Question New build with SOME leftover Dell XPS 8940 parts..?

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Hey everyone. I have a 6 month old Dell XPS 8940 that I just plain hate. I do have great aftermarket RAM, it did come with a great CPU, I do have 2 aftermarket SSD and a weak little aftermarket Geforce GTX 1050ti ...I know Dell makes most of it's gear proprietary, I have learned that since purchasing. (I'm relatively new in the PC game. I had no idea I'd run into so many problems with a Dell).

I'm looking at building a new PC. I realize I'll need a new MOBO and new power supply, to get around Dells proprietary-ness.

I am curious however, is my Intel Core i7-10700 keepable? Worth keeping? Easy to keep?
My RAM of course is easy, and universal.
My SSD's as well.
I likely will just bite the bullet and upgrade my graphics while doing all of this as well.

I essentially just want a new case, better graphics and maybe liquid cooling, as this pre-built gets up and above 90 degrees while playing the least stressful games on earth. I do however recognize that with the proprietary bits and pieces, I'm going to have to do a bit of work to upgrade.

So to narrow my question down a bit. Will it be possible (and easy enough) to re-use my CPU, or should I be building this PC from the ground up?

Thanks a lot guys!
 

Lutfij

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At this moment of time, you're better off selling the prebuilt and not salvage anything from said build. Instead opt to start a fresh with the right choice of parts. If the ram and storage was aftermarket(didn't come with the prebuilt) then you can recycle them, provided you're not dealing with base level kits.

Links to the ram and SSD on your prebuilt?

Worth a read;
https://www.dell.com/community/XPS-Desktops/XPS-8940-into-another-case/td-p/7829068
 

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At this moment of time, you're better off selling the prebuilt and not salvage anything from said build. Instead opt to start a fresh with the right choice of parts. If the ram and storage was aftermarket(didn't come with the prebuilt) then you can recycle them, provided you're not dealing with base level kits.

Links to the ram and SSD on your prebuilt?

Worth a read;
https://www.dell.com/community/XPS-Desktops/XPS-8940-into-another-case/td-p/7829068


https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0781Z7Y3S/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07MYCT6RL/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1


That's a great idea (Sell the pre-built)

I'm not sure why it's not crossed my mind. lol.
 

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Thanks also for the immediate response. Wow you're good. :)

So what I'd do then - is remove the 2 sticks of my aftermarket memory, and one of my SSDs, and then off it for as much as I can possibly get, for a used PC with an upgraded GPU and SSD...And then come back and harass you guys about building from the ground up! lol
 
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