LITE-ON Black 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu Ray 3D Feature SATA IHBS112-04 - OEM
I know nothing about ethernet cards. i was talking about my computer to my brother and he said i forgot about the ethernet card. i need a ethernet card that i should get because i have no idea what i'm looking for! Thanks! oh and 1 more thing, will i need anymore fans on this build? because i fear overheating my system.
no. because that downgrades the opticle drive to just DVD and CD plus i don't need 1 TB hard drive space the graphics card i already have is good that's expensive for only a 650w power supply so no thank you i would rather stick with this build. and upgrade parts later.
but what if i'm upgrading my system to a I7 later? i will need a good powersupply higher than 500W right? and are these all the parts i need for a computer? if i already have a keyboard, mouse, and screen?
I'm just trying to make an all around upgradeable computer that will last me atleast 6 years.
Unfortunately, there is no way to achieve that.
We don't know what technology will be introduced in the next five years that will outdate and out perform everything we have today even from a top of the line system.
When building a system build it for what you will be using it for in the next year. Trying to 'future proof' a computer doesn't work.
Technology improves every year with overall life cycles for systems of 2-3 years before even modestly priced (like $100) upgrades make huge improvements.
Treat a computer as an on-going cost and you'll be happier. Trying to buy something that will last won't work.
As an example, right now there is a significant shift going on from hard drives to solid state drives. SSDs have different form factors from HDDs so even cases are in the process of changing to accommodate this new reality.
Anyway, all of that to say, don't bother about trying to plan out a six year life span for your computer. It won't happen. Instead, work on getting the best performance for dollar available today and you'll be a ton happier.
I know it won't be top of the line for 6 years. But it will still be fast and strong enough to last 6 years. My computer right now has lasted for 12 years. And it finally needs replaced. I take good care of my stuff
this will last for 5-6 years and still be relatively good. the component will last for lets say 12 years, but then it would be able to run anything in the future such as ddr4 or future architectures. back then, technology didnt progress very fast. now, in one year, you see the improvement of tech equivalent to 3 years in the past.