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Upgrading my friend's i7 dusty computer

post #1 of 12
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Okay so im upgrading my friend's 2-year-old i7 system ...

Specs :
Intel DX58SO Mobo
i7-920
3x2GB Kingston ValueRAM 1333mhz (not sure how much OC i can do with that but w/e ... my friend asked me to do the best i can ... )
Ati HD 4870
2x 500GB Seagate HDD Raid0
1 super crappy unknown-brand case



Here's what it looks like.


I dunno if you can see the dust in there .... I just used a bottle of duster ... and its still super dusty


Basically, what im gonna do is :

-clean everything
-change the stock cpu cooler for a Hyper 212+ (I wanna do a push/pull on it but I only have Yate loons 1450RPM fans ... Should i push-pull with 2 YL or one CM and 1 YL ?)
-put everything in a Antec 1200 (current case is so crappy i have no idea what it is ...)
-put nzxt sleeved LED in there + CM 2000RPM LED fans in there
-overclock the cpu if i can ...

Feel free to leave comment and give me advice/suggestion. It's my first time messing around with a i7 system and i cant wait to take everything apart and put everything back into my old case (antec 1200)
post #2 of 12
Don't get him the 1200...

He needs cable management.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
980x Evga e760 classified GTX 580 tri-sli 12 gb corsiar 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
x3 OCZ Vertex 2 200 gb+ 2 tb spinpoint f3 Sony bluray burner/player Windows 7 64 X3 Asus 24 inch In 3D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Arctosa Antec 1200W x2 Lian-Li x2000 RAZER Lachesis Banshee 
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Some old mousepad 
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980x Evga e760 classified GTX 580 tri-sli 12 gb corsiar 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
x3 OCZ Vertex 2 200 gb+ 2 tb spinpoint f3 Sony bluray burner/player Windows 7 64 X3 Asus 24 inch In 3D 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Arctosa Antec 1200W x2 Lian-Li x2000 RAZER Lachesis Banshee 
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Some old mousepad 
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post #3 of 12
D: Cable management!
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4770K Asrock Z87E-ITX EVGA GTX 970 4GB 2x8GB G.Skill Ares 1333Mhz RAM 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Mushkin Chronos 120GB/Seagate Barracuda 3TB Corsair H60 Windows 8 Pro x64 QNIX QX2710 @ 120Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cooler Master Quickfire Stealth Silverstone ST45SF 450W SFX NCASE M1 Steelseries Sensei [RAW] Frost Blue 
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Steelseries Qck Steelseries Siberia v2 Frost Blue 
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i7-4770K Asrock Z87E-ITX EVGA GTX 970 4GB 2x8GB G.Skill Ares 1333Mhz RAM 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Mushkin Chronos 120GB/Seagate Barracuda 3TB Corsair H60 Windows 8 Pro x64 QNIX QX2710 @ 120Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cooler Master Quickfire Stealth Silverstone ST45SF 450W SFX NCASE M1 Steelseries Sensei [RAW] Frost Blue 
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post #4 of 12
Xigmatek Dark Knight, Cable Management, New Graphics Card if he wants that, that's really it.
post #5 of 12
Cable management with a new case sounds good to me
post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
well i'll do cable management in the Antec 1200. It was my old case so it's not like he has much of a choice. I have an extra case and im giving it to him lol.

and what do u guys think about the push-pull config ? 2 YL or 1YL/1CM ?
post #7 of 12
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Okay, I just removed the mobo and cleaned the CPU

post #8 of 12
i would repaste the NB temps also
new HSF and new case
The Cleaner
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 980X UD-9 GTX 480 SLI EK BLOCKS Corsair Dom GT 2000MHZ TR3X 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Lots of UBER PR0N GIGS W7 H223BHMID Main Screen U2410x3 (storage for now) Filco Majestice Linear R 
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Corsair 1000HX HA a JOKE RATz9 Titanium HD 
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I7 980X UD-9 GTX 480 SLI EK BLOCKS Corsair Dom GT 2000MHZ TR3X 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Lots of UBER PR0N GIGS W7 H223BHMID Main Screen U2410x3 (storage for now) Filco Majestice Linear R 
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Corsair 1000HX HA a JOKE RATz9 Titanium HD 
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post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
I'm almost done with it ... Waiting for the CM 2krpm blue LED fans and some blue sticks.

Installed the hyper 212+


Put everything in the case


installed the PSU (I dunno how old is this PSU but... >.> no sleeve kinda sucks)


Installed the 2 seagate in raid0 and the 4870


Now just need to install the case fans and and do some cable management
post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
Any idea why this mobo has a molex plug and a sata-power plug ? Does it need more power even with only 1 GPU on it ? O_o
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