Should I spend 4k$ for a long term pc or just 2k$ for a pc every 5 years?
Should I spend 4k$ for a long term pc or just 2k$ for a pc every 5 years?
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Or just buy a new console for $500 that will play every new game.
already have em, just wondering how people spend on pc parts
I just drop around £1500 on a prebuilt PC every 5 years or so.
Thanks for the feedback. I got called poor in an amd gpu thread yesterday becuase I didnt wanna spend on the latest high end gpus.
whatever you do just don't get an AMD gpu, then you WILL have to upgrade earlier.
DLSS just makes gpus last alot longer and having DLSS and FSR at your disposal just makes the gamelibrary bigger for longer.
Better yet get a 4000 series and you can use DLSS3 which will be a godsend in like 5-6 years to get fps in the 90s even if they are fake frames
I shouldn't need to tell you to ignore chud frames and resolution posters and that upscaling is fucking dogshit, but just for good measure.
Isn't everyone in an amd gpu thread poor?
Get a 2k$ PC on the AM5 platform, you'll be able to swap your CPU without changing the motherboard if the current CPUs start lagging too much. I think you can even get an RTX 40 or RX 7000 GPU on a 2k budget. No current hardware will give you anything for longer than 5 years tho, if that, so don't bother spending too much unless you really want the diminshing returns that more expensive hardware offers.
look at the "12 Game Average" graph. 20% difference between a $300 and a $700 CPU.
don't listen to this retard, nvidia gpus age like milk and relying or proprietary technology that has to be implemented specifically for every game is stupid.
>Get a 2k$ PC on the AM5 platform, you'll be able to swap your CPU without changing the motherboard if the current CPUs start lagging too much.
No you dumbass, it's much smarter to buy an AM4 mobo now and then upgrade to AM5 later once the chipset has matured. Otherwise you'll be stuck with the worst version of AM5 when you decide to upgrade your CPU.
>No current hardware will give you anything for longer than 5 years tho, if that
Complete nonsense. A cheap PC that outperforms the consoles at the start of the generation will still outperform the consoles at the end of the generation. You didn't fall for the "optimization" meme, right? It's literally just physics, anon.
>No you dumbass, it's much smarter to buy an AM4 mobo now and then upgrade to AM5 later once the chipset has matured. Otherwise you'll be stuck with the worst version of AM5 when you decide to upgrade your CPU.
I only ever bought 1 AM4 mobo, a B350 for 80 bucks like 5-6 years ago and now I have a 5800X3D in it and it works liek a charm
That's a late AM4 mobo. Did you know early AM4 boards had to flat out drop support for earlier Zens in order to fit the newer ones?
It's literally first B series boards with AM4 holy shit kys
>I only ever bought 1 AM4 mobo, a B350 for 80 bucks like 5-6 years ago and now I have a 5800X3D in it and it works liek a charm
Of course it works, just not as well as it would with a more modern AM4 mobo.
>just not as well as it would with a more modern AM4 mobo
the 5800X3D is super easy to run because you just undervolt it. It's the cache that makes it fast not so much the clocks or wattage
>nvidia gpus age like milk
They are literally both just as good as the other, only difference is nvidia has the tech that amd doesn't
>Nvidia gpus age like milk
*Laughs in GTX970*
You mean laughs at 3.5?
Bait but I will reply to help clueless anons. CPU choice matters less than motherboard choice. You can get any 8 core CPU from the last six years and it would run every game fine but you should not get sucked into beta testing AMeme5 motherboards especially since any of those boards under $200 will have less M.2 slots, less SATA ports, less fan headers, worse IO panel, awful memory stability, etc. than a cheap $100 Z590. Not to mention that DDR5 is not worth it and PCIE gen 5 is worthless for gaming.
Your money should go to buying the best 4000 series GPU you can afford (avoid Radeon at all costs) then get a 13600k with a DDR4 Z690 or if you can’t afford that then go 12th gen, or pick an xx900k on a Z590.
Stay away from AMshit as they literally only build their hardware to benchmark well but it can’t run games and is a coin flip to brick your PC every time you update drivers. Retards will point at bar graphs and tell you that their $700 7950x3D wins even though it nearly died on jayztwocents and couldn’t even be reviewed early by LTT due to being DOA. Now imagine saving all your money to buy the “best” cpu and your system doesn’t turn on. Can you afford to walk to Best Buy and buy all new parts to troubleshoot each component one by one? If not, then buy intel and NVIDIA.
Midrange card every couple of gens. 3080 now, 1080 last time. Might get a 5080 eventually but there is nothing in the 4000 series id need. Dlss 3.0 isnt worth upgrading for.
5 years is pretty long term for a PC
>Intel 920 2.67Ghz
it's actually 4 ghz
Being able to OC your CPU by 50% or even more was very cool back in the day. You can hardly squeeze a few hundred MHz extra out of them nowadays, but with CPUs boosting stock to somewhere close to 6GHz I suppose I can't complain. I used to run an i5 750 2.67GHz at 4GHz daily too.
Not to mention that Hz is essentially no longer a viable metric for measuring chip performance like it used to be.
Used to be
>oh this has more cycles? then it's faster.
>oh this chip has the newest integrated dynamic memory management between 6 caches and RAM? Great I'll upgrade in two months when manufacturers arbitrarily change the socket dimensions.
Shit is tiring, I miss being able to overclock and having that be worth something.
still btfos a ps4 and switch
The poor man buys a 10 dollar pair of boots every year.
The rich man buys a 50 dollar pair of boots every 10 years.
if you can swap parts out anyway why does it matter? price does not equal longevity
Terrible analogy. PC hardware has exponentially diminishing returns the higher you go. Shitty boots designed to wear down after a year are also vastly different than a pair of good boots while sweetspot midrange hardware lasts just as long as high end hardware.
there's no such thing as "long term pc"
spend 1k on a 1080p machine and in 5 years turn your settings to low
what's that expression trying to convey?
I build a new computer around every 5-6 years. I don't think about future proofing.
buy pc which is superior to current consoles should last you next 10 years.
You should spend enough to get a PC which gives you performance you're happy with and upgrade it as necessary to maintain that performance when it's required in a few years.
My 800 bucks PC lasted me 10 years now, with an upgrade of the GPU from a 760 to a 980 along the way. Today there should be even less reason to upgrade after only 5 years.
get a mid range for 1k$ every 4~5 years
you can get a $300 GPU and have the same power as a current gen console
anything expensive is just for cryptogays and AI
>you can get a $300 GPU and have the same power as a current gen console
More power, actually. You can get the 6600xt for less than $300 and it easily outperforms the PS5, see
So would that card and the aforementioned optiplex be the best bang for my buck?
I don't know anything about the optiplex, but here's the specs of the $600 build that outperforms the PS5:
I've been on the same PC since 2015 or so and see almost no need to upgrade. If I do, probably won't be til 2026 maybe? Assuming mine no longer runs shit I guess.
Buy an Optiplex PC and stick a GPU in it for like $900 total and you have a computer that will last 10 years.
>Google optiplex pc
>pc with 16g of ddr4 ram and an i7-7700 and 2tb ssd
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If you buy a PC that's more powerful than current-gen consoles then that PC will last you through the entire generation, as long as you're okay with lowering your settings to match how poorly the consoles are running the games. In other words you only need to spend about ~$600 every ~7 years; less if you're reusing parts.
lol, that's the price just for the video card. Nothing else included.
>lol, that's the price just for the video card. Nothing else included.
It's the price of the whole PC. Nice try, retard.
2k on a new pc then 100$ on average per year for parts updates
>2k on a new pc then 100$ on average per year for parts updates
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Does he know that he's brown?
High-end (but not top of the line) every 2-3 generations
/v/ros.... I am not smartest.... what do I do *software* wise when installing new parts in personal computer?....
I assume they aren't instantly compatible and may need a clean install or something
You mean Windows? No, you can switch hardware without formatting nowadays. If you're switching GPUs however, it's good practice to deep clean drivers so bad uninstalls don't give you headaches later.
>You mean Windows? No, you can switch hardware without formatting nowadays.
thanks, yeah it's for windows. I just have a ~6 year old PC I wanna upgrade the CPU + attachments and thought even for that you needed to do some formatting.
Spend 1k5 on your pc and upgrade the GPU/CPU 5 years latter.
Wait for 3 years, DDR5 RAM is still relatively new. Then buy old part.
>spending 4k on an emulator machine
lmaoing @ ur lyfe, spend it on something better if you already own current gen consoles.
>2k every five years
bro I spent 1200 on my PC in 2014 and it's still playing games at 1080p60
These people don't know how to treat their PCs, how to buy cheap or simply put, they want to put everything on ultra max while running 4 more screens doing some other random bullshit.
I bought one PC long ass ago for 600 bucks that lasted 12 years, the PC I have currently was 800 and it's almost 8years old by now that still runs almost everything at max.
Everyone on Ganker is technologically retarded and thinks that you constantly need the best of the best hardware. Genuinely consoomer-brained morons that have been tricked by corporations.
No anon, Ganker is not technologically retarded. It's full retarded nowadays. I don't know how long you have been here or if you at least were here around 2006 - the difference between then and now is atonishing. Doesn't seem the same site at all.
I've been here since 07, but I didn't browse Ganker at the time. Wish I knew.
same but $900 gaming laptop
I don't play AAAslops
$10k every year to dunk on console users
What a waste of money.
I spent like $2k for pic related in early 2022 and I don't plan on upgrading for another 4/5 years.
Why do you think you'd need to upgrade in 5 years?
>2k for a xx60ti system
>2k for a 2019 cpu in 2022
Anon, he's probably European.
I clearly said $ in my post, but it did include a new 1440p monitor, should have mentioned that as well
Less than 2k every 8 years, preferebly less than 1k.
Just don't be a retard and buy shit forma scammer, check multiple places before buying while making sure they are not scammers.
It's not really that hard, especially if you know what are you looking for.
I paid 1100 for a 3060ti i5 11400f prebuilt from Best Buy. I never buy things from online only stores because I want a place to go to if something messes up. No complaints so far even runs tarkov like a beast
>especially on secondhand marketplaces
for a change of subject, how reliable are used pc parts? I know generally cards that have been used for mining aren't but what about others
>for a change of subject, how reliable are used pc parts? I know generally cards that have been used for mining aren't but what about others
Very reliable it seems, even for mining GPUs.
just buy THE DECK bro
Just build a PC that BTFOs current and potentially matches next consoles and you're golden to run 90% of the games at highest settings
I spent 2k for a gaming pc 10yrs ago and it's still going strong. I only swaped a 770 for a 1070. Wanted to upgrade this gen but nope lol. Maybe in 2yrs.