Good eveing all. So I am starting to get more bugs with my MB (random shut downs, not finding my boot drive, etc.) and am thinking of replacing it. I don't do a lot of real hard core gaming, but run decent resolutions (1920 X 1200) with Skyrim. The more taxing jobs on my system are HD video editing from my GoPro Hero3 Black and video transcribing with Handbrake. Current system is at the bottom of post. I am thinking of replacing my MB with:
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
And while I am at it I am considering a couple other upgrades and wanted peoples thoughts:
1) Is it worth it to up the RAM to 16GB. I am thinking of:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9Q-16GBXL
2) Is it worth it to upgrade my video card? i am running two (2) Radeon 6870 in Crossfire now. The GTX 770 and 780 just came out... Would I notice a big improvement in my video editing and transcripting with a new video card?
Any thoughts are appreciated. Thanks everyone.
CPU - Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics
Motherboard - ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
RAM - CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M4A1600C9
OS Drive - OCZ Vertex 3 Series - MAX IOPS Edition VTX3MI-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Data Drive – WD Green 2TB Drive
Video Cards: (Crossfire) 2 x SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100314VXSR Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video
Power Supply - SeaSonic X-1250 1250W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
OS – Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate