little sister. To me computer building is a hobby and I love switching things out. Hell I build computers for people all the time for little or no money. I just love doing it.
Heh. I like playing with hardware, but it's like eating sugar candy for me -- fun, but unsatisfying.
Right now everything has just changed, yeah...
But if you ask me, that's a good thing. That means that if you get an up to date rig today, you have the best chance of being able to upgrade for the longest possible period of time.
The newest sata spec is 3.0, and all new motherboards support it,
so you can expect to get an up to date hard drive for the next couple of years at least.
Pci-express is also brand new, so you will be able to upgrade graphics
to the newer better cards for at least a few years.
Directx 10 just came out, so you're good to go for probably a few years on that.
And Vista is fresh out too, if you plan on going with it.
Christ, they've come out with SATA 3 now? That shit's just a marketing gimmick anymore -- hard drives can barely max out SATA 1.
you can't keep up unless you stay oin top of things
fuck it, the only time I give a shit is when I want to upgrade PC's or tomshardware sends me an interesting newsletter email , the rest of the time I just apply my previously learned knowledge
No, that was me being lazy about typing out the full SATA 3gbps spec.