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    Looking for some update advice

    Greetings tech gurus,

    Looking to do some updating on the old PC. Currently running:

    MSI P55-GD65 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - MSI P55-GD65 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com

    CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply & New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready - CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Power Supply - Newegg.com

    Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0 - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0 - Newegg.com

    CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C8 - CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C8 - Newegg.com

    Intel Core i7-860 2.8GHz Quad-Core Processor - Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield Quad-Core 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W BX80605I7860 Processor - Newegg.com

    GTX 770 NVIDIA Graphics Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-028-_-Product


    Everything stock, no after market coolers or overclocking. Good on Hard Drives, though may toss in a larger SSD. Mainly looking for motherboard and CPU upgrades. Any suggestions on a new case would also be great. Looking for something a little bigger or better with cable management. Figure the GPU and Memory should be good to reuse. I could reuse the PS but was thinking of going with a modular one to reduce the amount of unused cables. Suggestions?
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    I would look at socket 2011v3. But you'll need to upgrade memory as well to DDR4
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    I'm partial to NZXT, they make great cases. I've got an h440 and it's got plenty of room for cable management, some nice aesthetic features, has a window, and has a very solid build quality. Corsair and cooler master also have a number of different stellar cases with good room. 800D might be overkill but damn if it isn't a great case.

    I never had much interest in them before, but seeing the in-win D-frame cases at QC this year made me a big fan.

    Depending on how much you're willing to spend, go 4790k if you're not ready to jump to skylake/x99/ddr4. 4790k is a beast with tons of room for overclocking. No real need to jump to ddr4 at the moment but the price is coming down quicker than I would have expected and the platform is solid, skylake is a worthwhile investment if you're willing to shell out for it.

    GPUs, I've got 2x980s and neither of them even break a sweat - just one would be more than enough, but two will keep me going for a long time. I've also got a 970 in my other rig, a very solid gpu that will also likely keep up for a long while.

    SSDs are in a good place now as far as price is concerned. Crucial, Samsung, Intel, mushkin, silicon power, Kingston, ocz, etc are all in a place where they are getting similar performance, go with one that has a free 5-year manufacturer's warranty like evo 850, anything Intel, or anything silicon power.


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