ExtremeTech: Giving Microsoft the Boot: Part II
Mar 30, 2005, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Salvator)
"If you had an older sibling growing up, you're no doubt
familiar with hand-me-downs. Parents have always tried to foist
siblings' old stuff--everything from action figures to nylon
parachute pants--in an attempt to avoid the expense new purchases.
What may have meant some indignity for a kid turns out to be a
great way to get the most mileage out of your computer gear.
"A gaming PC's useful life is only about two years, and while
you can stretch it further, you'll be giving up progressively more
eye candy in newer games that your aging system can't draw fast