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So, much to my surprise it has been 8 YEARS since I built my last PC... it is hard to believe because it is still pretty fast.

I haven't upgraded it at all since the time of the build with the exception of 2 SSD drives, the first was a 256Mb a few years ago and just recently a 1 GB SSD...

I am still shocked its been so long since I built this water cooled PC!

I noticed my CPU was running a bit hot so I tore the pc apart and it looks like the enclosed liquid cooled pump is starting to fail... no repairing that thing, so I started looking at new solutions and decided as long as I am digging it apart, I might as well go all out and just rebuild it with new components.

 

Anyway, I have done multiple builds through the years and have always appreciated the latest insights from the active group here... so I need your advice again!

 

I am planning on keeping everything that is still viable and working well, so that will likely include my case, fans, power supply and drives.

 

Here is my build:

 Intel i7-950 3.06GHz 8M LGA 1366

 Gigabyte GA-X58A-UDR3 Motherboard

 ADATA 2 GB (Gaming Series) DDR3 1600G RAM  ( x 3 sticks)

 Sapphire Superclock EVGA NVIDIA GTX470 1.25GB Video

 AZZA Hurricane 2000 Full Tower Gaming Case

 CoolerMaster Silent Pro 850W Power Supply

 

So my thoughts are to keep this great case and LED fans.

Keep my awesome power supply and all my drives.

I just bought a new Liquid Cooler System: CoolerMaster ML240R RGB

 

The question now is, which mobo/cpu/RAM/Graphics Card...

The age old AMD vs Intel... I have built systems with both and I'm happy with both.

As far as needs go, its occasional gaming, sometimes modern games, although I mostly play those on PS4 or XB.

I don't do much video editing but a little.

I want a fast gamer capable system but don't need the latest and greatest.

I am happy with a good system that doesn't break the bank but will last me for many years (as my last one).

 

So...

Is my RAM still good or is the newer RAM much faster?

Has the form factors changed for the slots in modern Mobos for the RAM and graphics cards?

 

What do you guys think?

Give me some advice to get started with....

 

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So, much to my surprise it has been 8 YEARS since I built my last PC... it is hard to believe because it is still pretty fast.

I haven't upgraded it at all since the time of the build with the exception of 2 SSD drives, the first was a 256Mb a few years ago and just recently a 1 GB SSD...

I am still shocked its been so long since I built this water cooled PC!

I noticed my CPU was running a bit hot so I tore the pc apart and it looks like the enclosed liquid cooled pump is starting to fail... no repairing that thing, so I started looking at new solutions and decided as long as I am digging it apart, I might as well go all out and just rebuild it with new components.

 

Anyway, I have done multiple builds through the years and have always appreciated the latest insights from the active group here... so I need your advice again!

 

I am planning on keeping everything that is still viable and working well, so that will likely include my case, fans, power supply and drives.

 

Here is my build:

 Intel i7-950 3.06GHz 8M LGA 1366

 Gigabyte GA-X58A-UDR3 Motherboard

 ADATA 2 GB (Gaming Series) DDR3 1600G RAM  ( x 3 sticks)

 Sapphire Superclock EVGA NVIDIA GTX470 1.25GB Video

 AZZA Hurricane 2000 Full Tower Gaming Case

 CoolerMaster Silent Pro 850W Power Supply

 

So my thoughts are to keep this great case and LED fans.

Keep my awesome power supply and all my drives.

I just bought a new Liquid Cooler System: CoolerMaster ML240R RGB

 

The question now is, which mobo/cpu/RAM/Graphics Card...

The age old AMD vs Intel... I have built systems with both and I'm happy with both.

As far as needs go, its kissanime.software groupme.onl letgo.onl occasional gaming, sometimes modern games, although I mostly play those on PS4 or XB.

I don't do much video editing but a little.

I want a fast gamer capable system but don't need the latest and greatest.

I am happy with a good system that doesn't break the bank but will last me for many years (as my last one).

 

So...

Is my RAM still good or is the newer RAM much faster?

Has the form factors changed for the slots in modern Mobos for the RAM and graphics cards?

 

What do you guys think?

Give me some advice to get started with....

Yes everything seems to be okay and nothing seems to be a bottleneck

 

you are good to go.

Regards,

Shane

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Looks like when I upgrade I should do the same with RAM which is now DDR4.

Prolly get new GeForce GTX 1070... need to decide on mono CPU.

Any thoughts?

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The AMD cpu's are finally a close match to Intel's products but as always are a better price, also the amd mb's are more value friendly, but whatever you pick will be a big upgrade over your old system, just do your homework with google and you'll be fine.

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AMD is announcing brand new 7nm CPUs and GPUs at CES in January?  I'm waiting for those.


They will be a lot better, at good prices. They'll probably hit the market fairly soon after CES happens.


 


Also, the current batch of Ryzen CPUs will go down in price afterward.  


 


 


Look Here for the scoop.


 


If it has to be an Intel CPU setup, I really like my last generation I7-8700K systems. DDR4 RAM is standard in all new gaming rigs, and the GTX-1070 is a good card. (assuming your don't wait for CES news to pop.


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Did the same here....last build 2012...RIVE and 3930K......this time MXI E / 9900K and new DDR4 32 G Ram ....then may as well change out all drives...clean OS install,,,,

 

Recycled most of the WC'ing gear and the 1080Ti's ....new tubing....didnt need to its just I felt like I was getting so out of touch with tech Id better get on it ;)

First time someone mentioned an M.2 Drive I had to go n google it !!!!

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Did the same here....last build 2012...RIVE and 3930K......this time MXI E / 9900K and new DDR4 32 G Ram ....then may as well change out all drives...clean OS install,,,,

 

Recycled most of the WC'ing gear and the 1080Ti's ....new tubing....didnt need to its just I felt like I was getting so out of touch with tech Id better get on it ;)

First time someone mentioned an M.2 Drive I had to go n google it !!!!

 

I can understand that. The Board and processor I have are from 2012 as well. Upgrading is so expensive though. 

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Just saw this thread. It looks like there are lots of us "old timers" here. I have a similar system with an i7-930, and it had a 5770 for the longest time. With my kids a little older, I finally get some time to myself, so I decided to upgrade the GPU to a RX570 this Christmas, catching a deal for it for $150 CAD (~$110 USD) for some light 1080p gaming. I can probably squeeze more frames with a newer CPU/mobo, but it seems good enough for my needs (occasional video editing for family videos, light gaming, internet/youtube, VPN to office for work, etc.).

 

That said, if you haven't decided yet, the prices will likely come down more closer we get to the summer (though that's still a few months away) once Ryzen 3 hits.

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