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 Post subject: My upgrade build, looking for input
PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:30 am 
Little Foot
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I'm looking to upgrade most of my system, but need some reassurance that I got compatible parts. I like USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb for 'future proofing' for the next 2-3 yrs. But I now have read about other chipsets for the i7's P57, H55, H57, should I wait a few months? I do not really want to go the 1356, i7 920 path. Benchmarks I've seen show the i7 860 tends to be the same or a bit better in general performance and a better value. I'm a casual high end gamer, do some home video editing. I want a really good system, but do not want to break the bank.
Suggestions? Thanks

New parts
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel i7 860
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) F3-16000CL9D-4GBRH
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC
Antec P183

Old parts
Vraptor 300gb HD for the OS
BGF Nvidia 260 GTX GPU
Zalman 9700 CPU cooler with 1156 adapter
SAMSUNG DVD Burner SH-S223L x2
additional 3 HD's totaling about 1tb data & back-up storage
Win 7 pro


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:03 am 
8086
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Yeah this stuff is compatible with each other but the PSU is a bit over kill for a gtx 260. You can keep it though if you want to have more room to upgrade. The only thing is that I don't know how those other 3 HDDs are configured. If they are in a raid setup in your current machine, you will have to back up your data to an external drive before moving those drives over. Your new mobo won't be able to put the raid back together and protect your data if it is stretch across multiple drives.

Everything else looks good to me though.

Have fun with the upgrade. :)

dmstr


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 1:47 pm 
Little Foot
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Thanks for the reply :)
No the other drives are not in RAID. just 3 extra drives to hold data, and backups, 1 250gb, 1 200gb, 1 500gb. I've though about putting the swap file on the faster of them, but none are even close to the Vraptor HD.

Might there be a better value to speed choice for the memory?

For the PSU. It is the smallest wattage that has an air pass thru fan design for the P183 enclosed lower chamber. (from a high quality manufacturer) I do not see how a PSU with a top fan can work efficiently in a P183.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:50 pm 
Klamath
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Location: melbourne, victoria
do you plan to go sli?
what do mean air pass thru design?
you want the air to sucked up from under the case then blown straight out the back with a case that has a bottom mounted psu. but this a bad idea if you put the case on carpet.
i came up with this
SeaSonic SS-500ET Bronze 500Wthe psu u chose would have been a waste without sli.
OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 your ram was very expensive
GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3
i5-750
cases are totally up to you
after looking a bit these cases sound nice
COOLER MASTER CM690 II
antec 900 ii
total is 500 without the case


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:38 am 
Little Foot
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No I'm not going to go SLI. My card runs the games I play quite good.

I have an original P180 case. The cable management is terrible, but the case is looks good, and is VERY quiet. The P183 keeps the good of the 180 plus many upgraded feature, like cable management.
The lower PSU chamber has top and bottom clearance around the PSU of about 1/2". So a PSU with a top mounted fan will not work well. I need a PSU with an intake in the front. typically where the output cables are located, and exhaust out the rear. It should work like a wind tunnel.

Your memory selection is a much slower speed. why would that be a better value?

I like to i7 860 for the extra threads it can run, and the 750 can't. Much better for the video stuff I do.

Thanks


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:10 am 
Klamath
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ohh i see what you mean but ive never seen a psu like that.well now i have
You can try this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817151079. but i suggest you get like those felt pad feet things at the 2 dollar shop and raise the case up for more clearance. Other psu that have the push and pull config that you want generally crappy brands plus more fans more noise

you wouldnt notice a major difference between the ram sets plus theres always overclocking.


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