Originally Posted by HardwareDecoder
this is the definition of obsolete I meant, not that it is crap.
to make obsolete by replacing with something newer or better; antiquate:
so my only point is you could build a 5k computer every year for the next 3 years for roughly the same budget as this machine and also sell the old machines for maybe 2k or more.
obsolete is defined by the user imo. my old pc had dual 480 gtx's and played bf3 in 5760 x 1080 on high settings with 40-50 fps. i did sell that pc to a friend, not really for an upgrade but mainly because i really wanted to try building a watercooled pc. it was in no way obsolete, considering it played everything i threw at it with 0 problems, and also featured 3 vertex 2's in raid 0.
considering 200 series gtx's still dominate games being released today, obsolete is somewhat of a joke. to an enthusiast and overclocker, obsolete has a completely different meaning and is over used in my opinion. obsolete isnt necessarily met, but the bar at which new is measured just raises higher every year which makes them think they "need" to upgrade.
obsolete gets thrown around way too much, as most hardware 2-3 years old still dominates games and programs. hardware is growing but the software isnt keeping up (unless its high end engineering/editing/rendering types of software).
there are 0 plans of selling this or building a new pc for 5+ years. i will be building a server/media box to run home windows home server on, but that isnt going to be hardcore (unless i decide to get crazy and try to wc that too, but i doubt it). oddly enough tho, in 5 years, i do know that the next system i build will be a dual system tower build, as having 2 seperate systems in 1 case sounds fun and useful (this PC isnt great for music editing in fruity loops, etc. as it has no high end sound card). 1 system would be a high end quad sli build, the other would be a high end rendering/music type build, all wc of course ;-) i would probably do all white with purple accents as well. but thats all beside the point and unrelated, im just bruning time while okc destroys the spurs.