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Well, this forum has changed a lot since I was last here so I hope I am posting in the correct place. I'm thinking about upgrading my system. It's now 5 years old; however it still hangs with the best of them, so I'm debating if this is worth it. The rig I am upgrading from is in my signature. Also please let me know if I am forgetting any of the key hardware. I haven't put together a new PC in a long time! Thanks! thumb.gif



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Asus DVD/CD Drive

Cool Master HAF 932

Seagate HDD 1 TB
Gigabyte 7950
Corsair 750W PSU
Asus Sabretooth Motherboard
Ivy Bridge 3570k
Hyper 212 EVO Heatsink
2x8 (16 GB) DDR3 1600 Ripjaw Memory
Edited by Pr0pheT - 12/5/12 at 9:38pm
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Hey man.
Haha I've only just got back on OCN too so there's certainly been some changes.

Regarding your rig spec, I would consider adding a Corsair H80 and certainly an SSD;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147188

you will not regret getting an SSD thumb.gif
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Lower the PSU to one of like 600W, its more then enough for a single 7950.
Pick one from this list:
http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies

There are also cheaper boards that are just as good as the Sabertooth Z77.

The money you spare you could use on a SSD and/or better cooler wink.gif
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Lower the PSU to one of like 600W, its more then enough for a single 7950.
Pick one from this list:
http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies
There are also cheaper boards that are just as good as the Sabertooth Z77.
The money you spare you could use on a SSD and/or better cooler wink.gif

Any recommendations on good motherboards or better coolers in particular? Computers have become a foreign language to me since I've been gone! redface.gif
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Any recommendations on good motherboards or better coolers in particular? Computers have become a foreign language to me since I've been gone! redface.gif


The Sabertooth Z77 is a good board but rather expensive.
These boards are all board i like personally and have used myself before:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157295
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130660
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128545

There are alot more good boards though.

There are also lots of good coolers that are better then the Hyper212, the Hyper212 is not a bad cooler for its price though.
Have a look at some reviews and see for yourself, it mostly come's down on too what you want to spend on a cooler.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709002 (love this one meself)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835214023
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029

There is just to many :-)

Some of the best and fastest SSD's
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227915
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147192
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233342
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227791
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820249026
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If you have to ask, it's probably not worth it to upgrade. Upgrade when performance is no longer satisfactory. That IS the purpose of a computer, after all, to run the software you want to use at a level of performance that is acceptable.

As to the build you posted, you're over spending on: case, motherboard!, and power supply. And you really should get an SSD.

As a matter of fact, if you decide not to build a whole new rig, a new SSD could be very nice. Easily transferable to a new build, too.
    
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Yeah agree with an above comment mate. Include an SSD in the list. You'll be glad you did. thumb.gif
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Hey man.
Haha I've only just got back on OCN too so there's certainly been some changes.
Regarding your rig spec, I would consider adding a Corsair H80 and certainly an SSD;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147188
you will not regret getting an SSD thumb.gif

Thanks for that link. As for the others, I guess nothing is WRONG with my build just some minor things that should be swapped out? I looked at that MSI board, and looks intriguing; however how does it stack up to the Sabretooth? I am an overclocker. biggrin.gif
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You should buy the TB Silence instead, better heatsink for the same price.

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You should buy the TB Silence instead, better heatsink for the same price.

Noted. Also if I was to get the HAF 932 case would it fit? Secondly how would I position this heat-sink in there for proper airflow?
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