My ComputerWhich parts would you replace first and why?
It would be nice to have the latest available parts at all times for my computer, but that's pretty expensive, and parts get superseded pretty quickly, too.
In my opinion, from a performance standpoint, the typical desktop experience nowadays is rarely significantly enhanced from one new PC build to the next, especially since quad-core processors and cheaper RAM prices.
So, only if I want to game the latest titles, process something faster than before, or require more current hardware, will I consider upgrading a PC.
It would be fun to have the latest and greatest components, but I only build a completely new PC about every 5 or so years. If you build a good one for your needs, it should work well for a long time.
This PC was already outdated in computer terms by the time I built it. I bought the parts over the space of about 18 months (and watched them pile up on the floor next to my desk). It has a Gigabyte Z77X-UP7 motherboard with an i7-3770K CPU. It's good for Adobe Creative Cloud and any other apps. When it's time to relax and game (which I don't do as often nowadays) - it has a Gigabyte GTX 970 video card. It's currently being used as my main computer and it's running Windows 10 Professional.
Case: Silverstone Raven RV04
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z77X-UP7
CPU: Intel i7-3770K
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 970
Memory: 32 Gigs G.Skill Ares
SSD: ADATA SX900 256 x1, 128 x2
HDD: Western Digital WD20EZRX
Cooling: Noctua NH D-14
PSU: Silverstone SST1000-P
Fan control: Scythe Kaze Master Pro
Monitors: 2 x Dell U2410
Audio Interface: Focusrite 2i4
Controller Keyboard: M-Audio Code 61
DAW: Cakewalk Sonar Professional
Headphones: Sony MDR-7506
Microphone: Blue Yeti Pro
Keyboard: Logitech Solar Keyboard K750
Mouse: Logitech G600
Webcam: Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920
Joystick: Logitech Extreme 3D Pro
OS: Windows 10 Professional
Case - Silverstone Raven RV04 (open side view)
Case - Front and Rear views
Motherboard - Gigabyte Z77X-UP7
CPU - Intel Core i7-3770K
Video card - Gigabyte GTX 970
Power Supply - Silverstone ST1000-P
Case Exhaust fan - Noctua NF-P12
Webcam - Logitech HD Pro C920
Mouse - Logitech G600
Audio Interface - Focusrite 2i4
Microphone - Blue Yeti Pro
CPU Cooler - Noctua NH-D14
Fan controller - Scythe Kaze Master Pro
Monitors - Dell U2410 - 24" (x2)
Keyboard - Logitech Wireless Solar K750
Joystick - Logitech Extreme 3D Pro
Operating System - Windows 10 Pro
Internet connection - Hikari Fiber
Noctua NH-D14 photo from Bit-tech.net