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Ok. So, since quizzical did it, i thought i'd give my intended upgrade path and see if anyone has any input i hadn't considered.
Current setup is
i7-2600k at 4.1ghz (i went with a light OC).
EVGA 980Ti SC
16gb of ram (can't remember what brand /shrug)
1x 180gb OCZ Vertex 2, 1x 250gb Vertex 4
Monitor is the Acer XB270HU
Ok. So, the idea here is i recently upgraded my monitor and my GPU. My old monitor is an Alienware AW2310 120hz, blah blah. My old GPU(s) were EVGA 760 SC's.
Since christmas is coming up and my nephew doesn't have a PC. My thoughts are along the lines of this gives me a reason to get new shinies, and to give my nephew his own gaming PC.
So, i'm going to take my 980ti, AX750, and the 250gb Vertex 4 out of the old PC. I'm going to slap 1x of the 760's and a Corsair CM500 PSU i bought off a buddy for $20 and slap it into the old setup. I'm then going to give that and the Alienware monitor to my nephew for christmas.
The new parts i will buy are likely going to be (all prices are approximates):
Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD5 $170
Intel 6700K $330
16gb DDR4 (whatever name brand i can find for a good price) $160
1x 512gb Samsung 850 Evo $185
Corsair Carbide Air 540 Case $135
Corsair H100i Cooler $110
Windows 10 Home USB Retail Version $120
So, i will repurpose the Vertex 4 as my OS SSD. Use the New 850 EVO for my steam/games drive. Slap all the new stuff into the new case along with my 980ti and the AX750 psu and call it a day.
Always welcome to thoughts/opinions, plus we're all hardware nerds here, so if nothing else its something to read lol ;-)
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