Originally Posted by mikee286
Does anyone here ever end up keeping their computer so long and just buying pointless parts just to make it work? I ask this because I have a friend with a fairly old computer which has had the hell upgraded out of it when clearly the money could have been spent on a new computer.
The computer originally was a AMD Athlon xp 2700 1 gb ram, 200gb hdd geforce ti 4200, windows xp home
Now it is
AMD Athlon xp 2700
!tb sata HDD
masscool Sata controller card ( to make the 1TB drive work)
180 GB ide hdd
250GB ide hdd
Sound blaster live 5.1
Windows vista home premium
So you see it has changed a heck of alot
Is anyone else like this with their computers?
Hey, if it works for what he is using it for.......
Besides the hard drives, controller card and sound card aren't a waste of money. Perhaps upgrading an AGP vid card is, but thats it.
Now, if he put a ton of money into that pc for stuff like watercooling or case mods or big aftermarket heatsinks and psu's that aren't necessary, then I'd say that was a waste of money.