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Time to rebuid the machine

The old computer is still running fine but showing some signs of age, so here I go again. I'm keeping Case - Silverstone TJO7S. Full tower HD - I recently replaced mine with a WD 1 TB Monitor - NEC 24" Digital Optical drive - Plextor PX 755SA NEW stuff Processor - Intel i7- 3930K 3.2 GHz 6 core MB - Asus P9x79 PRO Memory - Corsair Dominator 16 GB, DDR 3 sdram 1600 HD - dedicated to the OS - Crucial 128 GB SSD sata Optical drive - Asus DVD burner sata Video card - EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4 GB 512 bit GDDR 5 PS - Thermalake - 1200 W CPU cooler - Zalman closed loop liquid OS - MS win7 pro Keyboard - Giga, GK-Osmium - $129 @ Amazon Mouse - Steelseries Kinzu V2 pro or Giga GM-Krypton

good places to go for build info

http://files.pcapex.com/details.php?file=19 - calculate how much power you need.

http://www.buildeasypc.com/  - a great site with tons of info

http://sysbuild.corsairmemory.com/report.aspx?id=2 - general info, includes bio setup

http://www.memtest86.com/ - test your ram

http://compatible.corsairmemory.com/partner/asus/default.aspx?partnerid=42 - match corsair ram to Asus motherboard

http://reviews.cnet.com/7004-7254_7-0.html - test your internet speed

http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,1931913,00.asp 
a good article on Vista

http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu.html  directly compare CPU's

http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/referrer/srtest what games can you play on your computer

This is interesting...for a possible game boost
Ctrl+alt+del..task manager..processes
right click on game...set priority

http://www.fraps.com/ a video capture apps

http://securitytango.com/ keep your computer clean

Vista readiness tool  check you computer

Optimize your gaming quality

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