How long will my PC last?

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#1 Posted by undeathabyss (25 posts) -

i7 4770k, h100i, z87-g45, 780 Ti msi, 16gb ram, 3TB hdd, 500gb hdd?

I'm curious whether I will be able to hit the highest settings on a 24'' monitor at the time when the Witcher 3 is here.

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#2 Posted by GabranthXIII (996 posts) -

Ask a sage if you ever find one

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#3 Edited by GTR12 (12418 posts) -

2 days, I plan on finalising my earthquake machine and letting it loose on your house.

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#4 Posted by kraken2109 (13271 posts) -

Buys top end PC, asks for compliments

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#5 Posted by GTR12 (12418 posts) -

@kraken2109 said:

Buys top end PC, asks for compliments

That means your allowed to post a stupid answer, like me :P

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#6 Edited by Old_Gooseberry (3957 posts) -

your pc is outdated big time, you'll have to upgrade again before witcher 3 comes out. I dunno if you can even play wow on that pos.

But joking aside... your pc is good obviously. I would get an ssd for playing games off though for even more speed and less waiting for games to load up.

And the stupidest thing I remember about witcher 2 was a setting called "Uber Sampling", which is just super sampling. It didnt make things look any better I found, just blured the leaves a lot and caused framerates to go 3-4x less. Its funny they put in a useless setting the cause huge performance hit just to make it seem like their game is more demanding then anything else out there so it must be better also. Of course super sampling will bring fps down to crap, even on old games if you add to much you will be able to chug the fps down badly.

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#7 Posted by PredatorRules (11808 posts) -

@kraken2109 said:

Buys top end PC, asks for compliments

I usually would agree with this kind of replay if the question would be "is it good for today's gaming?" or "would I be able to game on decent settings?"

But the guy just asked how long will it last.

@undeathabyss said:

i7 4770k, h100i, z87-g45, 780 Ti msi, 16gb ram, 3TB hdd, 500gb hdd?

I'm curious whether I will be able to hit the highest settings on a 24'' monitor at the time when the Witcher 3 is here.

With those specs you could max games up to 3 years or more from now, depends on the game.

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#9 Edited by BattleSpectre (7989 posts) -

As long as you want it to last, my GTX 460 paired with my Intel i5-2500 has lasted me 4 years. Back then people would of estimated my PC to last 1-2 years only but I said **** the rules, swallowed my pride and lowered some of the graphical settings in games and have been fine ever since.

Hell I've even maxed out some recent games at 1080p.

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#10 Posted by Gogoplexiorayo2 (189 posts) -

I like this guys thinking. See how long a 780 ti can play games before it becomes useless. Using the pc almost like a super console sounds fun!

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#11 Edited by Curlyfrii87 (15044 posts) -

What ... no SSD?

Need to upgrade pal

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#12 Edited by kraken2109 (13271 posts) -

@PredatorRules said:

@kraken2109 said:

Buys top end PC, asks for compliments

I usually would agree with this kind of replay if the question would be "is it good for today's gaming?" or "would I be able to game on decent settings?"

But the guy just asked how long will it last.

Those questions are actually answerable though.

'How long will it last?' is hugely ambiguous and subjective.

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#13 Posted by MonsieurX (36589 posts) -

Why don't you wait until Witcher 3 is out?

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#14 Posted by Tabris91 (7775 posts) -

Depends if you upgrade to 4k or not.

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#15 Edited by jake44 (2085 posts) -

@kraken2109 said:

Buys top end PC, asks for compliments

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#16 Posted by insane_metalist (7766 posts) -

You'll be fine for next 3 yrs or so. It's a pretty solid build!
Stop worrying and enjoy the build.
If you don't know how than do a little research and OC your CPU and GPU. You'll get more out of it.

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#17 Edited by thehig1 (6112 posts) -

it will last a few decades if you take care of it. There is an old pentium 3 PC that's been running at my work since 1998. Its borderline useless and cant just about do the one task it as to do, but it works.

I only started at my work in 2006 but I know that PC was installed there when the building opened.