I've been searching the net for nearly a week now for some solid advice on getting a long lasting upgradable gaming setup. But so far all i've found is alot of out of date mumbo jumbo that realy adds up to a bunch of parts that screem with every fiber of there being "I'M GONNA BE TRASH WORTHY IN 6 MONTHS". i need some serious help finding myself a build thats gonna be upgradable for sometime. i'm a games developement student and cant afford to be left in the dark when it comes to pc gaming both in development and the playing field. but also cant afford to fork out twice a year for a new pc. has anyone got any suggestions?
You'll have to live with the fact that, even before you get your new rig, newer components will come out. Your best bet is to simply choose parts that can run high-end games like Crysis for the next year at least, or two at most.
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