I am new here at this forum, and I believe I am in the right directory. I currently have a decent 4-5 year old custom built gaming rig that has done me well. I am in the process of looking again. I will be going from an AMD Cpu and GPU to Intel. I am here to ask for some opinions, and possibly some stupid questions! Without further adieu:
//Money is no obstacle, however, I want to be able to play anything for the next few years, //without spending more than I have to.
There are so many and I feel that searching "Best mother boards of 2013/14" is not giving me the answer that I need. I have, however a few options.
- Asus Maximus VI Gene
- Z87 A
- Rampage IV Black
- Sabertooth Z87
I have read up on some of those, it looks like the Sabertooth and the Rampage Black you kind of pay for looks. If not, let me know what your opinion is on those, and if you recommend any more.
The Intel i7-4770K Haswell - looks pretty promising at the moment. Not too expensive and gives me an upgrade with an i7 that I can use for a long time. Is it work the extra 600 dollars to upgrade to an i7 Extreme processor, just for gaming? Let me know please !
No real research has been done. I've looked at the $1,049 Titan, and although pretty nice, I don't think I could use all of it with today's games. Probably not till about 3 years would I get the full value of it, and by then it would be worth half as much.
- Asus Titan
- GTX 680
- GTX 670
Again, open to all types of opinions. I want the best gaming machine, where money is no obstacle, but I am getting my monies worth without going over the top (i.e., the Titan?)
If price isn't an issue I would get the 4770k (there is no need for the extreme processors for gaming, and that requires a whole different motherboard to run the extremem ones in)
I would get an Asus Maximus VI Hero motherboard over any of the ones you have listed, it has all the bells and whistles, and none of the stuff a non OC/OCD nut would want, and its a bit cheaper.
As for a video card the best card out is a780-TI at the moment, it outruns a titan for gaming purposes, and is a good bit cheaper.
I think if you stick to those core parts, add in 16gigs of 2400 mhz ram, and a 250~500 gb SSD (preferably Samsung or Intel) you will have a system capable of eating up whatever is in front of it for years to come, and not have ot spend $2500.