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That the other reason I'm waiting to 2014, for the consoles to get out. I'll still expect my hardware I pick to last ~5 years except for the GPU when I pick it. That's what I'll be shooting for anyway. I'm figuring that means an Intel of at least 6 cores if not 8. "Moar cores" is actually a good path to longevity, let the advancements in coding for an increasing number of cores that will come during the life of the rig do the work. It worked well for my quad core that was chosen when dual cores reigned supreme.
That's another thing. I will most likely never go beyond 1080p [...or my current 1152p], not this decade anyway. [....well, maybe I'd move to a 21:9 monitor, still not terribly taxing on the hardware]

You may want to wait until 2016, assuming a similar console cycle occurs. That or build a "small" build or get some upgrades to tide you over until then. It takes a year or two for developers to get comfortable with new consoles. Until then, its entirely up in the air as to what will reign supreme in terms of hardware for ported / cross platform games (which, lets face it, covers pretty much every pc game).
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You may want to wait until 2016, assuming a similar console cycle occurs. That or build a "small" build or get some upgrades to tide you over until then. It takes a year or two for developers to get comfortable with new consoles. Until then, its entirely up in the air as to what will reign supreme in terms of hardware for ported / cross platform games (which, lets face it, covers pretty much every pc game).

Well it seems my plan have already just been pushed back ~6 months, so that's can easily be 2015 for me now if it's close enough to new GPU launches. frown.gif

http://www.overclock.net/t/1325809/ew-intel-cuts-training-delays-14nm-raises-fears-for-ireland/0_100


I guess I'll grab a laptop next year.
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post #34 of 41
enough for 5 years = yes
enough for 10 years = no

The last cpu's of the pentium IV line was released in 2004 (8 years ago) but none of them will run any modern game at playable settings.
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enough for 5 years = yes
enough for 10 years = no
The last cpu's of the pentium IV line was released in 2004 (8 years ago) but none of them will run any modern game at playable settings.
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enough for 5 years = yes
enough for 10 years = no
The last cpu's of the pentium IV line was released in 2004 (8 years ago) but none of them will run any modern game at playable settings.

Ah, Hopefully we've reached a temporary pinnacle of gaming performance and this lasts for 10 years tongue.gif
post #36 of 41
one thing a lot of you are forgetting... last 3 years, performance improvements seriously dropped in the cpu area


gpu have gotten better but cpu, not so much

we are are the area of deminishing returns


given that, 3770k is the best cpu you will need

hyper 212 evo is really the pinnacle of performance vs cost

Ram? grab either 16 or 32 gb of either samsung ram or whatever 1866 8gb sticks

videocard, 680 or 7970, your choice

want long duration fans? noctua are awesome for that

motherboard? dont go above sabertooth
post #37 of 41
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Heh, the way you put it, you're actually making a stronger argument for buying top of the line "$3000" than the mid range "$1500".
I mean, if you're spending "$5000 in 5 years either way" (which totally doesn't make sense math wise btw, but we'll just go with it), why not have a top of the line rig that blows through everything with ease and makes you happy for 2.5 years, and then becomes as powerful as a modern mid-range system for the next 2.5 years, rather than just have a mid range rig that is replaced by another mid-range rig when it stops being mid-range?
I'd rather be on top of the world for half my life and mediocre the other half than just always mediocre. wink.gif

Yeah you can look it like that also smile.gif but remember:

When your on top for 2.5 years, and nothing can beat you, it feels great. But when the point has reached you are NO longer the best, those other 2.5 year will take looooong tongue.gif

It's like when you have driven a 3.0 car, and then you have to go back to a 2.0 car (engine wise I mean wink.gif) --> it feels WAY slower, although a 2.0 is still a decent enging...

@OP: But anyway OP, forget the idea your future proof tongue.gif
   
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As soon as the next Xbox and Playstation arrive, we might see the need to upgrade more often, assuming the dev's will be pushing PC hardware further and not porting over out of date console games - hopefully.
post #39 of 41
with a 670, youll be able to easily run console ported games from next year

id vote msi over evga personally though
post #40 of 41
Simple answer:

No.

If by 'flawless' you mean 'maxed out with mild AA', then it will probably be good for the next 3 years at most.


Something to note is that the computer working for 10 years now doesn't mean that it'll max games from 10 years on.

It will last 10 years and probably more, but it will not max games, I daresay, from 2015 and beyond.
   
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