How long would this gaming rig last?

Well when I upgrade my rig to the new products coming in april, i would like to know how long this would last for high end gaming?
i7 3770k clocked at... 4.7ghz?
dual 6850s
8gb ddr3
1600 x 900 resolution
hyper 212.. if that matters
650W corsair power supply


so what do you guys think?
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  1. Umm, get nvidia graphics cards. The ones that are coming out. They are better. And if you can max out your ram, there is no such thing as too little when it comes to ram. Also a bigger PSU would be better.
  2. ccbad said:
    Umm, get nvidia graphics cards. The ones that are coming out. They are better. And if you can max out your ram, there is no such thing as too little when it comes to ram. Also a bigger PSU would be better.

    biased reply is biased...
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/302?vs=305
    you cant simply say just because it is a nvidia card it automatically is better. knowing nvidia they will make the new series just as much as it is now if not more for a small bump in performance.
  3. Well, sorrrrryyyyyy. I like how the nvidia cards look also, plus the numbers are easier to keep track of. Don't forget what else I wrote.
  4. ccbad said:
    Well, sorrrrryyyyyy. I like how the nvidia cards look also, plus the numbers are easier to keep track of. Don't forget what else I wrote.

    if you bought a card for any of those reasons you should just buy a prebuilt computer...
  5. I would get a larger psu, just to be safe. Your build will probably last on max-high settings for this year's games, and high-med next year's games.
  6. A HD 7970 would be a better option IMO
  7. That build will last until the next iteration of BF3 or whatever game they can come up with to confound video card, motherboard and CPU designers.
  8. So much bad info filters through here.

    Liking how a card looks shouldnt have a damn bit to do with whether it should be bought or not. Maxing out RAM on a motherboard is both expensive and foolish. For gaming 4 gb is all that is needed. 8 is nice, but anything else is just a waste of money unless you are doing design work. A 600 PSU should be plenty to power that system. 6850s are pretty low power consumption and what not.
  9. shadow_city said:
    A HD 7970 would be a better option IMO

    150$ budget for the video card, already have one 6850

    should of went with 5850s....
  10. That rig ought to last 3-4 years being above-average to excellent for gaming.

    I definitely would not crossfire the 6850s; I'd get a single 6950 or better instead. Otherwise, you're just wasting power by having two cards, and you'll probably need a bigger PSU with more cables to run them for no good reason.

    I don't even think they make the 5850 anymore, although it used to be a great card for the money.
  11. 3-4 years
  12. capt_taco said:
    That rig ought to last 3-4 years being above-average to excellent for gaming.

    I definitely would not crossfire the 6850s; I'd get a single 6950 or better instead. Otherwise, you're just wasting power by having two cards, and you'll probably need a bigger PSU with more cables to run them for no good reason.

    I don't even think they make the 5850 anymore, although it used to be a great card for the money.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/302?vs=331
    it only uses like 3% more wattage and destroys the 6950
  13. bob1255 said:
    Well when I upgrade my rig to the new products coming in april, i would like to know how long this would last for high end gaming?
    i7 3770k clocked at... 4.7ghz?
    dual 6850s
    8gb ddr3
    1600 x 900 resolution
    hyper 212.. if that matters
    650W corsair power supply


    so what do you guys think?


    Change the 2 video cards: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102968
  14. These two cards are just released this week, and for as long as all the components are working it will last to a maximum of 4-6 years. And change the PSU to higher watts like 800 to 1000 watts.
  15. aqe040466 said:
    These two cards are just released this week, and for as long as all the components are working it will last to a maximum of 4-6 years. And change the PSU to higher watts like 800 to 1000 watts.

    ...
    http://media.bestofmicro.com/S/W/326336/original/battlefield%203%201680.png
    why would i pay 340$ for inferior performance when i can pay another 150$ for superior performance?
  16. bob1255 said:
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/302?vs=331
    it only uses like 3% more wattage and destroys the 6950


    Yeah, I was not in very good form last night. Mainly was thinking of the number of cables required, but with a clear head today, that doesn't look like it'd be an issue either.
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