J_RaD - 1:37 pm on Oct 26, 2012 (gmt 0)
while normal software isn't pushing hardware much, games are deff leading the charge.
I've had to upgrade a few times, but as with all my systems i build them with in place upgrades in mind... this is part of the reason I stick with AMD stuff, their sockets last a long time and you can swap chips out with ease.
CPU... RAM... VIDEO
good to go for another few years.
Then you gota do a new board and ram.. well when DDR4 gets here anyway, don't even need to replace the chassis, just keep reusing it. *as long as you have quality stuff* heck you don't even need to reinstall your OS, just install chipset drivers and go go go.
if you are buying OEM junk, well... you don't really have these options except ram, as they all use the cheapest of the cheap parts and really don't want you upgrading crap.