My Next “Big Upgrade”..

I am almost 100% decided on the next upgrade for the box, which will be used mainly for gaming and a bit of development work, decided to keep the current case instead of spending extra bucks on some fancy pantsy solution, for no real purpose. The case which I currently got is sufficient for what I’ll do, it’s a H70 from Corsair:

Right now, it looks a bit different inside, but that’s the case I’ll reuse for my next “big upgrade”. I was tempted to get the Corsair Carbide Air 540 Cube Case or a Lian-Li case, but I honestly don’t need a new case. So I will rather save those bucks and put them to use for something else…

So as of today the current list of critical components that I will be buying looks like this:

  • Intel Core i7-4770K
  • Kingston DDR3 HyperX Beast 32GB
  • ASUS Radeon R9 290X 4GB GDDR5
  • Asus Maximus VI Extreme, Socket-1150

That’s pretty much the only things I need, so far. I don’t count the miscellaneous accessories, such as the NZXT Kraken G10 and watercooler for the GPU, but yeah, things like that eat up the bucknicks too. I have most of the other stuff, like SSDs and regular mechanical 3,5 inch HDDs, in surplus. A new monitor will be bought in early January, had my eyes on a 29″ inch from Asus — the Asus 29″ LED MX299Q:

Very nice bezel too. I like that kind
It appears to be a pretty good monitor all-around. I’ve almost made up my mind about buying it.

stm asked me in #taunet:

no broadwell?

I didn’t know when Broadwell was due and don’t have the patience to wait for it, either…

I might post another update if things change, but this is pretty much final.


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