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April 30, 2013 3:35:48 PM

Hi, I looking to build a new system but I want to see if I can save some parts from old one to use that money towards the other parts of the new one.
My old system was a XPS 630i

XPS 630i Specs

Processors
Supports Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Core 2 Duo Extreme, Intel Core 2 Quad processors
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40 GHz

Operating System
Runs Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium, Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate, Genuine Windows Vista Business, Genuine Windows XP Professional
Windows Vista Home Premium

Graphics
NVIDIA SLI Single/Dual options (8800 GT or 8800 GTX), ATI CrossFire Single/Dual options (2900XT)
NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT
2 x NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTs - SLI Enabled

Audio
Integrated 7.1 Intel High Definition Audio, Optional Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic (Vista Only)
Integrated HD Audio

Memory
Up to 4GB Corsair DOMINATOR Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM (800MHz)
2 x 1GB Samsung PC2-5300 modules
(5-5-5-12)
2 x 1GB Hynix PC2-6400U modules
(6-6-6-18)

Hard Drive
Up to 2TB Hard Drives
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9
16 MB Cache, 7200rpm, SATA II

Optical Drives
48X Combo Drive, Optional 16X DVD+/-RW Drive, Optional Blu-ray Disc Drive
LG HL-DT-ST 16X DVD-RW


Power Supply Unit
750 Watt MAX model DT50E


and this is what I am looking forward to:

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($284.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 430W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($44.98 @ Outlet PC)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $686.88

My idea is to try to save (if possible) on the Case, PSU and Hard Drive from the old one that I have.

If I can save on those parts I will put them towards a really good Graphics card and thats why there is no graphics card on the description of the new PC. (Any advise on the Graphics Card will also be appreciated)

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April 30, 2013 3:51:02 PM

According to your list, all you're saving from the old system is the case, and possibly HDD.

If the old DVD drive is SATA (probably is), you can use that as well.
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April 30, 2013 3:55:15 PM

USAFRet said:
According to your list, all you're saving from the old system is the case, and possibly HDD.

If the old DVD drive is SATA (probably is), you can use that as well.


Thanks
I will have to check that. I'm also looking to save the power supply If possible...but I really dont know if it can be done.
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a b ) Power supply
April 30, 2013 4:02:48 PM

I'm also looking to save the power supply If possible...but I really dont know if it can be done.

Depends. Make and wattage.
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April 30, 2013 4:30:35 PM

If it were me, all Id keep is the optical.....7200.9's are more than 5 years old. The Dell PSU is not one I'd reuse

If this is a gaming box, $355 for the MoBo / CPU combo is a too much. This is just $285 and is overclockable.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

There's no need for a Hyper 212 w/ a 3770 that you can't overclock (need 3770k for that but do you need hyperthreading ?)

Realizing that you're looking to save money here but $75 is really really low for a case and PSU

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April 30, 2013 4:45:33 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
If it were me, all Id keep is the optical.....7200.9's are more than 5 years old. The Dell PSU is not one I'd reuse

If this is a gaming box, $355 for the MoBo / CPU combo is a too much. This is just $285 and is overclockable.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

There's no need for a Hyper 212 w/ a 3770 that you can't overclock (need 3770k for that but do you need hyperthreading ?)

Realizing that you're looking to save money here but $75 is really really low for a case and PSU



Thanks for the advise....!!
I was thinking about keeping the PSU because it never gave my any problems and is a 750w unit...
really the only problem I had with the old Pc is that I burn the 2 x NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTs to a wonderful crisp...(ahh... the smell if graphics in the morning)
but now that you say so ...I will have to think about it too...:) 
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