Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › "Future-proof"
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

"Future-proof"

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
This sucks, I want to get the best build for my price, which includes a GTX 580.

Now the thing is, my parents say after this, I will not get another thing for like 5 years.

And seeing that lots of people say there is no such thing as "future-proof" makes me think there's no use with a 580. Next year the 580 might be classified as a low-end or mid-end card. :/
Game Muncher
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-2500K Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 XFX HD 6870 G.SKILL 8GB (4GBx2) Value series 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (proposed hard drive, not... XIGMATEK Gaia Windows 7 64-bit Samsung 1440x900 
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
Microsoft Sidewinder x6 OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Antec Three Hundred Sony earphones 
  hide details  
Reply
Game Muncher
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-2500K Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3 XFX HD 6870 G.SKILL 8GB (4GBx2) Value series 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (proposed hard drive, not... XIGMATEK Gaia Windows 7 64-bit Samsung 1440x900 
KeyboardPowerCaseAudio
Microsoft Sidewinder x6 OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Antec Three Hundred Sony earphones 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 7
The 580 will likely stand up for a few years (gotta remember perents forgetting things after a few years 5 years= 2) and if nothing else persuade them to buy a second 580 down the line instead of rebuilding, im sure overclocking and sli can preserve your system for a good 3-4 years at least as a decent gameing machine (thats what im having to do im in basicly the same situation you are)

Edit: for example the gtx 460 was a great card when it was released some time ago (year?) it still holds up and probably will for another year it was a mid end card so im sure the 580 will last
Edited by TheGamefreak - 10/18/11 at 3:30pm
post #3 of 7
Actually, I think that a GTX 580 that has 3GB of vram, and is built for voltage adjustment, so you can raise clocks if/when games become more demanding graphically (like, say, the MSI GTX 580 Lightning Extreme 3GB), will probably be pretty good for a few years. But I'm biased.

edit: LOL didn't even notice you'd already selected that card for your dream build! Good choice!
post #4 of 7
Prob wont happen in a year but in 3 it will def start seeing the mid level status. I wouldnt worry about it I have had mid to high level graphics play games great for 4 years at a time.
First custom rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 750 @ 4.0ghz P55 Extreme GTX 465 x2 4gb G.SKILL Ripjaw 2000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
600gb 10,000rpm 1tb 7,200rpm Pioneer Blue-Ray Windows 7 64bit professional 25" HP LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Apple full keyboard Thermaltake 850W Modular In Win Dragon Rider R Logitech G500 
Mouse Pad
Rocketfish 
  hide details  
Reply
First custom rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 750 @ 4.0ghz P55 Extreme GTX 465 x2 4gb G.SKILL Ripjaw 2000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
600gb 10,000rpm 1tb 7,200rpm Pioneer Blue-Ray Windows 7 64bit professional 25" HP LED 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Apple full keyboard Thermaltake 850W Modular In Win Dragon Rider R Logitech G500 
Mouse Pad
Rocketfish 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 7
I have a 4870 512mb.. 3 years ago.. still doing fine.. performance is below mid range now tho.

I guestimate 2 years for a 580 to show some of its white hair.
Intel System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K 4.3Ghz @~1.344 V ASUS P8Z68 V PRO Sapphire HD5870 2GB Eyefinity 6 G.Skill Sniper 1866 Mhz 9-10-9-28@1T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 1TB, Maxtor 500GB, SG 1.5 TB LG Lightscribe Windows 7 64bit Samsung 2333HD (TN Panel) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
generic wireless keyboard from Logitech Antec TruePower New 650 watts NZXT Gamma dell optical 
Mouse Pad
simple 
  hide details  
Reply
Intel System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K 4.3Ghz @~1.344 V ASUS P8Z68 V PRO Sapphire HD5870 2GB Eyefinity 6 G.Skill Sniper 1866 Mhz 9-10-9-28@1T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung F3 1TB, Maxtor 500GB, SG 1.5 TB LG Lightscribe Windows 7 64bit Samsung 2333HD (TN Panel) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
generic wireless keyboard from Logitech Antec TruePower New 650 watts NZXT Gamma dell optical 
Mouse Pad
simple 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 7
If you get a GTX 580, it'll probably be equal to a GTX 670 next year, and a 760 (Ti?) in 2 years. From what i've seen, cards GENERALLY fall by ONE "ranking" each release, so starting at the top keeps you safe for a bit.

Dual core cards (9800GX2, GTX 295, GTX 590, etc.) usually "fall" to be the highest tier single-chip of the next year as well: The GTX 295 is equal to a 480, and a 570 (approx).

Yes, there is no such thing as "future proof", especially now with new consoles coming out (we'll see more demanding multi-plats), but you CAN set yourself up for the future. The LGA1155 lets you go to an Ivy Bridge, getting a single GTX 580 3GB will let you SLI later down the road. Getting 4gb DIMMS will let you go to 16gb in the future. Sata 3 will allow for much faster HDDs.

Its really not about being "future proof", but "future ready"; giving yourself as many upgrade paths available.
Base2
(21 items)
 
Edi
(13 items)
 
Zenbook
(7 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2600k @ 4.75ghz @ 1.352v Asus p8p67 Deluxe Asus GTX 970 Strix ADATA XPG1 (2x8gb) @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2x OCZ Agility 3  2x Toshiba 2tb Sata 3 OCZ Vertex 2 Seagate Barracuda 500gb 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
LG Blu-Ray-RW  Corsair H70 3x Corsair AF 120 Silent Edition 2x AF 140 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 x64 Home Premium Asus VG248QE Asus VG248QE Ducky Shine 3 (MX Black) 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair AX 1200 Corsair 450D Razer Deathadder 2013 Creative X-FI Titanium HD 
Other
Sennheiser PC 350 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i7 740QM GTX 460m 2x 4gb DDR3 OCZ Agility 3 
OSMonitor
Windows 7 x64 15.1" (1920x1080) 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i3 2367M Intel HD 3000 4GB DDR3 Hitachi HDD 
Hard DriveOSMonitor
SanDisk SSD Windows 7 Home Premium x64 13.3" 1366x768 
  hide details  
Reply
Base2
(21 items)
 
Edi
(13 items)
 
Zenbook
(7 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2600k @ 4.75ghz @ 1.352v Asus p8p67 Deluxe Asus GTX 970 Strix ADATA XPG1 (2x8gb) @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2x OCZ Agility 3  2x Toshiba 2tb Sata 3 OCZ Vertex 2 Seagate Barracuda 500gb 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
LG Blu-Ray-RW  Corsair H70 3x Corsair AF 120 Silent Edition 2x AF 140 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 x64 Home Premium Asus VG248QE Asus VG248QE Ducky Shine 3 (MX Black) 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair AX 1200 Corsair 450D Razer Deathadder 2013 Creative X-FI Titanium HD 
Other
Sennheiser PC 350 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i7 740QM GTX 460m 2x 4gb DDR3 OCZ Agility 3 
OSMonitor
Windows 7 x64 15.1" (1920x1080) 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i3 2367M Intel HD 3000 4GB DDR3 Hitachi HDD 
Hard DriveOSMonitor
SanDisk SSD Windows 7 Home Premium x64 13.3" 1366x768 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 7
The best thing you can do is find a part time job somewhere and save up. You won't necessarily *need* any upgrades any time soon, especially if you are keeping your current display at 1440x900, but having the spare cash for a rainy day will be nice. Plus, there are always Christmas and birthday gifts/money as well to look forward to.

Personally, I think these are the years for you to really live it up! After you graduate and start working to pay your own bills, you'll look back at how wonderful it is now to have parents paying for everything.
     
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5 4258U 2.4 GHz Intel Iris HD 5100 8GB Samsung 256GB SSD 
OS
OSX 10.9 Mavericks 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5 4258U 2.4 GHz Intel Iris HD 5100 8GB Samsung 256GB SSD 
OS
OSX 10.9 Mavericks 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: NVIDIA
Overclock.net › Forums › Graphics Cards › NVIDIA › "Future-proof"