Hey I want a future proof Custom-build PC to last until 2020

March 23, 2013 at 21:00:41
Specs: Windows 8
i need a cpu which can last till 2020, witth given option to upgrade graphics card and processor .

please give me the configuration either amd or intel , and let the budget be within Rs 60000 as i am staying in india, give me complete cpu detials,

right now i am using p4 which i bought in 2006 march, but i upgraded monitor and keyboard and mouse all 3, 3 months back in dec 2012,

monitor is samsung s22b370 1920x1080p

keyboard is k750 solarpower logitech and a wireless mouse, i know these 3 will be lasting more than 2020 , but

now i only need a future proof sameway for the cpu within my budget i specified,

i know future proof games will have more than 4 cores and so graphics card wil be more than 2gb in future gaming world. and i cannot keep on changing to have latest with every year new tech they are making , but i wnat to make it one time investment so that i could play games in all upto 2020 , with 50 fps atleast till that year given an option to crossfire/sli for graphics card and also changing processor during later year after 2018 when prices go down , please dont say no

let the mobo be same till 2020 with giving choices to change processor and graphics card. please dont make me change even mobo then it will be like chaning cpu all over again,and i cannot invest till 2020 , please understand my situation

and give me suggestion to each item in cpu specifically to build one within my budget Rs 60000

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March 23, 2013 at 21:17:58
i need a cpu which can last till 2020

A CPU will certainly last till 2020 but it will be way out of date by then. Just for your information a CPU is a chip on the motherboard, usually made by Intel or AMD.

The box that stands on your desk is a computer.

As for future proofing till 2020, no chance. At the rate of development in electronics there is no telling where things might be in seven years time. CPUs may well be so advanced that you will need a new motherboard, new memory and new graphics card to take care of it.

Even next year there is likely to be something new that will render anything bought this year obsolete. That the way it is and the way it has always been and that is the way it will always be,

Future proofing has been a Holy Grail for years but it is a futile exercise, things just move to fast.


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March 23, 2013 at 21:54:49
just please understand and give me some solution which can atleast do better if not last long till 2020, give me the good config cpu

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March 23, 2013 at 22:30:07
First answer this question: How many friends/coworkers/relatives (not yourself) still work with a machine from 2006? (7 years ago) Given that the advances will continue in processor technology, the likelihood of "future-proofing" for 7-years out will be even less certain than it was then. If you're determined, just find the fastest CPU/MoBo/RAM/peripheral combo available today (but it still won't play new games in 2020). Personally, I still work with machines 10-15 years old on a daily basis and still have no desire to replace them...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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March 23, 2013 at 22:41:39
Sorry, but what you are asking for is not realistic.
Nobody knows what the future will bring but I strongly suspect that any computer you can build today will be obsolete in 2020 and by the standards of the day suited only for basic computing tasks. In 2020 16 cores and a 8 GB video card might be entry level and unsuited for modern gaming. And the video system will likely require features that designers haven't thought of yet. I don't know. Nobody does.

All you can do is buy the best you can within your budget. As I am not a gamer I cannot help with that. It won't be a gaming computer in 2020, maybe not even in 2015.

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March 23, 2013 at 23:29:00
Agree with you all. An 8 core processor, 64Gb RAM, 6Gb GDDR5 video card machine built today will cost about as much as a car and Dell will be selling them by Christmas.

When that machine is 2 years old, it'll be worth $500US. Or to put it all in context, the entire machine will be worth half of the cost of that swell 6Gb video card.

Just build something reasonable and don't let it bother you that your new build is obsolete by the time you log into Windows.

Audares Juvo

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March 24, 2013 at 00:37:04
In 2020 the best computers made today will be in dumpsters.

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March 24, 2013 at 09:03:25
I don't know guys. I think he might be able to pull it off if he goes high-end.

The Core 2 Duos were released in 2006, and they're still fairly capable processors today. The Core 2 Quads were released early 2007, and they'll still max out any game--even the heavily threaded ones--with a good graphics card.

The fact is, AMD and Intel aren't rolling out new processors at the mind blowing pace they once were. It's not 1999 anymore. The processor you order today won't be obsolete by the time it reaches your doorstep. Heck, if you purchased a Core i7 940 in 2008, your rig would still be considered "performance mainstream" by many.

My $0.02

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March 24, 2013 at 10:35:00
"i need a cpu which can last till 2020"

CPU = processor. Considering your current CPU is a P4 which you bought in 2006 (after P4s were discontinued & the Core 2 made it's debut), I don't understand the problem. You've shown yourself that a CPU that was already outdated when purchased is still useable in 2013, so anything you buy today should still be useable in 2020 unless there are some major changes in technology between now & then.

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March 24, 2013 at 11:17:13
Pretty sure he wants a complete build for about 1,100 bucks US. Not real sure what future proof means though. If it means likely to still be functioning in 2020, then sure. If it means click for instant gratification, then sure becomes a maybe or hope-so.

Audares Juvo

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March 24, 2013 at 13:41:01
Well i gotta agree with the above building a future proof super computer is a little bit out of reach, sure u can get the fastest Core i7 out there and the fastest ram and the 4 way sli's and all that but in 7 years time u wont know what happens, all what uve bought now might become a piece of crap in the next 5-7 years.
Although jackbomb has a point, i still own a Core 2 Duo and a 9800GT and play most games fairly well, but to be honest this whole industry is changing the improvements made to graphics and to software have been tremendous, every year things become more and more powerful and hardware companies(Intel and AMD,Nvidia) arent rolling out much more devices as they used to, so if u have the cash go ahead build the best pc there is and enjoy gaming at its best

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March 24, 2013 at 13:44:27
All you can do is go as high end as possible in terms of capacity, speed and component quality, but there can be no guarantees what the future might bring. My XP was high end when I bought it and lasted 6 years. The power supply literally went "bang" but before that it was very useable indeed. I could have replaced the PSU but decided that the rest might soon start failing (assuming it hadn't already), so it is now retired.

The CPU (Central Processing Unit) is a factor in this but I suspect you mean "Computer".

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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March 31, 2013 at 06:54:58
well ty for all your support , i think i will not play games and mind my duty doing some other work or if i get bored i will do some pacman , spider solitaire based games. or even mind challenging math games. puzzle, which make brain sharper.

so the best thing is not matter how much we kill aliens or fighting in wars in those high end games we have not won or capable to win like that in real life, its just we are in illusion world where game developers make such games to make money for themselves, even though people know it they still play it ,....... whether they realised it or not, world is that way , its just money making technique , so i play some brain building games loll and divert my mind by making more moneyyyyyyyyyyyyy and sorry its not about pc though, my p4 can bring me alot money if i utilise it other way , heads up all .D , i hope we all know it but i just reminded you all .... ty.

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March 31, 2013 at 12:16:59
...where game developers make such games to make money for themselves...

Its what makes the world go round!


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