I have a pretty old rig and its about time to get some fresh power and speed it up.
Budget: ~1000€. I live in Germany, so i need EU prices in € and some things are still fine here. AMD GPUs are cheaper than Nvidia, same with AMD CPUs VS Intel.
I need the rig for gaming, streaming and working with audio.
AMD Phenom II X4 965BE (OC 4,2GHz)
MSI 770-C45 AM3 Motherboard.
2x4GB DDR3 1333 Corsair XMS RAM (could keep it, but i need more RAM and with 40€ for each 4GB its too expensive).
MSI 5750 GPU (overclocked)
2x 1TB HDD, 1x Samsung 830 Series SSD (120gb) - would like to keep both.
Zalman Z9 case with extra 120mm fans installed.
Optical Drive (yes i need one, DJs still use CD´s ^^ Would keep it).
LC-Power 650W silent power supply (would like to replace it, it was pretty cheap and i dont think its good enough).
Resolution 3x 1920x1080, no Eyefinity.
Audio gear is external and i dont need anything. I would stick with AMD GPUs, i like it and it would save some money.
What i need:
New games on ultra @1080p, 16 to 32GB RAM for work, a fast CPU for streaming (twitch - i have only 3,9mbit/s upload so i have to use pretty extreme settings to get a nice picture with low bandwith usage). An HDMI capture card will be nice. HDD, SSD, optical drive and other small stuff like mouse, keyboard, webcam and anything external is already here. Yes i like OC and would love to overclock my new stuff. But i also record audio in the same room, so it should be quiet (I need a fan controller to shut down the fans. Recording audio dont need a lot of power, so temperature is not a problem while recording). Water cooling is an option, but not with that budget - i would install it later, with a second SSD and other stuff. And i still need a good air cooling, just in case.
GPU - i prefer AMD and would say something like 290X or 280X would be great. Really like the MSI gaming series and Asus DirectCUII stuff.
The main question for me is: should i pick an i7 4770K or stick with AMD. My audio software has multithreading and its working nice on AMD, but even better on Intel CPUs.
P.S. The 1000€ is not the limit, i would just like to save some money. But if i can get a really nice and fast rig for 1200€, i would take it.