Basically, my current system is in my sig below. I have had that system since circa 2012 so that makes it fairly old already. I have replaced a drive or 2 and a graphics card but essentially, the CPU, RAM, MB, havent changed since then. What has prompted this is that my SSD, a vertex 4, went caput the other day and i looked at the options and thought of M.2. but as you know x79 doesnt natively support that and doesnt have the sockets for it on board. While the machine is still a beast, I just felt I needed to bring it up to date with the current tech. However, as you problably already know, its 4 CPU generations removed from when it was first released and of course, RAM as moved to DDR4.
So, I guess what I am asking is, what would your recommendations be for an upgrade to something like what it was back in 2012. If you get what I mean.