A few month ago, I have upgraded my GPU to an Nvidia Geforce GTX560Ti. I was fairly content with the result, but now I have finally enough money to do a complete upgrade. The MoBo and CPU are a few years old, so any upgrade there would have either gone to waste, once I did a bigger upgrade, so I decided to wait to do it in its entirety.
I am thinking about 2 main settings:
I will either go for the
MoBo: ASRock Z77 Pro3
CPU: Intel i5 3570k
configuration from Marest's Sample Builds, or I will go for
MoBo: Asrock 970 Extreme4
CPU: AMD FX 8350
As far as I can tell, the second build is faster and cheaper, but uses slightly more power (which I am fine with). However, I am not sure, how those will go with the GPU I currently own. I don't plan on changing the GPU, too, since I think it will still be powerful enough for me.
I mostly play WoW (albeit on good at the most), some other current titles (mostly point-and-click adventures), but usually nothing too demanding. However, I often have my games open in window mode and run a video + icq and similar stuff next to it, which often leads to a slideshow in the video. I hope to keep the new build for a while, I've had my current PC for over 4 years now, which is kind of where I want to end up with with the new build, too.
My current CPU is an AMD Athlon X2 5200+, by the way.
If anyone can tell me something about the different plans I have, and how the GPU might factor into it, I would really appreciate it.