I've been meaning to upgrade my system for a while now and today was the last straw, something strange happened to my computer overnight and it just wont work properly i.e bluescreens and startup problems. What do you guys think of this build? Its not set in stone yet so feel free to give me afew pointers.
Cpu: intel i5-4430
Ram: G.Skill RipjawsX [F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL] 2x8gb
Gpu:Sapphire HD 7790 OC 2gb
Primary drive: 120GB Sata3 Kingston V300
I'll be reusing my 650w power supply (if its not enough tell me please) and a 1tb secondary drive for storage.
The PSU will be good enough, mobo and CPU are good choices.
You can probably drop down to 2x4GB memory ( 1866 Mhz max, 1600Mhz will do ), while the extra memory is nice if you are money constrained the 8GB total works fine. I would go with Asus 7850 instead of that sapphire card. There is a sizeable performance improvement going to the 7850. For SSD i'd stick with something slightly classier, Samsung 840 EVO to be exact, also in the 120GB range.
So basicly what the majority of what youbguys are saying is that I should drop the haswell and some ram for a better gpu right?
Well mainly drop haswell if your PSU doesn't support it. It might always be a good enough unit you'll just have to check. But yes reduce memory to upgrade the graphics. If the PSU is not good enough, get ivy bridge instead, probably save a few bucks in the process and either just save it or spend more on graphics