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Will this built be future proof for atleast 2-5 years Gaming?

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August 28, 2013 1:59:21 PM

MSI Z87-G45 ATX
Corsair Dominator Platinium 8GB
Intel i5 4670k @ 3.4Ghz (4GEN)
Sapphire HD 7850 OC 2GB
Be Quiet Dark Power Pro 10 650W

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GIGABYTE G1 Sniper M3 microATX
Corsair Dominator Platinium 8GB
Intel i5 3570K @ 3.4GHz (3GEN)
Sapphire HD 7850 OC 2GB
Be Quiet Straight PowerE9 CM 680W

These parts are within the Budget I have to deal..
August 28, 2013 2:08:45 PM

2-5 years is vague man... I mean the difference between 2 and 5 is 250% lol! OK let's just try to answer your question based on 5 years.

The only thing you might need to upgrade along the way is the video card because the 7850 is a mid-range card.

But you already selected one of the most powerful CPU you can get and that's good because CPU are harder to upgrade, most often you need to replace motherboard too because of new sockets, etc...

Anyways, it's ok to pick a mid-range graphics card, that's usually what I do I pay around 200$ for a mid-range card replace it every 2-3 years or so. The only way you can keep your video card for 5 years is if you get a 500$ or 600$ card from the start. But of course that is if you want to play games on high settings. If you don't mind reducing graphics quality in games, even a mid-range card can last longer than this.
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August 28, 2013 2:11:29 PM

I'll say the haswell i5 and even ivy bridge is good enough for 2-3 years but that GPU wont cut it unless your not gaming at max settings.
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August 28, 2013 2:15:25 PM

Short answer - no.

Nothing will be future proof for 5 years of gaming. 5 years ago a 4870 was top of the line and it now is about the level of a 7750, I doubt there are many here who would call it a serious gaming system if built around a 7750.

The CPU's have about a 10-15% performance difference between them, so they are basically interchangeable as most will never see that small of a difference, and with the same GPU in both builds they are for all purposes allmost identical.

My $0.02 would be to use a nVidia card if you want longer term reliability, not for anything now, but because nVidia has made great strides and is well ahead of the performance issue (micro-stuttering) that occurs on SLI/CF cards - and if you want to be able to game on this system in 3+ years (without turning down all settings) it's worth leaving the CF/SLI upgrade route open.

If all you want is 1080P and are ok with reduced settings in a couple years - go with the MSI/4th gen as it will be slightly better at very similar cost.
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August 28, 2013 2:17:47 PM

How about a GTX-650 Ti Boost and stead of replacing it perhaps just add another, would be cheaper for a lot of performance gain. AMD to date does not XFire so well...
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August 28, 2013 6:16:41 PM

MC_K7 said:
2-5 years is vague man... I mean the difference between 2 and 5 is 250% lol! OK let's just try to answer your question based on 5 years.

The only thing you might need to upgrade along the way is the video card because the 7850 is a mid-range card.

But you already selected one of the most powerful CPU you can get and that's good because CPU are harder to upgrade, most often you need to replace motherboard too because of new sockets, etc...

Anyways, it's ok to pick a mid-range graphics card, that's usually what I do I pay around 200$ for a mid-range card replace it every 2-3 years or so. The only way you can keep your video card for 5 years is if you get a 500$ or 600$ card from the start. But of course that is if you want to play games on high settings. If you don't mind reducing graphics quality in games, even a mid-range card can last longer than this.


Lol.. Thanks for your opinion,I was thinking the same about the video card ;) 


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August 28, 2013 6:35:50 PM

menetlaus said:
Short answer - no.

Nothing will be future proof for 5 years of gaming. 5 years ago a 4870 was top of the line and it now is about the level of a 7750, I doubt there are many here who would call it a serious gaming system if built around a 7750.

The CPU's have about a 10-15% performance difference between them, so they are basically interchangeable as most will never see that small of a difference, and with the same GPU in both builds they are for all purposes allmost identical.

My $0.02 would be to use a nVidia card if you want longer term reliability, not for anything now, but because nVidia has made great strides and is well ahead of the performance issue (micro-stuttering) that occurs on SLI/CF cards - and if you want to be able to game on this system in 3+ years (without turning down all settings) it's worth leaving the CF/SLI upgrade route open.

If all you want is 1080P and are ok with reduced settings in a couple years - go with the MSI/4th gen as it will be slightly better at very similar cost.



Yeah already doubting that,but needed a others opinion to be sure..
I knew the video card isn't that great for near future but was within budget..
This is for a friend so I wiill probaly advice him to take the MSI mobo for the SLI / CRF..
Thanks for your opinion.
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August 28, 2013 6:39:01 PM

ifreestylin said:
I'll say the haswell i5 and even ivy bridge is good enough for 2-3 years but that GPU wont cut it unless your not gaming at max settings.


Your right about the CPU's ,the GPU was within the budget..
Thanks for your opinion.
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August 28, 2013 6:42:14 PM

endeavour37a said:
How about a GTX-650 Ti Boost and stead of replacing it perhaps just add another, would be cheaper for a lot of performance gain. AMD to date does not XFire so well...


Is that single 650 TI Boost better then a single 7850 OC 2GB ? I am still learning on the way so..

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August 28, 2013 6:48:09 PM

Thank you guys!
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August 28, 2013 6:55:15 PM

Chink411 said:
endeavour37a said:
How about a GTX-650 Ti Boost and stead of replacing it perhaps just add another, would be cheaper for a lot of performance gain. AMD to date does not XFire so well...


Is that single 650 TI Boost better then a single 7850 OC 2GB ? I am still learning on the way so..



They are same performance and price, perhaps the 650 is faster, the 7850 is a good buy with the games, so they tie in value in the end, in SLI or XFire the Nvidia is the only good choice. Neither are great, but upgrade ability is the GTX in SLI.
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August 28, 2013 7:13:15 PM

endeavour37a said:
Chink411 said:
endeavour37a said:
How about a GTX-650 Ti Boost and stead of replacing it perhaps just add another, would be cheaper for a lot of performance gain. AMD to date does not XFire so well...


Is that single 650 TI Boost better then a single 7850 OC 2GB ? I am still learning on the way so..



They are same performance and price, perhaps the 650 is faster, the 7850 is a good buy with the games, so they tie in value in the end, in SLI or XFire the Nvidia is the only good choice. Neither are great, but upgrade ability is the GTX in SLI.



Thanks for helping me out.. I don't realy know if my cuz is going to SLI in the near future..he know less about pc's then me =P
Acutaly wouldn't it be better to buy a single more High end card with 3GB or 6GB,
I can buy on this webstore and let someone take it back to belgium when they
come back from visit.. This is the adress http://www.cap.com.hk ..
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August 28, 2013 7:38:56 PM

"Acutaly wouldn't it be better to buy a single more High end card with 3GB or 6GB,"

That was not your question posted, you stated you have a budget. Yes it would be better for you, get a Titan w/ 6GB.
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August 28, 2013 8:25:46 PM

endeavour37a said:
"Acutaly wouldn't it be better to buy a single more High end card with 3GB or 6GB,"

That was not your question posted, you stated you have a budget. Yes it would be better for you, get a Titan w/ 6GB.

There is a budget but I meant buying a better one in the future..
Anyway much thanks,your advice is appriciated ;-)

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