What are you considering "Future proof" because its a meaningless term. If you want something that you can upgrade in a year or two to boost performance thats one option, if you want to make a machine that will be getting replace in 4 years and just needs to do well until then thats another option, but saying "Future Proofing parts" is just a meaningless statement.
Since you will be waiting two months anyway, any parts we suggest now might not be the best choice when you decide to buy, there might be good combos available with different ones, or new parts getting released like the HD 6xxx series which will shake up the whole graphics lineup for what is the best value. Check back a couple weeks before you buy, and dont plan on buying on the first week of the month, all the newegg combos get screwed up, the best deals to be found are about week 3 of each month.
any article on the up coming parts from both intel and AMD?
Also, if I buy the "best" parts for wht my money is worth, how long do you think they would last?
I figure in 4 years even a top end system with a 980X will be on par with a 1k system. The computer itself could go for a decade likely, but you will likely feel the need to replace it in a few years when its getting beaten by lower mainstream parts that cost far less.
What if, I buy my parts now. Would they last me atleast 3 - 4 years?
What is you're speculation of the new 6xxx series and bulldozer. Do you think they worth the wait?
mmm nobady know if it will least 3 years less or more... it depends of the new technologies relevance or the game requeriments... the people say that the 6xxx will not be a big cahnge but the bulldozer looks like it will.... u can get a cheap cpu and get bulldozer in 2011
i forgot... but for gaming the cpu is not very important....the most important thing and the thing u will need to upgrade is the gpu
alright i was recommended to get i5 750 and a ASUS P7P55D-E Pro
but i'm deciding to get a i7 870 because of the same price and it got hyper threading
which would be better for OCing and last longer with a decent price cooler
lol get amd... a lot cheaper and better performance
amd with 460 sli = "totally pwn all them nub with 5870" performance?
dont get amd with nvidia... there is few motherboards who suport that(3 exactly).... if u have the money get the 5970 ... u got a great video card and its future proof cuase its like 2 5870 and u can get another in the future
Dont go SLI right off the back, give yourself room to upgrade.
If you want Nvidia then get a GTX 470 and in a year or 2 get another one.
If you want to be smart get a 5870 or wait till the 6000 Series come out.
Also you could always get a decent amd chip like the Rana x3 445 ($85) which would be able to max out games if paired with a 5870, then you could just wait until bulldozer comes to see if there is a more powerful chip that catches your eye.