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January 4, 2010 9:44:09 AM

Please help me get the best available PC configuration to play high-end games which would beat the PS3 and XBOX 360 Gaming consoles.
I need a configuration which would beat every upcoming game until 2015.
My budget is around $1600 USD.
January 4, 2010 10:39:12 AM

I doubt you will get a pc that will play high end games for the next 5 years even with a higher budget. Without a time machine I can't tell for sure. Even today a pc at $1600 will struggle on some games but depends what resolution you will play at.
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January 4, 2010 10:40:06 AM

buy the best of everything, realise you can't afford it and give up this quest, or buy 1x$1000 PC now, and another $600 upgrade in late 2012.
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January 4, 2010 2:46:36 PM

ninjawarlord said:
Please help me get the best available PC configuration to play high-end games which would beat the PS3 and XBOX 360 Gaming consoles.
I need a configuration which would beat every upcoming game until 2015.
My budget is around $1600 USD.


And I want a brand new 500 horsepower car with 10 cylinders that can get from 0-60 in 2.5 seconds and have top speeds of 200mph+ for $10,000.

as we all know its not happening, becuase i'll have to go out an buy BMW M5 for over a $100,000 for that to happen.

If you want high end games until 2015, your graphics configuration alone will well exceed your budget.

Here something that you will need for your requirements

-Intel Core i7 975 or something newer like the i9 or 980.
-EVGA Classified Quad SLI motherboard.
-1000Watt Power Supply
-2x ATI Radeon 5970
-Water Cooling most likley
-12GB of DDR3 2000mhz+ at CL10 or less


Even then, you will need multiple upgrades throughout the way.
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January 4, 2010 10:01:33 PM

Buy a $800 i7 PC now.
Then buy another $800 in 2-3 years.

That's the best way to keep your hardware up-to-date without spending a lot of $$$.
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January 4, 2010 10:50:26 PM

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Best High-end Gaming PC configuration to beat all games until 2015

Good luck. You haven't seen ARMA 2 benches have you? Gaming on the PC and a consoles is like compairing apple to oranges. While the consoles gat minor cosmetic PCB changes, all the games still run the same. On the PC side, that is a whole another story as GPU/CPU manufacturs and true PC game devs are pushing the current boundaries all the time and games tend to get bigger and more complex, and thus you need to upgrade GPU at least every year if you wish to play the latest games at full res/detail.
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January 4, 2010 11:50:11 PM

ninjawarlord said:
Please help me get the best available PC configuration to play high-end games which would beat the PS3 and XBOX 360 Gaming consoles. I need a configuration which would beat every upcoming game until 2015.
My budget is around $1600 USD.


At 3 times the money, you'd have hard time staying ahead of the top games of XMas 2011
January 5, 2010 12:10:09 AM

Even if you got a system with 3 or 4 way crossfire using 3 or 4 5970's/24gbs ram/ i7 975/the fastest SSD drive i doubt it would still be able to play the most demanding games at full settings in 2015. And that would be way over your $1600 limit by alot, and still wouldnt be future proof, theres no such thing. Not to mention you would probably need a small nuclear reactor to power such a system.
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January 5, 2010 12:12:04 AM

Perhaps you should be clearer. Do mean you want a build that will be able to play games at console quality for the next 5 years? That certainly is possible.

But if your talking about max settings on every game for the next 5 years keep in mind we are just getting to the point where sub $2000 rigs can max out crysis which is about 1-2 years old.
January 5, 2010 12:14:59 AM

PsyKhiqZero said:
Perhaps you should be clearer. Do mean you want a build that will be able to play games at console quality for the next 5 years? That certainly is possible.

But if your talking about max settings on every game for the next 5 years keep in mind we are just getting to the point where sub $2000 rigs can max out crysis which is about 1-2 years old.



Even saying that is not for sure, who knows when the next round of consoles will come out, and what there graphics will be like. Its a shot in the dark.
January 5, 2010 12:20:23 AM

Oh wait i found something that just might be what your looking for. A dual socket 1366 board with 7 PCI-E 2.0 slots. might want to load that system up with 4 5970's and 2 i7 975's. And i believe the board can hold up to 48Gbs of ram(rumor)

do a google seach for EVGA Dual LGA1366 Monster Sighted

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January 5, 2010 12:32:09 AM

ninjawarlord said:
Please help me get the best available PC configuration to play high-end games which would beat the PS3 and XBOX 360 Gaming consoles.
I need a configuration which would beat every upcoming game until 2015.
My budget is around $1600 USD.



Good Luck with that.
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January 5, 2010 12:32:27 AM

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World is going to end in 2012 so just shoot till then :) 



+1, lol
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January 5, 2010 1:30:11 AM

You guys aren't being very nice, at least point the guy to a fair future upgradable machine such as a CoreI5 with dual Radeons... I am sure it can be under budget and perform to the thread starter's liking for the next few years.

I am not too much into Intel Motherboards and sli/crossfire support so...

Phenom X4 955
2x2 Gigs Ram
An Asus M4A785-Something motherboard with 4x DDR3 Slots
The High End Radeon5XXX
2x320Gigs Harddrives Raid0 + 1x 1.5Terra
750W PSU
Fair medium Case


Max out motherboard in 2 years for latest CPU and videocard

2015 is too far to see, what I posted is very good and probably under 1400 depending on videocard.
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January 5, 2010 2:21:11 AM

mpavao81 said:
Oh wait i found something that just might be what your looking for. A dual socket 1366 board with 7 PCI-E 2.0 slots. might want to load that system up with 4 5970's and 2 i7 975's. And i believe the board can hold up to 48Gbs of ram(rumor)

do a google seach for EVGA Dual LGA1366 Monster Sighted


can you even have more than 4 GPUs running at a time?


but at OP, youd need an i7 rig with a 5970 if you want to play games at resonable settings til then. if you want to MAX out every game, you will need to upgrade regularly.

5 years is a long time in gaming years. if you put an ultimate behemoth from 5 years ago up against crysis (now an old games in its own right) or ArmaII, well it would most likiely cry, wet itself, and then burst into flame.

cause ya know... im assuming PC tears and urine are flamable.
January 5, 2010 2:48:01 AM

Might I suggest 2 $800 rigs? One now and one 2.5 years from now. That is your only shot at achieving your goal.
January 5, 2010 3:02:14 AM

Well, considering that we haven't seen how the Radeon 5000 series performs on fully developed DX11 games and that Nvidia hasn't even released their DX11 offerings for comparison, you are shooting in the dark here. Set a more realistic goal, save some money from your budget for upgrades, and wait 3 months.
January 5, 2010 3:43:35 AM

PsyKhiqZero said:
Perhaps you should be clearer. Do mean you want a build that will be able to play games at console quality for the next 5 years? That certainly is possible.

But if your talking about max settings on every game for the next 5 years keep in mind we are just getting to the point where sub $2000 rigs can max out crysis which is about 1-2 years old.



Yes, I want a PC config. which would play PS2 games via emulator at max graphics and the games launched till 2011 ends at max resolution.

And after that I would like to play the newer games(2012 onwards) at a considerable resolution.
BTW I am gonna get this PC in June 2010.
January 5, 2010 3:47:05 AM

Well if you want a suggested system to go with for 1600.

i7 860
8GB ram
5870
Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6
750w thermal take tough power or simliar.

the rest of pieces should be pretty easy. Probably going to be more like 1700. or less if your going to reuse items like your hard drive/optical drives but those are pretty cheap items.javascript:%20validform(this);
January 5, 2010 3:48:18 AM

:pfff:  Also, in mid, 2012 I would again upgrade my PC; Only if no homebrew is made for the PS3 :cry:  or XBOX 360.
BTW, I would buy an XBOX 360, but I think it's hard to mod it and also it has got the RRoD. :ouch: 
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January 5, 2010 4:15:29 AM

mpavao81 said:
Well if you want a suggested system to go with for 1600.

i7 860
8GB ram
5870
Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6
750w thermal take tough power or simliar.

the rest of pieces should be pretty easy. Probably going to be more like 1700. or less if your going to reuse items like your hard drive/optical drives but those are pretty cheap items.javascript:%20validform(this);



this.

if you want extra futureproofing, go with a 5970. grab a good cooler for OCing, and you should be set til 2012, then a decent CPU and GPU upgrade will keep you set well into 2014.

but i dont tend to plan that far ahead. i could be dead by then. i want all the performance i can get right now.
January 5, 2010 4:17:54 AM

Five years is a very long time in computer years, cards and CPU's from five years ago barely keep up with most games today even at lower resolutions, five years from now much higher resolutions will become standard and by then we would all have probably adapted to new technology that will make the state of the art stuff of today look like garbage in comparison so to be completely honest expecting to build a rig that will last you five years and give you top performance is unrealistic since by that time games will probably built to cater to newer and much more complex needs that no0 machine from today could match...you might be able to build a computer that can do many things but top performance for five years in new games and stuff is just a pipe dream.
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January 5, 2010 12:55:26 PM

Come back at the end of May .... and stay away from the 'top end'

Spend less than $200 on the CPU/mobo - select the best 'bang for buck' video card(s) - and save half you money for new stuff in a few years.
January 6, 2010 5:36:45 PM

i7 860
8GB ddr 3 with 2000 mhz ram
5870 x2
Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6
750w thermal take tough power or simliar
blue ray drive..
watercooling..
high end sound card


just buy this component for your rig..
after that u just ignore to the latest hardware then
dont u ever or try to open website about com hardware or look to the latest hardware review untill the day that u ready for another upgrade..
January 6, 2010 6:36:28 PM

nami said:
i7 860
8GB ddr 3 with 2000 mhz ram
5870 x2
Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6
750w thermal take tough power or simliar
blue ray drive..
watercooling..
high end sound card


just buy this component for your rig..
after that u just ignore to the latest hardware then
dont u ever or try to open website about com hardware or look to the latest hardware review untill the day that u ready for another upgrade..



I doubt you can build that for under $1600. you going to be spending $1000 alone on the 2 5870's. that build your looking at more like $2400+
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January 6, 2010 6:57:17 PM

^Agreed: dont doubt it, know it...a build like that is 2.5K+
January 6, 2010 7:22:00 PM

It's hard to judge whether or not something for $1600 will run someting 5 years from now at high settings with good performance. As others claimed, an i7-860 is probably your best bet for that price Either way, any i7 or even an i5 or good PII will run any game for the next 3-4 years at high settings as long as you use a decent resolution. As games continue to become more demanding, future stress will still likely emphasis the GPU much more than the CPU. With a very high-end card or Crossfire/SLI, go for an i7 so it won't bottleneck you a few years down the line.

Just make sure to get yourself good RAM, a good PSU, and a 5870. Just ensure that you have a Crossfire-ready motherboard for future expansion.
January 6, 2010 8:13:14 PM

BadTrip said:
+1, lol



Oh, really ?
I wish not. :o 
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January 7, 2010 11:08:52 AM

Just plan for 2 years
2012 is the END
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January 7, 2010 11:47:13 PM

mpavao81 said:
I doubt you can build that for under $1600. you going to be spending $1000 alone on the 2 5870's. that build your looking at more like $2400+

He plans to build in 5 months. It is entirely possible that by then that configuration could cost $1600.

I would recommend you don't even think much about this now. Just keep up with current and upcoming hardware. In June when you intend to buy, post this question again.
January 8, 2010 1:48:55 AM

Like others have said, just shoot for a "good" system by today's standards (which can easily be done with $1,600). Then upgrade your CPU and video card 2-3 years from now. Then build an entirely new system from scratch 5 years from now.

It's the only way to "keep up" without going completely broke.
January 8, 2010 10:38:38 PM

Alright, I get the drift.
What about a PC that would last till mid 2012 ?
Max. Budget = $1800 USD


I wanna play these games at MAX settings :-

Assassin's creed 1 & 2

Batman - Arkham Asylum

Bioshock 2

Borderlands

Call of duty : Modern warfare 1 & 2, World at War

Devil may cry 4

Hitman - entire series

Fallout 3

Far cry 2

GTA 4

Gran turismo 5

NFS - entire series

Burnout Paradise

Prince of Persia - entire series

Resident Evil - entire series

Resistance 2

Crysis 1 & 2

MAXIMUM SETTINGS.
January 8, 2010 11:02:03 PM

PsyKhiqZero said:
Perhaps you should be clearer. Do mean you want a build that will be able to play games at console quality for the next 5 years? That certainly is possible.

But if your talking about max settings on every game for the next 5 years keep in mind we are just getting to the point where sub $2000 rigs can max out crysis which is about 1-2 years old.



Okay so I wanna play these games plus games coming till mid 2012 or 2011 Q4 at maximum settings
and then I would upgrade my PC:-


Assassin's creed 1 & 2

Batman - Arkham Asylum

Bioshock 2

Borderlands

Call of duty : Modern warfare 1 & 2, World at War

Devil may cry 4

Hitman - entire series

Fallout 3

Far cry 2

GTA 4

Gran turismo 5

NFS - entire series

Burnout Paradise

Prince of Persia - entire series

Resident Evil - entire series

Resistance 2

Crysis 1 & 2

at MAXIMUM SETTINGS.

January 8, 2010 11:08:04 PM

C00lIT said:
You guys aren't being very nice, at least point the guy to a fair future upgradable machine such as a CoreI5 with dual Radeons... I am sure it can be under budget and perform to the thread starter's liking for the next few years.

I am not too much into Intel Motherboards and sli/crossfire support so...

Phenom X4 955
2x2 Gigs Ram
An Asus M4A785-Something motherboard with 4x DDR3 Slots
The High End Radeon5XXX
2x320Gigs Harddrives Raid0 + 1x 1.5Terra
750W PSU
Fair medium Case


Max out motherboard in 2 years for latest CPU and videocard

2015 is too far to see, what I posted is very good and probably under 1400 depending on videocard.







Okay so I wanna play these games plus games coming till mid 2012 or 2011 Q4 at maximum settings
and then I would upgrade my PC:-


Assassin's creed 1 & 2

Batman - Arkham Asylum

Bioshock 2

Borderlands

Call of duty : Modern warfare 1 & 2, World at War

Devil may cry 4

Hitman - entire series

Fallout 3

Far cry 2

GTA 4

Gran turismo 5

NFS - entire series

Burnout Paradise

Prince of Persia - entire series

Resident Evil - entire series

Resistance 2

Crysis 1 & 2

at MAXIMUM SETTINGS.

Furthurmore, what would it cost me to upgrade this PC in Q4 2012
January 8, 2010 11:28:56 PM

Atranox said:
It's hard to judge whether or not something for $1600 will run someting 5 years from now at high settings with good performance. As others claimed, an i7-860 is probably your best bet for that price Either way, any i7 or even an i5 or good PII will run any game for the next 3-4 years at high settings as long as you use a decent resolution. As games continue to become more demanding, future stress will still likely emphasis the GPU much more than the CPU. With a very high-end card or Crossfire/SLI, go for an i7 so it won't bottleneck you a few years down the line.

Just make sure to get yourself good RAM, a good PSU, and a 5870. Just ensure that you have a Crossfire-ready motherboard for future expansion.



What is a PSU ?
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January 8, 2010 11:39:45 PM

At what games and settings do you want to play ?

:) 

The 100% increase in cost over $900 might (if you are lucky) get you a 6-8% increase in visible frame rates. With minimum FPS above 40 or so and average FPS in the 60 range, all will be very good.

And without knowing your gaming screen resolution it becomes a wee bit more difficult to help you.

I will however, advise you that this motherboard will be available in May


:bounce: 
January 9, 2010 12:04:18 AM

Wisecracker said:
At what games and settings do you want to play ?

:) 

The 100% increase in cost over $900 might (if you are lucky) get you a 6-8% increase in visible frame rates. With minimum FPS above 40 or so and average FPS in the 60 range, all will be very good.

And without knowing your gaming screen resolution it becomes a wee bit more difficult to help you.

I will however, advise you that this motherboard will be available in May


:bounce: 



First, what the heck is FPS ?
and btw the screen resolution would be greater than or equal to 1920 x 1200.
I am more concerned about the games in the above list.
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January 9, 2010 12:33:33 AM

a number of the games on the above list are console exclusive...

FPS, is frames per second. pretty self explanatory, but its the number of frames the system can render. higher=smoother gameplay. you want at least 30 for smooth gameplay, or 60 for totally perfect gameplay

January 9, 2010 12:40:04 AM

welshmousepk said:
a number of the games on the above list are console exclusive...

FPS, is frames per second. pretty self explanatory, but its the number of frames the system can render. higher=smoother gameplay. you want at least 30 for smooth gameplay, or 60 for totally perfect gameplay


Okay, I'm getting some in my pea-brain.

If I run a game on my laptop.....ACER 4520.....

ACER Aspire 4520

AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2
Dual Core Processor TK-55
1.80 GHz, 1GB RAM w/ 256 MB shared memory Nvidia GeForce 7000M.

How can I calculate the FPS for a game running on my laptop ?
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January 9, 2010 12:46:30 AM

download a program called FRAPS. its free, so just google it.

it will display the framerate in the top corner of the image so you can see how well its running.

that will give you an idea of how your current hardware performs, and how it might scale with a newer system.

but like i said aswell, some of those games you mentioend aren't even on PC, and never will be (GT5 and resistance 2). so if you are set on playing those, you will need a ps3.

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