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Old 12-17-2017, 03:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Time for an upgrade. I've done a fair bit of research but I just get confused with so much info. so would like a clearer opinion. I don't need 24 GB of ram, I think I'll start out with 8 GB, and then go with a video card but I don't need the greatest GPU and I want this system to last me another 5 years or so:

EVGA X58 motherboard with Noctua NH D14 cooler overclocked to 3.7 Ghz., Intel 930 CPU, 650 W PSU,

I want: G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000)

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produc...82E16820231655

EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB SSC GAMING ACX 3.0, 03G-P4-6167-KR, 3GB GDDR5, LED,

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produc...84&ignorebbr=1

Do you think this would be safe? It's for some gaming, but some CAD also.
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Old 12-17-2017, 11:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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5 years? That's pushing it quite a bit.
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Yeah but will it work? I don't care so much about playing the latest games.
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Depends on what you mean by latest games. Because of your air cooler you're limited on OC (although 4GHz should still be doable) and only 8GB of RAM. I wish I wouldn't have sold my 960 so I could test on games that are more recent compared to older. I do have a video of a 2500k and even though it worked alright I was also using both of my Titan Xps in it. I suppose it just all depends on what you want to play. I would definitely consider at least 12GB.
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The best game in the entire history of computer gaming :

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Uhhhh. Wat.
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