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Does this build look compatible and effective say 5 years down the road?

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May 16, 2013 1:53:06 PM

Here is what I am planning for a new build, will this work fine. Im looking to invest roughly $1,800 and the build won't be happening until the start of November. Will be running Windows 7 Ultimate.

Case: Fractal Design Define R4
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Fans: 140mm x4 Fractal Design Silent Series R2
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Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77
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Processor:Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz
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PSU: CORSAIR TX Series 750W
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Heatsink: COOLER MASTER V8
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Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3
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Graphics Card: EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 660 2GB
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HDD & SSD:

Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD
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Samsung 840 Series 250GB SSD
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a b Ĉ ASUS
May 16, 2013 1:57:17 PM
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wait till nov to ask. Sandy bridge is old and will be completely out of stock by nov, ivy bridge will be on it's last leg and Haswell will have taken over, 7xx series video cards will be out from Nvidia and 8xxx from AMD. SSD's could come down 40% or go up 40% if there is a major problem at a factory, etc.

Point is asking right now is pointless, but if I was to buy today, I wouldn't go a sandy bridge, I'd go i5 3570k, OC it to hell, get 8GB and put that extra $$$ toward a way better video card.
a b Ĉ ASUS
May 16, 2013 1:58:16 PM

it too early for a November build, a lot of new stuff coming out in the summer.
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a b Ĉ ASUS
May 16, 2013 1:58:16 PM

It is not compatible

the processor is a socket 2011 part , the motherboard is socket 1155 .
They do not fit

and none of it will be current or worthwhile in november .
Ask again in October
May 16, 2013 2:00:16 PM

I probably should have specified, i apologize. Im spending the summer in New England, before heading back to California, so I plan on purchasing said components in the next month or so and starting the build when I get home as a sort of gift to myself.

Per the responses, I guess I will wait until it is closer to the fall to purchase the parts and see what else will be available. Thanks!
May 16, 2013 2:14:07 PM

Lol, I really don't think any video card will last you 5 years. Think about it, even if you bought a 9800GTX+ 5 years ago it struggles to play bf3 on low.
a b Ĉ ASUS
May 16, 2013 2:20:05 PM

As far as "5 years down the road"....go back to 2008 and build a killer PC. Is it still killer today in 2013?
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