There is no rule that says you need to be cheap; in fact, when it comes to the things in life that you really want and enjoy, it behooves you to spend as lavishly as you please. If not for the ability to enjoy yourself with it, what would be the point of working so hard for your money? So if you desire to have the best computer that money can buy, you most definitely have that right. However, there is another factor which may weigh on you, as it regards how efficiently you operate your web site… and every other part of your life. It is the one resource that you will never be able to regenerate – your time.
Think about how little your computer actually has to do, in order to update your web site. If you use Dreamweaver, that is the kind of software that ordinary computers from five years ago could handle without difficulty. If you use Notepad, as some “old school” web site owners do, that is technology that an old 586 could rock. If you do not know what a 586 is, you innocent child, then you have been raised in an era where high speeds and extreme power are so ubiquitous that they are taken as “just how things are.” While there is definitely nothing wrong with this level of affluence, you need to consider that once your needs are met, everything else is a want – and wants have a tendency to wrestle against one another.
If you want to have a great web site, but you also want to play this incredible game that just came out, you are going to have something of a quandary. If you end up taking valuable site development time (the brain work, not the grunt work) and devoting it to some fun, frivolous pass time, you may end up doing serious damage to yourself over time. While there is nothing wrong with taking breaks, playing large scale games can be an outright addiction. And with addictions, you have to stay away from it.