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October 30, 2013 2:07:49 AM

So I have built myself a gaming rig for £400 (recycled my old HDD for the time being).
I bought a gtx 680 GPU, an FX-8320 3.5GHZ and will be putting in a 256 SSD in the new year. What worries me is that someone who apparently knows better thinks that my new GPU (£150 b-grade bargain) and my new CPU are going to be regarded as old-school pretty soon. I understand that new tech comes out almost daily but I am curious as to whether I have spent a lot on a system which is going to be out-dated and unable to support new games etc worryingly quickly.

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October 30, 2013 2:17:30 AM

if you are using one monitor only, then do not worry, both the CPU and GPU are great, will serve you 2 years at least, have you seen the minimum requirements of watch dogs? BF4? you are safe do not worry. in the future, get another 680 if you feel the need to.
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October 30, 2013 2:21:46 AM

2 years? This rig is future proof at least 4 years or more. This rig is definitely something that will keep up with next gen games.
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October 30, 2013 2:26:58 AM

fjaesbog said:
2 years? This rig is future proof at least 4 years or more. This rig is definitely something that will keep up with next gen games.


after 4 years this will be ok yes, but on what settings? even the 780 barely breaths with Crysis3 on very high settings (30-35fps)
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October 30, 2013 2:33:47 AM

Crysis 3 is such a high end GPU demanding game that the 7990/690 runs around 60-70 fps, and those cards are monsters. A lot of games are coming out that require better and more power from GPU's. But 4 years from now, he'll be able to run the games med/high. Now this is just a guess since we don't know if they'll develop a system better than Frostbite 3 engine within 4 yrs, for example. But if he wants to run everything max, then already now he isn't future proof since the 670 can't run crysis 3 decently on max. I'm just saying he'll be able to run games decently a few years ahead, wether its ultra or med, that's another question.
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October 30, 2013 3:03:09 AM

ya, Crysis3 was an extreme example. its is kinda hard to be obligated to lower the settings when new games are out. games' requirements varies true.
i just didn't want to say "3-4 years" since that might be misleading and might imply "on high settings", so i made a compromise and said 2 years.
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October 30, 2013 3:05:27 AM

I think we're on the same page now :p 
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October 30, 2013 3:27:15 AM

Many thanks guys. I am new to the PC gaming fraternity and so I'm just feeling my way. At least now I can rest easy knowing I haven't blown my money. Now to start shopping for an SSD :) 
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October 30, 2013 3:40:30 AM

fjaesbog said:
I think we're on the same page now :p 


ya :D 
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October 30, 2013 3:41:49 AM

Daniel Wray said:
Many thanks guys. I am new to the PC gaming fraternity and so I'm just feeling my way. At least now I can rest easy knowing I haven't blown my money. Now to start shopping for an SSD :) 


you are welcome.
read "sean's guide for SSDs" while waiting for the SSD.
good luck
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