As @ArPharazon said about 2 days ago. Its pretty damn convenient. I was torn between getting a more powerful laptop or the tower because I’m not comfortable developing software on that 10 year old system. Especially since my tower is far far more advanced than my laptop.
The tower took priority because the thing’s dying.
When you’re testing a piece of software, sometimes you have to do a stress test on the system to get a gauge about what the minimum requirements are for the said program. Something like Microsoft Word doesn’t take much in the way of resources normally. Something as complex as a game engine on the other hand, you need to balance between performance and eye candy. Sure visual fidelity is great, you get beautiful screenshots and world, but if it runs at the pace of a herd of snails, you’re gonna have quite a few users banging on your door with pinch forks and torches to tar and feather you. The reverse is also true, if its ugly, but runs great, you may lose some users because of it, there’s obviously exceptions to this (Minecraft comes to mind), but that’s how I understand it.
Its pretty much the reason I’m building a top of the line system that can handle what I’m planning to do, which is basically content creation like skills is doing currently, and programming, since I want to learn about this as much as possible before I get hired onto a team.
Also, on the off-topic note: Hondas are lame. Every time I’ve had to work on one its been a massive headache.