Originally Posted by Duncan
I have been out of the PC scene for a while, I did use to build my own PCs all the time (although not adventurous / exotic enough for OCs that involved watercooling etc) - and am a bit miffed, has to be said, gone from Apple with their restricted EFI to HP with their [nearly] equally restrictive UEFI...
Doesn't anyone have a good old fashioned BIOS on their mobo anymore?
Nope. My old mobo had BIOS, but my new one has UEFI. Both are the same AM3/+ platform too. Despite how many people are hating on AM3/+ and AMD killing it....you gotta admit. This platform has been alive for half a decade before it was unformally ended. Intel whereas has a turnover rate of killing off a platform after 2 years
I'm about to upgrade my 'core' CPU and motherboard.
I built my PC in late 2009-early 2010 (mid December of 2009) with a then, top of the line AMD Phenom II X4 965BE. I'm not a massive performance geek although I do like my numbers when my wallet can afford it. I've kept this CPU for a long time but I have upgraded my other components. They include a new SSD, upping the RAM to 8GB, and a new case.
I recently last year changed the motherboard on the computer. My old motherboard was dieing and was at the end of its wits. And knowing that AM3/+ was comming to an end soon, I quickly jumped and bought a motherboard on sale. It was a nice $100 motherboard on sale for about $60. It was a real sale amount too. The price went back to $100 after I bought it during the Black Friday sale. It gave my computer another year! Awesome stuff right?
All things are comming to an end though. I'll be formally upgrading the core component next year. My summer PC I built for me featured an i5 4430, (I left that at home) so it's not like I can't afford it. I I just haven't come to a point until this year .
The slight performance hangs are very minor and barely noticeable at times, but when they do show up, the age of the CPU is apparent. The platform is nearing the end of its lifespam that AMD just killed.
I'll be setting aside $350 soon for a CPU, motherboard, cooling apparatus.
Edited by bowei006 - 9/20/14 at 10:01pm