So I have been looking into upgrading my computer. This kinda falls into the new build category due to im planning on going with a new case, mobo, cpu, ram, and ssd. Out of the current system I will only be taking along the gtx 660, rosewill 550w modular power supply, and the 2 500gb drives.
For the new case I was looking to go with: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811345008
For a cpu I went with a 3570k http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819116504
For cooling http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835181032
For ram I picked http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231589
Now for the mobo...I can't exactly pin point my finger on one.
seem to be the 3 I like. The gigabyte board I can't find a review on but does have what I want in a board. As far as the AsRock ones go I like them too because they have what I want again but ones a bit cheaper and the other just has dual thunderbolt...which I was wondering if I would ever use that. The main purpose of this computer is going to be for college work/gaming....mainly gaming lol...however that is why I decided on a 3570k instead of a 3770k. Read around here to save a few go for a 3570k. I wanted superb cooling as I want to OC this to 4.5 and beyond if possible....wouldn't mind seeing 5ghz but im doubting it lol...but a solid 4.5 or more would be sweet. As far as the ram goes they are super fast for a decent price. Like dominators ran nearly twice as much with same specs. Also with 2x8gb I can upgrade later on to 32gb. For the SSD I want the fastest one I can find....samsung 840 pro has the speed im looking for without having to get a pci-e one. Later on I want to get another and put it into raid for faster speeds.
Aside from that one of the questions I have are is the 550w ps going to be able to hold the new system (3570k oc'd, h100i, ssd, 2 hdds, gtx660) or should I consider going SLI and adding a http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817104054 that way then the vid cards would be on a separate power source. Only downfall is this adds like 300 to my build....doable seeing how I may sell whats left over for about that amount. This way also gaming wise I won't have a problem playing games at high settings.
Anyways input on a mobo would be great...mainly looking for a z77 chipset, SLI capable, 4 sata III 6gb/s ports (want it for speed for SSD's). Kinda looking for a black mobo or dark colors...as with my new case its going to be black and green...I will be adding green lighting inside the case and also 2 120 green led fans and 2 140 green led fans to brighten it up a bit too. Also I have had my fair share of problems with asus boards so now im kinda looking for something new hence looking at AsRock and Gigabyte boards...also read alot of good things about these boards.