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November 4, 2012 12:43:33 AM

Motherboard: ASUS P9Z68 Deluxe/GEN3 with only Sandy bridge, I built it in a hurry. Tisk tisk. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: i5 2550k @ stock 3.4GHz. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU cooler: H100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU only 800w: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU (hold on to your seats >:p  ) GTX 680! http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
just 2gb w/ backplate.

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 3tb 7200rpm

Case (who cares? lol) HAF X http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... shoulda woulda coulda got nvidia edition case :p 

crappy 16x asus dvd tray, who gaf?

RAM: RIPJAWS 16GB, but 2 of the 4 broke, so i have 8GBs. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I will be getting a SSD for myself christmas, 240GB prob.

So, how more years will I be getting 60fps in ALL games, at absolute MAX settings, 1080p?
I know I have a d*mn good system, but how good? Near top-of-the-line, best GPU out (excluding dual GPUs..) And my CPU is near top line, i could have 5-10% better if I waited for ivy, but ivy was a let down anyways.

My concerns rest withing DX12, ofc no words of it or even rumors, but when will DX12 most like urge on out, and will my 680/build be obsolete. Sorry for my spamming of emoticons and lols. I'm 15 lol.

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November 4, 2012 12:56:56 AM

ivy bridge was good. i can run my i7 at 4.5ghz 1.185v at 58c tops with my nh-d14. so yeah

your build is unbalanced and components could use switching.

this would have been way better
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mqbo

-h100 is a scam for how much cooling it provides. merely for asthetics
-corsair ram is no better than any other ram other than that no-name junk
-if your video card died, you cant use your rig for a long while
-the i5 3570k would have been a better choice
-not the best power supply but not too bad
-800w is more than enough
-680s are the worst bang for the buck. a 670 performs the same while being 100 dollars cheaper
-you didnt need that much ram anyways
-deluxe boards are always a scam for the features
-since you bought a hard drive before you bought a SSD, now you have to reinstall windows, reformat your hard drive, and reactivate windows. too much of a hassle for me, but it was your call
-haf x would be a waste of space. a haf xm would have been much better

to answer your question,1 to 1.5 years

cool that you are 14/15 years old but i am too. just that i would make smarter decisions when i buy stuff
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November 4, 2012 1:47:26 AM

+1 to BigTroll's comments except on the HAF-X.
That will actually go a ways to your future proofing. Dont have to buy a bigger case if you want Crossfire/SLI, water-cooling support (triple rad at the top) and plenty of HDD/5.25" bays.

An i5 is not top of the line, nowhere close.
But for gaming it is all that's needed, no need for a 3930X.
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November 4, 2012 5:46:21 PM

TheBigTroll said:
ivy bridge was good. i can run my i7 at 4.5ghz 1.185v at 58c tops with my nh-d14. so yeah

your build is unbalanced and components could use switching.

this would have been way better
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mqbo

-h100 is a scam for how much cooling it provides. merely for asthetics
-corsair ram is no better than any other ram other than that no-name junk
-if your video card died, you cant use your rig for a long while
-the i5 3570k would have been a better choice
-not the best power supply but not too bad
-800w is more than enough
-680s are the worst bang for the buck. a 670 performs the same while being 100 dollars cheaper
-you didnt need that much ram anyways
-deluxe boards are always a scam for the features
-since you bought a hard drive before you bought a SSD, now you have to reinstall windows, reformat your hard drive, and reactivate windows. too much of a hassle for me, but it was your call
-haf x would be a waste of space. a haf xm would have been much better

to answer your question,1 to 1.5 years

cool that you are 14/15 years old but i am too. just that i would make smarter decisions when i buy stuff


Meh I guess I have different opinions. The i5 BARELY bottlenecks the 680, the the 680 was a necessity because I demanded the best, plus that was the only Kepler released atm. 800w Was my preperation for x2 680s, but I think I'll maybe have to upgrade to 850-1000w.
I have G. Skill ram, not corsair. H100 was just for bragging rights, and since I have so much space. Case size is all a matter of opinion. I wanted a beautiful case to show off, I painted it light blue/hint of Mario red camouflage, looks bizarre. For 20$ on the mobo, the extra feautures and UEFI BIOS pay their way off. I need that much ram for my simultaneous video editing. I have re-installed Win. 7 already 5 times in one year, idgaf lol. 40mb/s ftw :p . '

Now you kinda didn't answer my question, I know my computer beats the sh*t out of 19/20 desktops. No dought, but what I wanted was how many years, and just that. Can anyone second 1 to 1.5 years?
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November 4, 2012 5:49:03 PM

manofchalk said:
+1 to BigTroll's comments except on the HAF-X.
That will actually go a ways to your future proofing. Dont have to buy a bigger case if you want Crossfire/SLI, water-cooling support (triple rad at the top) and plenty of HDD/5.25" bays.

An i5 is not top of the line, nowhere close.
But for gaming it is all that's needed, no need for a 3930X.


An i5 is top of the line in MY books, only because I don't count 1000$ procs. :p  Does the extra cache and 2 cores make it worth 800 more dollars? OK then.

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November 4, 2012 6:13:40 PM

i didnt say a i5 bottlenecks a 680. i said a 3570k would have been a better choice than the 2550k

there is no point of upgrading the power supply. video cards only get less power hungry

im sorry but the ud5h has a lot more hardware features. the uefi bios is just as good if you ask me

reinstalling windows 5 times is stupid

any computer we build on this forum can beat the crap out of the prebuilts that most people buy, but your rig or anyones rig as of now will not play all the latest games for the next 1-2 years at max settings and at 60 fps. if you do SLI, that could extend it to 2.5 years but defintily not 3 at what you require out of your rig

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November 4, 2012 6:58:32 PM

TheBigTroll said:
i didnt say a i5 bottlenecks a 680. i said a 3570k would have been a better choice than the 2550k

there is no point of upgrading the power supply. video cards only get less power hungry

im sorry but the ud5h has a lot more hardware features. the uefi bios is just as good if you ask me

reinstalling windows 5 times is stupid

any computer we build on this forum can beat the crap out of the prebuilts that most people buy, but your rig or anyones rig as of now will not play all the latest games for the next 1-2 years at max settings and at 60 fps. if you do SLI, that could extend it to 2.5 years but defintily not 3 at what you require out of your rig


UD5H? Is that a new bios? I know video cards get less hungry but the 680 wont. Yes, an i5 does slightly, not much but does slightly bottleneck it. At the time 2nd gen (sandy bridge) was only out. I built this last November..

You have my opinions of re-installing, I honestly dgaf since I download all my hundreds of games in a hour. Tops. Less on your opinions, more on what the reason of the post ask for. Thank you. Two years will be good. You seem to live up to your username.

You know how you could of saved us so much time? In one message type this, and only this: Your rig will last 1-2 years if your lucky. Nice build. Bye. <----- So hard? P.S. clean up your grammar/spelling. It's nasty. I'mma get a bucket.
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November 4, 2012 7:06:02 PM

ttg_Avenged said:
An i5 is top of the line in MY books, only because I don't count 1000$ procs. :p  Does the extra cache and 2 cores make it worth 800 more dollars? OK then.


Well, an i5 almost by definition is mid-range. There's still the i7's on the 1155 socket, the 2011 i7's and of course the Xeon's. Three more tiers to the top.
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November 4, 2012 9:07:47 PM

ud5h is the model for the gigabyte motherboard

unless you have google fibre, one of those 1gbps internet connections, or you are downloading small games, i highly doubt you can even download 100 games in a hour

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