Originally Posted by ScottC2105
You have one powerful system. I really need an upgrade but really if I'm spending this amount of money I want it to last as long as I can. Don't you agree?
Heh, I hope you meant nitteo's system and not mine
Basically you can think of it this way. You can build a system for $4000 now with rediculous components, completly ahead of its (software) time, only really good for benchmarking. Or, you can build a $2000 computer now, be completly "High end" and handle anything out there currently. Fast forward 2 years and the $2000 computer will probably have trouble running things, while the $4000 computer might have another 6 months in it before it falls off. Now, spending twice as much for a computer to remain in the "decent" category for an extra 6 months doesn't really make sense to me, but in terms of financially, you could put that extra $2000 into a NEW computer in 2 years, that will last you another 2 years that will handle basically anything then. So by splitting up your money and buying 1 or 2 steps below "Ultimate" (at much more reasonable prices) you actually can lengthen your ride on the cusp of new technology. And in all reality, right now a $2000 will perform maybe 1000-2000 points less in 3dmark06 then a $4000 build. So you can run oblivion at 100 fps rather then 85. I
But hey, your money, and my advice. I think your money is the one paying for the build, not the advice