Buy once and use for good
Once entering the PC playing path, you guys also enter a divine race where the old will always be discarded and the new will take the throne … until the new becomes the old and get kicked down by the newer one. However, a PC rig is not a single unit. It is made up of many components and not all components must participate in this endless arms race. These will also be things that you can confidently invest heavily because they will not (or are very difficult) obsolete. It is common sense for them to be able to accompany you to death, or at least until you replace them with something better.
Of course this is, what the hell is a piece of metal and toughened glass obsolete? The case has no effect at all on the performance of your PC. New or old cases, the performance is not the same. When shopping for a case, you just need to choose a model that is well finished, looks good and a little bit like that, just pick and take it home. No matter how many generations of hardware, as long as you see it right for you, the case is not broken and the ATX design standard still exists, so just use it.
As well as being a barrel for you to put and fix components into it, it also helps protect your components, creating airflow and beautifying the entire PC system, so if possible, do not sorry to buy a case for anything. Buy a good case, cool appearance is never redundant, as long as do not let the price becomes a burden to you.
A fan is a fan, and no matter what cool features it has and what’s equipped with the LED, it’s basically just a fan. The task of the fan is to create a circulating airflow to help the case exchange gas continuously, enabling the radiators to work as well as possible. Its effects are only that much, and if it can run it is still not outdated and you can use it until it fails.
You also need to remember that fans are divided into two main types based on their ability to control the speed of rotation. The first type is a regular fan, using a 3-pin plug and only a single speed. The second type is PWM fans that can dynamically adjust the rotation speed. PWM fans are newer and smoother, but not so that fans often become outdated, it is still the first choice for those who want to save costs but still want their case to be well ventilated.
The radiator is responsible for taking heat from the CPU and diffusing it out into the atmosphere. Each heatsink will be designed to be able to cool the CPU up to a certain power level. As long as you do not replace a CPU that is too hot, beyond the cooling capacity of the radiator, it will still be able to serve you in the long run, through many generations of CPUs. As long as the position of the screws on the main unit does not change and the sink is not broken, then just use it.
In addition, the radiator is often very cattle compared to the rest of the system. It has 2 main components are the cooling fan and heatsink. I already told the fans so I won’t talk anymore, we will talk about the heatsink. Heatsink is just as durable as your brother’s case, so apart from the heat sink inside the copper pipe, nothing moves or friction. The heatsink units with copper pipes and aluminum foil that are not covered with anti-oxidation coating can produce antenna and performance drops a little, but there is no problem. As for the nickel-plated systems, both copper pipes and aluminum foil, it may only fail when you break it. If the fan is broken, then buy a new fan .
As mentioned above, with the momentum of technology development, all PC components will become obsolete very quickly. However, the source is not so, it does not have semiconductor soles and does not obey Moore’s law so it will be almost obsolete.
A good power supply will be able to serve you throughout its life or until you decide to replace it with a better new one. While VGA, Main, CPU … become obsolete year by year, the power supply will remain the same. With a good power supply, high power output, stable current and durable components, you can use it for decades without a problem. Investing in a “genuine” power source is never a loss-making investment.
Many of you will wonder why I buy the old technology that first appeared in 1953 here and say it is not obsolete, right? Yes, it is outdated compared to SSDs (especially the PCIe NVMe SSDs). The development of HDD technology for mainstream users seems to have stalled for a few years now, they are still bloated and slow.
However, that is the remarkable point, because the HDD cannot be faster anymore, so the current HDD buyers will not be afraid of it being outdated compared to the next generation HDDs. Although not as fast as an SSD, it is much cheaper, so you can still use it to store data that does not require high access speed. This era is used to save online games, Win settings are not good, but saving movies with offline games is still good and boring. HDDs will certainly be alive for many more years, at least until SSDs can replace it at a more ideal price
- Posts are referenced from sources