PSA: If you want a future-proof rig, dont get an overkill gpu, Get an overkill CPU.
Written by: FishNoobCrack - 07:22 Sep-30-2015

Title sums it all up. My Q6600 has lasted god-knows-how many years, and it's still kicking. Of course, it's not the beast it once was, but it still plays many games. Note the word many, as the Q6600 has been showing its age for quite a while *cough*BF4*cough*. Either way, my Q6600 idles at about 65-75% cpu usage in FC4, and when things get serious, it goes up to 90%, but I've never seen 100% come out of it. Funny, seeing as how the minimum requirement for FC4 is an i5-750.

Plus, the first ever i7, the i7 920, is STILL a beast despite being released in 2008. If overclocked to 3.5GHz+, it can handle every card today. I'm pretty confident that it can handle a Titan X.

Needless to say, for a futureproof rig, dont get an i5 and SLI 980 Ti's. Get a high-end cpu (FX-9xxx or 6th gen i7) and atleast a midrange gpu. I guarantee you that it would last a very, very long time.

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16:17 Sep-30-2015

I'm still rocking on with my i7-980x overclocked, only upgrades through the years have been GPU and SSD

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09:11 Sep-30-2015

Never thought of that... So, how long should my CPU probably last?

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06:52 Oct-01-2015

If games support 8 threads by then, you cpu would last 5-6 years atleast

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00:29 Oct-02-2015

Good to know, thanks! :D

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00:56 Oct-03-2015

No problem mate.

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08:38 Sep-30-2015

I agree,well said.That's why for my new rig I was thinking for i7 5820K and a gtx 970.Useful to know for a lot of people.

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07:29 Sep-30-2015

True story. CPU's do last longer, a good cpu will last you years, and even when its hitting its end you can really overclock them (if they are unlocked), to get that little extra umpf you need.

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