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May 26, 2013 4:21:17 PM

In 2009-2010 I acquired components to build a PC. (i7 860, ASUS P7P55D-E, GTX 275 are main items.)

Due to illness in the family, I am only now getting back to this.

Is it worth building as a general PC or should I upgrade these basic items? I notice that 1156 MBs are not generally available any longer.

(NZXT chassis, 750 wt PS. 2x2Gb 1600 ddr3, 500GB WD, 1 TB HD, multiple optical drives,...)

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May 26, 2013 4:40:19 PM

fdimegli said:
In 2009-2010 I acquired components to build a PC. (i7 860, ASUS P7P55D-E, GTX 275 are main items.)

Due to illness in the family, I am only now getting back to this.

Is it worth building as a general PC or should I upgrade these basic items? I notice that 1156 MBs are not generally available any longer.

(NZXT chassis, 750 wt PS. 2x2Gb 1600 ddr3, 500GB WD, 1 TB HD, multiple optical drives,...)


If the components are in working order they will make a very decent computer.
Probably a mid level gaming rig.

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May 26, 2013 4:43:44 PM

Sorry about your troubles.
The parts you have are adequate for a general use PC. Computers of equivalent power can be found pre-built these days but you're probably building for the fun of it anyway. i7 860 is still a strong processor because of the lack of development in high end CPU performance lately. Have fun with whatever you decide to do.
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May 26, 2013 5:06:13 PM

Worth it yes high end gaming no. I would make a good computer for light gaming surfing movies music and such. I would not really spend much in the way of upgrades but if you are looking for basic all around computer I would say it would work just fine the way it is.
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May 27, 2013 11:49:32 AM

anxiousinfusion said:
Sorry about your troubles.
The parts you have are adequate for a general use PC. Computers of equivalent power can be found pre-built these days but you're probably building for the fun of it anyway. i7 860 is still a strong processor because of the lack of development in high end CPU performance lately. Have fun with whatever you decide to do.


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May 27, 2013 11:54:18 AM

anxiousinfusion was right. This was/is a build for fun.

Thanks to all the other answers too. I had considered selling the parts. And it is a gamble since if any parts fail (especially CPU or MB) any warrantees are surely expired. But a little adventure is sometimes good.
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May 27, 2013 12:09:13 PM

fdimegli said:
anxiousinfusion was right. This was/is a build for fun.

Thanks to all the other answers too. I had considered selling the parts. And it is a gamble since if any parts fail (especially CPU or MB) any warrantees are surely expired. But a little adventure is sometimes good.


Honestly...if you want to game on it and be pretty decent...spend a little money and get something like a GTX 650Ti or HD 7850 and maybe upgrade your RAM just a bit...but you should still have a decent mid range gaming rig with that setup.
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