I haven't rebuilt a machine from the ground up for a long time, i'm currently running a 775 Q6600, which i used to OC for fun in an Antec900 air cooled, i've gone through 3 different MBs, and 2 sets of memory. Seems like it could be time for a rehaul.
My machine has been acting wonky lately, freezing up all kinds last night. It would freeze for about 30 seconds every 3 minutes or so. Everything would freeze from graphics to audio, except the mouse would still work. I ran a defrag, virus scan, and dskchk (or chkdsk - always forget which) with nothing wrong no bad sectors or anything, and am running a memtest86 at home right now to see if the ram is bad.
Now i'm toying with the idea of actually building a new machine since the 775 is pretty outdated.
Here's what i got:
MB: Newegg.com - EVGA X58 FTW3 132-GT-E768-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU: Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601960
RAM: Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-12GBRL
GPU: Newegg.com - EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-AR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
I may not get a new GPU, though. My current 5770 seems to handle anything i been playing lately. LoL / DA:2.
SSD: Newegg.com - OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
I've never used an SSD before, any advice is greatly appreciated.
HD: Newegg.com - Western Digital VelociRaptor WD4500HLHX 450GB 10000 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
I don't see myself doing much overclocking, and i've read the i7 960 isn't great for it. I pretty much be using this system for gaming and some basic audio recording. I want a system that i'll be able to use seamlessly with some next gen games, which is also why i might wait on getting a new GPU. My 5770 seems to handle anything at this point, short of crysis.
Let me know what you guys think. Thanks in advance. The community on this site is always very helpful for me.