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How long will my i5-3570k last me before becoming obsolete?

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January 13, 2013 12:02:56 PM

I will be using it for gaming and maybe a little video editing, how long will it last me before becoming obsolete? Should I have waited for the 2011 socket, or maybe even gone with an AM3+ and FX? In my opinion it will become obsolete when I can no longer play games at Med/High MAYBE low settings with a HD 8850 (Next generation AMD graphics card). Thanks!

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January 13, 2013 12:40:58 PM

Intel i5 3570k is really a awesome gaming cpu.it can handle any high end gpu and give you impresive performance.intel i5 3570k with hd 8850 will last for next 6-8 years sure for even lowest sett gaming.
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January 13, 2013 12:59:41 PM

Dude, don't be crazy. The 3570K will last you years before going obsolete. Trust me. You only go 2011 if you need extreme video editing performance, and you only go AM3+ if you want a not as good processor. :3 You'll probably be fine for the next 4 years when it comes to gaming, unless there's a giant shift in game development.
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January 13, 2013 1:17:34 PM

It'll probably last 3 years or more. If it's starting to show it's age, that's when overclocking really comes into play.
January 13, 2013 1:25:08 PM

Thanks for the responses, and one last question. How much will I be able to overclock this (if at all) using an AsRock Pro3 Z77 and a Corsair CX430 PSU? I will be pairing this with a HD 8850 which has about the same power consumption as the 7850, if that helps at all. In the next year or so I'll probably be getting a new power supply and a HSF, but just wondering if I could do any overclocking atm.
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January 13, 2013 1:39:07 PM

Cx430 would be fine.
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January 13, 2013 1:44:25 PM

Forget about the PSU, won't be enough for the GPU at all. Buy a 500W/600W.
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January 13, 2013 1:46:29 PM

OC, yes, easy 4.2Ghz, 4.4 not so hard, 4.6, possible! Need a good Heatsink though!
January 13, 2013 1:50:17 PM

I'm 98% positive a 430 watt will be sufficient for an i5-3570k and HD 7850.
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January 13, 2013 1:51:56 PM

NerdBBQ said:
I'm 98% positive a 430 watt will be sufficient for an i5-3570k and HD 7850.


Maybe at stock or some slight OC. Don't OC anything too high though
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January 13, 2013 1:54:26 PM

You're 100% wrong, if you look at AMD's site, there's a 500W requirement for the 7850 GPU, plus you also have to consider overclocking, hard drives, fans, all this stuff. Your 430W PSU doesn't make the cut.
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January 13, 2013 2:11:28 PM

...Payturr, they say "500W" for the 6670, 5850, 6950, etc. It's a generic copy-paste.

How about you actually check the benchmark(s)?
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January 13, 2013 3:43:29 PM

NerdBBQ said:
I will be using it for gaming and maybe a little video editing, how long will it last me before becoming obsolete?


Only you can answer that question. It basically boils down to how slow is too slow?
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January 13, 2013 4:41:38 PM

Like every generation it only remains relevant until its successor, which means in theory that part is only relevant for a few more months. However its utility will last for a good while yet only slower than the newer parts. Such is the life of technology.
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January 13, 2013 4:43:07 PM

I estimate a useful life of not less than 3 years.
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January 13, 2013 4:46:57 PM

2.6754 years.

What kind of question is that? If you have to game and have 49 tabs open while converting videos, it may be obsolete in a month. If you want to surf, you'll get 5-10 more years out of it.
January 13, 2013 6:46:27 PM

Ok, I presume it'll be about 3-5 years until an upgrade. I am pretty stingy about FPS so I close anything I don't need when playing games. And the reason AMD lists a 500w PSU is because (I think) they don't want to get sued or anything by people who use, for example, a 400w with a mega superclocked i7 at 10.0 ghz and everything fries, they might get angry at AMD. Just my thoughts. As for video editing, obsolete is when it takes 1 hour to render a 1-2 minute MPEG2 file (I have low standards because I'm running on a Gateway laptop from '09).
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January 13, 2013 6:49:20 PM

payturr said:
You're 100% wrong, if you look at AMD's site, there's a 500W requirement for the 7850 GPU, plus you also have to consider overclocking, hard drives, fans, all this stuff. Your 430W PSU doesn't make the cut.

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