Originally Posted by fateswarm
I'm thinking of starting building very slowly a PC and I wonder if I can just buy a Case and a PSU now. After all, their electronics or structural technology won't change that easily. I'm only worried about the form factors and connections.
So are connections and case form factors projected to remain the same for time to come?
the last contender for change was BTX and that failed miserably in the consumer market. that form factor survives well today only in servers and DELL's
if you look into why BTX failed in the consumer market, you will understand why ATX is never going away
i think it's a safe bet to say that ATX will be around for at least the next decade or more
as far as changes in PSU... if you get a quality unit today, it will serve you well till it dies (guessing a good lifespan would be around 8 to 10 years or so for a quality unit) and yah it's not going to be obsolete if you get a quality unit.