I'm at the end of my "working experience" at London and I will probably own a couple of pounds to upgrade my "old" rig.
The funny thing is that the day I left Italy (the 4th of January) my pc died while I was on the air-plane. They told me that the motherboard died (I actually think is the sata controller from what i know)
Anyway now i'm stuck on choosing what i should buy and i still don't know how much i can spend, but here's what i've got:
-I7 920 with stock fan
-Asus pt6 (dead)
-6 gb of ram 1600 mhz
-Asus GTX 275
-Corsair 750w power supply
-Centurion 5 case
-Asus 22 inch with 1680x1050
I should be able to spend more then 800 euro and I already know that I will get at list 24 gb of ram and a new graphic card. The thing is that I don't know what to get.
I was going to buy the gtx 580 because I use several application with graphic card acceleration and I know that the new gtx 680 it's not the best for that. What should I do?
Should I stay on nanhelm? I think that sandy and ivy bridge are kind of a useless upgrade for me if I overclock my 920. What should I do? (the idea comes from the fact that the motherboard is dead)
My monitor should require an upgrade to, I want to be able to render at 1080p from games but I need something that is good at several things. And since I don't have the second monitor any more I'm really into buying a new one. My problem is that I use my pc for too many things wich includes but not limited to:
-Really heavy video editing (high res. and high fps videos, fragmovies)
-Programming (java,c++, html, ecc ecc)
-Videogames (quakelive,tf2 and other high speed games and sometimes stupid game like crysis 1 xD)
Maybe an ssd would be the best solution when it comes to lossless high frame videogame rendering. When I render for tf2 my hd is always the bottleneck.
I wouldn't even mind a liquid cooling system since I renderer videos every day but it all depends on the price. Changing the case could actually help.
Any idea or suggestion?