Been over six years since I last updated my computer so I figured... it's time.
|CPU||Xeon E3-1230V3 - Haswell / 4 cores / 8 threads - 3.3GHz (3.7Ghz turbo)|
|GPU||MSI Nvidia Geforce GTX 770 Twin Frozr (IV) OC|
|RAM||Kingston 16gb (2x8) 1333 (1600 XMP)|
|PSU||XFX 750W Pro (semi-modular)|
|SSD||Samsung 840 Evo 250gb|
|Case||Antec P182 ATX mid tower|
|HDDs||2 x Western Digital Caviar Green 3tb|
|Monitor||BenQ G2400W 24" 1920x1200|
|Stuff||Razer Lycosa + Lachesis (seen better days) + Xbox 360 Controller/receiver|
The case, monitor and peripherals (and one of the hdd's) are not new. The Xeon is a "workstation" CPU almost on par with an I7 4770. I'm not interested in overclocking, don't need an igpu and some other things, and it was a lot cheaper, so it seemed like a great choice. Everything else is pretty obvious, I guess. Wasn't sure at first the old case cooling + the cpu stock cooling would do the trick but everything is running nice and cold without any extra noise, so far at least. I haven't tried any major stress tests yet, just been running a few not so super-demanding games (BL2 etc) on max settings and the GPU peaked at 50c, CPU even lower. I'm aware that Haswell can be pushed to some crazy temperatures though, hahhah. We'll see how it goes.
Many thanks to Nazu and Forthisgift for helping me pick all the new parts.