Originally Posted by LinuxHack3r
I bought my first computer when I was in 7th grade. That was 2004, so about 7 years ago. I still use that computer today as a server. Sure, as a workstation, it is outdated, but for the very simple functions I use a LAMP server for, it keeps chugging along. Pretty much been on everyday for nearly those 7 years, and I figured the PSU would be toast, however it keeps on. My point is, old hardware can still be good hardware. Even though the PC I am building will be "ancient" in pretty much anything over 5 years, I plan on trying to make the build go for 10. Besides, No one will need more than 637 Gb of memory for a personal computer
You sound like I did two years ago, trust me there is no point buying more than you need to try to keep it current years from now, why buy 24GB now for $300, when you could buy 4GB now for $50 and in 2 years 24GB for $50. Its the same for graphics cards, don't bother with SLI/crossfire now if you can max all your games, wait until you can't then buy the second card, you will save a ton of money.