Future proof

Forum discussion tagged with Future proof.
  1. J

    Question Console vs PC lifecycles

    Why is it that consoles life cycles last like 6-8 years but when people ask about future-proofing pc parts, the answer is always something like only several years? I want to buy a gaming pc that includes "top of the line" parts, but that will also last me as long as a console's life-cycle...
  2. R

    Question Tell me what you think - before the buy and build...

    Tell me what you think of putting these components as a springboard system, to eventually swap for better/faster etc. new components? The system will mostly be used for surfing, Photoshop work and light gaming. Very importantly, I'm on a tight budget with not too much now. I figure to spend...
  3. mraazx

    [SOLVED] Ryzen 3600 vs i5 10400F vs i5 10400 best with (Stock Cooler)

    Hello, I am currently using i3 8100 with RX 580 . So if i want to upgrade now for next gen games which CPU should i go for I will mention the price and Combo below ( in my local currency ) Combo 1 : i5 10400F + Gigabyte H410 S2h ( Price - 22,500 ) Combo 2 : i5 10400 + Gigabyte H410 S2h (...
  4. N

    [SOLVED] How long will my setup last?

    Hi,this is a very general question but I am just wondering how long my setup can keep up with new & upcoming games for 1080/1440p 60+ fps.I currently have the following: Motherboard:B150M Bazooka Plus CPU: i5 6600 GPU:GTX 1070 RAM:16 GB DDR4 (2133mhz) Storage: 2TB HDD How long can this keep up...
  5. E

    Question New Build and Future Proofing

    Hi there everybody! I’ll try to keep this short and sweet, so I’ll ask my question and then explain everything after that. My question is, which CPU would you buy for a 90% gaming usage computer that I don’t plan on updating (CPU/MOBO wise) for 5-6 years? I’m stuck between the i9 9900k and the...
  6. erasmus22

    [SOLVED] Will a high-end video card ensure long term mid-range gaming?

    My monitor provides only 60-75hz at 1080p, but this is exactly what I want. I have no plans on upgrading my monitor. I'm currently running an RX 580 (a mid range card) and it does just fine to give 60-100fps on ultra settings. My question is this: I have the option to get a used 1070Ti (a high...
  7. J

    [SOLVED] Help please what should i do with computer

    Okay so i want to upgrade but i need help. Im still using my first build. Specs: 1070ti I5 8500 500gb 970 pro 2tb seagate 650w psu gold Z370 d3 mobo 32gb corsair vengance 3000mhz I just bought a 570x corsair case and i feel dumb putting the same parts in it and want to do something new i was...
  8. N

    [SOLVED] Ryzen 5 3600 vs Ryzen 7 2700x

    Hi all.After upgrading my gpu last year from gtx 960 to gtx 1070 i took the decision to upgrade my i5 4590 which servered me well for the past 5 years.So right now im deciding on which one will suit me well the ryzen 3600 or the last year gen 2700x.I ve already bought 2x8 gb ddr4 3200 mhz...
  9. The Reaper Wolf

    [SOLVED] Why is the word future proofing usually avoided?

    If I get a PSU that's 750w when my pc just uses 450w, arent I future-proofing it so if I upgrade and need let's say 550w I don't need to replace it or the same with other things like ram. :) Thanks for the replies in advance
  10. Z

    [SOLVED] RTX 2070 Max-Q or GTX 1070 mobile (nonMax-Q)

    I can't decide which one of two laptops should I buy. The only differences between them are the graphics cards. Other components are the same and so is the price. Which one of these GPUs will age better and will last longer? I think it could be the GTX 1070 but aren't future games requiring...
  11. V

    Question Building new PC - any input is appreciated

    So, i successfully managed to kill my 6 year old PC by connecting a molex connector while the system was running. Lesson learned. Moving on. Building a new one. Now I'm aiming for a kinda future proof system, where i have room for upgrades in the next 5-6 years. From the build i wrecked i have...
  12. B

    Question Time to upgrade PC?

    Hey all, I built my PC a few years back now, I want to know if it is worth my time to rebuild a new PC or just upgrade my graphics card. The PC is used for internet browsing, statistical software, Microsoft office and of course gaming. I would like to be able to play current and future triple-A...
  13. S

    [SOLVED] Help picking out a decent gaming laptop

    I need something mobile for working and for gaming as I am bed bound a lot from being sick and have to travel a lot as well. I want something that I can play games on high and will last be 5 + years. I am willing to spend like a grand, but hoping to go around 800$ range and that itll drop down...
  14. A

    Did I just short circuit my motherboard? Someone please help me I can't sleep

    This question has probably been asked by many, still, help me. So I was at my local computer shop asking them to update my motherboard BIOS since mine is a Gigabyte AB350M-HD3 and it doesn't support my Ryzen 3 2200g out of the box. Annnnnnnndd the employee might have fucked it up because when...
  15. K

    Opinions on buying a new HDD

    Hello i currently have a Seagate Desktop HDD ST1000DM003 that is 1tb and its roughly 4 years old valued at a rough 55 dollars, Now i have noticed that i am filling it quite fast as i am a gamer and i download a lot of games and its also beginning to slow down so i was thinking about upgrading...
  16. T

    ASUS Stuck in Sleep Mode

    Hello all, I have a ASUS R541U stuck in sleep mode unresponsive to any input. There are two indicator lights. The Power light flashes. The Charger light does not come on at all. The stock charger measures 19.5 V No response to keypad, Space, Escape, or Power Button. Holding the power button...
  17. J

    Computer suddenly rebooting when play games

    Guys, i have a pc with spec like this : PROCESSOR I3 6100 VGA ZOTAC GTX 970 8GB AVEXIR RAM 1TB HDD 550 CORSAIR PSU The pc suddenly reboot every time when i play GTA 5 or COD infinite warfare, but not for Dota2 This problem doenst appear before, it appear just a month this. Do u know what happen?
  18. P

    Does it matter which way the reset switch connector is facing on the motherboard?

    Yesterday i was going through my front panel connectors (long story) and for some reason or other i pressed the reset button twice at somepoint, the system was on sleep mode so the screen was off and have no way of knowing if anything happened. I dont want to check if the reset button works...
  19. Kurttb1

    VIPER GX Case Wiring little triangle markings

    On the front case Power, Reset, and HDLED ..All connectors have a little triangle markers. So far I have found on the web 3 different answers for the triangle- 1. Positive 2. Negative. 3. Pin #1. Since their seems to be such a giant discrepancy and I cannot find a Manual for the Viper GX...
  20. 2

    144hz monitor need some help

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ASUS-VG248QE-Black-24-1ms-GTG-HDMI-Widescreen-LED-Backlight-LCD-Monitor-/291610145742?hash=item43e551b3ce:g:9IkAAOSwFGNWTd3I should i get a refurbished one or http://pcpartpicker.com/product/sbKhP6/asus-mg248q-240-144hz-monitor-mg248q i should get this one or get an acer...