Originally Posted by donetao
Hi guys! I hope this doesn't sound sarcastic in any way. I have seen some great rigs in this thread that seti started. They make my little old Toshiba lap top look like a toy. Besides bragging rights and being able to play some high powered war games; what can you do with these expensive toys that I can't do with my little old cheap lappy??
I think it would be great to know how to choose the best hardware and then how to build one of these rigs. I'm jealous that I don't have your ability and knowledge to do that. It's a great thread. My question is what percentage of members and guest have a clue or the ability to create one of these fantastic rigs.
Don't get mad. I'm just asking a question and I think the thread is great for all you that have this ability and the money. I click on it every day
The difference between an older budget machine and a new high-end machine is just phenomenal. You get used to what you have, but trust me, stepping from an older machine onto something with an SSD, i5 etc, you'd never want to go back! The system would boot in mere seconds (best I've seen is about 10), programs open instantly, photos and videos load instantly...
Plus you can fold with them, play modern high-end games (if you're into that sort of thing), render videos in minutes instead of days/hours, render 3D models in seconds...
But it's down to what you do, you don't need a sledgehammer to secure a tent peg, like you don't need a GTX Titan video card to play solitaire!