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stuart mc arthur Aug 31, 2009, 05:49pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Aug 31, 2009, 05:57pm EDT

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Well trying to keep to a 1000 budget ive so far came up with the following:

Intel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping (SLBEJ) 2.66Ghz 200

Zalman Reserator1 v2 Fanless Water Cooling System 150

MSI X58M Intel X58 130

Patriot Viper 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 PC3-10666 80]

OCZ StealthXStream 600w Silent SLI Ready Power Supply 60


im gona leave it another month or so untill the dx11 cards start coming out before i choose a GPU and im not too worried about HDD but i was thinking of gettin two 64g SSDs and a normal 1tb 7200rpm one.

Mostly going to be used for writing word documents... joke :) No it will hopefully be living its life out as a gaming rig lol

Any thoughts on the basket so far and if so what would you change


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Bungle Aug 31, 2009, 05:57pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Your thoughts on my rig
get a bigger PSU

Core i7 4770K @ 4.4GHz | Corsair H110 | Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5H | 32GB 1866MHz Corsair Vengeance
2x EVGA GTX 780 SLI | 256GB OCZ Vector SSD | 4TB Hitachi 7K4000
Corsair AX1200 PSU | Corsair 650D | Windows 7 Ultimate x64
stuart mc arthur Aug 31, 2009, 06:23pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Your thoughts on my rig
OCZ StealthXStream 700w, would that do?

TamTheBam Aug 31, 2009, 07:06pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Your thoughts on my rig

If you're going to spend 150 quid on the Zalman Resorator, why not build your own
water cooling setup? You'll get a better deal plus have a liquid cooled system the way
you want it. Create 2 cooling loops. One for CPU and one for GPU (2 RADS for CPU
and 1 RAD for GPU)



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Meats_Of_Evil Aug 31, 2009, 07:09pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Your thoughts on my rig
If you;re planning on going SLI or crossfire you should carefully think about the PSU. Also, It doesn't state if it does 16x 16x while on SLI

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Plug & Play Aug 31, 2009, 07:33pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Aug 31, 2009, 07:34pm EDT

 
>> Re: Your thoughts on my rig
Dont forget a good case....super tower...would be ideal. I would get a super PSu and skimp on the flash SSD hard drives mate. If you want the best PSu on the market get the Enermax 850+ Revolution its the best PSu NO QUESTIONS.... and you will have a UBER POWERFULL RIG.

http://www.enermax.com.tw/home.php?fn=eng/product_a1_1_1&l...7&no=3 dont know why it comes in either SLi or Xfire...prolly just a badge.

Also I would get the Asus P6T..over the MSI....but not a deal breaker....Or for flashness get the FOXCONN BLOODRAGE.

i5 2500K @ 4.8Ghz- Corsiar H50 WaterCooler- Coolermaster Realpower 1000w- Asus P8P67 Deluxe - Asus 6990 4GB - 8GB Corsair DDR3 2000Mhz - X-Fi Sound - 7.1 Surround Speakers - BenQ 24" TFT - G9x Mouse- G19 Keyboard
TamTheBam Aug 31, 2009, 07:37pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Enermax is the best investment I've ever made on a component. The GALAXY 850w
I have was purchased in Jan2007, and still going strong. Cost me 250 tho, but well
worth every penny. And I love the REVOLUTION. It's a f**kin belter! If I were to build
another system soon, I'd defo have the Revolution in my case.



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TamTheBam Aug 31, 2009, 07:44pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Your thoughts on my rig

Where are you purchasing your hardware from? Online or local independent retailer?



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stuart mc arthur Aug 31, 2009, 07:47pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Your thoughts on my rig
ok ok so screw the SSDs for the moment how much could i build my own liquid cooler for?

i dont intend on going SLI so i would think 700w supply should be enough but you guys probably know more than me.

and for the last question i am buying from overclockers.co.uk used them for ages

TamTheBam Aug 31, 2009, 07:56pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Aug 31, 2009, 08:05pm EDT

 
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Aye I used to deal with Overclockers. But had some probs with RMA's. They do not
want to deal with them
>:o
Anyways, don't get your WC equipment from OcUK, get your cooling equipment from

XSPC WaterCooling Shop http://www.watercoolingshop.co.uk/
or
WaterCooling UK http://www.watercoolinguk.co.uk/catalog/

They deal specifically with this purpose in mind. I swear by it. OcUK will charge thru
the nose for Watercooling equipment.

You can create one loop to cool all. Example:

240mm Rad, Pump & Res or Pump/Res all in one.
CPU Block & GPU block if you prefer.

Chipset also, although not 100% necessary. You can buy fans to cool the North Bridge
(Fans also come with the newer MoBo's for optional watercooling). You can have as
much rads as you want.Which means you'd have to increase your pump capacity
of you have more the 240mm Rads.

Check out the links and work out prices. I can assist if you need any help.



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stuart mc arthur Aug 31, 2009, 08:06pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Your thoughts on my rig
erm... im quite new to the whole WC scene so i thought it might just be easier to buy a kit but maybe if you picture a little kitten playing with a ball of wool on a warm summers day maybe it could soften you up enough to give me a general spec of what ill need :)

TamTheBam Aug 31, 2009, 08:10pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Aug 31, 2009, 08:13pm EDT

 
>> Re: Your thoughts on my rig

Lol. Maybe you better buying a kit then. I was certain you were familiar with all that.
Either way, kit or in parts, it's gonna be quite a nerve wrecking time for you building
the WC system. Was for me 1st time lol.
There's also kits in those links too. If you're still keen, I'll get a list ready for you by midweek
if you interested.



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stuart mc arthur Aug 31, 2009, 08:17pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Aug 31, 2009, 08:19pm EDT

 
>> Re: Your thoughts on my rig
nah i know nothing about them but as long as it cools my cpu id be pretty happy, read that they can run pretty hot. been stuck with the bloody xbox for ages as my last pc sort of spluttered to a hault so i though screw it il go all out on a new one. need a new monitor too because ive got a pretty small desk and my bloody iiyama vision master pro 513 wont leave me any room for a keyboard haha any reccomendations on a 100hz lcd no bigger than 32"


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