I currently have my second build built (Built almost a year ago now). I originally built it using the help of you guys, so your help would again be appreciated.
MSI Z77 Mobo
i5 3570k @ Stock
EVGA GTX 660 (NON-TI) Standard
500 GB Sata HDD
No Name Sata DVD-RW
Raidmax PSU @ 530 watts
I am currently planning some upgrades to it.
First, I want a better than stock CPU cooler. I know I will be limited in size due to my case. I currently have the CM Elite 430 case, so I am limited by that, but I am planning on upgrading to the Vengeance C70 if I need a bigger to get maximum cooling. I was thinking about getting the H100i, but again, am open to any suggestions about the BEST performance cooler. (I would like to overclock.) I would also like to get something that I can keep my current case with, but I understand that will be hard just due to the size constraints. If I have to change, I will.
Second, I want to get better graphics performance. Should I get a SECOND 660 (Non-TI) and put it in SLI, or should I get one single newer card and push my budget. (Which I can do if you guys come back with a solution for my first question that saves money). I currently have used all Nvidia, but I am willing to get an AMD/ATI GPU if it will perform better for less money.
Third, I am going to get a Samsung 840 Series Pro 128 gig SSD and Barracuda 2 TB mechanical drive. Is this the best and most cost effective solution?
Also, what other upgrades should be made in the sub $800 US price point? (I might be willing to push to $850, but no more)
Thanks, I just want to make sure I am going to get the best performance out of this before I buy it,