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New gaming rig build, please critique

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September 19, 2007 4:02:15 PM

I am on the verge of buying these parts for a new DX10 gaming rig. I have built many machines, and this will be the most extreme build (and most expensive ) so far. Pleas throw your .02 on if you have knowlege or experience with the parts i've selected. Thanks!

Case: Coolermaster RC-832
Review: http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?t=32021

EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz

RAM: 2x 2Gb kit Team Xtreem TXDD2048M800HC4DC PC2 6400
Review: http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1125404

GPU: (2x) GIGABYTE GV-NX88X768H-RH GeForce 8800GTX 768MB

GPU Watercooling: (2x) EK-FC8800GTX Full Cover Waterblock for nVidia 8800 GTX

CPU Watercooling system: Thermaltake Symphony External Liquid Cooling System
Review: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/therma...

PSU: Ultra Products - X3 800-Watt Modular (based on 1kw model)
(1KW model review): http://www.jonnyguru.com/review_details.php?id=103

Reused parts:

1 SATA WD 36Gb Raptor 10Krpm HDD
1 IDE Seagate 500GB 7200rpm HDD
1 SATA LG 19x DVD-/+/RW Drive

Total cost of purchased parts: $2671 + shipping. Thoughts?

September 19, 2007 4:03:35 PM

Looks pretty awesome, only thing I would say is have you considered an EVGA 8800GTX, as they offer the step-up program?
September 19, 2007 11:34:14 PM

s*** hot. Best gaming rig of the day goes to...

You spent a lot of researching the parts. The only thing I would do differently is a custom watercooling system.
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September 20, 2007 12:04:58 AM

I would've chose different brands on the GTX (eVGA), ram (Crucial Ballistix), and a different PSU (PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750)... oh yeah, and I would've dropped the whole liquid cooling system (Im a bit of a puss when it comes to that). So... it overall looks good and you did well, but I would still change the PSU.
September 20, 2007 12:30:47 AM

I would go for emp suggestions and.......
I too hate water cooling systems(lets just say the water spilled)
I would go for a Thermalright 120 Extreme and also the stock cooling in the 8800GTX are good enough but not the best in the world.It is up to you to decide, custom water cooling is a option since it's not hard. Just read a lot of info out thier and you will get it. Also if you want to the stock fans on any case I have bought(maybe bad luck) have always been a little noisy so I would buy:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/6283/fan-348/Cooler_M...

Its a 4 pack so you'r case will stay funky cool and quiet.(Personally I would buy 2 of these just in case you want to fill your case to the MAX!!!!!.....LOL)

And good luck on your buy :D 
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