OK guys, I need some help deciding on what to do with this new build. So what I'm going to do is post 4 links to builds on PcPartpicker. I will be showing my current build as it is right now, and my three options for upgrading and installing the components into the new Air 540.
This is what I'm looking from you guys if you will help. I need to know your opinion on which build you would go with given the options and the components I've selected. I stick to the companies that I know and trust I haven't had a problem with anything so far. Asus, Corsair, and Nvidia. What I'm looking to do is build this computer and keep it until I "have" to upgrade to a newer generation. I would like the option to add components later on to "help it last a little longer". I'm into gaming in 1080p might end up purchacing 2 more monitors so I can game in nvidia surround, light video editing and the general tinkering and trying to get the best performance out of my rig. Here are the builds and parts I've selected.http://pcpartpicker.com/user/bassfisher0703/saved/2EGZ
This is my current build that I put together last year. So far I love this build and it works well. But to be honest I've got the bug and want more. And I enjoy building and working on these things....
What ive got out of this build.
3570k overclocked to 4.4ghz stable @1.240v using offset method
660ti overclocked gpu boost clock 1110mhz and the memory @ 6782mhz
Battlefield 3 ultra settings 50-70 fps in campaign.
SWTOR over 100fps
Star Trek Online 50-60fpshttp://pcpartpicker.com/user/bassfisher0703/saved/2QsW
This build uses a lot of components that I currently have, but things are upgraded like the motherboard. I can do up to quad sli with this board (upgrading in future)http://pcpartpicker.com/user/bassfisher0703/saved/2P9m
This build is pretty much a whole new computer. Using Z87 and Haswell. Only can do x2 SLI would eventually do that with x2 770'shttp://pcpartpicker.com/user/bassfisher0703/saved/2QsQ
This is the build that I really want. Ultimate in expandability. I could go all the way to 4-way SLI. In the build it shows a standard Rampage IV Extreme. But I would be purchasing the Asus Rampage IV Black Edition that releases tomorrow. (pcpartpicker didn't have the option for it yet)
Price wise all three of these builds are very close in price its around 300 bucks in price difference between the three builds. So I'm not worried about the money aspect in this price range. Also keep in mind I already have a lot of the components purchased. (case, fans, h100i, hard drives,)
Basically all I have left to buy is the CPU, Motherboard, Ram, GPU , and power supply.
I would greatly appreciate any help and input that you guys can give me. I just want to hear other opinions from peers on which way I should proceed. I look forward to talking with you all and can't wait to get this build together and share some Pics!