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October 4, 2010 2:33:06 PM

Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

In addition to this, I have a HD 5850 1gb card, fans (I think), cd/dvd drive, and 7000s rpm harddrive from my Dell XPS 430. I'm mainly building this for FFXIV. However, it is also due to the fact that my processor was not good enough for my 5850 video card. I had an Intel corequad q8300. I hope that this set up is leaps and bounds over the prior. I know that the CM HAF 912 has 2 fans in it already. I think that I have enough fans.

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October 4, 2010 8:11:13 PM

Oh. Sorry. I wanted to know if what I listed is a solid build. Also, I think that my dell has fans in it. It also has the cd/dvd drive as well. I can still keep using those parts, right? I hope so. My intention was just to get a new motherboard, processor, case, and an OS since the installation disk from DELL won't work for a new build.
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October 4, 2010 8:55:17 PM

It certainly looks fine, but you are missing some RAM. This is a good set to go with your CPU/Mobo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

May I ask what you are using the computer for? An i7-950 is a bit overkill for gaming as an i5-750/760 will do just as well. You may also need a new PSu depending on how old the one on your dell is, but a new "quality" model is recommended. I would avoid using one that is over 3 years old.

The GPU, fans, ODDs and HDDs should be fine to reuse.

You should look into overclocking your Q8300 to around 3GHz. At that speed, it should be plenty capable of FFXIV, I could be wrong but if it does work could pull few more years from your system and let you save for a complete system after all the new tech matures.
October 4, 2010 9:24:25 PM

Just beware that the some or all of the fans on the 430 have Dell proprietary connectors and will not work on standard 2-3 pin fan connectors.
October 4, 2010 9:35:35 PM

Oh. I forgot to mention that I have 6gb of ram. I'm using the computer for gaming. I already ordered the i7-950. =/ I have a Corsair 850w PSU. Well if I can't use the fans from the dell case, then I have 2 from the new CM HAF 912.
October 5, 2010 1:09:28 AM

Will my ram still work with the new setup? I hope so. I'd hate to toss out 6gb of ram.
October 5, 2010 1:10:56 AM

Also, I'm able to just return th e i7-950. Should I just purchase the i5-760? Is there really any loss of processing power between the two for gaming?
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October 5, 2010 1:01:41 PM

The ram is only reusable if you have a board that supports it. Most likely that would be DDR3 ram. You didn't specify what type of ram so I'll let you figure if its reusabel or not. If not, you could always put together an "old" system and sell it instead of tossing them out.

For gaming, the i5 and i7 at the same clock speeds perform nearly identical. That's because most games aren't able to take advantage of all the threads the i7 has. The only real advantage of the i7 is when you are doing something that will actually utilize the extra threads like CAD, graphic editing or some massive video encoding.

If you return the CPU, you may as well return the motherboard and ram because the 900 version of i7 runs on the LGA1366 socket whereas the i5s and 800 version of i7 run on the LGA1156 socket. You wouldn't need a triple channel kit (6gb) with LGA1156 and a dual channel kit (4gb) should be enough.
October 5, 2010 3:23:42 PM

jaghpanther said:
Just beware that the some or all of the fans on the 430 have Dell proprietary connectors and will not work on standard 2-3 pin fan connectors.


Yep-And some cases are BTX instead of ATX.
October 5, 2010 10:26:01 PM

kureme said:
The ram is only reusable if you have a board that supports it. Most likely that would be DDR3 ram. You didn't specify what type of ram so I'll let you figure if its reusabel or not. If not, you could always put together an "old" system and sell it instead of tossing them out.

For gaming, the i5 and i7 at the same clock speeds perform nearly identical. That's because most games aren't able to take advantage of all the threads the i7 has. The only real advantage of the i7 is when you are doing something that will actually utilize the extra threads like CAD, graphic editing or some massive video encoding.

If you return the CPU, you may as well return the motherboard and ram because the 900 version of i7 runs on the LGA1366 socket whereas the i5s and 800 version of i7 run on the LGA1156 socket. You wouldn't need a triple channel kit (6gb) with LGA1156 and a dual channel kit (4gb) should be enough.


Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Fans(x2): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Along with this, I have a western digital 7200rpm hard drive, 850w corsair psu, a cd/dvd drive from my dell, and an HD 5850 1gb card. I'm just going with this because I want something more futureproof. It's not a huge price difference for me anyways. Thanks for all the help.
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