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  1. Thanks guys for all the help. Right now my setup is mildly embarrassing as I've got SATA cables going all over the place and frankly they need to be replaced with longer ones and rerouted properly. I really like the case and since it cost me a fairly large chunk of change, I wont be replacing it anytime soon. After double checking the case it looks like my options for increasing the cooling on it would be pretty much limited to adding a second large fan on top, however putting an h110 on my machine would eliminate that option. My big concern is that I have about 6 HDDs in my machine and combining that with a 7950 and an OC'd cpu would cause a heat build up. Would this not be a big concern if I were to go the watercooling route? What about if I were to use an aircooling method like the Dark Knight II?
  2. Hey guys, Thanks for the advice on upgrading my PC. The other thing I want to accomplish is getting some good cable management and better cooling in the case itself. Do you have any advice regarding that?
  3. Hey Guys, Im fairly experienced at bulding pcs but I am looking to upgrade my rig and do some overclocking with it. I think I can use salvage a fair amount of parts from my current setup to build a pretty good gaming/media machine but I wanted to get some advice on what I should keep and what I should replace. Right now I've got it running to a receiver and then to a 55in plasma tv. I like to play FPS and RPG games mostly, right now I'm in the middle of playing the Witcher 2 (getting like 20-30 FPS on High @1080p) and Skyrim. I didn't realize how low my fps was for the witcher til i ran FRAPS earlier, guess i should try lowering the settings and see if i can get it to run better, but I have to admit it looks pretty gorgeous when I'm not in combat. Current Machine: i7 860 @ 2.8ghz Gigabyte P55-UD3A 8GB GSkill ddr3 1333 EVGA GTX 460 Coolmaster Hyper Plus 212 Cooler Corsair 90GB ssd (Boot Drive) Inter 80GB ssd (Steam Drive) 3 Assorted HDDs Corsair 650D Case Corsair TX 650 PSU BD-Rom Drive Based on my research I think I can keep the drives, case, PSU, and possibly the ram. As for the upgrades I have narrowed it down to: i5 3579k ASRock Extreme 6 Mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157295 Sapphire 7950 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006 Corsaid H90 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181036 How does this build look to you guys? Is there anything that I should replace as well, like the ram? Anything I'm replacing that I should keep? I hear the 7950 is an awesome bang for your buck card, im just a little gun shy of going the amd route since ive had nvidia for quite a while now. Any advice you guys can give me is greatly appreciated!
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