From you post #1
This leads me to ask why the everyday user demands more power from their PC every year, but I suppose I'm getting ahead of myself.
If one can get the 10 year old computer to do the things one wants and doesn't get bothered by the slowness. By all means use the old system.
Sometimes a newer system is need to be able to use the newer programs.
Sometimes a newer computer is need to raise productivity for the user.
Sometimes a newer computer is needed because the old computer is broken and it cost more to fix it that it does to buy a new one.
Sometimes a new computer is wanted and the old one saved as a backup in case of a emergency. (My case)
Sometimes a new computer is just plain wanted; like mine.
The system in my specs was a I want computer
. I don't need that much computer, that is why it's a I want computer
I could of built 2 or 3 very nice new computer for what I have rapped up in that puppy. My old computer is a old (Asus X58) motherboard computer that I'm typing on at the present time. I built in 2011.
Through the years I have added better cooling and a upgrade in the video card. Didn't really need to be done. It was just another I want, so I did it.
Hopefully my old Asus X58 will keep doing it's required job for another 5 years.
The Asus X58 replace a old Intel 775 computer that got to costly to repair and compared to the X58 was sloooow.
This old X58 has been over clocked from day one and knock on wood still runs great.
It takes me years to save enough money to do one of my builds. I start off with a budget but it doesn't take long and the budget is gone somewhere and can't be found.