So after six years, either my processor or a memory slot on my mobo is failing. I know a LOT has changed in 6 years, and I am way out of shape but trying to get up to speed fast and am feeling a little overwhelmed, hoping to get some good advice here, much as I did way back when from Harm, Eric, Bill and others.
After pulling the mobo and processor (Asus p9x79Pro and i3930 overclocked) here's what I own and have to work with:
Antec V3 1200 full tower
Corsair HX 1050 gold power supply
Asus GeForce GTX 1060 6gb (about a year old)
Asus BD burner
Coolermaster 212 Evo
Sata and firewire cards (for legacy material)
For my HD's, I have mostly WD black's (one Hitachi is in there somewhere) for OS, Projects, Exports, Backup, Media Cache, and 2 WD 64gb 1TB's in a RAID 0 for my media.
I am thinking about:
GIGABYTE x299 AORUS GAMING7 X299 6BG/S MOBO
iNTEL CORE I7 7820x sKYLAKE X 8 CORE 3.6 lga 2066
4 Sticks of:
Do I need an additional ssd for media cache files?
Question - can I keep my super stable install of windows 7, or do I need to go to 10?
This is a pretty pricey re-build, so I am hoping that everything is compatible and good for CC2018, and is reasonably future proof. Opinions on the bundle and gotchas I may be missing are MUCH appreciated.
That is a good choice. I used Asus and came to C$1630 and I have a new system now. Still using the 780ti with 2880 cuda cores it is still great.