I upgraded my computer half of year ago, decided to op into a I3 and a AMD R7 360, with a Kingston SSD.
The speed is freaking epic, roughly couple second boots, no noticeable loading, very responsive. seems to kick the hell out of my old computer, which was only a couple years old.
Even though my PC is more of a mid end gaming I don't even use it for gaming, you'll be surprised how much GPU's help with specific tasks, I mostly use it to run code on the gpu, It's complicated but fun to do. (C or C++ coders will get what I'm talking about) I don't think you can do that with C#, but I'm sure with some trickery you could.
As someone who likes to code, It has really paid off, I love when it's responsive, even than it still feels overkill to me, I can run more applications at once, do video rendering faster. but other than that, I could live with my old computer.
I'm the type of person who goes with what I can afford, I could live with computers from 5-8 years ago if I really had to, but it has to have a core 2 duo minimum, there decent processors, still good these days.
Anyone else awwed at there first SSD? To me this it's a epic experience, and from now on I'm only using mechanical drives to store backups and installations.
I never realized it was gonna be this fast, even with AES(TWOFISH(SERPENT)) encryption, with the new AES-NI instruction set, it rocks, not noticeable lagging, not too much of a noticeable slow down.
Yes I encrypt my stuff, but that's mostly to protect against theft, I live in a bad neighborhood, and would rather not have my stuff stolen, i'm sure most people aren't smart enough to freeze the ram, and dump the contents. They can steal the computer, the only thing that's worth anything is what's on it.
plus, I use a password manager, and don't want some meth head to computerize my bank account, or steal my public and private keys to my servers, (yes I own servers, that's because I run a few open source projects, and want to provide clean copies of my software.
I should also add I am a gamer, but haven't gamed on this PC for long, I've played some high end games to see how she would cope, seems to run quite smooth.