- 71 months ago
Thanks for taking the time to view this - all opinions are welcome as I've never really looked much into Mobo's/CrossFire/OC'ing.
My current build can be seen here: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/b/wgdCmG
i5 4670k w/Akasa CPU cooler Asus Vanguard B85 mATX mobo 16gb Corsair Veng Pro 1866 (clocked at 1600) CL9
I'm considering upgrading the mobo to something like a Maximus VI Hero (or something similar with blue rather than red) and picking up another r9 270x for crossfire then OC'ing the CPU (maybe - will I need to upgrade the cooling? If so, what do you suggest?). I'll also need a new case (Probably Fractal R4 Window - love these!)
I want to upgrade the mobo purely so I can grab another graphics card, I'm not too fussed about anything else, overclocking is just an idea that I'd consider. It'll also be nice to not have to downclock my RAM (scan gave me the 1866 instead of 1600).
What are you opinions on doing this? Will I gain much of a gaming boost for future games/1080p ultra on current games? What sort of Mobo would you suggest? (Please try to find something blue/black or plain black/grey/white - no reds/greens etc).
Apologies if this post isn't formatted very well, I'm at work and typing this up quickly!
Thanks in advance.
P.S., just to summarize, the questions I am asking are:
Is it worth spending ~£300 on upgrading my build?
What Mobo do you recommend I upgrade to? (blue/black) if possible!
Will I gain a noticeable performance boost from 2x R9 270x (crossfire)?
Should I consider overclocking, if I do upgrade?
Will I need to upgrade my cooling if I do overclock my CPU?
Afterthought - will my 520W PSU be sufficient? I doubt it... if so, what should I consider?
With the leftover parts (case, mobo, cpu cooler, maybe PSU) I'll be building a PC for the Mrs.