Hey all! So, I have been looking to upgrade some components:
Processor + new cooling system for it
As you see, not a such a big upgrade BUT leaves more money for those components.
The remaining parts which will not be upgraded right now.
Graphics Card: Asus Radeon 6950 DirectCU II
Memory: Kingston HyperX 2x4GB@1600mhz.
As I think they are fine still, and as the new psu could give some more headroom for overclocking, I think I will still be fine a for another year, or wait until prices drop even more on graphic cards.
So far, these are what I have been thinking:
ASUS Maximus V Formula
Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid 850W
Intel Core i5-3570K
The PSU does lave good headroom for even a more powerful GPU, even for a SLI/Crossfire setup in the future, if I ever decide to do it, that is. Also, my current case most likely wont fit in an E-ATX mobo, so if you could suggest a good case that is bang for the buck (silent, somewhat feature rich, not too over the top looking, hopefully quality..) Now, I have heard that the Noctua isn't the best fan/heatsink based cooling solution no more? If that is the case, could you recommend something better? I reckon you guys can guide me, tell ideas/suggestions. I'm not ordering these for a few months, but just thinking ahead And yes, I intend to overclock.