I am currently In Afghanistan and plan to do a full upgrade when I get back. My question is should I wait for the next generation Hardware or will it be worth it to start buying components now so when I get home sometime in 2013 I have everything ready to go.
Also would it be better to go 1156 or 2011. I have heard that Intel is retiring the 2011 socket. Is that true?
I am upgrading from my current Rig which is in my public profile. Money really isnt an option but try to keep it under $4000 so go nuts.
Approximate Purchase Date:Sometime in 2013
Budget Range: $3500-$3999 after everything is said and done
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Benchmarking, Movies, surfing the net
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Parts to Upgrade:
Gpu: Preferably Nvidia but I am open to AMD. 2 or more
Mobo: Open to suggestions. I have had a lot of luck with my asus though
Ram: Again I have had a lot of luck with g-skill but open to suggestions.
Cpu Cooling: Water Cooling. Not an all in one unit.
Gpu cooling: More than likely air but if you can fit it into the budget, water.
HDD: I will probably keep my 1TB Seagate barracuda for storage. But may add at least another TB
SSD: Atleast 256MB possibly 2 for Raid
Disk drive: Will use my current
Case: Rosewill BLACKHAWK-ULTRA Gaming Super Tower
Psu: My 1000W Kingwin lazer if possible
Monitor: 24" LED backlit
Do you need to buy OS: no
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Frozencpu
Location: Fort Riley, Kansas
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, or Better
Additional Comments: I know it will be overkill but I have the money and nothing else to spend it on. I love overclocking and pushing everything I can to the limit for Benchmarking. I know it accounts for nothing but I love doing it.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Cause I can and want to
Again I still have about 6 months left in this deployment so if the latest and greatest will be released before I get back just let me know and I will wait. I am also open to any suggestions for any piece of hardware.