Originally Posted by Maou
Well, i already have SLI 970 (I can't justify going any higher 980+ as the price is inflated much more in my country for the higher end cards).
Yes,it's from the build i'm using atm.
The only differences between those rams to me are warranty (price-wise and spec(3000-C15) they're the same ), so i have to weight it based on warranty.
You know, we're at the verge at one of the most anticipated releases of our time regarding graphical hardware, we've been on 28nm for so long its downright amazing how much performance we'll be gaining by jumping right into 14nm, if Nvidia and AMD do things well we can see up to 2.5X performance of a 980Ti or a Fury X, which is amazing, HBM2 on top of it, HUGE latency improvements, better frame pacing, new Async hardware, just overall an impressive architecture.
If I were you I would buy an i7 5960X from Sillicon Lottery that would do at least 4.6GHz, this way you can choose between performance and latency by disabling or enabling Hyperthreading depending on what application you're using, also 8 cores with strong single threading performance its as future resistant as the concept goes, you might no change your CPU for the next decade or more, also since its a 5960X even with Hyperthreading disabled its such a powerful beast that will dwarf anything else no matter how much Hyperthreading you throw at it, I'd also re use any old video card just to wait 2 months for the release of these new monster Architectures, Polaris and Pascal, in these 2 months you surely saved some money which can allow you to buy the highest end card which should dwarf a 980Ti or Fury X today, it'd also be fully compatible with DirectX 12 finally.
Originally Posted by pioneerisloud
I would say upgrade your monitor first, sound second. From there if you still have some cash leftover, grab a used 2600k, 2700k, or 3770k. There's, in my opinion, zero reason to go from the 2500k to a 6700k, the performance increase, while decent, is nowhere near enough of a difference to be worth a full platform jump. Overclock your 2500k to 4.5GHz+ or get an 1155 i7 and clock it to 4.5GHz+ and be done.
He's right you know, if you don't have a good monitor all the highest components are kind of wasted, you could do what I said above or buy an i7 5820K instead of a 5960X and buy a BenQ XL2730Z, I just made a review of that monitor if you're interested.Edited by Dargonplay - 2/11/16 at 12:11pm