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Good morning all.. New poster here and first off I want to thank you all for being such an awesome community. You have already influenced this build for the better (went from an i7 to an i5 off the advice here that games just dont use the extra threads in the i7). This also allowed me to bump up from a GTX 570 to a 580.

Original Build: (October of 2007)

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor BX80557E6750
CPU Cooler: ZEROtherm BTF90 92mm Silent UFO CPU Cooler
GPU: ASUS EAH2900XT/G/HTVDI/512M Radeon HD 2900XT 512MB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
GPU 2: GTX 260 (have to check specs but it replaced the 2900xt thats now collecting dust)
RAM: 4 Gigs of.. something atm (have to check)
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-P35C-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
Case: COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
PSU:


Monitor: 24 inch dell monitor (1920x1200)
Drive 1: Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Drive 1 Cooler: MASSCOOL SYTRIN Kuformula SHF1 Ultra HDD Cooler – BK
Drive 2:Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Drive 3 Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAJS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Drive 4: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Proposed new Build (plan to buy on cyber monday) - please critique, opinionate etc

CPU:
CPU Cooler:
GPU:
Mobo:
RAM:
SSD:
Price: 1200.10 on amazon right now (ecstatic with that number for what i feel like im getting).

Dilemna.. My OCD for clean cabling has really kicked in after seeing some Screenshots on amazon from peoples builds (*TRUELY* regret not buying a modular PS). My case has fantastic airflow but horrible noise, so that spurred me on to checking out cases like the nzxt H2 classic silent.

But im not sure I can justify a new case (NZXT H2 classic Silent) & modular PS (leaning toward seasonic 650W) for an extra $260 without getting some buyers remorse if i cant sell anything from my original build (whole or parted out the stuff is 4 years old now). Opinions on if its even possible and what price points would also be *greatly* appreciated.


Oh, last thing i should mention is im stuck buying from amazon RIP newegg (damn them for having a warehouse in NJ and charging me tax now ((((( )
Edited by Snarley - 10/5/11 at 8:02am
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I would highly recommend g. skill for memory.As for the motherboard asus.I see that you are buy more then 1 hard drive,thats good.
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Yea, in the proposed new build portion of my post I went with 8gb of Gskill ripjaws (as per the recommendations around here).

I have a synology NAS with 2 2TB Hard drives for all data so I have no need for mechanical hard drives in this system. Everything media related stays on the NAS.
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Cant fault your new build, apart from the cooler but if your happy achieving a 4.5ghz overclock qith out headroom to go further then its perfect for you.
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thanks for the input. Im new to overclocking. Usually leave everything stock in hopes that it will last 3-5 years with low maintenance.

What limits me to the 4.5ghz OC?
post #6 of 12
The cooler you have for that build would limit your OC. Good build, why are you going through Amazon if you dont mind me asking?

EDIT:Maybe Not I am very behind on the Air Cooler's
Edited by Cuar - 10/5/11 at 11:24am
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I love newegg to death and their service is impeccable. BUT they have a warehouse in NJ (where I live) which means they charge tax. On a $1200 order i immediately have to add another $84 for nothing in return =(. In short, Amazon does not charge me tax

on the OC limiting: Ok thats understandable.

Any thoughts on what I could get for the original system (parted out or whole through craigslist or ebay)? $100? $200 ? $0 ?
Edited by Snarley - 10/5/11 at 11:20am
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I love newegg to death and their service is impeccable. BUT they have a warehouse in NJ (where I live) which means they charge tax. On a $1200 order i immediately have to add another $84 for nothing in return =(. In short, Amazon does not charge me tax

on the OC limiting: Ok thats understandable.

Any thoughts on what I could get for the original system (parted out or whole through craigslist or ebay)? $100? $200 ? $0 ?
Try the ebay or craigslist route first IMO. I've seen some older systems sell for moderately high prices all things considered. If that gets you nothing, then part it out.
post #9 of 12
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ok cool, ill give it a shot.

Thanks for all advice =)
post #10 of 12
Damn that sucks! To bad they dont have a store you can just walk to.
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