Building a new computer, what do I do with my old one?

ISleepTheDayAway

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So I was going to upgrade a lot of parts, but instead decided I should invest a little more money for another case, power supply, and optical drive. So I'm not sure what the hell to do with my Old Build? It's not outdated, and works very well still. So what do you guys recommend I do with it?

Old Computer Build:
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231311 (8GB)
Graphics Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130738
Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136768
Optical Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139030
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146068

New Computer Build:
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116877
CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835203006
Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128562
RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231311 (32GB)
Graphics Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130738
Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533
Optical Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139030
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146068
 
For gaming there is none worth the "upgrade", for video encoding,image editing,etc you could get the i7-3770k it is compatible with your board as long as you flash the bios, no need for a 1000$ cpu.
You could get a new gpu with that money a 7970 or 670 gtx.
And no need for that liquid closed closed loop, if you need more cooling than a hyper 212 evo get a noctua nh-d14.
 
the 3970x is just a 3930k with a overclock from the factory and 3mb more cache that doesnt do much. your statement doesnt make sense

if you pump too many volts, then your chip life will go down.

if you are not going to replace it for a while, then why are you replacing your i5 after only one year?