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Bulding\Upgrading a gaming rig


Justhavocman

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Hey there everyone , in need of proffesional\unproffesional advice on my gaming rig , ive built it during the past 2 yars and i think its time for an upgrade :D

Foxxcon H61MXV

AND Raddeon 6770HD

8GB Ram Corsair

600W Corsair PSU

i7 2600 , 3.4GHz

Coolermaster V8 Cpu cooler

  • i got a problem with the cpu cooler , although the temps vary from 37-46 full load , the cooler is making an extreme ammount of noise , like its always working on full speed :) , i would like to replace the motherboard , the graphics card and maybe the cooler :) please do tell me your opinions and suggestions :) thank you in advance

regards Teo!

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frybluff

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I believe Haswell is due around May, next year. Unfortunately, no FIRM info yet. Apart from vague Intel "teasers", a lot is rumour. I doubt the prices will be hugely different to Ivybridge, otherwise there would be no incentive to change, unless they were fantastically superior (can but hope!)

Almost forgot your issue re noisy fan. I have no direct experience of Foxconn boards, but I believe there is some sort of software or bios update to improve fan control. Like I said, I'm not certain, but may be worth an email, to their tech support, to ask the question.

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Justhavocman

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Hmm fair enough , i've read on many forums and posts that the stock Coolermaster V8 fan is a quite noisty , so i'll go for a fan replacement ( i have a new Xigmatek CUP fan which i never used , which is virtually silent , ill just replace it with this)

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