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January 26, 2010 3:07:00 PM

Looking to get an appraisal for my setup. I am half on/off about selling to make way for a new i7 setup. I am wondering what I can get from it.

Specifications:
Processor: AMD Phenom 550 x2 BE. Cores are unlocked (quad core) and over clocked to 3.7ghz @1.456v. 50c~ under load 1 hr of prime 95, 3 hr prime95 test was done as well however temperatures were not monitored as it was a stability test. The processor can be locked to dual core again and hit 3.8 ghz@1.42v-1.45v, load temperatures hit around 41c-42c as a dual core 3.8 ghz after 6 hrs of prime95.
Heatsink: Sunbeam Core-Contact Freezer 120mm version (TX-2 thermal compound applied)
Motherboard: Biostar TA790GX 128M
RAM: Corsair 1gbx2 XMS2 DDR2 800 mhz PC2-6400 5-5-5-18, and 2gbx2 Patriot DDR2 1066 mhz PC2-8500 7-7-7-22 (can be set to 7-7-7-18 on stock voltage)
Case: Coolermaster HAF 922 (started painting it black inside. Only got one side panel painted, once I get a rivet tool/rivets I will paint it all. (Side panel came out iffy so I may need to sand it down/start again).
PSU: Tuniq Potency 650w 80 plus Active PFC. 12v1=25a, 12v2=25a. Maximum watt through the 12v rails is 552 (or 46 amps total). This was bought as a test subject, to see if Tuniq was producing any quality PSUs.
GPU: XFX HD 4850 1GB DDR3. Blow style fan for minimum heat dissipation going into case. Overclocked 645 core/2100 mhz memory. Stable, 12 hrs of stress testing using GPU tool 0 errors. Crossfire ready, just needs the second HD 4850/ one crossfire bridge. The power supply should be able to handle it. I will probably get an HD 4850 in 2 weeks~ so I will let you guys know.
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB (single platter 500gb HDD) Avg read speeds 120mbs, avg writes around 100mbs. 200GB Seagate Barracuda is taken for Data purposes.
Optical drives: Lite-On 4x Blu-ray drive. Lite On DVD-RW 24x/CD-RW
Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64 bit, licensed/legit. Proof of purchase, and key will be given. Comes with technical support from Microsoft since it was an upgrade version. I have already verified/used Microsoft's technical support as a free service. Fresh install no programs only drivers installed. I will include installation DVD copy (Digital River download).
TV Tuner: Diamond ATI 600 series USB TV tuner. Working 100% with Windows 7 Professional 64 bit using drivers from CD. Do not upgrade drivers.
Lighting: 2x Red Cold cathode 12" lights.
Fan controller: NZXT Sentry 2 fan controller. Up to 10 fans be used but will have to be installed in pairs (one using 4 pin molex, the other fan using 3 pin connection).

Webcam: Quickcam Pro 9000
Monitor: Acer 23" H233H 1080p monitor. New Bently wall mount included, VESA compliant.
No keyboard/mouse.

Outside:
Top 200mm Exhaust:

Fan controller: NZXT Sentry 2

Optical Drives:

Front 200mm Intake:


Inside:
Heatsink: Core-Contact Freezer 120mm

Cable management #1:

Cable management #2:

Cable management #3:

Ram picture:

XFX HD 4850 1GB DDR3:

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January 26, 2010 3:07:57 PM

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Power supply: Tuniq Potency 650w 80 plus Active PFC


LED/Cold Cathode lights on:
Front 200mm Red LEDs on, cold cathodes off:

Inside with lights:

More inside with lights:




Outside shot with all lights/leds on:
January 26, 2010 3:36:34 PM

Looks like a pretty sweet system...

What were you thinking of as far as an i7 set up?

If it were my system I'd probably be looking at keeping everything except for the mobo/ram/cpu.

Are you going to want to upgrade the video card also?
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January 26, 2010 5:08:26 PM

itadakimasu said:
Looks like a pretty sweet system...

What were you thinking of as far as an i7 set up?

If it were my system I'd probably be looking at keeping everything except for the mobo/ram/cpu.

Are you going to want to upgrade the video card also?


I already thought about selling motherboard/ram/cpu/heat sink (CCF Freezer needs an additional i7 bracket).

But in all honesty I am not too sure how much I could sell those for. In my area of craigslist (dallas texas) there is not that big of interest for gaming parts. I don't want to deal with ebay either because it would eat out a good chunk of the money.

What do you think is a fair price for the processor, motherboard, ram, and heat sink.
Oh I should mention that the Patriot 4gb kit 1066mhz PC2-8500 comes with Street Fighter IV via Steam. (I had to get a replacement from fry's so they gave me a new one with a new key and all which I haven't used.
January 27, 2010 3:17:19 PM

As far as the ram goes, ram prices have jumped pretty high and hell.. you can probably get more than what you bought it for right now.

I have a similar motherboard, and really like the power and reset buttons the mobo has. It's a good board. I'd think you could sell the mobo + cpu + ram as a set for probably $250? The cheapest 4gb 8500 kit i see is $93.

I'd maybe sell the board w\ the 8500 ram for $250 and sell the other ram seperately for $30? idk.
January 27, 2010 4:44:43 PM

itadakimasu said:
As far as the ram goes, ram prices have jumped pretty high and hell.. you can probably get more than what you bought it for right now.

I have a similar motherboard, and really like the power and reset buttons the mobo has. It's a good board. I'd think you could sell the mobo + cpu + ram as a set for probably $250? The cheapest 4gb 8500 kit i see is $93.

I'd maybe sell the board w\ the 8500 ram for $250 and sell the other ram seperately for $30? idk.


Yeah good idea. Yeah i also love the reset/power button on the mobo,
So probably CPU+Cooler (core-contact freezer)+Motherboard+Ram for $275?

Ill give it a shot.
January 28, 2010 12:57:22 PM

did you get any worth while emails from your ad?



January 28, 2010 6:38:46 PM

itadakimasu said:
did you get any worth while emails from your ad?


Lol nope. Like I said in my area in Craigslist no one is really interested in enthusiast stuff. Damn if only I lived near Silicon valley.
January 29, 2010 5:21:13 PM

want to trade the 4gb 1066 ram for a dell poweredge 1850 server? Dual 3.2ghz xeons, 1gb, 2x 36gb scsi ( 15k rpm ) ?
January 29, 2010 5:39:07 PM

itadakimasu said:
want to trade the 4gb 1066 ram for a dell poweredge 1850 server? Dual 3.2ghz xeons, 1gb, 2x 36gb scsi ( 15k rpm ) ?


Thanks for the offer but I will have to pass. Not enough market for the Poweredge 1850 server where I live.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/sys/1560036168.html

these things aren't* getting sold left and right cheap.
January 29, 2010 8:31:09 PM

:)  those are mine, and they're sitting in my garage. lol
January 29, 2010 9:40:06 PM

itadakimasu said:
:)  those are mine, and they're sitting in my garage. lol


Oh LOL ahahaha nice.
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