Basic System Buyer's Guide - Holiday Season 2004@ 2004/12/12
From personal experience, I’ve had a relatively untouched computer for almost 2 years now, with some components as old as 3. A minor hard drive upgrade here, a tiny CPU boost there, a little more RAM, but nothing as major as a complete overhaul. I’m still using the GeForce3 Ti200 I’ve had for years and a moderately overclocked Athlon XP 1700+ JIUHB. And the beauty of it is that I can still play D3, HL2, WoW, and any other new titles. Granted it’s not a pretty sight, but they’re certainly playable (by my standards anyway).