Thanks for the heads up iammykyl
I have sent OnlineCape a PM to see if they have received notification of either of our replies.
Still a glitch somewhere.
Looks like OnlineCape is not flagged as following the topic.
Apologies for the delay OnlineCape, for some reason I did not get a notification of your reply Thanks for the heads up iammykyl
You should not have any issues but at the same time you will not get the full benefit of the cards true potential due to the speed of the present Ram, the CPU will not dent the performance as much but having a faster quad core processor will make a big difference.
The output requirement of the PSU cannot be determined until a firm decision has been made and the availability of the card has been confirmed by an order being placed, the R9 280x for example is available from many card producers and the power requirements from the various brands that I would recommend are very significant, the MSI version reportedly requires 500W and 38 amps on the +12V rail (source) however the Sapphire version requires 750W.
As for the Windows, mine was from the upgrade scheme they had going on when W8 dropped
If Windows 8.1 was obtained by way of a free online upgrade of the previous Windows 8 OEM and not by way of the purchase on disk of full retail or an unused Windows 8.1 OEM disk/product/key then you must purchase a new product key if you wish to continue to use the software when you purchase the new MB etc further down the line, Newegg explain the limitations better than I do, please see below;
There are two types of licenses for the OEM/System Builder Windows 8 product:
2. Personal Use
The product is the same for both, but upon installation, one of the two license must be accepted, depending on the use.
The OEM license allows the OEM to resell the PC.
The Personal Use license is for individuals who are building (and supporting) their own PCs.
Neither are transferable once on the PC, but the OEM license allows for transferring the entire PC to different users.
You are welcome btw
I thought that I had clicked on the follow button, atleast from my side, but it didn't register, or I overlooked it. I will be getting proper notifications from now on! Thanks, to both of you for taking your time to reply!
For the graphics cards, I have shortlisted the following three cards,
http://www.amazon.co...s radeon r9 290
And while I know that these cards may be complete overkill for my current build, and may not even support it properly, I want to be future proof, as I will be upgrading the Mobo/CPU combo in about 2-3 months. What are the power requirements for these cards, and do I need to set up proper cooling (i.e. A bigger case/Fans) if I put these in my system? Or am I really going overkill with this? I don't mind to scale down, so that I can upgrade all of my components in one go. I'll be mostly gaming on a 1080p display, which I may have two of in the future. And if I /do/ go with these cards, what changes do you suggest that I should do, right now, to give me a proper working PC, except for the Mobo/CPU combo.
Phew, that is a lot of questions. Take your time when you reply. I am just really confused about what I should do.
And about W8, I will look into the matter, as I have upgraded my Windows 7 licence to a W8 pro one.
Thanks for taking the time to reply, again! You guys are awesome.