I built a gaming PC with whatever money I had saved from a couple years before about 2 years ago and have been upgrading it periodically over the last 5-6 months. Here are my current specs:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570k @ 4.2 Ghz, Cooler: Antec KÜHLER H2O 620, RAM: 8gb DDR3 1600 Corsair Vengeance, MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD3H (rev 1.0), SSD: SanDisk Extreme 120GB, HDD: 1TB Western Digital Green, GPU: EVGA GTX 470 Superclocked w/ Backplate
I had a server computer running FreeNAS 8 in my basement that I am looking to replace now, here are it's specs:
CPU: AMD FX-60, MOBO: NF4SK8AA-8EKRS, RAM: 4GB DDR 400 Generic, HDD: 2TB WD RED, GPU: BFG 9800 GT Green edition (it can only boot with a nvidia gpu, the mobo is finicky)
As recently as a month or 2 ago, the regular (non sil3132) SATA ports quit working, rendering it completely useless. Before that I was having problems getting the LAN working reliably. It's been about 6 years since I originally built that pc, so you might imagine why I'd want to upgrade
. I am interested in donating parts from my current PC (CPU & SSD mainly) to build a new server computer. As far as upgrades on my gaming computer, I'd like to know the following things:
Should I get a new GPU or get an aftermarket cooler for my 470 and OC the hell out of it?
Should I also get a new CPU as not to bottleneck my system? if so:
Would it be wise to donate my i5 to a new server build and replace it with an i7?
MSata SSD, yea or nay?