It's that time of year again . . . computer update time. I do something every year and this year's list of things to update include motherboard, cpu, memory and video card (s). I need a good gaming board and am leaning toward MSI's Z170a gaming m5 as my starting point.
I'm currently running three 10k rev SATA drives. I've had these for years and they're nice solid drives. Am I going to have any compatibility issues with SATA3? The Western Digital is the oldest of the lot.
ST31000528AS (1000.20 GB)
ST3160811AS (160.04 GB)
WDC WD360GD-00FNA0 (37.02 GB)
Is there now a solid state drive that doesn't require fiddling to get up and working? I'd like to have my game on an SSD. My drives are fast but I'd like to get away from the spin-up access.
I am currently running 2 monitors, an HDMI hi-res TV for my gaming and a 19' flatscreen for everything else. They're both running on the same card and I'd like to split them out in my new build to improve the speed and quality of my game display.
Comments? Suggestions? Thoughts?