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    Default Upgrade to my 5-6 year old pc :):)

    finally had enough with my computer so decided to upgrade things a bit.

    Old Rig:
    evga 122-CK-NF68-AR
    q6600 2.4ghz running @3.5ghz
    4gb ddr2 700mhz
    XFX 9800GTX
    OCZ 120GB Vertex4 (plus storage drives)
    Enermax Galaxy 850Watt

    New Rig:
    Asrock Z97 Extreme6
    i7 4790k 4ghz aiming for 5ghz daily
    Gskill 8gb 1600
    evga GTX780 hydro copper
    OCZ 120GB Vertex4 (plus storage drives)
    Enermax Galaxy 850Watt


    i've got everything accept the 4790k which is out this wed, but in the mean time my water cooling is in desperate need of cleaning. i haven't cleaned the loop in over 2.5 years so should be interesting to see how things look in the blocks with the dye i put in to test longevity.

    Some pictures,

    new parts


    pc and water setup


    desk area


    dirty rads


    once 4k monitors drop in price some more i will upgrade my current 32" display.
    CPU: Q6600 G0 3.5GHz@1.4v (4.2GHz max) / 4790k 4.8ghz @1.265v
    GPU: 9800GTX /GTX780 hydrocopper
    Ram: Samsung 4GB /gskill 16gb DDR3 1600
    Mobo: EVGA-NF68-A1 680i (P32) /AsRock Extreme6
    PSU: Enermax Galaxy 850Watt /EVGA 850 G2
    HDD: OCZ 120GB Vertex4, Samsung evo 840 250GB
    LCD: Samsung 32" LN32A450, Samsung 226BW 22" wide
    Sound: Logtiech Z 5500
    CPU & GPU: 3x Swiftech MCR320, 2x MCP655, MCW60 R2, Dtek Fuzion V2, 18 high speed yates @ 5v

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    Default Re: Upgrade to my 5-6 year old pc :):)

    Spawn!! Long time, glad to hear from you and glad you're getting an upgrade and FINALLY cleaning that stuff. Ugh!

    We want pics of the cleaning process, inside and out, no matter how gross they are.
    “Do not trust people like me. I will take you to museums, and parks, and monuments, and kiss you in every beautiful place, so that you can never go back to them without tasting me like blood in your mouth. I will destroy you in the most beautiful way possible, and when I leave you will finally understand why storms are named after people.”

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    indeed a long time, what 5 years lol. as long as the weather is good on the weekend, i get the 4790k and i back up my info i will be doing it this weekend.

    the tubing still looks pretty clear but i suspect the blocks will be ugly from the dye. it was a mix of red and blue feser. i think i've topped it up about 8 times over the last 2.5 years. that was the last time i cleaned the loop/rads.

    guns, casting bullets and reloading have taken up my time for the last couple of years, hopefully this will get me back into gaming and overclocking again.
    CPU: Q6600 G0 3.5GHz@1.4v (4.2GHz max) / 4790k 4.8ghz @1.265v
    GPU: 9800GTX /GTX780 hydrocopper
    Ram: Samsung 4GB /gskill 16gb DDR3 1600
    Mobo: EVGA-NF68-A1 680i (P32) /AsRock Extreme6
    PSU: Enermax Galaxy 850Watt /EVGA 850 G2
    HDD: OCZ 120GB Vertex4, Samsung evo 840 250GB
    LCD: Samsung 32" LN32A450, Samsung 226BW 22" wide
    Sound: Logtiech Z 5500
    CPU & GPU: 3x Swiftech MCR320, 2x MCP655, MCW60 R2, Dtek Fuzion V2, 18 high speed yates @ 5v

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    Well I can't wait to see it.

    Check out my latest creation in the Works in Progress section, I've moved up in the watercooling world since I first started pestering you with questions years ago.
    “Do not trust people like me. I will take you to museums, and parks, and monuments, and kiss you in every beautiful place, so that you can never go back to them without tasting me like blood in your mouth. I will destroy you in the most beautiful way possible, and when I leave you will finally understand why storms are named after people.”

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    Default Re: Upgrade to my 5-6 year old pc :):)

    Woohoo. Nice to see you back. I just finished reinstalling a clean copy of Windows onto my current PC. I had a really weird error and couldn't open 75% of my programs. sfc and disk check didn't fix it, after safe mode and several attempts, so I just did a clean install. Now it's fine, aside from having to reinstall lost of things.

    In any case, good to see you here!

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    Quite the lair you've got there! Numerous forms of entertainment, beverages, and a serious space heater. Looks like a good place to hole up away from the world. Good to have you back and good luck with the cleanout!
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    Default Re: Upgrade to my 5-6 year old pc :):)

    Quote Originally Posted by TheMainMan View Post
    Quite the lair you've got there! Numerous forms of entertainment, beverages, and a serious space heater. Looks like a good place to hole up away from the world. Good to have you back and good luck with the cleanout!

    Are you really a "member" if you haven't had a completely separate chassis for your cooling at some point in your history of building?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMainMan View Post
    Quite the lair you've got there! Numerous forms of entertainment, beverages, and a serious space heater. Looks like a good place to hole up away from the world. Good to have you back and good luck with the cleanout!
    I still need a generator, a stockpile of gas and food and some women. Then I will be ready for the zombie apocalypse. I've got more then enough ammo and guns to fight for some time. Although I will miss the Internet.
    CPU: Q6600 G0 3.5GHz@1.4v (4.2GHz max) / 4790k 4.8ghz @1.265v
    GPU: 9800GTX /GTX780 hydrocopper
    Ram: Samsung 4GB /gskill 16gb DDR3 1600
    Mobo: EVGA-NF68-A1 680i (P32) /AsRock Extreme6
    PSU: Enermax Galaxy 850Watt /EVGA 850 G2
    HDD: OCZ 120GB Vertex4, Samsung evo 840 250GB
    LCD: Samsung 32" LN32A450, Samsung 226BW 22" wide
    Sound: Logtiech Z 5500
    CPU & GPU: 3x Swiftech MCR320, 2x MCP655, MCW60 R2, Dtek Fuzion V2, 18 high speed yates @ 5v

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spawn-Inc View Post
    I still need a generator, a stockpile of gas and food and some women. Then I will be ready for the zombie apocalypse. I've got more then enough ammo and guns to fight for some time. Although I will miss the Internet.

    Don't worry, after awhile we can find enough old Cat5e patch cables to solder a lan between our shanty forts, and the internet will become anew.

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    Default Re: Upgrade to my 5-6 year old pc :):)

    got all the parts accept for the 4790k so i bought a celeron while i wait to make sure my parts work still waiting for my cpu water block as well.

    CPU: Q6600 G0 3.5GHz@1.4v (4.2GHz max) / 4790k 4.8ghz @1.265v
    GPU: 9800GTX /GTX780 hydrocopper
    Ram: Samsung 4GB /gskill 16gb DDR3 1600
    Mobo: EVGA-NF68-A1 680i (P32) /AsRock Extreme6
    PSU: Enermax Galaxy 850Watt /EVGA 850 G2
    HDD: OCZ 120GB Vertex4, Samsung evo 840 250GB
    LCD: Samsung 32" LN32A450, Samsung 226BW 22" wide
    Sound: Logtiech Z 5500
    CPU & GPU: 3x Swiftech MCR320, 2x MCP655, MCW60 R2, Dtek Fuzion V2, 18 high speed yates @ 5v

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