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I am planning of selling my current cpu, motherboard and ram in order to upgrade to an ASUS P8Z68-V Pro + i7-2600k + DDR3 system within the next weeks. I plan to get the cpu as close as I can to 5Ghz.

However, I am not exactly sure how much I should sell my parts for. I've checked ebay and I do realize that there is still quite demand for socket 775 cpus. Some people want a cheap upgrade without having to swap most of their system.

Current system:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 E0
EVGA nForce 750i SLI FTW motherboard
Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X4096-8500C5C 1066 mhz - 2kits for a total of 8gb

I am currently being offered 250$ for ram + cpu and I will probably sell the mobo to a friend for 50$. I am confident I can get more out of the cpu + ram. Please let me know your thoughts on this?

Also, I am upgrading because I have been facing a cpu bottleneck for a while as I have two EVGA Geforce 470 superclocked in SLI. My current main hdd is a SATA2 WD Caviar black 32mb 1TB. Since a have considerable video power, will upgrading to an SSD really improve performance for me? I want at least a 120gb main drive.

For the ram, I've never had any issue with Corsair whatsoever so I am probably going to buy Corsair ram again. Considering I am to overlock my system as much as I can, will Dominator GT RAM really give me an edge over the cheaper Vengeance RAM? I am also hesitating between DDR3-1866 and DDR3-2000.

Feel free to give me your thoughts on anything
Edited by neotrix - 8/22/11 at 6:56am
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$250 for the CPU and RAM is probably good.

Unless it was a cherry picked Core 2 Quad Q9650, I can't see you getting too much more.

8GB isn't alot any more, and it can be had cheap (alebit not DDR2, but still), so that only helps so much. Besides, that RAM is nothing special (though it's not bad either). I have the same stuff. Nevermind, that's the 1066MHz stuff. I have the more standard 800Mhz stuff.

I say $250 for the CPU and RAM is good. $300 for the whole thing is nice (you might be able to get a little more). That about covers the CPU right there.
Edited by Princess Garnet - 8/22/11 at 12:50am
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Thanks Garnet! I suppose 300$ for everything is fine considering I can sell my stuff without having to go through ebay. They also won't take a cut from the sales.

Now , if anyone has any advice to give for my new hardware, I'd be happy to hear it
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