Re: Want to Re-Build my PC so it will last for 2 to 4 years
Windows 8 is free right now, like with when they released 7, MS is releasing free public testing of 8 for a period of time. So That would be a free switch, worse case yyou buy it when the free key runs out.
$800 is a large upgrade budget, for that, I'd go for a quality z77 board, as it has special ssd drive features and a load of expected upgrade paths, a 2500k with decent aftermarket cooler and 8Gig of ram.
And it'll be under $800. I'm not up on the new boards so someone else will be a better resource than me on the differences of boards.
Foldie = i7 950@ 4.0Ghz Gigabyte x58a-ud3r EVGA 970 SC Corsair H100 Corsair hx520 3x2gb OCZ Gold Corsair 650D
Woohoo = L5639 @3.1Ghz EVGA SR-2 gtx 260-216 Hyper 212+ Corsair 1050hx 6x2gb Corsair XMS3 Blackhawk Ulra
Alienware 18 - SLI 770M 4700mq 16Gig