How long will this PC take to become obsolete?

CPU: AMD Zambezi 3.8 GHz Quad-core  $105

Mobo: MSI 970A-G43 AM3+ SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX $70

GPU: EVGA Geforce 650 ti BOOST 2GB $160

RAM: Team dark series 8gb (2 x 4gb) DDR3 1600 MHz $55

PSU: Corsair 500W builder series $60

HDD: Western Digital Blue 1 TB $65

Case: DIYPC FM08-B black usb 3.0 ATX and Micro ATX $25

DVD Drive: ASUS 24x Writer/burner

OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit $100


Total: Nearly $650


I want to know just how many year it might take before it's value drops below 400 or 300 dollars and if it's worth it. I would appriciate it a lot, thank you.


P.S. Please tell me any improvements I can make.

a year from now I doubt you'll be able to get 300 out of it because everything will drop in price when the next gen stuff comes out.

a year from now it will still be able to play games almost as good as it did new.

Good. I'm not really planning on selling it if I do buy it but thanks for the information. I just need this to last me a couple years longer than the regular 2 year upgrade cycle.

I would get a 6 core for that money.

Could grab a cheaper Phenom quad-core? Either way, it is only "obsolete" when it doesn't give you the experience you want. It will last you longer than you might anticipate. Would probably only need a GPU refresh.