Originally Posted by Lopez
Problem with thunderbolt 3 is that I'd have to upgrade chip, motherboard and RAM as well in one hit (thunderbolt 3 requires a motherboard with a seperate pin header, and then a pcie expansion card), which when I looked into it, started to total the bill up to more than I was willing to spend rapidly unfortunately. Buying a mac, same thing, quickly increases the bill to stupid levels...
I ended up finding an apollo quad firewire interface. I reckoned that it'll work with my existing setup, deal with win7, win10 if I migrate (I really like windows10, but when i tried to upgrade my audio rack PC to it, all kinds of bad stuff happened) will have thunderbolt (even if it's only thunderbolt 2, but not too bothered) and the card should hold a fair amount of value for a while, so even if I do decide to go full thunderbolt 3 in a year or two, because it's an apollo, it should not hurt too much in the resale stakes.
I like Win7 and Win10. 8 I didn't mind, but wasn't amazing, they seem to do good/bad/good/bad releases, so skipping every other windows release seems to work out well.