First post, by appiah4
I made this build guide for myself a while ago, and I've been updating it as I come across information that validates or invalidates what I think is appropriate for any year. It has evolved into what I think is a pretty good build guide. What I've aimed to do is, try to find the best hardware of each class released within each year, from multiple vendors when appropriate, then I've tried to color code and bunch together years that can best be represented together by a system built within that time frame.
I would be more than happy if Vogons can verify some of my assumptions (particularly amount of RAM for each year, but I'm sure there are other mistakes).
I also hope this will be a useful guide for others.
Anyway, here is a link to the table:
Enjoy, and look forward to your feedback.
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