I would love to help, but could you list the parts, not just links to newegg? For some reason Newegg doesnt like me and will not let me load their page, tried 3 different browsers and a proxy, but still doesnt like me.
Thats a pretty sweet comp. As for the liquid cooling, you can either put in a dedicated fluid, such as Fluid XP (it's "non conductive", non corrosive and performs well) or a water additive like the DD(danger den) ones (additive to water, somewhat conductive, good performance) or you can use distilled water(not sure about this one), The kit should come with an additive, I think.
I would recomend something like FluidXP, it's just a lot less hassle IMO
For you motherboard, I would suggest maybe an asus or gigabyte instead of the intel, I just prefer an asus motherboard and it seems like they are more stable when overclocking (I'm not exactly sure on this, but IMO the quality is usually higher with these manufacturers) if you plan on overclocking. Someone with experience verify this...
Otherwise that is an awesome system, and I wish I had a computers teacher like yours.
PS - if you ever need a/v cables or simmilar, look at monoprice.com , They have the greatest prices (usually half price of local retailers including shipping). They also have comp parts, but it's mostly outdated, but the cold cathode kits are pretty cheap.
Case - yes
Motherboard - yes
PSU - yes
RAM - good thinking
Processer - yes
Graphics Card - yes
Hard Drive (gettin 2 in RAID 0) - whatever
Floppy (my teacher recommended...) - OK
CD Drive (gettin 2) - alright
Temp Sensor - mmm
Cold Cathod blue!! - oh god no you'll go blind
Liquid Cooling ( my teacher recommended) - report him to the school board
Nice Keyboard!!! - does it have keys? it's nice then
Mouse - yes
LCD - yes
Speakers - forget it: get a real hi fi and a good soundcard
the silver edition of the case for some reason is made of solid alum. unlike the black which is made of alum/steel which will reduce the weight of the computer overall drastically. And as for the HD's i will HIGHLY recommend the
these drives are just amazing I myself have 2 of them in raid0 and they are very fast and quiet. The drives are going to cost a little more but come with twice the cache on them also and alot better performance. As for the MB i agree with the other people i would recommend an Asus or Gigabyte board. And if you are building this rig for gaming and OC'ing i would get the 965 chipset i have read that is OC's like crazy. The Intel boards also do not include that great of features and carry HIGH price tags compared to other MBs with the same features. As for the rest man it looks great.
A good system but a little mismatched I think. Judging by the ram and mobo, I would assume you don't plan to OC, so why water cool unless it is required for the project. If that is the case, get one of the brands of mobo mentioned above and better ram. I have had a few problems in the past with the Corsair valueselect ram too, so I wouldn't recommend that anyway. XMS is good stuff tho.
Also, in the HD area, Seagate 10 series is the new thing to have now, and 320 is where the sweet spot for price per gig.
Nice project! I wish I could devote a year to building my own PC.
I agree with above. The water cooling introduces unnecessary cost, hassle, maintenance and risk. Air cooling is enough for quietly cooling Conroes even OCed. If you want to burn money anyway TEC is getting popular it might be a more attractive option than WC.
MOTHERBOARD Intel BOXD975XBXLKR "The Bad Axe"
Be on the lookout for BadAxe2 BOXD975XBX2KR it should be released in the very near future. http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=Intel+BOXD975XBX2KR&btnG=Search
ASUS P5W DH DELUXE/WIFI-AP $250 or ABIT AW9D-MAX $230 are better overclocking choices than the BadAxe1 and so a better match for water cooling.
if youre looking for a DX 10 card i would suggest you buy a cheaper GPU now then upgrade later for the system you have there it deserves a DX10 so maybe find yourself a cheap 6600 or similar on ebay or wherever then get DX10 when you can. just my opinion anyway. it also gives you the option of writing a couple of pages regarding upgrading and expandability of the Computer when you write up your project