Hi, I'm looking to upgrade my pc for vr and elite dangerous but before I do so I'd like to double check a few things first to make sure I've got everything right.
Firstly, I'm upgrading my gpu to this http://www.ebuyer.com/749498-gigaby...-gddr5x-dual-link-dvi-d-gv-n1080g1-gaming-8gd as I'm limited to a card less than 29cm but I need an additional hdmi port on the gpu so I wanted confirmation that I could use this http://www.ebuyer.com/227491-startech-com-displayport-to-hdmi-video-converter-dp2hdmi2# to use one of the displayports to connect to my hdtv leaving the hdmi port free for vr. I output both a 60hz and 24hz signal to my hdtv and wanted to double check this converter will work for 1920x1080 video and audio and is a good solution as all the gtx 1080 cards with two hdmi ports are too big for my case. The converter mentions something about needing displayport++ but I can't find reference to ++ on the gpu so I'm just not 100% sure. Confirmation that these will work together for my intended purpose would be greatly appreciated.
Secondly, I need to upgrade the memory on my p8z77-v motherboard. I've already got two G-Skill 4GB DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX Memory sticks with another two slots free on the mb so I was thinking of buying another two 4GB sticks to get a total of 16GB. I assume that I can't just add one 8GB stick but do I have to use the exact memory I've already got if I get another two 4GB sticks to go upto 16GB? As the ebuyer link I saved when I brought them no longer works and I'd like to get the memory from there (to save on shipping as it looks like I'm getting my new cpu from there too) could someone maybe recommend something that's compatible with what I've already got please or point me in the right direction?
Lastly, I'm adding a couple of case fans too but the manual for my case states some fans positions are for intake fans and some positions are for exhaust fans and I can't see any referrence to intake or exhaust fans when looking on ebuyer. I've got space for one extra intake fan on the front of the case and one extra intake fan on the bottom of the case but that would give me three intake fans and only one exhaust fan, is this a good setup or can I decide to use an exhaust fan on the bottom of the case instead? Do I need to buy specific intake or exhaust fans or is the airflow direction controlled by the motherboard or fan controller?
This is my current setup:
CPU: Intel Core i7 3770K
MB: Asus P8Z77-V
OLD GPU TO BE REPLACED: Asus GTX670-DC2-2GD5
MEMORY: G.Skill 8GB RipjawsX (two 4GB sticks leaving two slots free on the mb)
PSU: Corsair TX 650W
SSD/HDD: Crucial MX100 512GB SSD, Seagate 2TB Barracuda, Seagate 4TB Barracuda x2, WD 6TB Red
DVDRW: Samsung SH-224BB
CASE: Fractal Design Define R3
OS: Win 7 x64
Any help you can offer for any of these three issues I'm looking into is greatly appreciated as I've been reading for days trying to get my head round all this and vr.
Thanks in advance!
Edited by hamluis, 01 November 2016 - 03:18 PM.
Moved from Internal Hardware to System Building/Upgrading - Hamluis.