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Old 02-02-2010, 11:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im going to upgrade my mobo and cpu and keep my other components. I was looking this, i think its the best i can get for sub $500 that would accommodate my future wants also. Is there compatibility issues with my current components?

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CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series CWCH50-1 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler - Retail
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Total= $492.87 Free Shipping
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Im going to upgrade my mobo and cpu and keep my other components. I was looking this, i think its the best i can get for sub $500 that would accommodate my future wants also. Is there compatibility issues with my current components?

Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

BIOSTAR T5 XE CFX-SLI LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR T5 XE CFX-SLI LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series CWCH50-1 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler - Retail
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series CWCH50-1 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

Total= $492.87 Free Shipping
Seems totally compatible to me.
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a bit more expensive but worth it IMO.
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I guess I could consider this combo, just have to use that stock cooler until I have more money for an aftermarket one. Will I have to buy new memory for this combo?
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nope, you would be able to use your current ddr3 ram.

also, if you go with the i7 920, why not just reuse your current cpu cooler?

this bracket would give it support for the 1366 socket.
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nope, you would be able to use your current ddr3 ram.

also, if you go with the i7 920, why not just reuse your current cpu cooler?

this bracket would give it support for the 1366 socket.
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oh sweet. I didnt know that was available, for sure I'll use that. I'm glad I came here before buying, thanks guys.
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ok i got my parts today and i have one more question. Do i HAVE to reinstall windows after i put the parts together?
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