how many years do you think my pc will last?

Hi. I have recently put together a decent to high end ( i like to think) pc and i was wondering how many years will the parts get me through. My parts list is:
cpu:I5-7600k
gpu: gtx 1060 6gb
case: nzxt H440 (black/blue)
mb: Asus ROG Strix Z270 °F
ram: G. Skill Tridentz RGB Series 16GB 2400 MHz
cpu cooler: Corsair CW-9060027-WW Hydro Series H115i 280 mm Extreme Performance
hdd: 2TB ssd:240gb by sandisc
and an RM750x watt modular psu by corsair
thanks in advance
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  1. It's really hard to tell when a computer will start to fail. A good rule of thumb is to think 3-4 years. However, it depends on developers. Also, it depends on what you can tolerate. If your computer doesn't seem slow, then that's that. I picked up an old Dell Optiplex GX520, and installed Windows 7 (it still had XP) and it works just fine.
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  2. personally, i think you might be able to get through 2018,maybe even '19 without major changes. your ram might start feeling lacking after that point. i say that because at least in the case of pc gaming, things change way to fast and you have to keep up with it all the time, especially if you're preference is ultra. do note that it's just an assumption based on my observation. but things do change way too fast
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  3. Your pc can be expected to last 10 years before a part fails.
    It will be obsolete by then.

    What is unknowable is what YOU decide to do in the future.

    I like the 7600K with an overclock as a gaming cpu.
    However, For long term usage, I would take the some $140 budget for the cooler and make that a I7-7700K.
    With a very good case like yours and 3 120mm front intake fans, air cooling for either 7600K or 7700K is all you need.
    My pick would be a noctua NH-U14s.
    It is entirely capable of cooling either cpu overclocked.
    You can expect a overclock for either cpu in the 4.8-5.1 range, depending on your luck in getting a good chip.

    For reliability, buy a Samsung 850 evo ssd. They perform a bit better and have a 5 year warranty.
    SSD prices will fall over time.
    I might buy what will do for a couple of years, planning an upgrade later when prices are lower.
    If your need for space is for large sequential files such as videos, I would plan on a hard drive for them.

    Likely, you will want to upgrade the GTX1060 sometime in the future.
    That will come whenever you get into 1440P or 4k gaming.
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  4. pepe frog said:
    Hi. I have recently put together a decent to high end ( i like to think) pc and i was wondering how many years will the parts get me through. My parts list is:
    cpu:I5-7600k
    gpu: gtx 1060 6gb
    case: nzxt H440 (black/blue)
    mb: Asus ROG Strix Z270 °F
    ram: G. Skill Tridentz RGB Series 16GB 2400 MHz
    cpu cooler: Corsair CW-9060027-WW Hydro Series H115i 280 mm Extreme Performance
    hdd: 2TB ssd:240gb by sandisc
    and an RM750x watt modular psu by corsair
    thanks in advance


    Well you need to look at it in console generations actually.

    So now you have a pc better than the ps4 pro. This means that you will be able to play all current and future console games that come out on the ps4 pro. Now once a new console generation launches you need to see if your pc can still keep up. Usually the cpu is fine but you'll end up needing a new gpu.

    I have no idea when the ps5 or xbox (insert random cool sounding number/letter here) will launch.
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  5. MasterChief86 said:
    personally, i think you might be able to get through 2018,maybe even '19 without major changes. your ram might start feeling lacking after that point. i say that because at least in the case of pc gaming, things change way to fast and you have to keep up with it all the time, especially if you're preference is ultra. do note that it's just an assumption based on my observation. but things do change way too fast
    do you think that if the ram was
    3000 MHh instead of 2400 it would make a notable difference? in short and long term
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  6. I had a Compac bought in 1994 that died last summer, age 22. Until it died, all original programs worked just fine.

    Nigel
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  7. pepe frog said:
    MasterChief86 said:
    personally, i think you might be able to get through 2018,maybe even '19 without major changes. your ram might start feeling lacking after that point. i say that because at least in the case of pc gaming, things change way to fast and you have to keep up with it all the time, especially if you're preference is ultra. do note that it's just an assumption based on my observation. but things do change way too fast
    do you think that if the ram was
    3000 MHh instead of 2400 it would make a notable difference? in short and long term



    Over a course of a long term? No. Short term? Maybe. If you are looking at it from a gaming prespective, then it could. But not by much. If you already overclocked your RAM to 2400mhz, then you are good. If you did not even touch the RAM, and you are happy with results, then it definitely isn't going to matter.
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