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September 12, 2012 5:38:34 AM

Hi guys, first this is my specs:

CPU : i5 2500K (new; overlooked Ivy, this is like $30 cheaper than i5 ivy K version)
GPU : GTX 670 (new; gamer here!)
MOBO : Gigabyte Z77M-D3H (new; cost just $98)
RAM : Kingston 8 GB 1333mhz (previous i3 build)
PSU : Aerocool Strike X 800W (previous i3 build)

now i know my PSU and RAM is a bit odd in choice, but these are my forwarded hardware from my
previous build.

so, no talks about my psu, here's the review; http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cases/display/aerocool...
shows that it's an ok/ so-so unit. It's from my previous build also.

ok, here's my usage:

1. Fast video, media, 3D, audio rendering (just minutes for heavy rendering as i am doing now).
Software : Adobe Softwares CS5, 3DSMax11.
2. Min 40 fps in EVERY modern game.

So, today is 2012...

I just want to ask, is my build gonna last till 2015 and maintain the tasks effectively like im doing now?
(okay, maybe upgrade ONLY my GPU to GTX 7xx or 8xx in 2013/2014)

the reason being: i am going to upgrade to a WHOLE new build and embrace DDR4 in 2015.

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a c 78 à CPUs
September 12, 2012 5:43:44 AM

Thats not a reasonable question to ask. Nobody can answer that question due to certain unpredictabilities , and your own performance expectations. Likely that it will be fine, but you're guaranteed nothing when it comes to computers.
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a b à CPUs
September 12, 2012 5:48:35 AM

nekulturny said:
Thats not a reasonable question to ask. Nobody can answer that question due to certain unpredictabilities , and your own performance expectations. Likely that it will be fine, but you're guaranteed nothing when it comes to computers.


:sweat: 
i know that things like hardware failure, etc, but,

i am looking at haswell build.. but,
2015 will feature Skylake and DDR4...

so, im kinda in a mood for upgrade to haswell,
but at the same time wants a DDR4 in my pc...
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a c 78 à CPUs
September 12, 2012 7:11:39 AM

Well, I wouldn't hold my breath on DDR4 being super special. I don't think that DDR3's potential has really been fully tapped yet.
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a c 185 à CPUs
September 12, 2012 7:13:41 AM

Depends on if you want it to last.

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September 12, 2012 7:14:58 AM

You can bet 2yrs no problem. After that, its a mystery. 2yrs is about it before former high end parts get creaky and old.
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a b à CPUs
September 12, 2012 8:17:58 AM

Maybe if you're okay with low settings.
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a b à CPUs
September 12, 2012 9:12:20 AM

Honestly man I think you will be fine. My build in my sig is by no means brand new tech and it whoops on any game I throw at it and it will continue to do so for quite a while. Even my back up Q6600 3.6 Ghz GTX-260 rig still handles most any task/ game with ease.
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a b à CPUs
September 12, 2012 9:34:18 AM

ok, thank you all for being insightful!

so as of now, my option is to wait out until 2015 and

upgrade my whole pc to Skylake.. thx guys 4 the useful insights!
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September 12, 2012 9:46:43 AM

Smeg45 said:
You can bet 2yrs no problem. After that, its a mystery. 2yrs is about it before former high end parts get creaky and old.

+ 1

@OP Upto 2 years you should be fine but there's really no telling about PC hardwares from after that period!
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a b à CPUs
September 12, 2012 9:52:25 AM

:( 

2 years?

please lie to me and say that 3 years... :( 
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September 12, 2012 8:47:46 PM

1depp1 said:
:( 

2 years?

please lie to me and say that 3 years... :( 


Nope. Virtually every year something comes out that's better. That happens twice, its time to assess upgrades/rebuild. 2yrs really is it. Well unless the world ends this year. :D 
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a c 185 à CPUs
September 12, 2012 9:46:20 PM

Smeg45 said:
Nope. Virtually every year something comes out that's better. That happens twice, its time to assess upgrades/rebuild. 2yrs really is it. Well unless the world ends this year. :D 

His GPU and CPU are perfectly capable up to 4+ years. Look at people with the Core 2 Quads, 5 years and still going strong!
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a b à CPUs
September 12, 2012 9:50:49 PM

That's entirely dependent on his expectations though. But fact is it will be to 2014 what Clarkdale is to Sandy - obviously inferior.
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September 12, 2012 10:08:21 PM

amuffin said:
His GPU and CPU are perfectly capable up to 4+ years. Look at people with the Core 2 Quads, 5 years and still going strong!


That depends on your definition of strong. I view the old Core 2 quads as feeble cripples.
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a b à CPUs
September 13, 2012 12:52:22 AM

oh man... it's ok... so, what are my options since MAJORITY of u guys say
my build only lasts 2 years for minimum 40 fps for every game and
fast video, media, 3D, audio rendering (just minutes for heavy rendering as i am doing now).
Software : Adobe Softwares CS5, 3DSMax11 ?

since you all dont wanna lie to me, please lay down my options to get the things i want to do as till 2015 as stated above. :( 
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a b à CPUs
September 13, 2012 1:03:19 AM

Well, just upgrade it along the way.
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a c 78 à CPUs
September 13, 2012 2:45:13 AM

1depp1 said:
oh man... it's ok... so, what are my options since MAJORITY of u guys say
my build only lasts 2 years for minimum 40 fps for every game and
fast video, media, 3D, audio rendering (just minutes for heavy rendering as i am doing now).
Software : Adobe Softwares CS5, 3DSMax11 ?

since you all dont wanna lie to me, please lay down my options to get the things i want to do as till 2015 as stated above. :( 

Staying right at the cutting edge costs money. Your computer will play games just fine for many years, but if you're constantly picking up new games that get more and more system demanding as time progresses and expect them to play at the same maxed out settings as games today do with the same framerates, the "edge" will dull, slowly but surely.
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a b à CPUs
September 13, 2012 3:43:08 AM

:(  oh well, i have to accept reality then...
i think ill try and see what pc tech in 2014 holds for me...
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