...my pc has RAID1, quadcore and nice ram, and it rocks, way faster for testing etc.
I can simultaneously defrag, scan system with SEP & defender, move 2GB files around with several other programs running, and the CPU still barely hits 25% across all 4 cores.
While this is happening, I open outlook, and as the window zooms out, I can see the inbox filling with messages pouring in before the window has finished maximising. mmmmmmmm
This is good for me because I spend much of my time waiting for standard pcs (above avg specs).
Then I load up CounterStrike and im the first one into a new map everytime.
LESSON: LIFE IS TOO PRECIOUS TO WASTE, WAITING FOR A CRAPPY MACHINE.
My chargeout rate is a bit more than double that of a plumber. So i could pay for the difference in parts cost in about a day. Quad 2.66 GHz is almost the same price as the C2D 3.0GHz anyway.
Besides I can load up a beta, trial or recovery of some new OS on a spare HDD in:
XP 14 mins
Vista 11 mins
Win7 13 mins
Srv2008 SBS 26 mins.
I wish I had a 10GB/Sec DVD drive. Hmm now if i raided up an array for VirtualDrive, brb
So that is why faster is better, because I have a life outside of the machine.
Paris because like data, she will come quickly if you have the right hardware.