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many questions about new build

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September 15, 2013 1:37:07 PM

so im looking at buying alot of new parts for my pc and i just have a few things to ask :)  any help is very much appretiated:
Can i get a motherboard that supports ddr2 and ddr3 ram?
Can i get a water cooling system that cools cpu and gpu all in one?
And finally will i need more than a 500w power supply to use a water cooler?
Any responses will be appreciated :) 

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September 15, 2013 1:48:20 PM

1. Yes, my brother have dual channel motherboard which has 2 ddr2 slots and 2 ddr 3 slots.
2. You can't get but you can make it. Custom built water cooling systems are expensive (about 200 dollars), a little bit hard to make but very effective. But make sure that you really need that.
3. No you don't. Water cooling is just 2 fans and some water circulation, which aren't very power demanding.
September 15, 2013 4:41:34 PM

1. Yes most modern motherboards support DDR3 out of the box.
2. Yes but you will be paying big money for a full custom liquid loop. Those systems aren't cheap.
3. What wattage PSU you buy depends on how many GPUs you plan to run. A single GPU will be around 500 - 550W. A second GPU will be around 750 - 850W. Three or more will require around 1K+.