63 months ago
For the last few months I felt pretty solid on this build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LkksjX
However, obsessively watching reviews/unboxings etc... and wanting to future proof as possible, I slowly started doing more research and came upon this build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/YPbDhM
Am I running into diminishing returns with the slight bumps from Cavier Blue to Black, Evo 840 to Pro 850, stock 970 to factory overclocked like the FTW?
I know the mother board looks a bit over the top (I'm assuming I'm paying for ROG marketing), but the components on the mother board do look great, and I do like the slightly upgraded built in audio, but am I potentially running into a sucker trap?
I was really trying to keep this under/at $1500, with the later build, i'm pushing my upper limit, but am comfortable if I you all think I could notice sizable FPS improvements. I also like to build rigs for 2+ years, plus adding another 970 in a couple months with SLI is a no brainier, easy thing.
Purposes of this rig will primarily be gaming, video editing, software development. I currently use a potato as a rig, so I might be overwhelmed by all the shiny new toys available now....
I appreciate all and any advice, thank you!
(Note, I have an obsession for Noctua fans, so that is the only thing that I won't change :P )