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Finally putting the old Core2Quad to rest...

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My Core2Quad system is slowly dying. The recent failure of my cpu fan has been the final straw in a sad history of denial. Yes, it is time to finally do a legitimate upgrade...

CPU: Intel 3770K
MOBO: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB
CASE: Corsair 500R
CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus

Parts I already own:

SSD: 60GB OS
SSD2: 120GB Apps
HD: 2TB Storage
GPU: GTX 560ti
PSU: 750TX Corsair

This system is finally up and running!
Edited by [\/]Paris - 12/4/12 at 8:53pm
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OCZ 60GB Vertex 2 + OCZ 120GB Vertex 3 + Samsun... CM Hyper 212 Plus Win7 Pro Asus 23" + Samsung 19" 
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OCZ 60GB Vertex 2 + OCZ 120GB Vertex 3 + Samsun... CM Hyper 212 Plus Win7 Pro Asus 23" + Samsung 19" 
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Any reason you chose a Xeon for a single CPU build?
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Lower price tag for similar performance to a 3770, mostly. Additionally, I wanted to eliminate any risk of file corruption due to system instability, because I do alot of game art contract work, so doing overclocking beyond what intel turbo offers is undesirable for my workstation, making xeon ideal.
Edited by [\/]Paris - 11/2/12 at 1:32pm
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ 60GB Vertex 2 + OCZ 120GB Vertex 3 + Samsun... CM Hyper 212 Plus Win7 Pro Asus 23" + Samsung 19" 
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CM QuickFire Rapid (Black Switch) Corsair TX750w Corsair 500r (Black) Logitech G500 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3770K ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 ASUS GTX560ti (384c) G.Skill Ares 16GB  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ 60GB Vertex 2 + OCZ 120GB Vertex 3 + Samsun... CM Hyper 212 Plus Win7 Pro Asus 23" + Samsung 19" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM QuickFire Rapid (Black Switch) Corsair TX750w Corsair 500r (Black) Logitech G500 
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Added pics of the final build! Went off without a hitch smile.gif
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ 60GB Vertex 2 + OCZ 120GB Vertex 3 + Samsun... CM Hyper 212 Plus Win7 Pro Asus 23" + Samsung 19" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM QuickFire Rapid (Black Switch) Corsair TX750w Corsair 500r (Black) Logitech G500 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 3770K ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 ASUS GTX560ti (384c) G.Skill Ares 16GB  
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
OCZ 60GB Vertex 2 + OCZ 120GB Vertex 3 + Samsun... CM Hyper 212 Plus Win7 Pro Asus 23" + Samsung 19" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM QuickFire Rapid (Black Switch) Corsair TX750w Corsair 500r (Black) Logitech G500 
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