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Ordered some toys

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#1
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?
 

manofthem

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#2
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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#3
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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#4
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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#5
For the love of it all and nothing more

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.
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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#6
Pretty cool upgrade there. I am hoping Haswell will bring the party to me.

Enjoy.
 

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#7
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!
 

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#8
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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#9
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!

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.:)