MY old PSU took a shit a couple of weeks ago. When my new one came from corsair it sort of blew up on me... (Plugging in the 24pin and having a capacitor blowing is not my fault in my book) and I have a distinct feeling that it may have taken a much larger shit on my mobo.
After this debacle I have decided that it is time to finally upgrade most of my system and here is what I have come up with:
The rest of the parts i am hoping will be transferable (fingers crossed on the ram)
My rationale for each part:
CPU: I heard many great things about the recent haswell refresh (low power, decent thermals) and wanted to try my hand at overclocking.
Mobo: cheap and z97 platform
GPU: I am going to be doing my gaming on a 900p panel and think that the 760 will last a good while with playing games at that resolution.
PSU: fuck you corsair, your faulty shit killed my last build.
Is this a good little setup?
Do you know of any better CPU in that price range with good overclocking headroom?
I haven't ever really paid much attention to mobo manufacturers so i am flying blind on that one, if someone here has it could you give me your personal opinion on that specific model?
Is that GPU to weak to last a couple of years at 900p? (by a couple of years I mean like 3-4, yay college!)
Is this PSU overkill? Is this a good brand? I mean I love Rosewill's cases and keyboards but have never used a single PSU by them. And for the love of god, don't even mention the C company as an alternative, I want nothing in my new PC to do with them.
I would like to keep within the $600-$700 price range so please don't recommend me some outlandish $400 mobo
Thank you for your attention and feedback!