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Near total system rebuild.

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March 6, 2011 4:37:27 AM

Hello and thank you in advance for taking the time to read this and replying. I apologize for any horrific newbishness. Ive had the same system for around 5 years or so and I would like to build a new rig salvaging what I can from the old. Ill be updating the older components as the money frees up. I have updated GPUS and installed aftermarket cooling as far as hardware goes and obviously I`m pretty green at this. I would like to know first off of any compatibility issues with the below components as well as any power issues I may need to resolve. I will be keeping my media drives and soundcard an AudigyZ2S, as well as a GPU I upgraded to about a year and a half ago or so; a Sapphire Radeon HD 4870. I will also be keeping unless it needs replaced a Enermax 600watt powersupply. The new components as are follows:

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Western Digital RE4 250GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Enterprise Hard Drive 64MB Cache (I specifically chose a small but fast hd as this will be a poormans gaming rig. If I`m mistaken in this decision please let me know.)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Again thank you for your time and feedback. Also any suggestions for further upgrades would be appreciated. i.e. gpu, ram, etc.

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a c 90 B Homebuilt system
March 7, 2011 12:23:23 PM

Hello fenriswolf616;

Can you get the model number of that Enermax 600W PSU for us?

You would not notice the performance difference between that WD RE4 250GB $70 and the WD Caviar Blue 500GB @ $40. In a budget build - take the WD Blue 500GB HDD.

ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 790X @ $109 a/r vs ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard @ $90 Compare the features and also compare the customer Feedback from people who bought and own those boards.

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a c 90 B Homebuilt system
March 7, 2011 12:37:31 PM

Also list for us the specific details like the other items you're keeping.
For example: DVD burner SATA model
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