I am currently deployed 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.
Well if in 2013, later or sooner there'll be some new stoff.
Buy some recent plain stuff + well... its hard to say
Gpu: Any 690, for that budget
Cpu: 3770k would be enough for everything.
Cooler: nh-d14 will do exelent.
Mobo: Well, buy a good one, for future sli/x-fire ready <sorry i dont know mobos too good>
Case+Psu: buy enough big psu and a good case.
Ram: you dont need more than 8gb, but well 16 is you really are gona spend some monay. And maybey Low profile for the huge cooler.
Ssd: buy a 240gb one, maybey the newest one in 2013 when you are going to buy Pc
hdd: Buy 1.5tb, same as ^ssd^
-x79 because you are not working
-32gb of ram because you are not working
-fast ram because it voids your warranty
-a 690 because there are better cards that are less overkill
-raid because it has no noticeable differences other than in benchmarking (benchmarking is nothing more other than to show off) and in work