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Upgrades to PC& Keeping some hardware


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#1 GracieM

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 07:40 AM

Planning an upgrade after the summer to my custom built gaming system, now approaching 3 yrs old.

I have an Antec 1200 full tower with a Thermaltake 1000w modular PSU, and a Coolermaster V8 CPU cooler.

I will be replacing my Asus P6T Deluxe, my Nvidia GTX285 2 GB and my mildly OC'd I7-920 that runs @ 3.30 GHz

I would like to replace the Asus Mobo with either an Asus Sabretooth x79 or an Asrock x79 extreme. I've had mobo's from both of these companies and was pleased with them both. For my videocard Nvidia GeForce 670 2GB 16x and an I7 3930 3.2 GHz...no SLI planned for the moment.

The tower is serviceable and I plan to keep it. I had extra fans added when I bought the system. I have no liquid cooling, but I would like to keep the Coolermaster V8 cooler if it would work with the new configuration. I presume the PSU that I have would be useable as well. This system is used for CRPG's, The Dragon Ages, Skyrim, Gothic series, Deus EX, Divinity II DKS etc., etc.,

Are my selections feasible? Thanks

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 08:52 AM

1000w is plenty for your system unless you're running 10 drives.. what kind of HD setup do you have. With a system like this you might as well go the extra mile and get an SSD if you don't have on already :)
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 01:44 PM

1000w is plenty for your system unless you're running 10 drives.. what kind of HD setup do you have. With a system like this you might as well go the extra mile and get an SSD if you don't have on already :)


I have 2 HD's(no raid) they are barely filled. Two SATA's 1-500 GB WD; 1 TB WD. I got a good deal on the PSU...so I took it. FWIW, I have two opticals, a card reader, Asus Dx2 S/card, network card and a bunch of USB stuff hanging on. I would like to use the V8 CPU cooler. Would it be useable with the new components I've selected?

I haven't considered an SSD, but will research them. My husband does my hardware because I'm a klutz at doing hardware and I'm sure it will thrill him to death to add another drive and pull out all these components, but hey, he's gonna get my cast-offs..;-)) in his dinosaur of a PC

Thanks for taking the time to answer.

Edited by GracieM, 11 May 2012 - 01:45 PM.


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Posted 11 May 2012 - 06:38 PM

Unfortunately, the CM V8 cooler is not compatible with LGA2011.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 04:22 PM

I second the suggestion of considering a SSD for your boot drive...regular hard drives are fine for storage, IMO.

I think that the basic fact that we have a known history of the problems with a mechanical/electric hard drive...allows us to see the advantages of a O/S partition/drive...with no moving parts. The preference for hard drives...should now slowly be supplanted by a preference for SSDs as a boot drive/partition.

When the prices come down and capacities increase...that would be the time to consider SSDs as a storage replacement, IMO.

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Edited by hamluis, 15 May 2012 - 04:41 PM.





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