Heya. I haven't upgraded the comp since 2008 other than my video card last year - an EVGA Geforce 580 gtx ds http://bit.ly/JGk85q
. I'm looking to upgrade my cpu, mobo, memory (of course) and buy a SSD, for now. I may upgrade my case and (maybe) psu later on since money is too tight to go all out. Here's my current setup:
Case - Antec Nine Hundred (1st release)
Mobo - ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 http://bit.ly/mzat9
PSU - Antec TPQ-850 850W http://bit.ly/KVukSJ
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 http://bit.ly/t4AW3
I want to get the Ivy bridge chip 3770k. I prefer ASUS motherboards. Even though I'm not much of an overclocker (I have never tried to do it but I may give it a try this time around), I want to get really good hardware to last me a few years. I'm a gamer (mostly MMOs, RPGs, FPSs like SWTOR, MW3 / Battlefield, Skyrim, Second Life etc). I also use programs such as photoshop and maya, and lately these have been taxing on my computer. I'm still using Windows XP (yes laugh, I'm very stubborn) but I bought Windows 7 Ultimate months ago. I just wanted to get my major upgrades done so I wouldn't have to reinstall all my bajillion programs twice. I'm not too familiar with memory as far as timings go so I will definitely need recommendations on that too. SSD wise, I'm trying to decide between a vertex or something from Samsung. My power supply still works well but I don't know if it will be okay with the new items. Lemme know what you think on that. I also need a good cpu cooler. I'm too scared to go the liquid cooling route so air cooling is still for me.
So to recap, I need a new motherboard, cpu cooler, memory, and SSD. Help meeeeee!