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August 22, 2012 1:06:32 AM

How future proof is this system, buying this is a huge amount of money for me and i dont want to have to worry about a new build anytime soon!

How many years should it last me?

Intel CPU Core i7 2600k
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Generation 3
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 Windforce 3X
Corsair TX750 V2 750W Power Supply
16GB (2x8GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance LP
Seagate 2TB Barracuda 6GB/s 64MB
Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO
OCZ Agility 3 60GB SSD
NZXT Phantom White

Thanks everyone for any help :) 


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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
August 22, 2012 1:09:11 AM

Moores Law says it will be half as powerful as a new computer will be in less than two years time
August 22, 2012 1:14:16 AM

Outlander_04 said:
Moores Law says it will be half as powerful as a new computer will be in less than two years time


Well as far as upgrading goes!? How long do you think until i would be buying a new GPU etc.!?
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a c 136 B Homebuilt system
August 22, 2012 1:16:18 AM

GPU's will keep plugging in to pci-e x16 slots

For a little more future proofing a motherboard with a Z77 chip set might be useful
And if you are gaming then a 3570k and 2 x4 gig of RAM
are not going to harm performance

August 22, 2012 1:25:30 AM

redeemer said:
always buy the latest tech


What do you mean!? :)  Is the set up not good enough for gaming/rendering!? I maxed the *** into my budget! :p 
August 22, 2012 1:25:43 AM

always buy the latest tech
a c 84 B Homebuilt system
August 22, 2012 2:57:59 AM

The 2600K is not any better for gaming than the 2500K.
Few games will use the hyperthreads, and most can't even use all 4 cores.
If rendering is the main task, then ok.

As to the future, that depends on what new workload you put on it.
So long as it does the job for you, it will be good.

Using a 1155 socket, I don't see more cpu options coming at all.
Haswell will bring a new socket and a new architecture next year. It will be 10% faster per clock and be priced similarly to tooday's chips.

On the graphics side, there will likely be significant new performance levels.
You now have an upgrade path to twice the GTX670 level with the GTX690.

What really will not last is a 60gb ssd. As they get full, the performance drops. Look at 120gb at least.
August 22, 2012 3:22:35 AM

I agree with geofelt.

Supposedly Haswell will be on socket 1150, and will not be compatible with 1155.

If you are really concerned about future proofing, then I would wait for socket 1150.

If you just want a PC that will last a few years, then sure 1155 should be fine.
August 22, 2012 5:45:11 PM

geofelt said:
The 2600K is not any better for gaming than the 2500K.
Few games will use the hyperthreads, and most can't even use all 4 cores.
If rendering is the main task, then ok.

As to the future, that depends on what new workload you put on it.
So long as it does the job for you, it will be good.

Using a 1155 socket, I don't see more cpu options coming at all.
Haswell will bring a new socket and a new architecture next year. It will be 10% faster per clock and be priced similarly to tooday's chips.

On the graphics side, there will likely be significant new performance levels.
You now have an upgrade path to twice the GTX670 level with the GTX690.

What really will not last is a 60gb ssd. As they get full, the performance drops. Look at 120gb at least.



Great advice man,thanks alot.
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