The main reason I build my own PC is that I can carefully select appropriate parts that suit my budget. As I already have several parts I will continue using them until they fail (Keyboard, mouse, monitor and hard drives). I already had a w7 license so I had no need to buy an OS. Since then I have upgraded to Windows 10.
I upgraded to Windows 10 as soon as it was available. I have had no major issues with Windows 10 and it is a joy to use most times.
I have built many PCs to use as my own system. This one listed below was done in December 2011. There are many professional reviews regarding most of the components I have decided upon so I won't attempt any such reviews. The system I am building is for day to day use at home. I use my desktop to watch TV ( HD TV using 3 tuners 1 freesat DVB-S2 tuner and a dual Freesat DVB-T2 tuner- BGT3620 DVB-T2).
Update 2016 and all is still working.
I do from time to time give my PC a good clean out internally as if the components are covering in dust (especially the fan grills and the cooler radiatot) the cooling starts to suffer.
The Components for this project included the items listed:
September 2016: Replaced GPU with an AMD RX480
W10 is due in a few days ....my rig is still going strong.
At present I have no need to upgrade my processor to the FX (bulldozer) range of CPUs from AMD.Have migrated to Windows 8 and now 8.1
For the apps I use at present everything runs smooth and without delays.
Will reconsider if the Windows8 code shows benefits.
2016: Upgraded to Windows 10 last summer and everything working fine at present. Also added a 4T drive for more storage.
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