I haven't built a new desktop since 2008, so I haven't kept up to speed on processors, memory and motherboards etc. I'm now looking to upgrade the system I built in 08. I believe I know what I want, but with the plethora of socket, processor, and memory types and speeds I just wanted to make sure that the following list of components will all work together, and if there is any reason to stay away from any of these components.
I don't game much these days, but I want to know that it will handle the latest and greatest games with relative ease. In addition I utilize vmware workstation, QEMU, and Virtual Box fairly heavily on this system.
I'm only planning to upgrade the mainboard, CPU, memory and heat sink. Everything else will be fine for what I'm doing (unless there is some kind of new pin connector for the mobo that my PSU won't support). It's currently a Corsair HX520 ATX Triple 12V 40A 24PIN.
I'm looking at the following combo. (will probably run it stock, but may OC...)
Gigabyte GA-Z87-D3HP (GLA1150)
Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8) CL9 (Part: CMZ16GX3M2A1600C9)
CoolerMaster RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm FAN
I'm also considering if the i5-4670K would be more than sufficient, but given it's only about $80.00 more i'm not sure it's worth skimping on the proc.
Thanks in advance for any input/suggestions.
Edited by Zarius, 04 December 2013 - 11:18 AM.