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Hi everyone,

I'm new to this forum and although I've built a computer before, I consider myself a novice.

I'd like to integrate a few parts from my old computer to my new build. I'd like to hear any opinions/recommendations about whether it's the best plan or not. I'll be using it as a home PC and to play WOW.

Thanks in advance!

Here's the HR build:

CPU:
Tier 5-6-7: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4-3.8GHz Turbo Unlocked Multiplier 77W

Motherboard:
Tier 5-6-7: BIOSTAR TZ77XE3 Z77 SATA6Gb/s USB3.0 Better for CPU OC

RAM:
Tier 6-7: Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600MHz CAS 10 1.5v

Video Card:
Tier 4: Geforce GTX 660 2GB OC Dual fans
or
Tier 5: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB OC Dual-fan

Storage:
Tier 4-5: Sandisk Extreme 2.5″ 120GB SATA III SSD
or
Tier 6-7: Sandisk Extreme 2.5″ 240GB SATA III SSD

Cooling:
Tier 3-4: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 120mm CPU Cooler
or
Tier 5-6-7: NZXT Havik 140 Dual Fans CPU Cooler

Operating System:
Windows 8 64-bit (Full Version) - OEM

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I'd like to reuse:

Data Storage:
250GB SATA II 3.GB 7200RPM 8MB - Western Digital WD2500JS-00MHB0 (250GB)

Optical Drive:
Liteon 16x+- DVDRW ALL WRITE - LITE-ON DVDRW SHM-165H6S

Power Supply:
Apevia ATX-AS680W-BK APEVIA 680W Beast Power-Black
http://www.apevia.com/ProductsInfo.asp?K...-AS680W-BK

Case:
Xion II Series Gaming PC Case
http://www.xionusa.com/Product-case-Xion2.asp



Also I just saw that Newegg is offering this for $70 today only (might be overkill for the system above?):
CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
Yes, Those parts can be reused, although I'm not sure how reliable that Apevia PSU is. Maybe others will chime in.

That corsair for $70 is a good deal.


Good luckSmile
The optical drive cannot be reused, since it's an IDE type and recent motherboards only support SATA drives.

The hard drive can be reused.

If you intend to overclock, I'd get a new power supply, as overclocking as quite demanding on the PSU.

Case is fine.
Thanks for the heads-up about the optical drive.

I'm not totally familiar with the benefits of overclocking. Is there a primer somewhere about it that you recommend? If I do decide to overclock, what power supply should I get? Is the Rosewill 650W 80plus Bronze sufficient?

My build is now:
CPU:
Tier 5-6-7: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4-3.8GHz Turbo Unlocked Multiplier 77W

Motherboard:
Tier 5-6-7: BIOSTAR TZ77XE3 Z77 SATA6Gb/s USB3.0 Better for CPU OC

RAM:
Tier 6-7: Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600MHz CAS 10 1.5v

Video Card:
Tier 4: Geforce GTX 660 2GB OC Dual fans

Storage:
Tier 4-5: Sandisk Extreme 2.5″ 120GB SATA III SSD

Cooling:
Tier 5-6-7: NZXT Havik 140 Dual Fans CPU Cooler