Planning a new system build is always a balancing act. You want to get as much power and speed as you can, but you also have to be realistic about what you can afford. The same goes with any upgrade, in fact.
My most recent purchase was a new graphics card, after my old one not only started getting a bit long in the tooth, but I also managed to break part of it. For a while, I looked at Nvidia’s new flagship card, before getting real and admitting I’d never actually be able to afford one.
Instead, I opted for an AMD card, one that I know will age a lot quicker than the more expensive models. It is, however, still a really good piece of kit, and I know that I should get at least another five years out of my PC thanks to its presence.
Better hardware will, of course, be just around the corner, but there’s only so much looking to the future you can do before it drives you crazy. Nevertheless, if something great is coming soon, it can be worth waiting sometimes.
Nothing’s ever simple, is it?