Building a new computer, what do I do with my old one?

So I was going to upgrade a lot of parts, but instead decided I should invest a little more money for another case, power supply, and optical drive. So I'm not sure what the hell to do with my Old Build? It's not outdated, and works very well still. So what do you guys recommend I do with it?

Old Computer Build:
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231311 (8GB)
Graphics Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130738
Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136768
Optical Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139030
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146068

New Computer Build:
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116877
CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835203006
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128562
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231311 (32GB)
Graphics Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130738
Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533
Optical Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139030
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146068
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  1. there is no point of a new rig. the i5 2500k performs the same as the 3970x in games. there wont be any difference whatsoever.
  2. Well I don't need it just for gaming, also what would be better for gaming then?
  3. For gaming there is none worth the "upgrade", for video encoding,image editing,etc you could get the i7-3770k it is compatible with your board as long as you flash the bios, no need for a 1000$ cpu.
    You could get a new gpu with that money a 7970 or 670 gtx.
    And no need for that liquid closed closed loop, if you need more cooling than a hyper 212 evo get a noctua nh-d14.
  4. what else do you need it for. getting x79 isnt valid unless you do at least 6 hrs of rendering or computing
  5. Well my job is based around Animating, Modeling, creating Games, Motion Capture with several Motion Capture Cameras, etc. So yea.
  6. Id just try to sell it.
  7. just take out the CPU, motherboard, and cooler out of your old build. and get this
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/iCAA

    the 3930k performs the same as the 3970x once you overclock it. extreme editions are useless
  8. Yes but doesn't Overclocking make the CPU not last as long? The reason I wanted to buy the 3970X was because I don't plan on upgrading/replacing for awhile.
  9. the 3970x is just a 3930k with a overclock from the factory and 3mb more cache that doesnt do much. your statement doesnt make sense

    if you pump too many volts, then your chip life will go down.

    if you are not going to replace it for a while, then why are you replacing your i5 after only one year?
  10. Would any other CPU's benefit myself for gaming?
    And because I thought the 3970X would be a good upgrade so I wouldn't have to later.
  11. the i5 2500k is for gaming.

    the 3930k is the same as the 3960x or 3970x. just with less CPU cache, but 12mb is more than enough. no performance gains once you overclock both of the chips
  12. Even if you do decide on the 3970, you could still reuse most of your parts from your old build. After that, just sell the MB and CPU on ebay for $200-250.
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