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Non modular means all of the cables are fixed in place and cant be removed.

And no you should not use that old TX in a new system as you risk killing it in the worst case.
Whats worse is the ripple is bad enough that its going to lower your overclock and make the whole system unstable which could damage or even kill it after long enoug time.

...well then, in that case, what PSU would you recommend? Something reliable but won't break the bank.

Can't believe I've gone 7 years with this thing. I'm trying to think back to any issues I've ever had with my computer now!
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post #32 of 47
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...well then, in that case, what PSU would you recommend? Something reliable but won't break the bank.

Can't believe I've gone 7 years with this thing. I'm trying to think back to any issues I've ever had with my computer now!
How much can you spend and are you ever going to have more video cards then one?
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post #33 of 47
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How much can you spend and are you ever going to have more video cards then one?

I'm already a bit over budget. I have no plans to ever have more than one video card.
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post #34 of 47
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I'm already a bit over budget. I have no plans to ever have more than one video card.
The XFX TS Bronze aka XFX Core Edition is about as cheap as you can get and thats way better then the TX you have even if the TS is not all that great either.

Otherwise you can get the EVGA SuperNova G2 550 watt for $70 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438053&cm_re=EVGA_G2-_-17-438-053-_-Product
Edited by shilka - 2/7/16 at 7:29am
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The new cpu-z lets you bench mark your current cpu and depending on what board your socket 1366 is and will it support a Westmere Xeon 6 core or not is the real path you need to look at first. my EVGA X58 board is 6 years old but it was the right one for Westmere and I bought a used Xeon X5660 6core 32nm for $100 on ebay and every thing else is 6 years old..

I run the cpu 24/7 @ 4129.65Mhz on 1.30v and I can compare it to other Intel cpu's like the I7-6700K which is $399 .. in single thread (me 71% to it 100%) in multi tread (me 103% to it 100%) as I am sure I could do some things to get my single tread performance up as my ram is only running at a little over 1400Mhz .. I know the 6700K can overclock to about 4.8Ghz and I have had mine up to 4.4Ghz but there are better Xeons to buy like the X5690 if you want more speed.. but the question is which tread is what gaming is going to under DX 12.
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The XFX TS Bronze aka XFX Core Edition is about as cheap as you can get and thats way better then the TX you have even if the TS is not all that great either.

Otherwise you can get the EVGA SuperNova G2 550 watt for $70 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438053&cm_re=EVGA_G2-_-17-438-053-_-Product

Is that whole EVGA SuperNova line good, in case I want to get a higher wattage for just in case OCing and dual cards? Only a $20 difference between the 550w and 750w.

In addition, would this work in my current system? I'll probably buy the PSU right away and throw my current one in the trash. I also want to try OCing my 920 like bananas to see if I can make it last another year and I don't need my Corsair blowing up my PC.
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The new cpu-z lets you bench mark your current cpu and depending on what board your socket 1366 is and will it support a Westmere Xeon 6 core or not is the real path you need to look at first. my EVGA X58 board is 6 years old but it was the right one for Westmere and I bought a used Xeon X5660 6core 32nm for $100 on ebay and every thing else is 6 years old..

I run the cpu 24/7 @ 4129.65Mhz on 1.30v and I can compare it to other Intel cpu's like the I7-6700K which is $399 .. in single thread (me 71% to it 100%) in multi tread (me 103% to it 100%) as I am sure I could do some things to get my single tread performance up as my ram is only running at a little over 1400Mhz .. I know the 6700K can overclock to about 4.8Ghz and I have had mine up to 4.4Ghz but there are better Xeons to buy like the X5690 if you want more speed.. but the question is which tread is what gaming is going to under DX 12.

This is the exact board I bought almost 7 years ago and is in my current rig: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188046

EDIT: Wait, you mean to tell me I could pop one of these into my system for $80? Link

Perhaps I should rethink my upgrade path...
Edited by mysticstryk - 2/7/16 at 7:45am
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You would have to go to EVGA forums and ask them as I am not up to date with that board... but I do know that EVGA can mod some of the boards to allow Westmere and for free..

this is my setup..http://valid.x86.fr/dyqndy


If it works out for you to keep your socket 1366 then the money you save can allow you to buy upgrades like a power supply and video card as I run a 290x on mine.
Edited by crazycrave - 2/7/16 at 7:50am
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Is that whole EVGA SuperNova line good, in case I want to get a higher wattage for just in case OCing and dual cards? Only a $20 difference between the 550w and 750w.

In addition, would this work in my current system? I'll probably buy the PSU right away and throw my current one in the trash. I also want to try OCing my 920 like bananas to see if I can make it last another year and I don't need my Corsair blowing up my PC.
The G2 series is one of the best series around so yes, the NEX aka G1 on the other hand is a bit rubbish.
EVGA SuperNova lineup explained

Check out the links under my sig you can see there how it compares to many other series.
And 750 watt is overkill if you are not going to add a second video card.

Last yes the G2 will work with your current system.
Edited by shilka - 2/7/16 at 7:56am
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You would have to go to EVGA forums and ask them as I am not up to date with that board... but I do know that EVGA can mod some of the boards to allow Westmere and for free..

this is my setup..http://valid.x86.fr/dyqndy


If it works out for you to keep your socket 1366 then the money you save can allow you to buy upgrades like a power supply and video card as I run a 290x on mine.

Is there an EVGA forum board here?

If I could extend the life of my current system and save a bunch of money, that would be great. I could just get a new PSU, videocard like the gtx960 or 380 and stick some more ram in there for a third of the price as my new system would cost me. Does the 5650 keep up with modern games? I think the most intensive stuff I play is bethesda games as I mod them a lot. Fallout 4 would be the most intensive.

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The G2 series is one of the best series around so yes.
Check out the links under my sig you can see there how it compares to many other series.

And 750 watt is overkill if you are not going to add a second video card.

Thank you, I'll go with that then. I may get 650w just on the off chance I decide to add a second video card. Is getting more power than necessary a bad thing in a system, or just unnecessary money spent?
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