Hello I need some advice on what the best way to upgrade my PC would be.
A few days ago my Q9550 decided to kick the bucked and die, considering that its an old socket 775 I figured that the best solution is to just get a new CPU, MB, and RAM, rather than hunting for another 775 chip.
My budget is about $1000 - $1500. As far as CPU, MB, and RAM is concerned I've narrowed it down to Intel Core i7 2600K, Gigabyte - GA-Z68XP-UD4 and G.Skill - F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL respectively.
In addition to this I'm also thinking of getting a Noctua - NH-C14 for the CPU and a OCZ Technology - VTX3MI-25SAT3-120G for my primary Windows partition.
The case, PSU, Sound card and Video card are getting carried over from my current PC.
Now my question should I get 8GB of RAM or 16GB, Is the SSD worth it or should I invest In a better Video card instead ?
My current Video card is a HD 4870x2.
This PC will mostly be used for gaming and my UNI work I plan to OC it to some extent.