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March 18, 2012 3:58:13 PM

So i am making a budget build and the whole thing is going to cost me $750.

all parts

Monitor - Acer S200HLAbd
Motherboard - ASUS M5A97 AM3+ AMD 970
CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 960T
Video Card - SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB
Power Supply - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650
Ram - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (x2)
Case - COOLER MASTER HAF 922
HD - Western Digital Caviar Blue 250 GB

All i want to know is how long will this build last me. For example will i be able to play games that come out in the future (Games within 5 years). If anyone have any suggestions u can tell be. By the way this is a budget build so pls, i don't want to here that i should got with a i5 2500k. Maybe u can help me find a better video card.

But anyway ty for suggestions and helping

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March 18, 2012 5:04:25 PM

MOBO : ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 85$ ...10$ cheaper than Asus M5A97
CASE : COOLER MASTER HAF 912
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 59$ and 49$ after rebates...40$ cheaper than HAF 922
PSU : CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 70$ and 60$ after rebates....20$ cheaper than TX 650W
You have 70$+ to invest in a better full hd monitor and a 560Ti :
HANNspree By Hanns-G Black 21.5" 5ms Full HD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 560 Ti http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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March 18, 2012 5:11:34 PM

One thing for certain, no computer you build today is 5-year future proof. I'll give a maximum of 3 years before the HD6870 becomes inadequate, probably less.

I'd suggest cutting a few more corners. Get a cheap $50 case. Get a Corsair CX500 PSU. That's a $100 saved. Use that money on getting a GTX560Ti and a full HD monitor.
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March 18, 2012 5:14:57 PM

Another good PSU modular and enough for your build even with 560Ti.
Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC 65$
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