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How long will an i5 sandy bridge setup last?

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December 9, 2011 4:42:23 PM

I want to build an i5 sandy bridge setup but i was worried that it won't last long because the ps4 and future xbox will be released in a year or 2.

My current pc is a G31 setup and contains the following specs:

Msi g31tm-p21

C2D E7400

4gig ddr2

nvidia 9800gt

Some people might say that this is a bad pc but I'm not a hardcore gamer.It still has a slight edge over the current consoles and that is not an exaggeration. I don't have enough money for a new graphics card yet, so I'm just going to buy the motherboard,cpu and ram.

This is my intended setup:

MSI - H61M-P21 (B3) - Socket 1155 Motherboard

I5 2400 cpu

8Gig ddr3 ram

The graphics card that i will eventually buy is the gtx570

Any advice would be appreciated

December 9, 2011 4:51:59 PM

The i5 2400 and up are probably going to last another 2-3 years I would say, especially if you OC. Most games don't even use 2 cores yet, so 4 cores running at 4-5 Ghz is definitely going to last.
December 9, 2011 5:03:05 PM

ampd said:
The i5 2400 and up are probably going to last another 2-3 years I would say, especially if you OC. Most games don't even use 2 cores yet, so 4 cores running at 4-5 Ghz is definitely going to last.


How exactly is he going to O/C the i5 2400? :o 

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December 9, 2011 5:13:10 PM

You can OC the 2400 pretty close to 4.0Ghz, just not as easy as the 2500k, 2600k, etc
August 29, 2012 8:56:58 PM

michxymi said:
How exactly is he going to O/C the i5 2400? :o 


bumping the bclk.
August 29, 2012 9:12:43 PM

jewie27 said:
bumping the bclk.

With an H61 motherboard?
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