After a decade-plus of using laptops only I bought a big dumb gamer PC for streaming the other day and it's incredible, like seeing the sun after years in a cave. Treat yourself, buy a big dumb gamer PC. This has been a Technology Column.— Kevin Roose (@kevinroose) November 6, 2020
One can look at the PC he bought here. A few questions / observations:
- Why is he buying a six-core CPU in late 2020? We have 8, 10, 12, 16-core options that will last much longer.
- 8 GB RAM!? 16 minimum.
- 500 GB SSD? Considering that this a big dumb gamer PC, games will eat up space fast in the next few months. 1 TB minimum.
- GTX 1660? This graphics card came out in early 2019. Nvidia just released the GTX 3000 series. A GTX 3080 would have been a better option.
My PC is over three years old. I have a higher-core CPU, more RAM, and a larger SSD. Yet, this guy is still impressed with his bizarre PC choice. A newer and well-balanced computer would have been truly awesome.
Last question: How is this guy is a tech columnist for the New York Times!? It's not like he couldn't spare a few hundred bucks for a bigger dumber gamer PC.