I'm brand new to customizing desktops, and I was wondering whether the parts I'm planning to use are going to come together and make a formidable gaming computer. My goal here is to create a computer that will play the newest games on high settings for about the next three years. Tell me if I can accomplish that goal with:
Intel Core I5 3570k
8 gigs of ddr3 ram @1600 mhz
EVGA GTX 680 Superclocked
500 GB 10,000 RPM hard drive.
Is this a good beginner rig? My gripe with the set-up is that the gtx 680 has only 2 GB's of GDDR5. My concern is that it will bottleneck the card for newer games that exceed that limit. Is my concern justified or am I overreacting? Your thoughts on my set up are appreciated.
What resolution are you playing at? If you're concerned about VRAM, then that is the most important bit of information (as it determines how much you need). If you have only a single monitor (1080), I think a 680 with 2GB sounds fine.
I would really appreciate it if you explained what is bad about the hard drive. So, does this mean the rest of my components are good? Will this last me 3+ years? Also, could you possibly address the VRAM issue? I'm really worried about that.