I'm currently runinng the following setup:
- CPU: i7 950 @3.06GHz
- GPU: GTX 650
- RAM: 8gb (Corsair Vengeance)
- Motherboard: Sabertooth X58
- HD: WD Green 1TB
- Cooler: DeepCool Ice Wind Pro
- Supply: Corsair GS700
- Case: NZXT Phantom
I mainly want to upgrade the GPU, and I want to get an SSD, now that christmas comes, but on some budget, so here is what I was thinking about:
- GPU: GTX 950 or 750Ti // Radeon R9 285 or 270
- SSD: Samsung SM951
- Motherboard: Any Z97 or X99 with matching socket
- CPU: i5 6500 or 6600
In order to get the best of the SSD I definetely need to get an NVMe motherboard. I've more or less been following Passmark's benchmarks, but that's a simple number and I believe human recommendations are far better.
So my main concerns are; are those GPU worth? Is there any other out there with good cash-to-performance ratio?
And, is the CPU upgrade worth? How much difference would it be if I'd overclock my current i7?
Then, recommendations for the motherboard, there's lots of models for both the Z97 and X99, so I'm not really sure how I should choose what I end up buying. Also, I've been reading that the Skylake chipsets (LGA1151) are not compatible with anything prior to them, and I also found that the only chipsets with NVMe are Z97 and X99, if this is true, there's no NVMe for the new 6th gen Intel Cores, right?
And lastly, seeing as the upgrades sum up quite a bit, I'm also thinking about how much of an upgrade a laptop could be, with an investment of 700 or 800€. Never had one, and they nevear appealed to me, but as a student it's really useful to bring your PC with you, and I'm positive that even a laptop would have higher specs than my PC.
Thanks a lot beforehand!
Edited by Ynozzar, 08 December 2015 - 11:23 AM.