Looking to upgrade

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    Looking into upgrading my aging pc

    current specs:
    Gigabyte GA-EP45 UD3P
    OCZ DDR2-800 4GB (3x1GB)
    Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 2.66ghz (OC'd @ 3.80ghz / 1.295v)
    Cooler Master v8
    HIS Radeon HD 4870 512MB
    Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB SSD
    Zumax X3 550w
    Western Digital Caviar Blue 7200RPM 500GB SATA



    Only currently looking into upgrade the cpu/ram/mobo for now
    I already have a new motherboard (Gigabyte X99-UD3P) so my upgrade choices are on the limited side:

    cpu - Intel Core i7 5820k
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117402&cm_re=5820k-_-19-117-402-_-Product

    ram - Corsair Ballistix Sport 8GB (2x4GB)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148864&cm_re=ddr4-_-20-148-864-_-Product
    Once ddr4 ram gets a bit cheaper I will buy another 8GB kit

    misc - hsf bracket to mount the cmv8 to the 2011 skt
    http://www.cmstore-usa.com/intel-retention-bracket-set-for-lga2011/


    Does intel have any plans to release new 2011 cpu's since the 5820k is a year and a half old now?

    Eventually I will upgrade the psu to 750w to accommodate a new video card like the r9 390, but for now the psu should suffice fine as long as I dont overclock.
    Pretty much everything else can be reused such as case, hdd, optical drives, vid card, mem card reader bay and so forth.
     


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    Broadwell-E in Q1 2016. So probably around March. Based on haswell vs broadwell, broadwell-E won't offer much over haswell-e, so not worth worrying about.

    I use the same memory on my gigabyte x99 setup (except a quad channel kit 4x4). So should be fine with that, you will lose quad channel and drop down to dual though (not that it makes much real world difference).
     
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    Seems the only real difference is the 14nm rather than 22nm on the haswell-e, while the chip may run cooler it might hinder overclocking, skylake-e is the next major rev but thats not coming probably until middle 2017 and will require new chipset anyway

    and the ram I was also considering this for $4 more since it looks alot nicer in the case and has better timings and cl rating
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104567
     
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    okay ended up buying the 5820k (with -$15 promo code) $375
    hsf bracket $8
    and 16GB (2x8GB) of the hyperx 2666 (with -$13 promo code) $94

    there is pretty much no difference in dual channel vs quad channel except in a few synthetic benchmarks and it was alot cheaper so I just went for the 2 8GB sticks
     
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    Did you upgrade your graphics? Major bottleneck detected.
     
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    Its on the to get list once I find a good deal on a r9 390 and a full tower, i'm not playing anything recent right now (more like I cant because of the dx11 min requirement anyway)
    I also went ahead an purchased a factory refurbished Corsair 750TX for $50, im think the budget psu I have now isnt going to cut it, even for temporary because once I put load on the gpu it will probably end up frying or just shutting off, it gave me 7 years of service just fine but I need something more beefy for x99 and I would like to actually overclock it
     
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    finally got all of the parts in so a bit of a build log here

    New hardware going in

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    current build, please excuse the mess, there is 0 wire management in this case

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    removing all the stuff from the case

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    mb out of case

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    removing the bracket

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    hsf fan removed to blow out the dust on the fins

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    new bracket installed

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    new mobo

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    testing everything out before transfer to case, here is where I encountered problems, I has the case speaker and trying to trouble shoot beep codes, first it was the ram, then an unknown error kept poping up, turns out the cpu bracket was tightened too much, I just loosed it a bit and got the single beep saying the system was good

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    and finally everything in he case (minus the led's for now)

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    *heavy breathing*

    Edit 1- Why did you have a CM v8 cooler for an E7300:blink:
     
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    I got it 6 years ago for about $30 during a black friday sale, and I did have a 1+ghz oc on it
     
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    I've tried doing picture tutorials like this a few times, except I tend to forget to take pictures half way through because I'm having too much fun just doing it.
     
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    Probably should have included more on the cpu install part, since I more or less skipped that part
     
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    so far I have gotten it up to 4ghz, max temps 74c under full load
    http://valid.x86.fr/prg8jh

    4.2ghz was stable for about 5 mins or so running prime95 then windows crashed
     
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    Holy sh*t that's a beefy build you've got going there
     
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    Liquid cooling someday?
     
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    It's not like there is much to see. Here are some shiny pins :D, here is the cpu in the socket :D. Not like you can wrong either, cpu is notched so will only go into the socket one way.

    I hope you have better luck with Corsair than I have :(. I'm about to take my psu out today for RMA. New one will be my 5th corsair supply. All with different issues :(. Corsair should have stuck with seasonic building their supplies :(.
     
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    I got it up to 4.2ghz now stable, went up to 79C under full load for 10 mins http://valid.x86.fr/0mr48u
    might have to raise the voltage to 1.3v to hit 4.4 than I will be fully satisfied and this should last another 8 years or more

    maybe just do the triple fan mod
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    Seasonic makes the internals for this v2 fortunately, so far its been fine under load, not problems detected, tested it multimeter and all ranges were within the safe zone
     
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    Nice, an older seasonic unit :).

    Mine were all fine under load while working, and only two had the same issue.

    TX650 x2 both just died, nothing dramatic.
    TX650 V2, bad fan on arrival
    HX750 (corsair upgraded me for free), fine for 3 years. But recently started to buzz under load and the fan is really loud. Probably harmless coil whine, but annoying.

    That's off for rma now, HX is discontinued so I think I get an rmx.

    Can't fault Corsair's rma service, but damn it's annoying :D.
     
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    triple fan mod is done, idle temps lowered about 10c, load temps lowered almost 20c @ 4.2ghz

    fans going in, both 120mm, fan that came with the case and a delta fan

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    fans on the hsf, just used zip ties since it was free and quick

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    and load temps at 4.2ghz after 5 mins of prime95

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    got the graphics card and case so will be working on that
     
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    the 390 certainly is a fair bit larger then my 4870

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    build is almost done, will post pics soon
     
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