Is there a comparable motherboard to the asus p6t series?
With budget constraints coupled with the need for a state of the art, reliable, inexpensive model that will not need an upgrade in the next 5-7 years... I am tired of constantly upgrading.. any suggestions?
"inexpensive model that will not need an upgrade in the next 5-7 years... I am tired of constantly upgrading.. any suggestions? "
lol you aren't serious...are you. not possible to future proof 5-7 years with "inexpensive model"
get the best bang for the buck mobo now and upgrade later when u need
dndhatcher said:"Rarely will any PC component remain "state of the art" for more than 3 years.
I'd say if something remains SOTA for 3 months, it's a damn fine accomplishment in the PC industry. Certainly things like speakers and other peripherals do better but anything "inside the case" doesn't have much legs.
I am reminded of my younger days when my ears were better than they are now, I subscribed to a quarterly audiophile magazine called "The "Absolute Sound". Each issue they would have a page that listed their "SOTA" or "reference" system. Many audiophiles were soundly disappointed when they ran out to buy items of that list paying as much as $12,000 or higher on a single component, only to find next month that their new purchase had dropped several tiers .... in one case I remember, a component went from "SOTA" to "unlistenable" in just 6 months. I got my "15 minutes of fame" among our local group of audio nerds, when I started referring to the magazine as The Obsolete Sound".
okay. so. let's say 3 years then... however. $129.00 for the motherboard then $269.99 for the CPU (Newegg, Tigerdirect).. not to mention casing, cooling fans, vid cards, ethernet cards, memory etc, etc.. am i just being old fashioned? (this means too CHEAP)? I really want a 64-bit ready machine. Intel is always more expensive than the AMD brands...
Moore's law stated that the number of transistors / performance doubles every 18 months. Over 3 years, the new machine will be 4 times as fast as the 3 year old one and that's assumoing you bought the $1,000 CPU and the $400 MoBo. At 6 years, that's 16 times as fast. My 1st PC build was in the mid 1980's....my 1st Wintel in 1993. Since then, the machine "you want" seems to always always costs $3,000. Comparing todays $3k PC w/ 1993's I can say that today, from a disposable income standpoint, we are getting a much better deal than we did back then.