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acesjg81

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Post Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:30 am

Project Refresh

Basically, I've been slowly replacing components on my current build that's been running an AMD Phenom II for 5 years already? Maybe more? Now, it looks like a good opportunity TO replace the board.

The new board will be an ASUS PRIME AM4 running Ryzen 5 1500X

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Memory will be Kinston HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 2x8GB (Which I will buy last around late March. Due TO inflation, getting the 2x16GB sticks were not reasonable, since I really only need 16GB of RAM. It might change down the road but for now this is all I need.)

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Add that TO a new Thermaltake Core V51 case

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And here are the existing components that I'll be moving over:

- Samsung 950 Pro 256GB SSD
- Seagate 4TB SSHD
- ANTEC 750W PSU (blue lighting)
- ASUS AMD RX560 4GB video card
- Lite-on Blu-Ray writer
- USB Card reader that will take the other 5.25 slot
- Thermaltake AIO Water Cooler. (I'll have TO order the AM4 bracket for it).
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Post Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:55 pm

Re: Project Refresh

Good luck with the build. Post more pics when it's done.
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Post Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:22 pm

Re: Project Refresh

Project update: Most of the parts arrived. Memory will be the last component, but I'm currently taking time saving up for it. Very likely I may buy it in March and begin building from there. As prices are right now I might go for G.Skill as they have become very popular lately.
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Post Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:38 pm

Re: Project Refresh

I use G.Skill on mine and the wife's rig. Works great and no problem.
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Post Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:26 am

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Update: So right now I ended up buying G.SKILL FLARE X Memory modules. This is 16 GB (8GB x 2) 2400 sticks. I ended up getting the CAS 15 models since they were at the same price as the CAS 16 models.
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Post Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:41 am

Re: Project Refresh

So when I checked my order history on Newegg on a part I was looking up from my current rig, I realized my rig is actually 8 TO 9 years old. So a new power supply is needed because my old one could pretty much die within the next year or 2.

So I picked this: Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 750W Smart Zero Fan
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Post Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:30 pm

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Wooo RGB :P
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Post Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:36 am

Re: Project Refresh

Progress so far:

A few of the parts that arrived earlier that I put away:
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Here's the case:
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I installed some of the new fans and removed the stock ones:
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Installed motherboard and put in AM4 bracket as a place holder for now:
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