Ok. first off I'm new in the community, Been reading a lot of post for some time now, Finally decided to join the club.
So here it goes.
I'm planning on upgrading 3 crucial components in my PC, there good but out dated. This well be my motherboard, processor and ram that I will be upgrading. As of right now i have a Intel Q9550 overclocked @ 3.4Ghz with 4 Gb of DDR2 running @ 1066Mhz with timings of 5-5-5-15 and the dreaded Asus P5N-T Deluxe motherboard (Nvidia 780i Chip-set) this board has givin me sooo much trouble and headache. But I finally got it running stable Enough to play some game's, still freeze's on rare ocassion.
I was wondering if you guys can help me out on choosing some parts for my system since I was going to update, I want to update to the latest and greatest in a real world budget lol. I was thinking about LGA2011 motherboard. I think 16 Gigs should hold me out for a couple of years and processor i was looking at the Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core. I think a corsair H60 would do the trick in cooling this Processor and if there something extra left i would to have a raid set up with two 1TB HDD ( i get those for around 60 dollars a piece where i live)
So i'm open for suggestion and my budget it's around the 800 dollar limit.
I want to get 16 gigs of ram because i already have some game's asking for 8 gigs recommended like L.A. Noire, GTA 4, Skyrim. I just want to have memory to play with since the system uses like 1.5 gigs to runthe OS, so i think 16Gb would not be overkill. And another reason for the 16 gigs is not having to get more ram in the long run.
I plan to buy this now and just forget about the PC upgrade wise for a while.
Yes is true.Sabertooth mobos are verry good and they have 5 years warranty.
Then change the RAM with quad channel because X79 use quad channel memory.
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... i choosed low profile ( without heatsink) not to interfere with cpu cooler ( aftermarket cooler). If you will use liquid cooling than the big heatsinks are not a problem.
I thinking on getting a Corsair water cooling solution for the CPU so the high profile would not be a factor. plus if you saw the link to my PC on my first post i have a NZXT Phantom full case. So room is not a factor either.
isn't the Corsair vengeance 4x4Gb be Quad channel ? Ram cache is something that interest me alot! with 32Gb i can use 8Gb for system ram, 8Gb as ram cache and the rest 16Gb as ram disk volume to run the whole game from the ram
I own a Asrock P67 Extreme 6 and i didn't have any problem with my mobo.If you take a look at the Asrock mobos almost all of them have good customers reviews compared with the big mobo brands ( Asus,Gigabyte,MSI ).