Having admitted to myself that FarCry 4 is the first game my PC cant run on HIGH settings smoothly it is time to consider a new PC build.
Current system at stock values (no overclocking for me lol):
:: Intel i7 930 CPU @ 2.6Ghz
:: Gigabyte X58A-UD5 Mobo
:: 6x2GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600Mhz 8-8-8-24 (TR3X6G1600C8D)
:: 1GB PCIe Sapphire HD 5850 Vapor-X
:: 500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 (Sata 2) & 128GB Samsung 840 SSD (Sata 3)
:: Corsair TX650 PSU
:: GigaByte Poseidon Case (black)
New build spec as follows (not 100% nailed down):
:: Intel i7 4790k 4Ghz 'Devils Canyon' (socket 1150)
:: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H /
:: 4GB Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming (PCIe 3.0)
:: Corsair 330R Case (to accomodate the 13" gigabyte GPU)
:: Corsair Hydro Series H80i High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
:: Corsair DDR3 2400MHz 16GB (11-13-13-31) Vengeance Pro
Not sure on RAM or CPU cooler yet, the Cooler Master 612V2 looks ok for an air cooled solution, or I may look at a contained liquid one.
Cant decide on the mobo, I'm a fan of Gigabyte Ultra-Durable series as I have one currently and its been sound. However, the Asrock gets good reviews (as does the Gigabyte).
Your thoughts and opinions are welcome.