Video card: HD 6850 (dropped 6600GT)
HD: Seagate 300Gb (not in raid at the momment) SATA II
SO: Windows 7 64 bit (dropped Win XP)
Cool at that moment I could play WOW Cata new patch perfectly!!! with a 2006 build system and its 2011, so far so good, years passed need for more bandwidth, started to OC at 2011 4Q
PSU: B-Move PSU 600W (droped Stock 450W)
Cooler: Corsair H70
CPU: OC to 3,8Ghz when gamming (Skyrim , League of legends etc etc)
New added cooler for Northbridge it was about to burn, just took a small 1,5half inch fan and couple screws.
New needs, new games...
I have a capable 2006 system but it is time to upgrade MOBO, CPU and Memory.
I want upgradeable system,been looking at these:
Sabertooth Z77 ---> (x16/0 or x8/x8) --->Is dropping price so fast because of the x8/x8 and its a so good MOBO.
Asrock Extreme 9 Z77 ---> (x16/0/16/0 or x8/8/8/8 mode) ---> History of people complainning of its short life componentes but config high for the years to come.
Third option is going for smaller one:
Asrock Extreme4/GA-Z77X-D3H (both good ones but less future proof) then I can get a refurbished Sapphire 6850 and crossfire even that i know i get no benefit to crossfir right now single monitor 1920x1080.
i5 3570K ---> It just remember me so much my old processor, full of promisses and a long 6-7 years future pushing as the needs comes. There is no question about it.
Corsair Vengeance / G.Skill (RipjawsX or Sniper)1600 CL 8 2x4Gb ---> Cannot go wrong with any of em. (need advice on the Ripjaws/Sniper difference, I shall look further this)
The questions then:
Should I go futureproof long term Exterem9? (Allowing to crossfire PCI3.0 16/16)
Should i go futureproof mid term Sabertooth? (and get second 6850 / new GPU for 1Q 2014 depends on the FPS gain per coin)
Should i go instaterm and crossfire now?
Usage of PC is gaming. Only. Got a Logitech (G19 and G13, mouse and 5.1), a new 2006 DVD R/W, my HDDs function 100% Ok and I care none to raid them in future.
Budget TOP is 600$ can be more if i have to give one month more, even two, but the Skyrim, LOL takes ages to load, laggy etc etc due to CPU/Bridge bottleneck. (Mobo is a PCIE1.0) My case its pretty big it fits the H70 perfectly inside.
Ok, you are right. Lets say its a new equip tranfering Video and HDD, what should you chose to go. about the motherboard something lower futureproof and a 2nd video card
Or a higher one MOBO, if so, a very high one for a 6850 seems pretty odd... and the other seems less futureproof.