i5 3470 How many years will it last

i can get a i5 3470 used very cheap and i am wondering should i get the i5 or get the fx 8350 because i want to buy a cpu that will last 3-4 years and being able to play games
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  1. Yeah i see that but how many years will this cpu last?
  2. i5, access to pci-e 3.0 which in that timescale might become relevant, and it runs cooler.
  3. as to how long it lasts, it'll probably work for a decade or more, but the mobo would fail before that, neither of which is the real question of how long it'll be useful for, i'd say they'd both be useful for your time period, becoming less useful near the end, though near the end of that period the base offerings from both would be faster than the i5 is now. BUT no-one really knows. There might be something really useful or interesting that you want to use them for in 2 years time that just happens to consume loads of cpu power, or there might not be.
  4. jcgamer507 said:
    Yeah i see that but how many years will this cpu last?

    Depends on how long top you get sick of it. It will last for 20 years if you look after it.
  5. no definite answer to how long it will last/still be capable

    my 4 year old 2600k (at 5ghz) is still more than capable now never kept a cpu so long

    but the way cpus are going just now theres no huge increase in the new generation that makes it worth upgrading mine yet
  6. Hello... A CPU is a "solid state" device... No moving parts, as long as it has the proper voltage and temperatures, it will remain usable. I have 25 year old intel 286/386 CPU's still working in production equipment and making parts/money.
  7. i am wondering how many years will i be able to play games at 1080p atleat medium settings?
  8. no-one knows, and it'll be GPU and CPU dependant
  9. Hello... Alot of the Work for Video Graphics/Games is done by the GPU... I upgrade my GPU about 3 times per CPU...
    the i5 & i7 1155, 1150, are great performers and can be found used, to save you $$ over a retail version at this time.
    Here is a i7 1155 for $185 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Xeon-E3-1230-V2-3-3GHz-4-Core-Processor-CM8063701098101-SR0P4-/191618551374?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c9d5b0e4e
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