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Frankenstein Build: 2-3 yr old parts + Shiny new Z68. Will it work?

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June 29, 2011 10:14:10 PM

So I'm wondering if this will work. I'm looking to replace my CPU/Mobo/Ram. I'm looking to keep as many of my old components as possible. I'm also trying to leave some headroom for future upgrades, including SSD, SLI or Crossfire Video cards, More RAM, and a K series CPU when the price dips some. For now though, if anyone could look over my current build and offer advice or suggestions, I would appreciate it. Will I need any cables? adapters? replace some old stuff? compatibility issues? Want to make sure I got it all. BTW, I'll be using a Windows 7 64bit OS.

OLD STUFF:

Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


HDD: Seagate Maxtor DiamondMax 21 STM3500630AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive
http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=9c90a8c...


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


Video Card: GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

NEW STUFF:

Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz 2 x 256KB L2 Cache 3MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I32100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



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a c 104 B Homebuilt system
June 29, 2011 11:44:50 PM

It should all work fine together!
a b B Homebuilt system
June 30, 2011 4:01:02 AM

Looks good, but I would add $95 for a i5 2500k, 4 core processor
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June 30, 2011 4:57:36 AM

I would LOVE to snag a 2500k right now, but i'm trying to upgrade to current components cheap for now. Couple months down the road, i'll be in a better spot to afford the 2500k. Currently i''m running an E6400 core 2 duo on an old 680i motherboard. I believe my planned upgrade will be a huge boost in performance for gaming, and if the ASrock motherboard lives up to my expectations, I will keep it and eventually get a new CPU, some new graphics cards, an SSD, and maybe a blue ray burner. Thank you for the responses guys. Wish me luck~
a c 104 B Homebuilt system
June 30, 2011 1:45:10 PM

Should be a nice performance boost enjoy!
a b B Homebuilt system
June 30, 2011 3:19:18 PM

rolli59 said:
As an add on for that suggestion! http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/pentium-g8...


im sure he wouldn't receive much bottlenecking with a GT430, or a slow PC, was just saying if its temporary he could buy a G620 (OC it if he wants) and buy that 2500K in a few weeks/months.
a c 104 B Homebuilt system
June 30, 2011 3:22:24 PM

ps3hacker12 said:
im sure he wouldn't receive much bottlenecking with a GT430, or a slow PC, was just saying if its temporary he could buy a G620 (OC it if he wants) and buy that 2500K in a few weeks/months.

I agree with that therefore posting the link! Surprising gaming performance!
a b B Homebuilt system
June 30, 2011 5:16:58 PM

rolli59 said:
I agree with that therefore posting the link! Surprising gaming performance!


well then excuse me, thought you were saying the G620 was bad :sarcastic:  .
a c 104 B Homebuilt system
June 30, 2011 5:52:19 PM

ps3hacker12 said:
well then excuse me, thought you were saying the G620 was bad :sarcastic:  .

No offense taken, could have been clearer myself!
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