I was looking to build a new gaming pc, and already have a few parts that I will salvage from my old rig.
My current build is as follows:
hp envy h8-1414
With Rosewill Xttreme Series Rx750-S-B 750W power supply and
Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 7950 graphics card instead of stock psu/gpu.
I will be using the gpu/psu that I have specified above and the 1TB hard drive already in that machine with windows 8 installed, and I already have a case with dvd burner, so I don't need those.
I don't really have a budget, but would like to keep things sensible.
I was thinking about using the following motherboards/processor:
ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131874) or ASUS M5A97 EVO R2.0(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131873)
with AMD X8 FX-8350 processor("http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113284)
As you can see, I am in love with AMD and ASUS, so those would be preferable.
thanks for your consideration!
Hey there, I also love AMD and ASUS! We should be best friends!
But, in all honestly let me state that for gaming this isn't going to give you a noticeable boost. AM3+ Is most likely not going to be supported for the next-gen AMD CPUs, and there aren't any games that really take advantage of the extra 2 cores so you're getting a few mhz extra for $300.
If you're also streaming, or doing video editing, or like to multitask like a madman then you'll get a bit more out of it but it's just not a huge upgrade.
You current motherboard is pretty bare-bones and sucky OEM gigabyte board. So anything would be an upgrade at this point, but it might not be worth it long run. Also, your current Mobo is MicroATX, so unless your case has more room for a full 12x9 ATX mobo neither of those would work.
What I'd recommend for now would be grabbing a good quality SSD, it will make the world seem like a magical place, and wait a few months for when AMD starts rolling out its new line of APUs and (Hopefully) CPUs.
M5A99X is a much better board than the M5A97
Maligned pretty much said what I was going to say. An SSD would be much, much better at this point.
I'm using one of my other cases, I've got tons of varying sizes and shapes lying around, so the only parts i'm salvaging are the hard drive, gpu, and psu.
I also do quite a fair bit of video editing in my spare time for fun and for school, if that helps.