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Hi all


I know its been done to death so not going to ask about new components etc but I would appreciate it if you could let me know if it worth keeping any of my current pc or starting totally from scratch. No point buying everything if I could save some cash.


My current system:


Antec 300 Three Hundred Case

Intel Core i5 750 2.66GHz Socket LGA1156 8MB L3 Cache

MSI P55-GD65 iP55 Socket 1156 Gigabit Lan 8 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard

Cooler Master Hyper 212 cooler

Corsair 750W HX Modular PSU

Crucial 16GB DDR3 1333MHz/PC3-10600 Memory Kit CL9 1.5V

1gb NVidia GeForce GTX260

Western Digital WD5000AAKS 500GB SATAII 7200RPM 16MB Cache

Sony AD-5240S 24x DVD±RW & DL SATA Optical Drive -


I wont be able to afford new parts until next year so intend to buy an i7 plus GTX 970 card I think and a motherboard to fit.


Err so basically, is the case and power unit usable? realise after typing this that's about all I wont need to change!


I do feel the Antec 300 might a bit small.





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Thanks, that's a good £50 saved so all helps.


I didn't realise you could reuse a cooler due to the paste used, is that easy to clean off?


(That was my first ever build)

it is extremely easy to clean off the cooler, especially if you use one of the products designed for it. I use ArtiClean, a 2 step process, which takes maybe five minutes... You can find it at any good computer shop, I think I paid a whopping US $8 for the 2-bottle set.




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