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I need a new PC and don't want to upgrade for at least 5 years.

#1TehPwnzererPosted 11/10/2013 10:51:59 PM
I'm a little skeptical about doing this now considering the new gen consoles are rolling out and hardware may be a little unpredictable at the moment so I'm unsure if now is the best time to be getting a new PC at all or if I should wait until next year, but if it's not...I want the highest possible quality for the appropriate cost to performance value ratio I can get. If it means paying double for a 15% increase in performance, forget it.

I don't need to OC at all and only may consider SLI'ing down the road to prolong the life of my PC.

I don't want to upgrade this PC for at least 5 years after 4k has become more of a standard.

I don't intend on running more than one monitor at 1080p.

I don't want any SSDs either, those things are a complete waste of money to me. The money can easily go elsewhere towards more important things than write speeds.

No liquid cooling, only air.

No overpriced motherboards or ram if it's only for looks and doesn't alter performance any. Performance > aesthetics except for when it comes to the case, because that's the only thing I have to look at every time I wake up.

I have a personal budget of $1900, but again, don't want to spend money on what I don't need. I just want to max everything for 3 years and then live with medium to high settings for another two. I'm the kind of guy that gets an original iphone and then doesn't upgrade until the 5s to put it into context.
#2steveboblarryPosted 11/10/2013 10:54:35 PM
Well you should get an overclockable cpu/mobo if you don't wanna do it then you do not have to.

Also with a budget like that you could build a beast rig
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#3Skul_Posted 11/10/2013 11:32:53 PM
TehPwnzerer posted...
I'm a little skeptical about doing this now considering the new gen consoles are rolling out and hardware may be a little unpredictable at the moment so I'm unsure if now is the best time to be getting a new PC at all or if I should wait until next year, but if it's not...I want the highest possible quality for the appropriate cost to performance value ratio I can get. If it means paying double for a 15% increase in performance, forget it.

I don't need to OC at all and only may consider SLI'ing down the road to prolong the life of my PC.

I don't want to upgrade this PC for at least 5 years after 4k has become more of a standard.

I don't intend on running more than one monitor at 1080p.

I don't want any SSDs either, those things are a complete waste of money to me. The money can easily go elsewhere towards more important things than write speeds.

No liquid cooling, only air.

No overpriced motherboards or ram if it's only for looks and doesn't alter performance any. Performance > aesthetics except for when it comes to the case, because that's the only thing I have to look at every time I wake up.

I have a personal budget of $1900, but again, don't want to spend money on what I don't need. I just want to max everything for 3 years and then live with medium to high settings for another two. I'm the kind of guy that gets an original iphone and then doesn't upgrade until the 5s to put it into context.


Are you willing to spend $1500 and then leave the other $400 in a bank for 3 years, then upgrade your GPU to last you the next 2?
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#4ThePCElitistPosted 11/10/2013 11:36:27 PM
Buy a solid CPU that overclocks (ie: i7-4770k) and a current high-end GPU such as the r9 290, GTX 780 or GTX 780 Ti, 16 GB's of ram and the rest is up to you. Those components will last you for several years.
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#5Flaktrooper123Posted 11/10/2013 11:39:34 PM
No water? Well, who needs that these days. Those high end air coolers are awesome, if you don't mind the size.
#6Snuckie7Posted 11/10/2013 11:40:03 PM
>$1900 budget
>Doesn't want SSD

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#7DreDayyPosted 11/10/2013 11:44:05 PM
lol @ spending 1900 and not getting an ssd.
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#8Flaktrooper123Posted 11/10/2013 11:58:29 PM
Example, without SSD, I am really tempted to go overkill on other areas with that kind of money.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/20zQB
#9Auron_59261Posted 11/11/2013 12:05:16 AM
SSD's also vastly improve read time; diminishing load times. Have fun staring at that loading screen for 5 minutes while the rest of the master race and their SSDs load in several seconds.
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#10ricosan1988Posted 11/11/2013 12:18:13 AM
iphones>solid state drives?
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