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post #21 of 31
luckly for us pc hardware is becoming more and more flexible soo alot of hardware like the 460's and the 5830's so on can do rather well in terms of todays games at decent to good resolutions as for proccessors well.. any of the quad cores can get it done amd or intel aswell for memory any of them can get it done. ^-^

myself my sig rig is overkill in terms of the max resolution that i only can play (1280x1024) soo my system in a sense will actually last me for a few years aswell ^-^ tho for games like Witcher 2 which have the widescreen fixed type of resolution atleast i got my 1366x768 resolution widescreen that can utilize it.
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luckly for us pc hardware is becoming more and more flexible soo alot of hardware like the 460's and the 5830's so on can do rather well in terms of todays games at decent to good resolutions
Don't know about that. Hate the fact that I got a 5830 (on sale) instead of a 5850 (at the time). Trying to hold out on upgrading until BF3 but its hard
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post #23 of 31
If you look at my sig rig, it's been running for about 5 years, minus a few months. I bought The Witcher 2, haven't started it yet, but it spec'd me for low settings visually. Seeing as how TW2 is the new Crysis Metro, I'm happy. I might be picking up the GTX 460 Hawk Talon Attack for $150 after MIR tonight.
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post #24 of 31
you'll be maxing out games for a long time to come (3+ years possible) since we are still in the DX9 console generation with GPU equivalent to 7800GTX
games u should check out because of graphics
Crysis, Crysis Warhead, Crysis 2, Metro 2033, Just Cause 2, and the upcoming BF3
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post #25 of 31
3 1/2 years tops.. don't get me wrong. It will still play games not just on uber settings by then.

Had a 4870 512mb almost 3 years ago. That can't handle some games on highest settings specially if you aim for 30 fps min with aa.
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post #26 of 31
We don't know. For all we know a new console will push the bar and our current H/W will be slow.

We just don't know.

If things CONTINUE the way it's going, then yes, you can max anything out fine.

But, we can't see into the future buddy
post #27 of 31
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We don't know. For all we know a new console will push the bar and our current H/W will be slow.




Good one.
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Good one.
what its true
post #29 of 31
any items is only as stong as its weakest point.

now saying that, it all depends on how fast developers come out with new software to put any piece of hardware to its limmits. going on by my htpc and how old the components are.... and what it can do... i will say at least 7 years with your rig.
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My rig will last a lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnng time. Can't wait to get my 2 EVGA 3GB GTX 580s.
    
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