Parts to Upgrade: New Motherboard, ram, cpu, video card
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, amazon.com
Location: Phoenix AZ
Parts Preferences: Video card will probably be a 770 so I can do SLI, and I've got a discount on intel CPUs so I'd prefer to go that direction, but I'm open
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I have two systems that I'd like to have in working order, currently one has a dead motherboard, I'm thinking of demoting my current main system's motherboard, cpu, and ram to the older system and doing some substantial upgrades to my primary gaming machine. I'd like to get to the point where I have two systems that can play most games, and my main gaming system can hard-max the graphics in most everything.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I'm upgrading for two reasons. First, because my old system, which I was hoping to give to my girlfriend, died on me. And second, I recently upgraded my system (17 2600k @ 4.3, 8 gigs ram, SSD) from a 6970 to a 770 gtx 2gig, and I've been disappointed by my inability to run a lot of games maxed out(Titanfall can't do insane textures, and assassin's creed 4 can't do the neat smoke effects). I'm thinking that I'll get a 4770, new ram, and a second 770 2gig for sli, and have my main system up to where I'd like it while at the same time getting my old system back in the game. That said, I don't know for sure that sli 770s can handle what will be coming in the next year gaming wise with the new consoles pushing cross platform games to new heights, and I've been out of date on hardware for a few years now, so I don't know if there's something I should wait for or what.