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Thinking about upgrading guys! I haven't built a PC since 2007. My current rig is in my signature... it's been a long time! hahaha! What you guys think?

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K

GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

CORSAIR CWCH60 Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBRL

COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSA00-80GAD3-US 1000W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS ...

HIS H699F4G4M Radeon HD 6990 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
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post #2 of 9
nice i think if your up for it get the rasa kit and get a custom loop going
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Definitely a nice build. Props for the HIS 6990
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That would certainly be a fairly significant upgrade from what you have, although I would advise against going with 16GB of memory, unless your doing some major encoding or photo editing there with large files

- i would also advise going with a Corsair, Antec, or Silverstone PSU, while CM Silent Pro are fairly good, they aren't as good as their counterparts mentioned before.
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post
That would certainly be a fairly significant upgrade from what you have, although I would advise against going with 16GB of memory, unless your doing some major encoding or photo editing there with large files

- i would also advise going with a Corsair, Antec, or Silverstone PSU, while CM Silent Pro are fairly good, they aren't as good as their counterparts mentioned before.
Thanks! I will look into that. Will probably get a Corsair 1000 watt maybe!
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Intel 510 120gb SSD and WD 2TB. Windows 7 64bit. Dell u2410 IPS CORSAIR HX1000 
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Wow, nice build.

Also, I'd like to point out that you'd probably be better off with a Corsair or Antec PSU (like the people above me mentioned), also, why not H70? It's great!
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Your computer is still pretty good for most things.

What I would upgrade would be the graphic card to either GTX 560 or HD6950. And maybe upgrade hard drive to Hitachi 7k3000 2TB (think that is the model), it is EXTREMELY FAST.

I would wait until AMD has bulldozer out in June to upgrade Motherboard, RAM, CPU. Those are the core components and its better to see what everyone has out first, it will definitely save you money.
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Originally Posted by Mistawho View Post
Thanks! I will look into that. Will probably get a Corsair 1000 watt maybe!
You could probably settle for a high end 850watt unit, but I'm no PSU expect by any means. Although, there are a few in the PSU section...

Do you plan on buying multiple monitors? That's a lot of GPU for one monitor. Wow, i just searched the model for your monitor. 1680x1050. I'd upgrade that FIRST! You will waste so much of that GPU on that monitor. For one, the GPU has 4GB vRAM, you'll never go over 800MB probably. You could probably max out every game at 1680x1050, max settings and run without your fan going. No, I wouldn't try that, I was just being sarcastic. Eh, your money, but I think you should rethink the GPU/Monitor area.
Edited by Blacklac - 4/11/11 at 10:03am
    
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post #9 of 9
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You could probably settle for a high end 850watt unit, but I'm no PSU expect by any means. Although, there are a few in the PSU section...

Do you plan on buying multiple monitors? That's a lot of GPU for one monitor. Wow, i just searched the model for your monitor. 1680x1050. I'd upgrade that FIRST! You will waste so much of that GPU on that monitor. For one, the GPU has 4GB vRAM, you'll never go over 800MB probably. You could probably max out every game at 1680x1050, max settings and run without your fan going. No, I wouldn't try that, I was just being sarcastic. Eh, your money, but I think you should rethink the GPU/Monitor area.
Ohhh I'll be getting a new bigger monitor also! No worries Still thinking about hitting the purchase button from newegg! HAHA
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Intel 510 120gb SSD and WD 2TB. Windows 7 64bit. Dell u2410 IPS CORSAIR HX1000 
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