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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by largon, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. largon

    largon

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    I went bananas this evening and ordered some junk to toy with:
    • Core i7 3770K
    • Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH
    • 2×8GB Mushkin Blackline Frostbyte DDR3L-1866 CL11-11-11-27
    • Samsung 840 Pro 256GB
    • LSI MegaRAID SAS 9240-4i (RAID controller)

    Some thoughts:
    - No new GPU; I'll hold on to my dual GTX470s and upgrade when something interesting pops up.
    - I know the RAID controller is not a high perfomance part but it's there just so I get my 3× WD Red 2TB'ers RAID5'ed without chaining the array to the onboard controller.
    - Will have to jury-rig the waterblock on this thing as the age old d-Tek Fuzion (original version) certainly doesn't play well with LGA1155...
    - I feel a little silly for pulling this off as Haswell is coming in a little over ½ year...
    :eek:

    It's been a way too long time since my last upgrade. YEARS...
    Hit or miss?
     
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  2. manofthem

    manofthem WCG-TPU Team All-Star!

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    Upgrading is always fun! I'm most interested in that 840 Pro, which is what I'm hoping for in the near future.
     
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    Indeed, I spoiled myself 3 years ago when I bought my to-be-obsolete Vertex 60GB and I'm so giddy to get my mitts on the new Sammy. ¦p~ Surely, SSDs have come so far in all this time...

    In case someone wonders why the motherboard is the dual Thunderbolt version; no particular reason. Got no use for TB - at the moment. Just got a really good deal for this model.
     
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    manofthem WCG-TPU Team All-Star!

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    You're going to have a great time when you get your new stuff in, a terrific upgrade from what you're running now :) Since you've done all that, you might as well go with a new video card(s) too, or is that coming when the new cards release?
    Regardless,:toast: to your new system
     
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    For the love of it all and nothing more

    Whooooooa......... you mean some of this hardware we're using should have ....a...."real world purpose" or something?;) I gave up on that long ago and have yet to use esata :laugh:Now its all just one of the few ways left to have fun legally.
     
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    Pretty cool upgrade there. I am hoping Haswell will bring the party to me.

    Enjoy.
     
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    there should be more images in this thread, or at least when you get the goods;)

    Congrats on the new grab, I just jumped from P55 to a 3570K, and I really like it, you should too!
     
  8. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    Guess I'm not he only guy running. Fuzion v1 still! Can't wait to see it all togethergot a new board on the way for mine.
     
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    Plenty enough power i find with the 3570k, especially when its pushed up to 4.6-4.8 too, i cant get it above that, but dont really need to.:)
     

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