Re: Budget or Luxury
Well it depends.
If you only want to spend £400 on a machine, you won't get completly up to date parts, so it won't last as long,
BUT, if you spend all your money (i.e £800) on a rig, it has newer features and implementations to make it last longer, i.e, 1333mhz motherboards for when newer processors come out, and DDR3 supporting motherboards for when that comes into play.
I do think in 2 heads though as buying 2 £400 rigs over time, would probably save you some cash in the long run, and less dissapointment, because technology travels very fast.
Your theoretical £800 rig, though completly in sync right now with the world, would soon lose sync as new technologies replace ones your new motherboard, etc supported in the first place, to make updating hard in the long run (something you'd expect spending a lot of money on, would stop happening)
So in conclusion, though I said the £800 rig, I would personally opt for 2x £400 rigs, since you wouldn't be as dissapointed in the long run when you can't update a part anymore that is up to date with new technology, since you'll have enough cash to then buy a new rig that offers new technology once again, until that is once again replaced.
The £800 rig, would though, no denying, offer the most entertainment as of now, and you'd feel more in balance with tech.
Meanwhile, the cheaper rig, may not run programs as fast as you'd like.
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