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

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January 4, 2010 9:47:26 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 9:53:07 AM

Making a PC till 2015 is a tough task. You never know when the products become obsolete. Do one thing... get the latest of everything and build a rig. :D 
January 4, 2010 10:28:07 AM

... Is this a spam post? You've posted the same thread..... A lot of times...

Even a $1600 PC system will not be cutting edge in about a year, at max two years. So sorry, there's no PC system that will run every game at max settings at 30+FPS until 2015. Too long.

Not to mention PC hardware has a good chance of failure by the time it's 5 years old.
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January 4, 2010 11:07:42 AM

An overclocked core i7 920 and a 5850/5870 will hold you over for awhile, no one can tell you whether todays hardware will play games in 5 years time, most likely not, but thats juts my guess.

If money was to barrier than i'd recommend a core i7 920 (obviously OC it alot) and 2 x 5970's in crossfire which should hold you over for a few years maybe 3.
a b 4 Gaming
January 4, 2010 11:30:15 AM

No GPU is capable of lasting that long; I suspect the 5000 series is underpowered for Tesselation to begin with.

Aside from GPU upgrades, going with i7 should be sufficient for the next few years.
January 4, 2010 1:59:19 PM

Getting a 1600$ PC for 5 year use with hope to run everything fine is not a good idea.

Just build a $1000 PC for now.And save $400 and build another one after 3 years.

IMO building many midrange PCs with the same budget of a single high end PC is a better idea.It will last long.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 4, 2010 3:04:37 PM

Or you can build a PC on a chipset that should have several more upgrades that aslo has CF or SLI so you can slap in a 2nd Graphics card when your current one is not enough. When your CPU is out dated, you replace the CPU only assuming your MB chipset doesn't become obsolete soon.
a b 4 Gaming
January 4, 2010 3:31:30 PM

CF and SLI are nothing more then stopgaps; very few CF/SLI solutions will last over a GPU generation (SLI'd 8800GTX's are possibly the only exception to this rule). Just upgrade you're GPU every 2-3 years, and you should be good to go.

Generally, I only replace my rig once a mobo-exchange is needed (new socket). So if I were to build a rig now, I'd go with i7 + ATI 4890, and upgrade the GPU in a year or so after we have an idea what we need for DX11, and we know if current cards are up to snuff. Once i7 becomes obsolete, then its time for a re-build. But I don't expect 8x cores running at 2.66GHz to be obsolete any time in the forseable future...
a b Î Nvidia
January 4, 2010 7:14:42 PM

You can build a computer that will last 5 years for that price but for gaming you will most likely need to replace the video card 2-3 years in.
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a c 283 4 Gaming
January 4, 2010 11:33:51 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.

That is not enough for the CPU and the 2 x GPU that you need to meet your goal!
CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU x 2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Keep saving money!
If we get a more realistic approach go with I7 920 and either a single HD5870 or single HD5970. But I can not guaranty that it is going to beat every game until 2015!
a b Î Nvidia
a b 4 Gaming
January 5, 2010 12:23:22 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.


Not possible to build a PC that will last until 2015 w/o upgrading at least the video sometime during that time.

Not all games for the PS3 and XBox 360 are 1920 x 1080. Many games are upscaled from lower resolution to fill the entire screen.

Games designed for the PC will always be pushing the limit requiring more powerful video cards as time goes on because newer video cards are released in cycles. I bought my X1900XT back in the summer of 2006; last Oct/Nov I upgraded to the HD 5850. Do you understand how much more powerful the HD 5850 is compared to the X1900XT?

The hardware on a gaming console basically does not change. Therefore, games for the PS3 and Xbox 360 that were published 2 years ago and that will be published two years from now will be programed with the same video card.

If you are really serious about building a PC that will last you up to 2015 (or at least as long as possible), then you seriously need to increase your budget 'cause you're gonna need $1,300 - $1,400 just to buy two HD 5970 for an X-Fire setup.


Understand????
January 5, 2010 4:33:01 AM

stridervm said:
... Is this a spam post? You've posted the same thread..... A lot of times...

Even a $1600 PC system will not be cutting edge in about a year, at max two years. So sorry, there's no PC system that will run every game at max settings at 30+FPS until 2015. Too long.

Not to mention PC hardware has a good chance of failure by the time it's 5 years old.




Hey, it's a quadruple post.
I've posted this thread 4 times so that I WILL get a really satisfying answer.
It's not a spam folks !!!!
January 5, 2010 4:35:01 AM

Rustyy117 said:
An overclocked core i7 920 and a 5850/5870 will hold you over for awhile, no one can tell you whether todays hardware will play games in 5 years time, most likely not, but thats juts my guess.

If money was to barrier than i'd recommend a core i7 920 (obviously OC it alot) and 2 x 5970's in crossfire which should hold you over for a few years maybe 3.




Hey, what is overclocking ?
a b Î Nvidia
January 5, 2010 5:19:11 AM

ninjawarlord said:
Hey, it's a quadruple post.
I've posted this thread 4 times so that I WILL get a really satisfying answer.
It's not a spam folks !!!!


Yeah, that's spamming the forum, and it won't get you a stisfying answer other than the one that satisfies me. [:thegreatgrapeape:4]
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