Ok, #### it! What if I go for i7-3770K and MSI GTX 680L. What's the best cheapest motherboard (SLIable preferably, methinks) for it?
Would my G.Skill 2x4GB RAM hold up with this, because I could not afford to upgrade the RAM aswell (unless to buy a single same G.Skill RAM stick, from what I recall the i7 platform allows for three RAM sticks, while i5 only two)?
I have a "Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced" case, I think it's moddable and large enough. Do I need a maximum amount of fans or just the stock is fine? Does the i7-3770K comes with a good cooler or do I need to buy a custom one (wouldn't like)?
Time goes by like hell, so what's the prognosis of such a system, how long will it be on top of the food chain? I hope more than 2 years.
Originally Posted by dph314
Edit: I see a ton of complaints about parts of that board dying within a few months of purchase. How's it been treating you so far?
Using it nearly daily for about two years now. Never had any problems, guess I was lucky so far. Not a single crash with my build (except with my previous corrupt GEiL RAM and early crashes in pre-GOTY Red Orchestra 2)! Did not re-install Win7 for a year also.
Generally I'm pleased with my rig, only it's getting slowly weak.
And again, I'm sorry for the off-topic, but you are guys are helpful.