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
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.