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December 8, 2013 2:10:32 PM

I recently completed my first home build! I'm looking for general comments/feedback on my first build, but I am specifically interested in the anticipated life span of this rig before I can expect to start needing upgrades. I've tried to design it for the future. I'm aware as far as gaming goes there is some overkill in some areas. 16GB of ram is justifed for 2 reasons...One, great sale price on the 16, and two, my wife does some photo editing so I thought she would benefit from this. Also aware I could've spent less on the mobo, but honestly I just liked the look of this one, as well as the reliability of ROG boards when it comes to overclocking, considering my limited experience. Anyway, I appreciate any and all thoughts!


Intel i5-4670k/Noctua NH-D14
EVGA GTX 780 Super Clocked w/ACX Cooler
Asus Maixmus VI Hero
2x 8GB Corsair Vengeance
Western Digital 1TB Caviar Blue
Fractal Design R4 w/window
EVGA Supernova 750watt 80+ Gold
Windows 8.1
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December 8, 2013 2:14:30 PM

wbrian200 said:
I recently completed my first home build! I'm looking for general comments/feedback on my first build, but I am specifically interested in the anticipated life span of this rig before I can expect to start needing upgrades. I've tried to design it for the future. I'm aware as far as gaming goes there is some overkill in some areas. 16GB of ram is justifed fot 2 reasons...One, great sale price on the 16, and two, my wife does some photo editing so I thought she would benefit from this. Also aware I could've spent less on the mobo, but honestly I just liked the look of this one, as well as the reliability of ROG boards when it comes to overclocking, consideringwith my limited experience. Anyway, I appreciate any and all thoughts!


Intel i5-4570k/Noctua NH-D14
EVGA GTX 780 Super Clocked w/ACX Cooler
Asus Maixmus VI Hero
2x 8GB Corsair Vengeance
Western Digital 1TB Caviar Blue
Fractal Design R4 w/window
EVGA Supernova 750watt 80+ Gold
Windows 8.1


It's a bit futile to "design for the future" even though I've attempted to do just that.
16gb ram is fine, although 8gb seems to be the standard nowadays it may go up to 16gb.

All I can say for the anticipated lifespan is when games don't run at a desired level or have problems running new games (or when parts break), thats when it will be time for upgrades.
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December 8, 2013 2:21:40 PM

dopeysaidso said:

It's a bit futile to "design for the future" even though I've attempted to do just that.
16gb ram is fine, although 8gb seems to be the standard nowadays it may go up to 16gb.

All I can say for the anticipated lifespan is when games don't run at a desired level or have problems running new games (or when parts break), thats when it will be time for upgrades.


Yeah, I think I know what you mean by it being futile to design for the future. When I say design for the future, I'm hoping for 2-3 years this setup will satisfy my gaming needs. Nothing super long term, as I'm aware how quickly things change with technology. Thanks for your input!

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December 8, 2013 2:53:33 PM

wbrian200 said:
dopeysaidso said:

It's a bit futile to "design for the future" even though I've attempted to do just that.
16gb ram is fine, although 8gb seems to be the standard nowadays it may go up to 16gb.

All I can say for the anticipated lifespan is when games don't run at a desired level or have problems running new games (or when parts break), thats when it will be time for upgrades.


Yeah, I think I know what you mean by it being futile to design for the future. When I say design for the future, I'm hoping for 2-3 years this setup will satisfy my gaming needs. Nothing super long term, as I'm aware how quickly things change with technology. Thanks for your input!



Your build will definitely last pretty well for 2-3 years. Up to 4 may require upgrades/new build.
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