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Please tell me what you think of my rebuild

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February 15, 2013 2:42:41 PM

Well, my old system finally crashed and I ordered my new parts this morning. I'm all giddy with excitement and can't wait to get my packages. This is a budget gamer / all around PC build, I am not looking to post top benchmarks on every test, simply pull good fps, QUIETLY, while keeping temperatures low. Please tell me what you think of this system, while keeping in mind, the items listed below are being re-used from the previous build...

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/DHf6

Approximate Purchase Date: Purchased 2/15/13


Budget Range: $700


System Usage from Most to Least Important: College work (OpenOffice mostly), Gaming, Misc..


Are you buying a monitor: No, I've got an HP w23338h


Parts to Upgrade:
CPU Core i5 3750k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AsRock z75 Pro3 ATX LGA 1155
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PowerColor PCS + 7870 HD Myst Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Fractal Design Define R4 Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I also purchased 3 x Cougar Hydro-Dynamic Bearing 140 mm fans for the case cause it only comes with 2 fans
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Do you need to buy OS: No



Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg


Location: City, State/Region, Country - San Antonio, Tx


Parts Preferences: I've always used AMD processors, as a very good friend of mine is the VP of R&D there, but I will be trying out Intel this build because of the disparity between their performance.


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: No


Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments: I'd really like to know what you guys think of my budget pc build (rebuild). For reference, I'm switching out from an AMD Phenom x2 black edition on an Asus board. I feel the CPU will be my biggest uprade, but the GPU will be changed from an Nvidia GTX 465 (Holy Crap This Card Runs HOT!!! 90 degrees under moderate load)


And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: As I said, my system finally failed, with the help of ex-bubblehead here, I was able to track down all of my problems to a popped capacitor on the motherboard.



Re-used items:

PSU
RAID Array (both HDD's) (Third is on it's way though to make room for Raid 5)
RAM
Monitor
Keyboard
Mouse
Speakers
Win 7


Looking forward to what you think.

Best regards


*Edited to include partpicker list and formatted to the suggested link provided by FinneousPJ

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February 16, 2013 6:03:28 AM

@ $165 you are over-paying for your operating system. . .just get an OEM 64 bit version for $90.
Also, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER re-use a PSU.
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February 16, 2013 1:04:24 PM

dragonlord12832 said:
@ $165 you are over-paying for your operating system. . .just get an OEM 64 bit version for $90.
Also, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER re-use a PSU.



To clarify:

I have the OS already, I got it last year with my college student discount. But I always purchase the full versions because I have 3 computers and OEM's only allow one installation to one machine.

Please clarify why I would never re-use a perfectly good psu? This one is about 18 months old and still under it's 5 year warranty......
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