CPU/Motherboard Upgrade

So I need something with more juice for recording and rendering. It's time to get rid of my FX-6100 and upgrade. I've been wanting to get rid of it anyway since it's such a bad overclocker (1.4 stock voltage!!1!11q32hr;askb v). The only catch is that the motherboard needs to be Black/Red. Aside from gaming performance, what other improvements does Haswell/Z87 have over Ivy/Sandy + Z77? 

Built this a few weeks ago (black and red) : http://pcpartpicker.com/user/jcat187/saved/1Y9G Goes good with my blue casefans. *facepalm*  

You get 6 sata3 rather than 4, and better integrated graphics.  Ive heard haswell runs cooler unless you plan to overclock, then it runs hotter.  Still, it runs a hell of alot cooler than my old amd phenom x4 9550.

I'll do a few suggestions here.

Intel option 1


Intel option 2


Intel option 3


AMD option 1


Not many amd boards that are red and black.

If I would do it all over again I would really go red & black :| . thumbs up for that.


Is that the only AMD board that has red & black? must be more!

There is a biostar board. But considering he wants to upgrade, i wouldn't go from a sabertooth to a biostar board.

Yeah, Biostar is a little sketchy haha.

I'm liking this combo since Haswell seems to be quicker for rendering http://pcpartpicker.com/p/12hnl What kind of performance effect does dual x8 have instead of dual x16 in SLI?

Another thing, how much do you think I could get for my CPU/Mobo?

Maybe 80 for cpu and 150 for the mobo. Cause you have voided the warranty with the custom paint.

Yeah true haha

>FX 6100

that's your only problem right there. just get an 8350. your motherboard is excellent. if you really want red and black, get the crosshair formula-z.