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Updating my current build need advice / tips

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March 8, 2011 1:58:22 PM

OK, I'm thinking about updating my cpu, motherboard, and ram.

But, was going to continue to use my current case, psu, hard drives, and graphics card, cooling. Will it work?

Current setup:

System Manufacturer/Model Number ME
OS windows 7 Pro x64
CPU Q6600
Motherboard ASUS P5N-D
Memory CORSAIR 8GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
Graphics Cards Evga 560 GTX ti, Evga Superclocked 8800gt
Monitor(s) Displays SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22

Antec 900 Case

PSU SeaSonic S12 Energy Plus SS-650HT 650W ATX12V V2.3
Cooling Tuniq Tower 120 Universal CPU Cooler 120mm Cooling Fan and F
Hard Drives: Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB x2, Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD7500AAKS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5


Purchasing

Intel I5 2500k cpu
Asus P8P67Pro
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
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March 8, 2011 2:09:08 PM

The only thin I would be concerned about is your OS. If it is an OEM copy, you may need to reinstall Windows as it will be hardware specific.

I'm not sure about your CPU cooler, but if it can mount to 1156, it will work with 1155.
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March 8, 2011 2:31:08 PM

I got my os from iee from a deal. I still have a physical copy of it and my serial. So I hope it won't be an issue. Glad to hear the cooler might work. Really trying to limit my spending.

Josh2hot thanks for the recommendation. Just curious what would make this ram better? I like that it's cheaper.
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March 8, 2011 3:30:50 PM

The RAM josh2hot recommended has a much lower Cas Latency at the same operating frequency, so the data transfers will be much faster.
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