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Selling old computer and upgrading to new one...any suggestions?

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October 12, 2012 5:44:38 PM

Here is what I currently Have:
CPU: It-2600k
H60 water cooled
1200 BFG power supply
Antec 900 2 case
SLI PNY gtx 560ti cards
Intel 320 SSD 80 GB
1 TB WD 7200 Hard drive

What I picked out to replace it:
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CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($103.74 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V DELUXE ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($262.08 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card ($529.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($299.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($105.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($74.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1906.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
October 12, 2012 5:53:56 PM

Forgot to add in motherboard for original comuter is Asus IV extreme
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October 12, 2012 6:07:59 PM

without no doubt you just made an amazing collection but 16 gb of ram is overkill :/  8 gb is quite enough for any use even hardcore gaming or programming , i would save its money for bigger SSD , also you can go for 2 gtx 570 for better performance and its only about 30$ more , but at the end its your choice , GooD LucK ;) 
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October 12, 2012 6:42:52 PM

I do the 16 gb of ram for some video editing and photoshop work. And I have an SLI for my 560 but from my experience, not all games support SLI, and when they do, I haven't experienced it, some people report flickering and minor glitches with SLI.
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October 12, 2012 7:23:37 PM

ok you have your point of view but are you sure that your games and video editing and photoshop will only use 128 gb ? i mean that most of the modern games are 10+ gigs !
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October 12, 2012 7:47:39 PM

Lol yeah, I have a 1 TB 7200 hard drive that i'll save out of my old computer to use
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October 12, 2012 7:56:08 PM

ah thats ok :) 
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October 12, 2012 9:24:20 PM

If budget is an issue, then I suggest you simply sell off some parts and replace them.
Keep the 2600K, it will perform about as well as the 3770K when both are overclocked.

Keep your case, psu, cooler, windows copy.

Go ahead and buy that GTX680.

If you just want a new build, sell off your parts individually on ebay. you will get more for them than as a complete pc.

If all the parts represent a new build, here are my thoughts.

1) There is little value in ram speeds >1600:
Read this:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4503/sandy-bridge-memory-...

2) A top end air cooler will cool as well and be quieter than the H100.
Look at the noctua NH-D14 or phanteks tower coolers.

3) I would go 180gb or 240gb on the ssd. That will hold plenty of games. A ssd gets slower as it approaches full.
My preferred ssd's are intel and samsung for reliability.
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