just brew it! wrote:Krogoth wrote:There's no killer mainstream application that makes desktop system over a decade ago woefully inadequate.Meadows wrote:Nothing that's 10 years old is usable today unless all you do is browse the internet.
The hyperbole from both of you is killing me.
A 10 year old desktop (assuming the HDD and GPU are still original) will be pretty darned painful to use unless you've never known anything better.
But with a SSD and GPU upgrade (and with the RAM maxed out), it'll still be perfectly fine for a wide range of tasks, assuming it was a mid- to high-end system 10 years ago. Will the performance knock your socks off? Of course not. But it'll get the job done.
Yes, even with a 10-year old GPU/CPU combination (Bloomfield, Geforce 2xx/Radeon HD 4xxx era)can still get the job done for majority of users. It sure wouldn't make your current games super pretty or be ultra-fast but it can do it. Some enthusiast just don't realize how much stuff has stagnated on the desktop front in the past decade. Things only got somewhat exciting in recent years due to Zen launch.