I currently have a HP m9600t computer sitting in a corsair 600t, with gtx 560 ti and corsair 850hx. I am looking to finish off upgrading the rest of the pc so its has no more HP POS parts. I need a mobo, 2500k, cpu cooler, ram and HD. My current parts are a stock i7 920 on terrible mobo 8 gigs of ram and WD 750G hd.
Approximate Purchase Date: This week
Budget Range: 600 before rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, video editing, adobe illustrator
Parts Not Required: case, video card, psu, os, keyboard, mouse (but looking for suggestions on a new one mines dying)
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Doesn't really matter
Country of Origin: US
Parts Preferences: None
SLI or Crossfire: Yes (going to add another 560ti soon)
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: Mostly needing help on the mobo. I am looking for a cheaply priced well built mobo for SLI doesn't need to have a whole lot of extras on it tho. Also since I use sony vegas and illustrator alot would it be worth the 16 gigs of ram?.
Also was wondering how much of an increase in performance would I notice with these upgrades!
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If I were you I would only buy a X58 motherboard with SLI capabilities and spend the rest on a 560ti.
totaly not worth it IMO, i7 920 is still a very good chip. yes the i5 is better but not by enough to warrant the price needed for a new motherboard and chip. also 16GB of ram is way too much, 8GB is more than enough these days