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I am currently running an AMD FX-60 proc, GTX 285OCFU video card, 2 GB of DDR ram, 1000w PSU, and a Raptor 150 HD with win XP 32.

I plan on Win 7 64bit, Intel Processor, DDR 3 Ram, SSD or SSD's, video card/card's. I use my system for gaming, internet search and general processing but my main concern is gaming! I only upgrade my system every 5-8 years so I need it to last... Suggestions? Nvidia? AMD? PSU wattage? Ivy Bridge or Ivy Bridge-E? How much ram and what speed? Raid 0 SSD's or not? Which SSD's?

I do plan on putting everything together myself. All serious replies appreciated!!!
post #2 of 9
Raid on SSD's is pointless in most situations because of the loss of TRIM. I personally have had 0 problems with my Corsair Force GT so I would recommend that. As for graphics cards and such it really depends on your budget. A 580 or two should be able to hold you off for 5-8 years but then again it depends on your price range. I can't really help you with the Ivy Bridge - E vs Ivy Bridge because I haven't spent enough time researching it.
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Being that you want the rig to last for ~8 years, there probably isn't anything on the market that you can say for sure that will last that long. Or at least still be able to keep up with other systems/games then. SB-E would be the most likely choice, but its so overkill for just games today. Most games today run perfectly fine on 2 cores, so the 2500K is what is considered the best bang for the buck today. 8 years from now though, the 4c/4t of the 2500K might not be enough. I would get something with hyperthreading. A 3770K will give you 4c/8t and probably hold up longer than just a normal quad core. The 2011 platform will give you a lot more options, but at a substantial cost. Normally, I wouldn't suggest 2011 for a gaming rig, but the fact you want it to hold up for 8 years makes things a little different.

What it comes down to is your budget. Include a budget and you'll get much better responses tailored to your needs.
Edited by Lou3824 - 4/6/12 at 5:03am
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post #4 of 9
8 years? Your best bet is to do 3xGTX 680 sli, and Sandy Bridge E for max performance.
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Budget?

....also, a triple-680 setup is a huge waste of money. Best to get one now and add another down the road. I can't imagine maxing out 2 680s unless you're running multiple 1440p+ screens.

Otherwise I'd wait till Ivy Bridge and grab the 3770k (2600k equivalent if I'm not mistaken) with a new Z77 board. Sandy Bridge machines are gonna last a long time, and I expect Ivy to last even longer.
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my budget is $ 2500 and i am currently using a Hanns G 27 inch monitor = 1900 x 1200 res.
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Honestly with a budget like $2500 and wanting it to last 8 years.. you're betting off spending half now and rebuilding in a few years and spending the other half. If you really want to spend it all now, then go for it.. probably be best off with an i7-3770k and tri-sli 680s

(Which will be retarded overkill for your res right now)
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Originally Posted by Nickzorz91 View Post

Honestly with a budget like $2500 and wanting it to last 8 years.. you're betting off spending half now and rebuilding in a few years and spending the other half. If you really want to spend it all now, then go for it.. probably be best off with an i7-3770k and tri-sli 680s
(Which will be retarded overkill for your res right now)

+1

If you're only gaming at 1080 or 1200p, you'll see pretty rough diminishing returns on cash you put into a rig beyond ~$1500. I say invest a solid $1500 now and another $1200-1500 later on if/when the first build isn't enough to keep up.
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$1750 sim~build (Click to show)
Here's an intel US$1700 sim~build in socket 2011 save that $2500, core i7 3820+ antec 620 ALC + asus x79 + corsair 16gb quad channel ram + LG 24x odd + mushkin 120gb ssd + WD 1tb 5yr wrty hdd + PC & Cooling 750W 80+silver psu 7 yr wrty + evga gtx 680 videocard + zalmans atx chasis


cpu Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73820 ~ $310 free shipping

hsf Antec Kuhler H2O 620 ALC ~ $ 62 free shipping

pcb ASUS Rampage IV Formula LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard ~ $360 free shipping

ram CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 Model CML16GX3M4A1600C9 ~ $97 free shipping

ssd Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III ~ $125 free shipping

hdd Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive ~ $140 free shipping

odd LG DVD Burner 24X Black SATA Model GH24NS70 - OEM ~ $17 free shipping

psu PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply ~ $100-$20MIR= $80 free shipping

atx ZALMAN Z9 Plus Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ~ $60-$10MIR = $50 free shipping

gpu EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card ~ $500+$8= $508 shipped


Total ~ $1748 after rebate (shipped)

Here's an intel US$1700 sim~build in socket 2011 save that $2500 since you want a long year sustanable rig with good upgradability, core i7 3820+ antec 620 ALC + asus x79 + corsair 16gb quad channel ram + LG 24x odd + mushkin 120gb ssd + WD 1tb 5yr wrty hdd + PC & Cooling 750W 80+silver psu 7 yr wrty + evga gtx 680 videocard + zalmans atx chasis
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