Here's the situation. I currently have an AMD build (AMD Phenom II X61090T) with two two 6950s on a gigabyte mother board with 4 4MB sticks of RAM (Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600). I plan to give this computer to my daughter who is starting junior high and likes to game with me on occasion while I build a new PC for myself (I also want her to use if for school work
I mainly will be using this build as a gaming machine. I want to run a duel monitor desktop (I have the monitors already) and also a 42" panel (I have a 42" Panasonic IPS 1080P). I play WoW, Elder Scrolls, and plan to play other MMOs and also start using my steam account to play games like Batman, Dishonored, Half Life, Crysis, BioShock, etc.
So far the parts I have are the following:
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 Blackout Silent ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
SSD: SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE500BW 2.5" TLC Internal Solid State Drive
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum SS-860XP2 860W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
Parts I need:
CPU: I am leaning towards i5 or i7 Haswell (Mostly using for gaming so I presume that I don't need more that the i5 chip that does not have HD Video processing as I'll be using a video card)
Memory: Does this depend on the motherboard? Also, would it be feasible to split the 16MB of RAM in my old system into old system and new build?
Mother Board: Completely open (prior experience with Asus and Gigabyte but open to any recommended brands)
Graphics Card: I would like to upgrade but if I split my two 6950s between my new build and old would I be able to max out 1080p settings for the above type of games? However if I decide to get higher resolution monitors a few months down the road would that change the graphics card recommendation?
DVD and/or BluRay: Am I good with a $20-25 DVD Burner or worth it to step up to a BluRay (note I do not burn anything other than maybe the occasional CD-R).
Case fans: quiet and quality
CPU Cooler: mid range liquid CPU cooler that would work for my Fractal Design case ($50-$75)?
I can spend up around $1000 or a little more if the upgrade is a good price/performance boost. I also already have a copy of Windows7 64-bit.
Let me know if I missed anything. Thanks in advance for the help!!