Nobody maxes out for 5 years unless they constantly make minor improvements along the way. I have upgraded so many times since my joining of the master race in 2010 and that was never my intention. Just the way it is tho and having the latest hardware makes me happy. Here's to the R9 290x in a few weeks!
So basically you want it to last the next console generation? .
What Im asking in a nutshell. IMO Electronics should last that long, but than again Im an ignorant console peasant.
They do last that long. The issue is that PC games improve much faster than console peasant games do. So if you want the absolute most out of them, you'll have to upgrade in 2-3 years. Probably just your GPU.
However, if you're fine with playing them on ultra now and medium to high in 2-3 years, it will probably last you 5-6 years assuming no miracle increases in technology.
http://tinyurl.com/3ljyptn Shooting blanks, every time, all the time.
Well, depends on if the talk about the consoles being nothing more than scaled down PCs is true. If it is, and developers aren't beyond lazy, then we'll see some pretty nice console ports that won't require you to just brute force the damn game to get it to run at decent settings.
this is fine and dandy but what parts do I need to make a Computer and where about do I go finding them and putting it all together? Looking into my Computer gives me BSOD, just like looking at my Truck's engine or Outer Space or my own brain.
CPU Motherboard GPU PSU RAM Case Hard drive Optical drive Some fans maybe
That's about it. It's not difficult. And the gold standard place to find this stuff is newegg.com
thank you, but this doesnt alleviate much of my stress, I feel tempted to save up $880-$1000 and take it to a Trustworthy Card-Carrying member of the PC Master Race and say "Here's my Money! Build me a Computer!"
You could do that...but watch some PC building videos. It really isn't tough. It's like building Legos. If the Legos cost like $500, but you get the point.
And if you take it to someone you don't know, they're going to charge you out the ass. You could try to find a friend that knows about this stuff and has built one and he can kinda show you what to do. That's what I did with my first (and only PC so far) build. Took about an hour to get it together, Windows installed, and running like a normal PC once I got my parts.
After me and my friend got done, he actually mentioned how smooth this build was compared to other ones he's done. There wasn't a single problem other than my GPU driver being stupid and I just used the beta version that was up and it worked fine after that.