Computer Hardware: To Buy or Not to Buy

Diagnosis:

Do not get me wrong, some of the most helpful and insightful reviews on new and older products come from trusted YouTuber content; personalities like Paul from Paul’s Hardware, Kyle from Awesomesauce Network and Jay from JayzTwoCents all are people I have looked to when I want to see benchmarks and get their trusted opinions.  But often times, your budget and what you need the PC to do are overlooked, and in the end you end up paying more then you needed to on “core computer hardware” when you could have taken your budget and invested in better peripherals. For example if you are a MMO player and you want to build a new rig for the next World of Warcraft expansion coming out later this year, you do not need to run out and spend $660 on a GTX 980 TI and $340 on a i7-6700K processor.  Instead you can save $450 with a GTX 960 and $100 on the processor with a i5-6600k and then that $550 and roll that into a good mechanical keyboard and a better display.

 

As a side note, it kills me that people will make the display choice last after all else decided, when in the end all the computer hardware you put into a PC can only be actualized via the display.  Let’s spend $1k – $2k on a gaming PC build, but only put $300 into a display.  They’re so many amazing options today with IPS 1080p displays that have extremely low latency and amazing refresh rates that allow your rig to really push the pixels you have built it to, and instead you are gaming on 60 MHz refresh and 10 millisecond response time….that makes sense.  However I digress, displays are a conversation for another article.

 

 

Getting back on point, to wait or not to wait?

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