My current PC will be three years old in two weeks time. That’s one year older than my previous personal best. I still have my previous PC and it’s still in use, but I only used it for two years as primary system.
My current system still has quite decent specs, apart from the graphics card: P4 3.06 GHz (Northwood core), ATI Radeon 9700 Pro, 1GB DDR RAM, 120GB HD, DVD+/-RW, … But everything is slower than today’s equipment. The CPU’s FSB is running at 533 MHz, the memory is PC2100, etc etc.
I’m currently aiming at these specs for the new system:
- Intel P4 940 (dual core 3.2 GHz 64-bit with 2x 2MB L2 cache)
- ATI Radeon X1900XT(X) with 512MB video memory
- 2 GB DDR2 system memory
- 200 GB or larger SATA2 hard disk
- Dual layer DVD writer
If everything goes fine, I’ll buy all components within two weeks and experience a power boost