Case + PSU Compatibility
That's the current build I have.. 650W gold rated PSU by corsair (Professional Series
) along with EVGA GTX 460.
I'm wondering if I'll be able to upgrade from my i3-550 to the i7 2600K without the need for a new power supply? Would be really... convenient... to say the least.
Going to buy this motherboard and the CPU at these prices
Asus P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 Motherboard (Socket 1155, ATX, DDR3, USB 3.0, HDMI, Bluetooth Module): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
There's a lot of fluctuation in the price of the 2600K at the moment though, give or take £10 (it goes from £240 to £230 like every day at the moment so perhaps waiting for a price drop might be a good strategy, those ivy bridges are coming out or ... are out now(?))
Anyway, thanks to the folks that helped me previously, I am thinking this next round will feature some overclocking at a later date but for now I'd be content with the i7 over my i3 by far. I am guessing I would need a better power supply if i want to overclock this in combination with the 460 but I'm intending upgrading that too probably later in the year (along with an SSD most likely)
The main reason for upgrade is because I have to render a lot of video footage and it takes around an hour for the i3-550 to do a single video, usually longer than that, these are 30 minute clips usually taken by fraps and shoved through Camtasia Studio 7. I also think the i3 is probably holding back the performance of the computer in general.
Also I may or may not instead of upgrading the single 460 go for SLI'ing a few instead but we'll see, that's not what this thread is about but I figure it's good to plan ahead when you're doing this kind of thing, right?