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Old December 21, 2012, 10:26 PM
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Not sure if this question belongs here but anyway:
System Specs:
  • i7 950 @ stock speeds
  • Sabertooth X58 Mobo
  • 12 gigs of 1333 DDR3
  • Radeon HD 4870 (being replaced by a GTX 660Ti PE-OC from MSI on Xmas day)
  • Antec True Power Trio 650 PSU (4 years old)
  • Gigabyte 3D Aurora Case (Also 4 years old)
Now based on the system specs above what should be replaced first, the case or the PSU? Also how much longer do you think I could keep that TPTrio-650 before having to replace it ? My bro doesn't plan on running SLI or Crossfire by the way.
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Old December 22, 2012, 09:45 AM
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PSU first
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Old December 22, 2012, 10:58 AM
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^^ ditto. The psu is the most important part of the system. If it goes at anytime, it could take the rest of the components with it. Case is just aesthetics.
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Old December 22, 2012, 11:55 AM
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As long as the case has decent airflow (which that one should), its all for looks and ease of build. I also vote for power supply (give that new 660Ti some clean power).
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