I'm thinking about upgrading my current system to something like this. My system uses are video editing, 3D modeling and graphic design as well as gaming. Eventually I'll add full liquid cooling and stuff like that but doing it all at once is a bit expensive. I will also be eventually doing a multi-monitor setup.
Current system specs:
Pros for upgrading:
Some parts I will move from the old system to the new and replace with cheaper components before I sell the old one to a friend (for $1000) such as the H100 cooler (replace with a Hyper 212) and the BD-RW will be swapped for the dvd-rw i have listed below. That still leaves me spending more than $3000 to upgrade.
I could just buy the video cards and monitor and call it a day since, if forums are to be believed, the cards don't even use the full bandwidth of 2.0 (since the xpower board can run SLI at x16/x16). Though doing this I might have to upgrade my psu as well.
Do you think if I'm spending this much I should just go for the 2011 socket even though it will really only help me render faster?
What are your thoughts? Feel free to share anything that you may think of as a pro or con to upgrading.