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I want to replace the setup in my signature and wanted some suggestions on the best performance for value system available. I'm not looking for cheap, but I am not looking for outrageous either but it must be well worth the upgrade from my current system that is really fast.

I am looking at upgrading for a few reasons, first my motherboard has some issues, and I have a replacement from Asus, but I'd rather just upgrade than take it apart to put the same board in.

I also want to get true Sata 3, the Marvel controller on this board blows, and it won't run the Corsair GT drives at true Sata 3 speeds and I have them on the Intel Sata 2 controller for reliability and trim support. Newer Marvel controllers (9128 I think it was) and Intel controllers run sata 3 at full speed.

I was planning on upgrading my video card anyway, so it's usually a good time to do it all.

I also want more USB 3 ports if possible and hopefully faster memory.

My system is overclocked stable to 4Ghz and it is very fast, but I suspect newer systems w/ a comparable overclock will trash this system.

I want to get a few more Corsair GT drives and replace more of my platter drives, but it is pointless in the current system until I can get true Sata 3 speeds and more ports.

I will keep my sound card, my power supply if it is big enough, blu-ray drive, and hard disks. I was planning on getting one of the newer Corsair self-contained water cooling systems like the H100. I don't want something as complex as a true water cooling system, but the price difference between a good fan and a H50/H100 was minor so I went the route of the contained system.

I considered just a sata 3 card but most of them don't support Trim and I can't find anything that would work well. I'd consider moving the disks to an external array as well if I can keep the speed.

I do run one boot disk w/ apps, a data drive, then I have a larger backup drive that gets swapped out weekly. I have some hot swap bays to make moving data from other drives easy but I can probably get all my data on SSD (except for my backup drive) if I get 2-3 more SSD drives.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770K GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB AMD 7970 Mushkin Blackline 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Force GT  Corsair Force GT Corsair Force GT Corsair Force GT 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
LG BluRay NH-D14 Windows 7 Pro x64 MacOS Mountain Lion 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
HP LP2475w Dell UltraSharp 24" Samsung 226CW Steelseries 6G v2 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
ThermalTake ToughPower 850W NZXT H2 SteelSeries Xai Razor vespula 
Audio
Asus Xonar Xsense Sennheiser 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 D0 Asus P6X58D eVGA 285 Corsair XMS3 DDR3 2GBx6 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Corsair Force GT,Intel X25M 160 G2 & Raptor X 300G Samsung Blu-Ray Corsair H50 Windows 7 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP LP2475w & Samsung 226CW & Dell 24" Ultra Sharp SteelSeries 6GV2 ThermalTake Toughpower 850W Coolmaster HAF 922 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Steel Series Xai Razer Xonar Xense Premium Sennheiser Edition 
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Silent Beast
(21 items)
 
Lestat
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3770K GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB AMD 7970 Mushkin Blackline 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Force GT  Corsair Force GT Corsair Force GT Corsair Force GT 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
LG BluRay NH-D14 Windows 7 Pro x64 MacOS Mountain Lion 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
HP LP2475w Dell UltraSharp 24" Samsung 226CW Steelseries 6G v2 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
ThermalTake ToughPower 850W NZXT H2 SteelSeries Xai Razor vespula 
Audio
Asus Xonar Xsense Sennheiser 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 D0 Asus P6X58D eVGA 285 Corsair XMS3 DDR3 2GBx6 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Corsair Force GT,Intel X25M 160 G2 & Raptor X 300G Samsung Blu-Ray Corsair H50 Windows 7 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
HP LP2475w & Samsung 226CW & Dell 24" Ultra Sharp SteelSeries 6GV2 ThermalTake Toughpower 850W Coolmaster HAF 922 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Steel Series Xai Razer Xonar Xense Premium Sennheiser Edition 
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