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how long will this build last me for gaming?

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

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 :)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 56 months ago
  • 0 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core OEM/Tray Processor $218.95 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.50 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock Z97 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $114.99 @ Micro Center
Memory A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $53.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $95.75 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.75 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $659.98 @ NCIX US
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $105.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM (64-bit) $92.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $34.99 @ Micro Center
Monitor Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $249.99 @ Micro Center
Keyboard Logitech G710 Wired Gaming Keyboard $94.57 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1870.43
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-06-03 09:34 EDT-0400
  • 55 months ago
  • -1 points

Dude it should last about 5,6 years. Then u just have to upgrade.

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