I'm hoping to upgrade my current build and wanted to know if this upgrade was right and I didn't miss anything. Is everything compatible? Also have any of you fellas had any trouble with the the hardware below? If so what was the problem? Helpful critic is welcome.
to give you an idea of what I would be upgrading from. And give you an idea of what is staying.
Case- Cooler Master Storm Scout 2, Gunmetal gray- stays
Motherboard- Foxconn micro atx 780G - replace
Cpu- Amd 9550 2.2 ghz quad core - replace
cpu cooler- stock heat sink fan- replace
Ram- Samsung 6gb (2X1gb and 2X2gb) -replace
Gpu- onboard Radeon 3200 -replace
Hard drive- Seagate 750gb sata 2 -stays
Optical drive- Some sata dvd-rw/cd-rw drive scavenged off last build-stays
Power supply- Seasonic X-series 850W 80 plus gold, 100% modular-stays
fans- 9X120mm fans,( 6 Cooler Master 69cfm fans (3 blue led and 3 red led) and one Rosewill 74cfm white led fan and one Thermaltake 70cfm blue led fan.)- would like to keep all 9 in the case with everything.
I would like the 8 sata ports so I could try some raid 1 or maybe even some raid 10 way later on. I was thinking of doing a wicked Samsung 840 pro 512gb ssd raid 10 array sometime in the future (yeah I know its really expensive). Is that a good idea on this board or would one need a fancy raid card?
Yeah I could go with the (8gbx2) 16gb of ram to start. It would reduce costs and if someday it is not enough I could just get more.
The extreme 9 is the flagship of asrock amd mobos, the mobo has 6 sata III ports for raid, you don't need any raid card.
The phanteks cooler is also a good cooler to take in consideration, it's a new cooler from a top brand of high end air coolers, see a review : http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/phanteks_phtc12...