I've been getting 40-50 fps recently out of most AAA titles on this PC I built in 2008.
Now I'm looking to upgrade as I want to enable 3D projector based 1:1 lifesize wall gaming and my PC can't keep up with the 3D system I bought.
I have been out of the hardware loop since '08.
Can anyone recommend a system (and CPU stepping) that I will (hopefully) not need to update until 2028?
This is my system:
(It was state of the art in 2008, but note it was not the ludicrously priced Extreme Edition variants, etc. It was just a common sense High End, extremely overclockable setup.)
CPU: QX9650 @ 3.0 ghz (overclocked to 4.07ghz @ 1.28v for 10 years. Stepping E0 so more stable overclock)
CPU FAN: ASUS SIlent Knight II
MB: ASUS Striker II NSE @ 1805 FSB (Note, not the expensive Extreme Edition)
RAM: Corsair XMS3 DHX DDR3 @ 1650mhz
HD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
GPU: ASUS GTX 670 TOP CUII (upgraded in '12, will replace with a GTX 1070 TOP CUII)
POWER: Coolermaster 600W
So as you can see it was overclockable, top of the line (at least it lasted me for 10 years) BUT it was not the most expensive of what you could buy in '08. I.e. It was not the expensive Extreme Edition or the mega high wattage hot running versions.
What similar (air cooled) setup would members buy today that they could expect them to last for around another 10 years?
Budget is around $1200 for just the MB, CPU, RAM and SSD, that's ideally including a GTX 1070, but I could use the 670 Top CUII for a little while if I must. No case or peripherals needed. Sweet overclockability would be nice. Ideally I'd like to keep to these brands as they've worked without a hitch for 10 years, but I'm open to other reliable brands.
Edited by Gold333, 06 March 2018 - 06:08 PM.