Yea it was some older components the PSU is sufficient for the system atm, I ordered a Corsair A70 which are â‚¬33 on dabs as the Zalman struggles after 3.5-6 and i want to get into 4+ territory.
I will hang on to it for a while I am always building, buying and selling.
If I was buying brand new I would go for a sandy-bridge and any of the phenom ii x6's are very good IMO I had a 1055t @ 3.8 was great.
Yea I came across the Xeon it is supposed to be a good overclocker, it performs well so I am happy just an i7 really but some do say the silicone is higher binned allowing for higher overclocks.
The Raven is a good case something different when anyone see's it up close they are impressed. It is not much higher than a standard mid tower just really long.