Question How long will this build hold? [GTX 1060]

novopro

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I built my first PC in December 2016. These are the exact parts that I have since been using:
  1. Intel i5-6500
  2. Zotac GTX 1060 6GB
  3. MSI B150M PRO-VDH
  4. HyperX Vengeance 2133MHz DDR4 RAM (2x8 GB)
  5. Western Digital Blue HD (2x1 TB)
  6. Cooler Master 500W PSU
[I plan to add a SSD this month as a boot drive, as the PC takes really long to start up]

I play only on 1080p 60Hz and intend to stay 1080p for the foreseeable future. I am running AAA titles on High - Ultra settings comfortably with 50+ fps. I have no problem with medium settings as long as I get a decent framerate. I was wondering how long would this build hold up? Its been 3 years and I am running pretty smooth up until now.
The next gen consoles are just next door and I thought a future proof check at this point won't hurt.
 
Should be good at 1080 P 60hz for another couple years. You could upgrade to a GTX 1660 Super however the performance game will be pretty small, maybe in the 10-20 FPS range for most games. I would wait another year or two then hit the used market for something like a cheap GTX 1080, 5700XT etc.
 
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siaan312

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tbh, thats a dumb question.
future proofing is dumb, unless you know no major updates are gonna happen.

you cpu and gpu and b*tch tier now, but you get 50+ fps on high 1080p.
i recommend upgrading, when you try playing a game and it runs bad.
if you have 1080p 60hz monitor, buying a better pc wont help.
 

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Should be good at 1080 P 60hz for another couple years. You could upgrade to a GTX 1660 Super however the performance game will be pretty small, maybe in the 10-20 FPS range for most games. I would wait another year or two then hit the used market for something like a cheap GTX 1080, 5700XT etc.
Yeah I think I'll buy a second hand 1080, better than spending hundreds of dollars in upgrading throughout. That could keep me running for another 4-5 years. Cool.
 

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Yeah I think I'll buy a second hand 1080, better than spending hundreds of dollars in upgrading throughout. That could keep me running for another 4-5 years. Cool.
I had a question. Won't the i5 6500 bottleneck a GTX 1080? So is upgrading to a GTX 1070 better for running with the CPU as I will primarily be gaming on 1080p (maybe 1440p 144Hz).

How much of a performance rise is there for an upgrade to a 1070?
 

logainofhades

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Since you are worried about the future, of your system, the first thing I would do is get a quality power supply. 99.9% of CM power supplies are pretty bad, quality wise. After that, I would be considering a CPU upgrade, as quad core gaming is dying off, quite quickly.
 

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