I am thinking of upgrading my rig in the near future. I built this in 2005/6 and it's lasted me very well. However I have been thinking of upgrading because I would like more performance as some of my games are starting to lag, I also do the odd video editing and photo editing.
My current spec is this:
- Core 2 duo E6320 4MB L2
- 5GB PC6400 Corsair
- ATI Radeon 6950 2GB
- 600W Zalman PSU
- 250GB & 1TB Sata hard drives
- Asus Nvidia motherboard P5N32-E SLI Plus
- Intel Core i7 3770K Quad Core IvyBridge Processor Retail with Heat Sink Fan £251.00
- Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H Intel Z77 Socket 1155 Motherboard £69.32
- Corsair Memory Vengeance 32GB DDR3 1600 MHz CAS 10 XMP Quad Channel Desktop - £114.38
I'm undecided about the ram, 32GB seems overkill but didn't seem that much over 16gb but willing to spend the bit extra to make it last as long as my current rig, and yes I run a 64bit OS. I'm just wondering if my selection of new parts is good enough? I don't have a budget set, but I will be spreading it out over three months or so as my flat rent is far more important (the cpu alone is almost about one months flat rent ). Any other suggestions welcome, as long as it's Intel for cpu as I have been impressed with them the last few years. After I have the new parts, I'll probably sell my old parts to make up for some the cost since it is all working. I have experiencing in upgrading motherboard bios so I am comfortable with this (I understand it is needed to support latest cpu's?)
I will probably be ordering from scan.co.uk as I don't like the ebuyer.com returns policy.