I currently have:
ANTEC NINE HUNDRED TWO - UK, The Ultimate Gaming Case, Evolved
Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-950 (3.06GHz) 4.8GTs/8MB Cache
ASUS® P6X58D-E: DDR3, USB 3.0, SATA 6.0GB/s, 3-Way SLI
6GB KINGSTON HYPER-X TRI-DDR3 1600MHz, X.M.P (3 x 2GB KIT)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 (upgraded 2 years ago from a Radeon 5770)
1st Hard Disk
640GB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD6402AAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
Memory Card Reader
INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT
CORSAIR 650W TX SERIES (TX650) 80+ ULTRA QUIET PSU (£76)
SUPER QUIET 22dBA TRIPLE COPPER HEATPIPE CPU COOLER (£19)
ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps PCI EXPRESS CARD (£19) (This was horrible and I took it out very early).
6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD
However, for Christmas my wife bought me an Asus PB287 LCD 4K monitor. I would like to run games in 4k, to make the most of this, but I am well aware that my existing rig is not up to the challenge.
Therefore, if I want to have a rig capable of running games in 4k:
a) Do I have to throw it all away and start again?
- i) if so, what build would you recommend? My preference is intel and nvidia. What would I need to spend to get a 4k-capable rig?
Should I keep everything and just re-do the graphics card?
- i) if so, what card should I look at for 4k compatibility?
- ii) I'm also aware that the motherboard is giving issues with USB 3.0 and Sata for SSD.
c) Should I keep the graphics card (as the most recent upgrade) and buy a new rig?
- i) if so, could I then run two GTX 680s in SLI to give me enough "oomph" for 4k?
Your feedback and advice most welcome!
Edited by hamluis, 05 January 2016 - 02:59 PM.
Moved from Buying New to System Building - Hamluis.