System upgrade... how does this look?

The sound on my motherboard crapped out and I'm going to send it back for repairs but if it costs too much I might just bite the bullet and do an upgrade. I built this in 2011. Pretty much handled every game, but one of my 580s crapped out so I'm down to 1 of those now.

Here is my current build...

Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor

Corsair H80 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler

Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard

Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB 2.5" 10000RPM Internal Hard Drive

EVGA GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB Video Card

Corsair Professional 1050W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

Lite-On IHBS112-04 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer

Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 OEM 3-Pack (64-bit)

Logitech G110 Wired Standard Keyboard

Logitech G400 Wired Optical Mouse

Western Digital My Passport 2TB External Hard Drive

Here is what I was thinking...


Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor

Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler

Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

Corsair Vengeance Pro 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory

EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card

Would my H80 be enough for the new CPU? This would be about $1500. I guess I could still use my DDR3-1600 memory too which would save me about $230. The H100i is about $100.

What do you think? I'm guessing this would be a pretty decent upgrade?
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  1. You could keep the same cooler and memory without any issues. Selling the components you are replacing might help with the remaining cost if you don't want to keep them for something else.

    Overall, it looks like a good build.

    EDIT: Bossyfins is right; if you wanted, you could stay with the same CPU and motherboard and wait for the next CPU generation before upgrading it.
  2. Upgrade GPU and add SSD and that shoukd hold you up for another 2-3 years. the 2700k is very potent
  3. I forgot to mention my onboard sound issue. I edited my post to mention it. I tried an ASUS PCI sound card but can only get sound out of one speaker. No idea why.
  4. Bossyfins said:
    Upgrade GPU and add SSD and that shoukd hold you up for another 2-3 years. the 2700k is very potent


    I have a 2600k. Not sure how much better the 2700k is. If it weren't for my motherboard issue I'd stick with it. They don't make the P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3 any more. I was thinking about getting a new 1155 motherboard. Though I'm not sure I want to spend the money on old tech. Any good 1155 mobos still being sold?
  5. Z68 might be harder to find, but you can use a Z77 just as easily. LGA 1155 is still LGA 1155.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293
  6. blazorthon said:
    Z68 might be harder to find, but you can use a Z77 just as easily. LGA 1155 is still LGA 1155.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293


    Oh yeah, not sure why I was thinking I needed to stay Z68. Looks like a real comparable board. I'll definitely keep it in mind. How are ASRock boards? I never owned one. The BIOs software nice?
  7. JrFreak said:


    Oh yeah, not sure why I was thinking I needed to stay Z68. Thanks.


    I see your point about wanting to buy old tech. Still, it'll be cheaper than spending another $300 on a new CPU when your current one is still good and a new generation is only a month or two away. Maybe get a cheaper sound card instead to hold you over?
  8. You can get a Asus z77 board for about 70$ with a 90 day warranty/return.

    Newegg
  9. blazorthon said:
    JrFreak said:


    Oh yeah, not sure why I was thinking I needed to stay Z68. Thanks.


    I see your point about wanting to buy old tech. Still, it'll be cheaper than spending another $300 on a new CPU when your current one is still good and a new generation is only a month or two away. Maybe get a cheaper sound card instead to hold you over?


    I bought an ASUS Xonar DG pci sound card to get me over but I can only get sound out of 1 speaker for some reason. Everything is connected correctly. I wish I had another set of speakers to use to test with.
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