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Future prof pc ? i5 4670k 2 gtx 760 4gb sli

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August 15, 2013 6:27:01 AM

Hi guys i want to build a new pc for games like Battlefield 4 and The Witcher 3.
CPU - i5 4670k
Gpu - 2 - evga gtx 760 4gb with acx cooling in SLI.
I will make some let's play, how long will the pc last 2-3 years ? I will be recording with fraps at 1080p .
August 15, 2013 6:30:54 AM

Martyn95 said:
Hi guys i want to build a new pc for games like Battlefield 4 and The Witcher 3.
CPU - i5 4670k
Gpu - 2 - evga gtx 760 4gb with acx cooling in SLI.
I will make some let's play, how long will the pc last 2-3 years ? I will be recording with fraps at 1080p .


I suggest getting 1 powerful card over SLI -

Perhaps an Evga 770
August 15, 2013 6:31:41 AM

I have a similar set up and say that it would last about 3 years playing on max settings. After that you may need to lower your in-game settings or upgrade.
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August 15, 2013 6:35:18 AM

3 years on max all games
August 15, 2013 6:46:57 AM

+1 on the 770.
You can buy 1 770 now, which will be more than powerful enough to play BF4 on max settings @ 1080p
And I suppose it will be enough for The Witcher 3 as well. (I'd take a 770 to be sure though, I don't know how game requirements will change, once next gen consoles hit the market)
But if you really want, you can buy another 770 when it's cheaper

Or
The nvidia 800 series (which should be quite an improvement) will probably be launched a few months after The Witcher 3, if you can wait a bit, then you could just sell your 770 and buy an 870.
In that case, I'm not sure whether it is best to go with a 2GB or a 4GB model.

Future proofing a pc for playing games @ Max settings is hard.
The only real way to future proof, is to constantly improve.

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August 15, 2013 6:53:49 AM
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Enthusiast's standards always have surprising elevations when something like Crysis 3 or The Witcher 2's UberSampling shows up in the middle of a seventh consoles generation, so, even though you'll handle most games perfectly, you can always have a surprise.

Concluding: you'll handle most games for probably three, four or more years, but in the middle every hardware will have a new potential enemy. So if you are an extreme pretentious gamer, then don't even think in something like "future-proof"; if you're not, then yes, you'll be fine.
August 15, 2013 8:01:49 AM

@ byogamingpc, Think for 2->4yrs down the road the Haswell option would be better.
While you are correct on Higher Overclocability of the i5-3570, it is not a given.
1) Higher OCs are very dependent on the Individual CPU and on the MB. Not everyone hits the same higher OC for a given CPU.
2) Most likely you will get a Higher OC on the i5-3570, but to be noticable it would have to be in the order of 20% Higher. Say your i5-4670 hits 4.6, then to see the diff you would have to OC the i5-3570 to almost 5.5 Ghz. Reason A) Hasweel is 5% fster @ the same clock speed + you need a 10->15 increase in CPU speed to be able to detect at the system level.

Then you have to factor in the advances of the Haswell platorm vs the IB platform.
Increased Native suport for SATA III (6 GB/s) 2 vs 6
Increased USB 3 connectivity
Increased PCI-e lanes
Plus probably some unknows.
Tried to keep apples to apples so I compared a Giabyt Z77 UD5H to a Giabyte Z87 UD5H.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...
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