Single Status Update
New build is as follows:
What I just bought:
Geil EVO Veloce 16GB DDR3 (2 x 8GB)
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
What I already have:
Fractal Design Define XL R2 - Titanium Grey Case
XFX Radeon HD6950 2GB
Sandisk Extreme 120GB SSD, 6GB/S
Toshiba 2TB 7200 RPM
Caviar Green 750GB
Acer P235H 23 inch monitor
2 Craigslist special IRC monitors, both 21 inch Dell, one that rotates
Topping TP-30 USB DAC/Chip Amp
Polk TSi100 Bookshelf Speakers
Filco Majestouch Ninja Mechanical Keyboard - MX Browns
I'm upgrading from an early Phenom II black edition, a dual core miraculously unlocked quite stably to quad. On a sad little DDR2 Mobo. This setup should do me well for gaming for quite a while.
My MX518 is still kicking as a backup, and the G400 is great. It's a bit less of a fingerprint magnet too.
The Filco is such a sturdily built board, it's great. It's got some real heft to it and there's no flex whatsoever. It's got a bit of a price tag though.
I did buy a k, and I'm going to do some overclocking, yeah. I've read the 212 cooler is a pretty amazing value, especially at $20, so I'll see how well I can work it. If it's a good chip I might eek 4.5ghz out of it.
Still undecided on my old system, I may keep it as a backup/secondary machine, or sell it, or give it to a good enough friend. Time will tell.
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