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Appreciate any advice or ideas. I can't go past $600 shipped & taxed (Cali resident)

Tired of milking performance from my Core2Quad system. Just replaced a failing mobo with an spare backup and the cpu fan is dying.

Need a new system for work purposes, but lack the money to just go out and build a new one from scratch, so I'm considering just replacing the cpu/mobo/ram. The rest is fairly new anyway.

Noticed this super cheap evga mobo, comes with 8gigs ram for free. I know the bios has some issues but I'm not going to be doing any extreme overclocking, so I figure it should be ok for my needs.



COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
$34.99 -$5.00 Instant $29.99

EVGA X79 FTW 151-SE-E777-K2 LGA 2011
$169.99

Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz
$299.99


I may wait for black friday sales before committing but I wanted to get some opinions. I like these parts because it's Lga2011.

I'll be using my current parts for the rest of the build:

Harddrive
60GB OCZ SSD
120GB OCZ SSD
2TB Samsung HD

Videocard
Evga GTX560 Ti

Corsair 750watt PSU

Fans, Case, DVD drive...

Appreciate any thoughts.
Edited by [\/]Paris - 10/23/12 at 10:33pm
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Looking good. The evga board is nice but i would wait and see if anything goes on sale soon.
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If the 3930K isn't in the budget, then there is likely no benefit to going with the 2011 based system. Either 3770K if overclocking "a lot," or E3-12XXV2 on a compatible board if you are not.

MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293
Slip in one of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117286

Should be able to OC to 3.9-4.1GHZ with non-K OC feature through turbo-core controls. Cheaper than EVGA board + 3820, and since it's a very popular board you can expect that BIOS problems won't go untreated.

The Sammy WondeRam kit is like $35 right now, just get that to go with the above and it's still cheaper than the 2011 based system.

I understand the 2011 system has a lot of appeal, but I wouldn't count on those EVGA boards getting quick support for future upgrades, The MOBO division of EVGA seems to be on the downward trend.
     
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Manjaro Linux Samsung 21.5" LCD E2009WFP E2009WFP 
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Seasonic G 550W Modular Fractal Design Core 3500 
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FX-6300, 4.7 GHZ@1.43V GA-970A-UD3P GTX 460 768MB Mixed DIMMs. 2x4GB + 2x8GB @ 1600-8-8-8 
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Toshiba THNSNH 19nm 256GB 1TB Spinpoint F3 WD RE3 1TB WD RE3 1TB 
Optical DriveCoolingOSOS
yes CM Seidon 120V SolydK OpenSuse 13.1 
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Linux Mint 9-32 bit // Linux Mint 17-64 bit  Manjaro Xfce Samsung 21.5" HannsG 21.5" sideways! 
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Sticky ATNG Rosewill Green 630W NZXT Gamma Basic Microsoft corded 
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