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Hey guys. I'm contemplating on building a new rig that's more LAN/Carrying friendly and potentially dabbling into liquid cooling for the first time if applicable. I need at least one pcie 1x on the motherboard (sound card) so I think that automatically puts me at a micro atx mobo/case. I'd like to try to savage whatever parts possible from my current PC, unless power/price of newer parts is a good deal over what I currently have. From the little I have read about Haswell (I think I got that right) I'm better off sticking with previous gen and overclocking it. (if i'm wrong, apologies). Budget is $1k. It is not a hard cap but I don't think the eventual total cost will push that far.

Current potentially salvageable parts:

* CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 - Edit: Also a later addition of another 2x4, making 16GB
* Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1CCA 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
* Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
* CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
* XFX HD-695X-CNFC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
* 2 x 1TB SATA HDD
* SATA Blu-ray drive

I'm willing to lean toward the higher-end of certain parts (new, or replacement). Unless there's a got-to-have GPU out right now i'm willing to stay a little obsolete in that area. Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.

Oh, and any suggestions on bags/luggage/cases for carrying this PC/monitor/etc. is also a great help!
Edited by darkenedsoul2k1 - 7/16/13 at 12:26am
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SG09+Sugo pack. Winning combo.
post #3 of 5
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I've considered it, but I would have to drop the optical drive and I'm unsure if I want to do that yet.
post #4 of 5
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So after spending a few days thinking. I'm debating something along the following lines:

Case: Cooler Master N200
Motherboard: ASUS Maximus V Gene LGA 1155
CPU: Scavenged Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (debating on upgrading to current best deal)
RAM: Scavenged CORSAIR Vengeance DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
PSU: Scaveged CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 650W
HDDs: Scavenged Crucial RealSSD C300 and 1TB HDDs
GPU: Scavenged XFX HD-695X-CNFC Radeon HD 6950 (debating on upgrading to current best deal)
Optical: Scavenged Blu-ray drive
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Z

I do need to spend more time researching potential liquid cooling options, since I've never tried implementing a liquid cooling setup before. Apologies if I seemed rather lazy in my initial post. I wanted to make the thread immediately to get opinions in as I pondered. As always, any input is appreciated.
post #5 of 5
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For liquid cooling I'm thinking of getting:

Mobo: EK ASUS Maximus V Gene Liquid Cooling Block Set - Acetal (EK-MOSFET ASUS M5G - Acetal)
CPU/Liquid Cooling Set: RayStorm Twin D5 AX240 WaterCooling Kit

Is this suitable?
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