Like I say, it's not economically worth it because you'll have to pay now the same sumtotal that building a reasonably good machine now, and then building a reasonably good machine then will cost you. But most of those boards will be able to be upgraded to the point where they are the baseline for a top of the line PC 4 years from now, whereas the standard C2D/DDR2 boards of today will all feel aged by then, albiet that they will still be running enough power to keep alive in the gaming market with some minor upgrades.El Idiot wrote:I think the maximum that board can support will be usable at the least for another four years before I'll think about upgrading, and when I do it should be dirt cheap to do so.
Realistically, even these will be outdated as soon as I open the box. Never saw much point in staying on the bleeding edge.
It's generally good to plan on building reasonably new every 6 years or so. Obviously components that don't really age, like cases, cooling, monitors, interfaces, rom drives, and to some degree, hard drives, you don't have to worry about too much. But the rest of the stuff ages nearly to the point of complete obsolescence every 6 years.