Makes sense man. Will look into those.Correct, it's not needed. But why spend 150 on something you can't use on anything else if you can spend 170 for something that enables you for much more if you feel like it?
Also: the ram makes a (teeny tiny) difference. Not only is it clocked higher but more important it has a lower cas latency. Why spend the same money for something that's worse is all I was wondering. Just giving my opinion here - it's his money after all.
I often ask myself this same question, especially when I listen to compositions(midi compositions) from great composers that had much less access to the tools that are even commonplace now. Nevertheless, I'm currently faced with the situation of needing to upgrade from Win7 to Win10 and really don't want to go through all of that pain only to have to do it again because I may decide I need to upgrade hardware later on, therefore I've decided that while I do my upgrade to Win10(which I can still do for free before the end of the year) that I will take the opportunity to just upgrade the whole system as well. Still, I look at the money I'm spending and wonder what type of lessons are currently available that I could be investing in.I don’t know. Is it really the right thing to do to spend all of that money on technology? Isn’t it better to spend that money on training to become a better composer?