I have been planning on upgrading for quite some time and thinking about just buying all the parts and building my own again. (My Current PC is a 5 year old Alienware that I won in a competition).
Current setup is
Core2Duo E8400 3.0Ghz (Stunning Processor) - OC'ed to 3.6
EVGA 680i SLI Mobo
4gb DDR2 RAM
I'm looking at upgrading to Ivybridge and going for fairly top spec but I'm wanting advice on the below.
Ivy 3770K - I will definitely get this
Motherboard - Looking for a Z77 chipset - any reccomendations?? I dont need a load of bells and whistles but I would ideally like an UEFI Bios and I may dabble in a bit of overclocking again. I quite liked the ASROCK Z77 boards.
RAM - 8gb DDR3 ram - I think RAM nowerdays is much of a muchness, high speed isn't really worth the cash. Some fairly standard Mushkin dual channel 8GB pair should be ok?
SSD - 160GB Mushkin or a Crucial M4
Graphics Card - I could keep costs down and keep my current Radeon HD5870 as it's still a powerful card. I am considering a Nvidia GeForce 680 though.... thoughts?! I do need to get this PC built by Thursday at the latest, everywhere seems only to have them on pre-order.
Case - Looking for something quiet and with fan controller, something like the Fractal R3 Titanium V2
Power Supply - Any advice on this is great, looking for maybe 650W Gold / Silver standard. Super cheap power supplys are a false economy.
The other thing I need to ask is when will the Ivybridge go on sale, the announcement was on the 23rd but I can't really see anything other than an offhand comment of it being for sale on the 29th. I'm looking to build this PC next week ready for the iseries LAN gaming festival.
Thanks in advance guys (and gals).