End User wrote:anotherengineer wrote:PC's last 10 years these days
Generalizations like that don't apply to everyone's use case.
Though the build itself is somewhat newer, the tech in my current desktop is all 5+ years old. FX-8350 and 32GB of DDR3 RAM. And you know what? It's still overkill.
My wife's desktop PC is even older. Athlon64 X2 and DDR2 RAM. With the addition of an SSD a few years back, it is still perfectly adequate for what she does.