It has been 7 years since I built my last PC. In that 7 years I only upgraded the GPU twice. So needless to say when I build a computer I like them to last me a decent amount of time, as such, I go fairly high end for what is available at the moment.
Initially I thought I would only spend around $1500, but I now see I was off by about $600.
So here is the build I am close to building.
- Does it make sense to hold off on the GPU? I know the 800 series from Nvidia is coming out Q4.
- Did I somehow overlook anything?
So I am strongly considering holding off on the GPU until the 800 series is released and using my current card, which is a 460 Ti. It would clearly be the bottleneck if I do so, but the possible pay off for waiting just seems to good not to wait, as everything about the 800 series is pointing towards massive improvements all around.
So if I should wait on the GPU, should I just wait on the whole damn thing?
I am just super excited to build this computer since it has been so long, and this thing is pretty much my dream build, and luckily right now I can afford to build it. And again keep in mind, I prefer it to last me a very long time. I will also be doing multimedia production besides just gaming, so definite Photoshop / Illustrator, and even video editing as well.