New computer plz

I think I go through a new desktop every 5 years. That sucks. Most of the time I find a hot deal on a Dell, but this time I’ve decided to build it from scratch. I’ve been researching most of the components for six months and I starting buying components a month ago. There are still some things I plan on buying but I can function without them for now.

  • Chassis: Antec P182 $60
  • Power Supply Unit: Corsair 650W $77
  • Motherboard: Gigabtye EP35-DS3P $162
  • CPU: Intel E3310 45nm 3.0 GHz dual core Xeon $200
  • RAM: Corsair 4G $74
  • GPU: BFG 8800gts g92 OC $250
  • HDD: Seagate 500GB 7200.11 32MB $120

So far I’m a little under the budget I set for myself for a decent computer. Now I’m thinking that instead of every 5 years, I should upgrade every year.


  • I have a system that’s more up to date
  • I can afford to wait for hotter deals
  • I can buy middle-tier technology instead of buying top-tier stuff because I expect it to have a shorter production life


  • Costs more overall (offset by being more productive?)
  • trickling down components takes a lot of effort

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