- 43 months ago
Will be getting a new GPU soonish and I am weighing up whether it is worthwhile just upgrading the system or building a brand new system.
My current setup accommodates an array of HDD's and a GPU. The mobo doesn't have space to connect all the drives so I got a a new mobo, z97, a few months ago that would do so. But I put the re-build on hold for a while. Now that I am looking at changing the GPU, 970 that's faulty and being returned, deciding what to replace it with, thread on that here https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/191484-upgrade-from-970-to-10701440p-gaming
Current setup below/in sig. In addition, I have an extra PSU, extra mobo mentioned above, extra case with fans included, win 7 product key and an extra air cooler. With this in mind I could create two builds, one for gaming and another as a NAS/media centre. That would mean getting ram (16GB ddr3 I think) and a cpu to go with the z97 mobo (not sure but i5-4690k, correct me if i'm wrong).
Getting a 1070 would open up getting a 1440p monitor, so that would be another addition, but that would be last on the list of things to get/consider.
The reservations in going down the new build route would be costs and whether it is actually necessary.
Any suggestions/opinions/recommedations welcome.