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  • 67 months ago

What would folks suggest as a suitable starting point for a general purpose PC workstation (some gaming & cad) that should last as long as possible with incremental upgrades (i.e. Processor swap, more ram etc). (My past record to aim for is about 8 years lifespan from a Socket 939 system built in '06)

I've currently built a specification around an LGA1150 motherboard, but I'm wary of the fact it doesn't support DDR4 ram, which looks like the 'next big thing'. The problem is DDR4 only seems to be supported by LGA2011v3 which in itself is worrying as they've had a couple of revisions to the LGA2011 spec. Not to mention the cost difference. Am I getting worked up over nothing, is DDR4 not worth the bother?

Is it worth even looking at AMD architecture at the moment?

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  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

X99 and ddr4 is your best bet for keeping a system relevant for as long as posible without upgrading the cpu/motherboard.

  • 67 months ago
  • 1 point

X99 will last a long time. Even the original X79 CPUs are very good today.

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