56 months ago
Some time? Hard to really say, I mean, it's not like we know what the requirements 2, 3 or 5 years from now will be for "AAA" games.
That GPU is going to be really overkill for 1080 for a while and the CPU is pretty much standard but allows for an upgrade later on.
Hardware-wise, it really is hard to say. The longevity of your build depends entirely on your environment, usage, and the general way you treat it. If you keep it under good maintenance and don't physically abuse it, it should last you quite a while. Make sure you clean out the dust every once in a while. Gaming-wise, your GTX 980 will absolutely demolish any game on 1080p, so you're quite future-proofed there, unless you decide to upgrade to a higher resolution monitor. Heck, the 980 eats GTA V on 1080p for breakfast, easily surpassing 60fps. But for now buddy, you're golden :)
Just guesstimating based on my experiences over the years, but I assume you'll be able to max settings on games at 1080p more or less for the next 3 years or so. There will come a game somewhere around that time frame that you'll have to start dialing back though, and its likely the industry standard will move on from 1080p to 4k at some point in that time frame as well.
If it doesn't burst into flames though, I assume it could remain serviceable for gaming for 10 years or so, playing on medium or low settings far into the future.
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Dude it should last about 5,6 years. Then u just have to upgrade.