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when should i build a desktop?

#1GTL581Posted 8/22/2013 2:13:25 PM
looking into making a desktop to last me at least three more years. the games i'm looking at running max would be something like the witcher 3 and bf4. these games aren't exclusively what i am looking into playing, but they are along the lines, graphically, of what i'd expect to handle on max settings. with new consoles coming out soon, offering very good price for performance, would it be wise to build one now, or should i wait a little longer? i've been out of the pc tech loop for quite some time and i'm not really sure when the next wave of "newest and best" hardware will cycle through and drop the prices of the current ones. i understand that this is all speculation too, just give me your honest opinion.
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#2TheFeshPincePosted 8/22/2013 2:33:33 PM
It's always good to wait if you can.
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#3PathlessBulletPosted 8/22/2013 2:50:37 PM
TheFeshPince posted...
It's always good to wait if you can.


Disagree. Something better will always be coming out so "waiting" will end up being done indefinitely if you go into a build with that kind of mindset.
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#4TheFeshPincePosted 8/22/2013 2:54:19 PM
PathlessBullet posted...
TheFeshPince posted...
It's always good to wait if you can.


Disagree. Something better will always be coming out so "waiting" will end up being done indefinitely if you go into a build with that kind of mindset.


It's always better to wait for the correct response.
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#5fataliPosted 8/22/2013 3:13:09 PM(edited)
When new hardware is relatively close to be launched, is always good to wait, you then have the option to get the current hardware with a lower price as they try to move all the remaining stock, or get the new hardware with better speed.

Right now, AMD and Nvidia already announced new items being released soon. Of course there will always be something new in the horizon, but when you are just a couple months ago from new releases, is better to wait and get the most out of your money.
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#6PathlessBulletPosted 8/22/2013 3:46:31 PM
fatali posted...
When new hardware is relatively close to be launched, is always good to wait, you then have the option to get the current hardware with a lower price as they try to move all the remaining stock, or get the new hardware with better speed.

Right now, AMD and Nvidia already announced new items being released soon. Of course there will always be something new in the horizon, but when you are just a couple months ago from new releases, is better to wait and get the most out of your money.



What? The only thing on the radar worth mentioning is the 8000 series from AMD. Intel and Nvidia already pushed out their new stuff.
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ADD, no. Where is the thread for Fallout OCD players?
"We have to keep it on page 3 or it freaks out."
#7TheFeshPincePosted 8/22/2013 3:48:55 PM
PathlessBullet posted...
fatali posted...
When new hardware is relatively close to be launched, is always good to wait, you then have the option to get the current hardware with a lower price as they try to move all the remaining stock, or get the new hardware with better speed.

Right now, AMD and Nvidia already announced new items being released soon. Of course there will always be something new in the horizon, but when you are just a couple months ago from new releases, is better to wait and get the most out of your money.



What? The only thing on the radar worth mentioning is the 8000 series from AMD. Intel and Nvidia already pushed out their new stuff.


Bulletface is right. It's actually not a horrible time to build a PC. I think the only issue would be the upcoming console release.
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#8PathlessBulletPosted 8/22/2013 3:56:25 PM
TheFeshPince posted...
PathlessBullet posted...
fatali posted...
When new hardware is relatively close to be launched, is always good to wait, you then have the option to get the current hardware with a lower price as they try to move all the remaining stock, or get the new hardware with better speed.

Right now, AMD and Nvidia already announced new items being released soon. Of course there will always be something new in the horizon, but when you are just a couple months ago from new releases, is better to wait and get the most out of your money.



What? The only thing on the radar worth mentioning is the 8000 series from AMD. Intel and Nvidia already pushed out their new stuff.


Bulletface is right. It's actually not a horrible time to build a PC. I think the only issue would be the upcoming console release.


Why would new consoles be an issue though? If anything their release means games will be better optimized for the PC platform.
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ADD, no. Where is the thread for Fallout OCD players?
"We have to keep it on page 3 or it freaks out."
#9TheFeshPincePosted 8/22/2013 3:58:50 PM
PathlessBullet posted...
Why would new consoles be an issue though? If anything their release means games will be better optimized for the PC platform.


Simply due to uncertainty.
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#10GTL581(Topic Creator)Posted 8/22/2013 7:45:16 PM
so i'm getting a little of both sides here. i wouldn't be able to do this until probably after another month or two.. would there be anything around that time worth waiting for? like say if after two months time another card series will be released in the next month or two? i get that playing the waiting game with technology gets you nowhere, but i do intend to draw the line somewhere. i wasn't too big into pc gaming during any other major console release, how's the longevity for pc's built around that time? the main thing holding me back is that once new consoles come out, graphics seem to take massive leaps in improvement on all sides both pc and console. at least from what i noticed last gen. i don't want to be stuck with a build that will cost me near 1000 now that in three years won't be able to play games that look better than what can be done on consoles for 400.