I've decided that I want to upgrade my current system, I'm going to try and reuse some components from my existing build (from 2009), but honestly don't know what will be able to carry over beyond the hard-drives.
My questions mainly revolve around opinions on the components I am considering, will they fit into the case I am considering (if anyone has experience with it). I'm also open to suggestions regarding more suitable options, this doesn't need to be a bleeding edge system, but I want it somewhat future proofed (as much as a system can be in this day and age). I want a sleek look rather than flashy for my case, which is another area I'm open to suggestions.
Attached is a link to the wishlist on tigerdirect.com. I still need a graphics card solution, I'm looking for details on that. I'll obviously be running dual monitors. I enjoy gaming, and the cards should be able to play whatever I throw at it.
Could you use the sticky at the top of this subforum? The one that says something about how to ask for advice? We would really be able to help you more with that.
Could you list the components from your old system? What games will you play? At what resolution? What quality? Any video editing? What budget? These are all supposed to be answered by the sticky.
Anyway, that is one heck of an overpriced build. I'll list the parts I'd pick through pcpartpicker... it's got links to retailers. Keep in mind that because Ivy Bridge isn't out yet (April 23rd), the CPU is interchangeable with the i5-3570k... we have to see how it performs.
Hey, thanks for the prompt response. Yes, I will go and reference the sticky and repost some of that information. As far as your recommended options, thanks for the insight and I'll check some of those out as well.
Budget really isn't an issue - if there is value in a component then I am open to it. I wouldn't want to spend money unnecessarily, but am willing to for the right specs. But, if I had to narrow it down, from past experience I'll say 2000-2500.
If you want it quieter, maybe the case I suggested isn't the best. Fractal R3 is the best quiet case you can get imo. I've got a picture of it below. PC Power and Cooling has modular PSUs, but they're bronze rated. At that point, you could get a Corsair or a Seasonic... the only reason I suggested that one was because it was a great deal for a silver rated PSU. Cable management in the 400R is probably better, but both cases aren't very quiet.
It would take up about 700W with two GPUs, a hefty overclock (4.5GHz at 1.35v), and a bunch of other stuff I added on like multiple HDDs... basically, it won't use more than 700W. Also, I accounted for 25% capacitor aging.