CPU and Graphic card with equal lifetime?

May 15, 2011 at 15:26:26
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Hi, I will buy the AMD phenom II x4 975 and I want to buy a graphic card with equal lifetime... Is the Radeon HD 6950 a good fit? thanks

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#1
May 15, 2011 at 16:10:45
No one can predict the lifetime of anything electronic. Cpu's rarely go bad, so that will probably last longer than the card. Which card depends on many things like what power supply you are using. have a look at this link to get an idea.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...

http://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?t...


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#2
May 15, 2011 at 16:16:23
What I meant is the lifetime until the cards become not very good for the games. Excuse me I wasnt very clear.

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#3
May 15, 2011 at 16:33:14
You mean before they become obsolete.

That all depends on how other factors that effect the performance develop both in the field of hardware and software. If I had a good crystal ball then perhaps I could give you an answer but I don't.

Stuart


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#4
May 15, 2011 at 16:50:23
If you keep playing the same games it should continue to play with the same quality of play. If you get more demanding games then the quality of play will diminish.

Buying the first generation of whatever is the latest/ greatest computer hardware always comes with a sharp premium.

Buying in the " in the sweet spot, price wise" is the way to get the most bang for the buck.

Buying the absolute fastest CPU or graphics card is generally a waste of money because you probably will never utilize either to their potential. By the time you do, they will be near or at end of life.


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#5
May 15, 2011 at 17:09:00
so the HD6950 isnt a very good idea

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#6
May 17, 2011 at 08:55:45
what do you think of the Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 vapor-x?

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#7
May 17, 2011 at 09:25:09
It's hard to recommend a graphics card without knowing your system specs. The power supply will be the determining factor. What are you planning on using.

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#8
May 17, 2011 at 09:27:35
Intel i-5 2500k

8gb ddr3-1600

Windows 7 64 bit

cooler master GX 650w for PSU


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#9
May 17, 2011 at 09:29:28
and Asus p8p67 REV3.0 ATX p67 LGA1155 for MB

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#10
May 17, 2011 at 09:49:15
That's a good psu. It has a single 12 volt rail and will support either card.

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