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Anything much happened in PCs in the past six years?
I'm looking to replace quite an old PC that has finally kicked the bucket (motherboard problems). Over the past six years I have actually replaced quite a few of the parts in it (it ended up with a 6800GS, 4 gigs of RAM, etc.) but it was still a very old machine underneath. It was still able to run most new games though, most importantly New Vegas.
Anyway, I want to know whether a modern "desktop" PC would be adequate as a replacement for this ancient "gaming" PC, or whether I still need to spend £500+ to get something that can run games. I'm not averse to taking some of the parts out of its corpse to rejuvenate a new machine, but I guess I'd like to avoid that if it means I'd void the warranty on a new computer.
There was a time when I had a pretty good idea of what I was doing PC-wise, but many years of contentment have left me hopelessly out of the loop. Any advice?