- 5 months ago
First off, when is the right time to buy and build?
Over the past few weeks/months I have been pushing myself to build the PC of my dreams all for under $2000. But the main complication I run into is the fact that I can make 50 different builds with each of them being better than the other for different reasons. For someone new to PC building this is highly pragmatic because I feel that for the amount that I want to invest in building my future PC, I should be objectively building something that Im CONFIDENT will be 1) future proof and 2) worth the money. The problem is I don't think you can have either of those due to fluctuating/dropping prices.
All of this pushes me to think that because we are on the verge/months away from the next round of GPUs being announced and subsequently released, that I am wasting money on any variation of a build I make today because tomorrow I could do it for hundreds cheaper.
Is the mindset to simply say f*** it, put your head in a hole, and enjoy the current software?
This is my first walk through the gates of PC gaming. Growing up as a slave to the next console, my decisions were made for me and my quality of gaming was static to what the current console generation was offering. With PC gaming always giving you hundreds of options, and just as many wrong ones, I find it difficult to pull the trigger on a build because the overwhelming fear of wasting money on something that will be outdated months after building.
Ultimately, I understand that options are wonderful for the consumer and that is the draw of PC gaming. But, like most of my fellow PC newcomers that are blindly throwing parts onto a list in the PCPP forums, it is daunting. I'm compelled to get my money's worth while at the same time future proofing the next rig that I have sitting on my desk for the upcoming 3-5 years.
All this to ask, again, when is the right time to invest in building a PC?
Lastly, thank you to all of the helpful individuals on PCPP from all over world that take the time to reach down from their towers of PC intelligence with empathetic hands to push our bottoms towards a rig that'll blow our socks off. I'm new to this community but am extremely grateful for the help I've received while hear.
Sorry for the rant. Peace be the journey.