Originally Posted by Daxx123
You guys are alright in my book. I know you didn't see the thread in time and I shouldn't have pulled the trigger so fast, LOL!
My store is going to take care of me. I have the option to return all parts with no restocking fee as long as nothing is open. Luckily, nothing is open. Or keep some but not all. Either way they are cool with it. So I have time to think about this and ponder keeping the 920 and consider the PSU/GPU only upgrade.
Fewwwww, awesome. Yeah, lets do this the best way possible.
Originally Posted by soulwrath
Ah nice well like i said I think i would wait for the new line of intels and just upgrade GPU/PSU + get a CLC or WC kit, gl
Shoot, with a 920, I would probably wait til 2015 or 16, and get a 6 core chip then, or a E Chip with some ungodly ammount of power. Even Broadwell won't be a huge jump, even if its (on the higher end up jumps) 20% in performance over Haswell, it still isn't a HUGE jump.
Originally Posted by btupsx
I would keep the 920 as well and just OC it to the max on a good clc. The only arena where the Haswell would noticeably shame your 920 is power consumption. Use the money instead for ultra premium components in needed areas like SSD & GPU, maybe PSU if you don't want to use your Earth watts unit.
Originally Posted by Daxx123
Think I made up my mind...
Going to keep the i7-920, try to overclock the heck outta it on water cooler, and buy a sick GPU - that GTX 770 looks good!
I'll try to get by with my current PSU and only upgrade if I have too. This should cover my upgrade fever and get me to the next generation of Intel CPU before going through the total new build pain.
I know it's kinda off topic for my thread, but what CLC/WC kit should I get?
Here is what you need to see BTW. This is bone stock.
With a higher end OC on a 920, you will be really close to haswell in performance, better or worse. 920s and 2600ks OC like beasts generally.
I personally with a raw $1000 budget with your current parts list would say this.
Your storage is fine for another few years. Unless you need more of it of course. SSD and HDD are fine. Mobo and RAM need slight upgrades, but you should be fine, if you can, I might splurge on 6 more GB of RAM or whatever, fill out the rest of the slots. But that is less of a priority than everything else and is only really needed for Photoshop and Vegas stuff really.
PSU, again, I would go the Corsair AXi line, they are decently priced, and you will save money on your energy bill to the point where you will make up whatever you spend now. If you get what I mean. $200 PSUs with a 80+Platinum rating will always trump $100 80+ ones in the long run. Especially those that are fully modular and can change the amount of juice going to it on a wimm.
I would either buy a closed loop like a H110 or something higher end, or I would buy a XSPC Raystorm 750 EX240 WC Kit or something close (depends on how much space you have for Radz and pricing etc).
I would then obviously buy a GTX770 or 780. With roughly a grand budget, and 150 spent on a 760 AXi PSU and 150 spent on a WC Kit, you only have roughly (depending on the extras you buy) $600 to splurge on GPU, in which case I would of course go with a 780, if you have to spend more on a PSU+Cooling then you might have to drop down a 770. Keep in mind that these cards OC like crazy. And an aftermarket OCed card will go even more. My 760 Rev 2 Gigabyte beats out most stock 770s. Don't waste your money on a 4GB card unless you plan on gaming in 1600p+. I game at 1440p and my 2gb card always has enough room. You might want to go the Hydro Copper route so you can incorporate a quiet WC in your whole build. I will tell you this, you want something future proof? Get a NICE PSU that will last you a decade like a Corsair AXi series, and get a WC loop instead of a closed loop (a loop is better for long term use and you can upgrade indvidual parts as you see fit instead of dropping another $150 on another closed looper in a few years. Those two should probably be your biggest objectives, not the GPU. GPUs are really only good for like 2-3 years, then you will want an upgrade. Probably sooner. GPUs are the WORST right now for future proofing. Unless you bought a 690 when they first came out. My buddy DUAL SLI'd a couple of them right when they came out, and he probably won't have to upgrade til his kids have kids.
TL;DR --- Corsair AX760i 150 + Custom WC Loop 250 + Aftermarket OC'd 770 (+user OC'd)Edited by Caz - 10/4/13 at 1:14pm