It has been a while since I last upgraded my rig, so here I am hoping to get enlightened from you pro's with some suggestions.
To start off, here are my full current specs:
Core i7 920 @ 3.7Ghz (Megahalems Mega Shadow Cooler)
Asus Sabertooth X58
Enermax Infinity 85+ 920W
24GB Kingston HyperX PC3 1600Mhz RAM
Nvidia Zotac GTX 480 Amp Edition
Corsair Force3 SSD 128GB (Boot)
OCZ Vertex Turbo 128GB
3 Non-SSD Hard Drives
I haven't been following the computer tech scene lately, so I pretty much have little to none knowledge about what CPU/MOBO/RAM would be the best bang for my buck currently.
My budget is no higher than $1000.
The system will be used mainly for Video Editing, and some gaming as well.
I did some research myself, possibly thinking about getting the Intel i3770K Ivy Bridge ? Or would Sandy Bridge be a better option in my case ?
I am assuming I will need a solid Z77 board for this ? As far as RAM goes, I would want a 32GB configuration, and for the CPU cooler, I was looking at a possible watercooling setup like the Corsair H100 maybe ?
As you can see, I am quite clueless when it comes to choosing the best hardware for my Video Editing setup.
One last note, I am fairly comfortable with some mild overclocking.
I will be so thankful for any of your guys' responses and suggestions.