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Specs for a possible new computer

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#1 Bynokie


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Posted 08 September 2013 - 01:51 PM

So after giving this like 1 month of thought and roaming websites, forums and grilling friends about what might be good for me, I came up with this. http://secure.us.ncix.com/ncixpc/ncixpc_print.cfm?uuid=031E7578-926D-4B5C-B2BC4F4F9F1EDFF3-5273831&skulist=88949|1-81325|1-61380|1-84500|1-78420|1-88276|1-85556|1-78099|1-64839|2-66286|1-78303|1-66010|1-78078|1-82953|1-33602|1-33601|1-6024|1-22823|1



I'd like some advice as to whether or not this computer build will last me 2-3 years playing games at their best or almost their best. I'd like to note I cannot go much if any higher than $1,800 USD on this purchase.


Thank you in advance,



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#2 killerx525


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Posted 09 September 2013 - 12:51 AM

Hi since this a gaming build, i suggest upping the graphics card to a GTX770 so you can continue playing games at the highest settings or near high settings in 2-3 year time. To fit in a higher end graphics card, you can cut back on a i5-4670k which will be more then adequate for gaming purposes and a Corsair H60 cooling solution should be fine.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 12:33 PM

I don't game...but I believe that building a system will yield greater flexibiiity (selecting/upgrading/replacing components) and the best value for your money.


You can do it without the markup that an assembler would throw into the price...it's not rocket science and there are a ton of "how to" guides available for those willing.


The nature of gaming, in case you had not noticed...is to sell lots of new components by increasing the required specs for new games.  When you add in the fact that newer components are designed/oriented toward newer games and gamers...I believe it impossible to predict how long a given system will capably be able to satisfy the requirements that gamers develop for new games.


But...as I said, I don't game so my thinking may be totally off.



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 04:23 PM

one thing you will want is when you cut back to an i5 or keep the i7, you will want your motherboard and processor to be LGA 2011. This will help your computer speeds and your processor will be much faster. This will also keep your computer up to date. :) 

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