J_RaD - 8:22 pm on Feb 10, 2011 (gmt 0)
lol. I do web stuff and business stuff. No video editing. I got an upgrade this year mainly because I was concerned the machine was going to be so old that it would die on me one day.
Same with my servers - I think they're like 7 years old. Should replace them soon, but my web pages serve up just fine. And I've got complete duplicate hardware offsite. Hard to justify the time and expense of an upgrade.
video stuff is now "web stuff" as the web becomes more video driven...
at any given time, im running 2 mail clients, 2 different versions of web browsers, FTP client, dreamweaver, skype, winamp,etc etc etc all that stuff starts to add up....and its all daily usage.
then if i wanna fire up and do any video editing im not shutting everything down just to do one single task *gag*, do a little real time overclocking and keep on moving.
WEB servers yea i can see letting them get old and crusty, LAN file servers nope, dual gigabit, raid....... heck i've got my own house wired with gigabit ethernet.... wifi is for people watching laughing cats on youtube.