Hoping to get some knowledge from you guys because im a bit behind in the times.
I run a stupid expensive complicated watercooling setup and due to my negligence ive ruined my motherboard.
So I need to make a decision and was hoping for some outside knowledge.
I have a 980x/12gbs of ram and a dead mobo at the moment.
It seems next to impossible to find cheap 1366 boards anymore. I dont want to sink 200+ into a 1366 board when the tech is over 5 years old now. So if I can find a cheap 1366 option I would consider buying that and rebuilding my pc.
1) Im a huge fan of the extreme edition line of procs but I also dont use my PC anywhere near as much as I used to. I have a kid now and a future wife so I dont get to sit down for 4-5 hours a night its more like a couple hours a week now. The new haswell-e has me excited but im not sure if I want to put the $ investment in. Can you guys give me your feelings on haswell-e? Is it going to be as good as I think or should I just go down the 4770/3770k route.
2) Im a huge asthetics fan but also want performance. Id love to have a blue motherboard with a full cover block (although im being told this isnt needed anymore). Out of the 3770k and the 4770k which one is the best to buy? Ill be overclocking it with water so I want to know what I should get if I go this way. Also does anyone have a pure black or blue/black mobo they can recommend?
I know this is a whole lot im just kind of in a influx with what to do right now due to the prices of 1366 boards.