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So I have the 1100t. But I have the chance to buy a PC with these specs and was thinking of putting the best of the 2 in my case, and giving my little bro the other.

Intel i7 920
12Gb ddr3 1600Mhz GSkill Ram
Evga X58 3x SLI classified motherboard
Evga GeForce GTX 285 2GB FTW with back plate
Cooler Master Cosmos
He thinks it has a 950 watt or 1000 watt PSU
500gb HDD.

600$.

If I throw that mobo/cpu/ram (maybe psu) in my case, and the rest in the cosmos to give to my bro is that an improvement for me?

Is the 920 better/same as my 1100t? The mobo is obviously better right? The guy said he had it to 3.8 or 4.0 ghz stable a while back but only to do it and didn't leave it that way, nor did he up the voltage alot.

So what ya'll think?

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Edited by Ihasfip - 8/17/11 at 9:53pm
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Got any other pictures of it? That PSU looks too short to be a 900-1000W unit.
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The i7 920 is much better then the 1100t at pretty much everything. 600$ is a good deal, it would go for quite a bit more then that parted out on these forums.
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Got any other pictures of it? That PSU looks too short to be a 900-1000W unit.
Not any bigger or higher res pictures.

This is a direct quote from him.

"I think it has a 950watt power supply in it, it has it listed as 800watts for all the 12volt rails and 200watts for the other voltages."

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Couldn't you just buy a SB or Ivy CPU and a motherboard and use your old components if you wanted to go the Intel route? Seems much more efficient that way to be honest, and you could use the amount you save to buy a 2nd GPU or something.
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Couldn't you just buy a SB or Ivy CPU and a motherboard and use your old components if you wanted to go the Intel route? Seems much more efficient that way to be honest, and you could use the amount you save to buy a 2nd GPU or something.
If I WANTED to go Intel route, it is going to cost a MINIMUM of 500$ for what I would want. 2500k 200$, or a 2600k 315$. Sabertooth or Crosshair is 200+$. Plus ram. 50-100$.

I have to build my little brother a pc at the same time.

I have only a 4+1 asus mobo, and a 650 Thermaltake PSU. Need to buy a case, CPU, HDD, and disc drive. And originally I was gonna give him my 295 and buy a new one. But figured I could just give him this 285.

Then I could sell my mobo and 1100t, or give him my cpu.

Figured this way I could just take the parts I want, and put something back into it and sell it. Or build his pc. He has only 200$ to spend. So I was going to be stuck paying the rest. Basically I would be getting myself a new mobo, cpu and psu and ram, while my bro gets a new pc. So I would only have to pay 400$ for all that.

I could even just buy it and part it.

If ya'll think its a good deal. But it will be harder for me to part it out as I can't sell on the forum yet, and I would have to rely on craigslist or something.

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Edited by Ihasfip - 8/17/11 at 10:28pm
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Ask the seller for a brand and model for the power supply, from that pic it looks like a modular PSU, but still good to ask the seller for exact brand/model.
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Ask the seller for a brand and model for the power supply, from that pic it looks like a modular PSU, but still good to ask the seller for exact brand/model.
I will text him tomorrow. He went to bed. But even if it is a 650w junky PSU, isn't the rest of the setup worth more than he is asking?

Don't alot of people like that case and its not in production anymore is it?

Even if I took the cpu/mobo/ram (psu if its better than mine) and put my stuff back in it I should be able to sell it for what I paid? Then I can just finish my bros pc the way I had planned originally, and then buy me a new gtx580/570.

So if I do it that way and I can make back what I spent, then I would have a better mobo/cpu/ram and possibly PSU, for free. And then just buy a new GPU. Granted it would be a few hundred bucks up front...but I could make it back?

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No doubt the rest of the system is worth it, just giving you a heads up in case you end up disappointed.
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Sounds like a good deal, make sure its working before you buy it lol
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