A few years ago, I invested some of my savings in guaranteed government bonds. These have been chugging away, at compound interest, and are due to mature at the end of June.
I won’t get a fortune, but there will be enough to spare that I can feel a new gaming PC coming on…
I have yet to decide on the design or specification.
I’m looking at a budget of roughly 2,000 GBP (2,300 USD), although this is pretty flexible.
I don’t need really high-end, cutting edge stuff. I don’t have room for a huge monitor. I don’t have the reactions to justify ultra-fast input devices. I’m not bothered about 5:1 sound - stereo is good enough.
I’m not a fan of overclocking, or stressing components beyond their design limits. As far as I’m concerned, if a computer needs water cooling, the designer should be fired. And fire is what’s about to happen to the computer.
What I do want is a degree of future proofing. I want whatever I build to still be a viable gaming PC in 5 or 6 years time. I don’t want to find I have to do this again in 18 months, because I can’t play the latest games.
There’s no rush. The computer I have works fine for the moment, but some parts are starting to show their age. I’m happy to take my time over the project.
So I thought I’d throw the project out to the forum, for thoughts and suggestions. And then I can give feedback as the build progresses.