In the near future I am looking to upgrade my PC. I want a new processor, but since I already have more or less the best processor that is supported by my motherboard, that will have to be upgraded as well. I would like an Intel i7 CPU, but the choice in motherboards is overwhelming. I would like a new motherboard that will allow me to continue to upgrade my PC for the next few years. What options do I need to consider? I am not interested in overclocking. Budgetwise, I want a significant upgrade without paying for extra features that I don't need. What would you guys recommend?
My current system:
Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black Edition (3,4Ghz) (quad-core)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB 2 x 4 GB - DIMM 240-pins - DDR3 - 1600 MHz / PC3-12800 - CL9 - 1.5 V
Graphics Card: MSI Lightning Boost Radeon HD 7970 3GB
Harddisk: Western Digital Velociraptor 150Gb (10.000RPM SATAII) + Western Digital Raptor 150Gb (10.000RPM SATA) + Samsung 1TB 7200RPM
DVD Drive: Aopen DVD+RWDVD-RW
Power: Zalman ZM850-HP (850watt)
Casefans: 4x 14cm (sharkoon), 2x 12cm (coolermaster) en 1x 10cm (zalman) silent casefans
CPU fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 PLus
Case: Coolermaster CM690
Edited by DeZiekeNon, 28 September 2014 - 01:26 PM.