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November 12, 2011 2:01:10 AM

Hey. I am currently planning a major system upgrade for my computer rig. I just wanted to pass this through a tech forum just to be sure everything works together (Even though I did so, myself) And even get suggestions on a similar product which costs less. So, here's the things I am buying. I'll also state the hardware (From the old, un-updated rig) that I feel doesn't need to be updated.

What I am buying:


  • What I will keep:
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  • HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS
  • GPU: XFX HD-677X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6770
  • DVD/CD Burner: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS50
  • RAM: 4 GB 1333MHz RAM
  • CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 645 @ 3100MHz
  • OS: Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64


  • So, with all of the stuff that I am selling. I wonder what the price would be for each part, if it can be sold, at all. So, here's all the items I'll be selling:

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  • Mainboard : Asus M4N68T-M-V2
  • Old GPU: BFG Tech GeForce 9400 GT(Wrong GPU on Link)
  • Case: COOLER MASTER Elite RC-310
  • PSU: OEM
  • CPU Heatsink: N/A (Stock)


  • Thank you for any future response, Ivegon
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    November 12, 2011 2:07:51 AM

    Not a major system upgrade. Just a sidegrade.

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    November 12, 2011 2:13:00 AM

    It doesn't particularly matter what it's called. My point for posting this post was to receive suggestions and to confirm compatibility between the new hardware and the old and if all of that fits together.
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    November 12, 2011 2:20:18 AM

    cutebeans said:
    Not a major system upgrade. Just a sidegrade.



    My thoughts exactly
    $200 on a case
    $110 on a psu
    $30 on RAM
    $40 on a cooler

    and the computer wont run any faster

    OP seriously you want to do that?
    You could get a 2500k
    Z68 mb
    and another graphics card for the same price
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    November 12, 2011 2:33:14 AM

    Outlander_04 said:

    $200 on a case

    All of these upgrades are for the long run. Since my current case doesn't provide the best cooling and cable management, I cannot OC much without overheating. Though, it would be appreciated if someone would suggest a case that features good cooling and good cable management.

    Outlander_04 said:

    $110 on a psu

    It's for better Wattage. So, I do not have to change it up with another PSU once I get the extra money for a SLI/CrossFire X Configuration.

    Outlander_04 said:

    $30 on RAM

    I currently have about 4 GB of ram. Seemed logical enough to put it up to 8 since I do work with Adobe AE and other RAM hungry programs.

    Outlander_04 said:

    $40 on a cooler

    For the ability to overclock. I wouldn't buy this cooler if I wasn't going to overclock my CPU.

    As I said, it would be appreciated if I got suggestions.
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    November 12, 2011 2:40:00 AM

    It will work. Good luck. Anyway, it's a waste of money though.
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    November 12, 2011 2:43:00 AM

    cutebeans said:
    It will work. Good luck. Anyway, it's a waste of money though.


    Yeah, I see that you mean. So, if we cut out the case. Would we have any other item that's considered a waste of money? I just want to get the best out of the computer.
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    November 12, 2011 3:04:26 AM

    A Haf 912 $66
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

    Single card plan.
    Get a 600w. I don't recommend CF two 6770 since it would be a waste of money. Just get a better single card when you need to upgrade like the 6950/560ti.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

    You could get this Corsair 400R and Corsair cX600 combo.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

    Do you really want to SLI or Crossfire?
    A good crossfire board would be this though. $109. Don't get the Asrock since it is only 16x/4x at crossfire. You would want 8x/8x.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

    If you really want to SLI, get this 750w. cheaper and better.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

    Get this cooler. I have never heard of your cooler.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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    November 12, 2011 3:18:52 AM

    cutebeans said:
    A Haf 912 $66
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

    Single card plan.
    Get a 600w. I don't recommend CF two 6770 since it would be a waste of money. Just get a better single card when you need to upgrade like the 6950/560ti.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

    You could get this Corsair 400R and Corsair cX600 combo.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

    Do you really want to SLI or Crossfire?
    A good crossfire board would be this though. $109. Don't get the Asrock since it is only 16x/4x at crossfire. You would want 8x/8x.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

    If you really want to SLI, get this 750w. cheaper and better.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

    Get this cooler. I have never heard of your cooler.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



    Ok, thank you.
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    November 12, 2011 3:23:56 AM

    ivegon said:
    Ok, thank you.


    If you plan to SLI or Crossfire. Upgrade your 6770 first to at least a 6950/560ti then CF/SLI those badboys.

    Don't CF 6770. Waste of money and time.
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    November 12, 2011 3:28:36 AM

    cutebeans said:
    If you plan to SLI or Crossfire. Upgrade your 6770 first to at least a 6950/560ti then CF/SLI those badboys.

    Don't CF 6770. Waste of money and time.


    I couldn't agree more. This is just for the long run so I don't have to replace a lot of things in a long time.
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    November 12, 2011 3:31:00 AM

    ivegon said:
    I couldn't agree more. This is just for the long run so I don't have to replace a lot of things in a long time.


    We're pretty good then. Wait for the 7000 series though. It's supposed to be 2x faster and 2x efficient with electricity.
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