I currently have a system that comprises of the Asus Rampage IV Black Edition, i7 4930k, 4 x 8GB - 32GB 2400 Speed DDR3 ram, 2x ASUS GTX 980 in SLI. Over the life of the board (6 years) i have doubled the RAM and upgraded the CPU once
To the best of testing ability i think the mobo has a issue with it which is causing random lockups - The symptoms are i lose image on my screens i.e goes black, still hear sound for about 20 secs then PC locks up for good - need to do a hard reset. Happens when i game, watch twitch streamers or leave torrents to seed overnight or even when its not doing anything.
I have tried just about everything and its looking like its a issue with the board (only way to test is to swap boards but don't have a spare X79!)
So looking at a new mobo, CPU, RAM, GPU combo and reusing the case, power supply, SSD and m.2 drives. and Corsair CPU cooler for the short term.
My initial thoughts were looking at the top of the Range ASUS motherboards for sockets 1151, 2066 and TR4 as a big fan of ASUS stuff.
I mainly PC game and do some video editing as well as all the standard stuff such as surfing net, watch twitch,dl torrents, office.
My initial PC upgrade was looking at ASUS ROG Maximus XI Extreme Motherboard, Corsair 32GB (2x16G) CMK32GX4M2B3000C15 DDR4 3000Mhz Vengeance LPX Memory, i7 8700k CPU and the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2070 Gaming OC 8GB. I would upgrade later to 10G ethernet later as i have another PC that i use as a backup rig so extra transfer speed would be good as i deal with large video files - I have used SLI before but for the next rig would maybe just stick with the one GPU.
Would be interested in any feedback for the parts picked, why would you consider the other sockets i.e 2066, TR4 and whats the future of the 1151 socket ? - is it nearing the end of its life ? should i wait for something coming ?
Thanks in advance