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 Post subject: OLD & NEW
 Post Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 2:28 am 
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Just wondering is any one else still using a 630i with the
Q6600 in it all stock? I did do a ram and GPU upgrade to it also win 7.
Just wondering how much longer this thing is going to last .
Getting ready to do a new build (first one for me)
These are the parts I have picked out from partspicker any comments welcome.
trying to keep low$ but can go up several hundred if wanted to. not into overclocking or playing many games anymore except the ones i already have (getting to slow at 70 ;) )

CPU
Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
$218.85 Buy
CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
$22.98 Buy
Motherboard
ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
$90.98 Buy
Memory
G.Skill Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
$35.98 Buy
Storage
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
$48.60 Buy
Case
Rosewill BlackHawk ATX Mid Tower Case
$79.99 Buy
Power Supply
Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
$29.99 Buy
Optical Drive
Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
N/A
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
$85.75 Buy
Total: $613.12

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Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case
Corsair CX 750m 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM (64-bit)
EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 2GB GDDR5


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 Post subject: Re: OLD & NEW
 Post Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 3:46 pm 
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Currently, my grandsons are using my XPS 630, but I believe it has a Q9450 in it. I have had to replace the hard drive and the video card...everything else is stock.

Looks like a good build you'll have.

P.S. Don't slow down yet--I'm older than you ;) and still building.

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 Post subject: Re: OLD & NEW
 Post Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 7:21 pm 
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rchris its not the builds i cant keep up with its trying to play the games with the younger faster generation . they can kill me almost before i get started. :lol:

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Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case
Corsair CX 750m 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM (64-bit)
EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 2GB GDDR5


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 Post subject: Re: OLD & NEW
 Post Posted: Tue May 26, 2015 5:10 am 
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I run my 630i in an automotive shop environment. all stock except rear exhaust fan and second hard drive with win 7. I just clean it out about once a month. not a gamer though. just use it for work related stuff and training.

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intel core 2 quad q6600 @2.4ghz
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hitachi 500gb hd
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 Post subject: Re: OLD & NEW
 Post Posted: Tue May 26, 2015 7:28 am 
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My wife is using my old 630i. Still has the Core 2 Duo E8500 and a GTX 470 video card. It does what she needs it to do.

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EVGA GTX 660 Ti SC
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 Post subject: Re: OLD & NEW
 Post Posted: Wed May 27, 2015 4:12 am 
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[quote="dwebber"]rchris its not the builds i cant keep up with its trying to play the games with the younger faster generation . they can kill me almost before i get started. :lol:[/quote

I hear ya! :crazy:

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 Post subject: Re: OLD & NEW
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:58 pm 
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Nice to hear what everyone is using/doing these days! :)

I feel like a total hypocrite buying a Dell XPS 8700, but I have to say it's a far cry from the days/issues of the 630i. :) It's pretty solid, good specs, decent price, etc. and can be upgraded fairly well. Smaller footprint too. Would recommend it to anyone except the super high-end gaming crowd.

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rchris its not the builds i cant keep up with its trying to play the games with the younger faster generation . they can kill me almost before i get started.


I hear ya! lol I tend to get kicked around in GTA Online, but it's still fun. :) I try to use strategy/wits rather than sheer reflexes. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: OLD & NEW
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:05 pm 
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Got all of my parts in today.Got everything together and fired it up .No problems every thing seems to be running O.K. :cool: Not the cheaper build i was going to build but though I would look to the future a little .Still need to get a GPU and another DVD. HELLO 750 goodbye 650 ;)




Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case
Corsair CX 750m 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM (64-bit)

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Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case
Corsair CX 750m 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM (64-bit)
EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 2GB GDDR5


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 Post subject: Re: OLD & NEW
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:06 pm 
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Woah! Nice build indeed. Glad everything is running smoothly..!

It's too bad there isn't a GTX 960Ti (there is a 980Ti, but it's pricey); that would be a nice tradeoff between price and performance. Anywho, whatever you get, aim for an EVGA-brand; they're the best of the bunch, IMO.

BTW, you can always add an SSD later--get a Samsung EVO if you do; excellent drives! :) Just had to throw that in there. lol

And please do post a photo or two if you get a chance (so we can drool over it). ;)

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 Post subject: Re: OLD & NEW
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 4:26 am 
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[img][/i[IMG]http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb380/dwebber8868/pc%20build/026.jpg[/img]mg

I coul not get the rest of the pictueres to post. But if you click on the link under this one it will take you to photobucket where you can view the rest
Temps running in the low to mid 30's at idle
low to high 60's with OCCT 1 hr. Have not ran the GPU on OCCt yet.

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Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case
Corsair CX 750m 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM (64-bit)
EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 2GB GDDR5


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 Post subject: Re: OLD & NEW
 Post Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 1:07 pm 
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Seems odd to me but do all graphics cards mount with the fans facing down? Almost all cases use the left side access panel ( except the 630i :lol: ) one or I would think they would make them facing up for show with side panels made for viewing parts inside. Any one know why this is so?

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Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case
Corsair CX 750m 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM (64-bit)
EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 2GB GDDR5


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 Post subject: Re: OLD & NEW
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:16 pm 
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Nice photos--great build!

What do you think of the GTX 960? I've been toying with the idea of getting a 970 or so, but I don't think it would be wise for me to buy a new quite yet. :)

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 Post subject: Re: OLD & NEW
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:33 pm 
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Hey Greg this card runs all my games on highest settings across the board.But thats not saying much with the games that i play Crysis 1,2,3 Far Cry 1,2,3 soon 4 Deus Ex 1,2,3 Most all tomb Raiders from # 1 to present. Battlefield 1-4 And a few others. I play mostly single player If you read my post above you will see why :rofl: Over all the computer dosen't seem to be all that much faster but every thing runs much smoother games and all. The only thing besides having to pay for everything LOL is that now i have to go and buy some of the programs that were free with a Dell that i have got hooked on.

P.S. Do you know why they make the fans on the GPU's facing toward the botton?

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Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case
Corsair CX 750m 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM (64-bit)
EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 2GB GDDR5


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 Post subject: Re: OLD & NEW
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No I don't--good question!

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