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New i7 build, last minute opinions welcome

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January 14, 2009 7:01:48 AM

i7 920
6 gig G.skill kit (3 x 2 GB) DDR3 1600
GTX 280 (unsure if this is better than a 285)
Corsair 620W PSU
EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

the rest is pretty standard

any input would be appreciated

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January 14, 2009 7:38:09 AM

Seems ok to me. What monitor do you have? and what rez do you plan to be gaming at?

January 14, 2009 7:57:59 AM

Are you planning to go SLI? Might need a beefier PSU then.
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January 14, 2009 8:05:22 AM

The GTX 285 will be out the 15th, it will have the 55nm platform so it will run cooler and it will have a 10% performance increase over the 280 but the kicker is the price. It is speculated to be around $400.00 USD I am waiting till then to see, I would like to get 2 GTX 280's if they will come down in price a little more. They will be better in SLI than the GTX 295 in the benchmarks I've seen
January 14, 2009 8:18:59 AM

Corsair TX750 for one GTX 280, TX850 if you plan on SLI later.
January 15, 2009 4:32:26 AM

upgraded to the tx750, now I need to find a cpu liquid cooling unit, any suggestions?

I dont need to liquid cool the chipset or video card. probably going for UV reactive radioactive green for a theme. I'll probably have black fans where needed so that only the inside of the case shines through. Looks better that way IMHO.

Also:

I cant quite figure out what fans this case is using.

they don't appear to be full on green LED fans, not bright enough.

January 15, 2009 5:11:31 AM

I'm pretty sure they are full on greens...it's just the ambient lighting that makes them appear dim.
January 15, 2009 5:57:00 AM

To be more specific, the shot was made with a wide aperture and ambient light only. The shutter speed was quite fast as a result and so captured the fans in a frozen, non-blurry way.
January 15, 2009 7:12:32 AM

makes total sense. I thought they looked a little too unique :B
January 16, 2009 10:48:07 AM

blacklist said:
now I need to find a cpu liquid cooling unit, any suggestions?


http://resources.vr-zone.com/computex06/day0/floppy/hall3/coolermaster2.jpg

Conumdrum said:
I'll steer you to some more technical links, please spend a few days (DAYS) reading posts, searching, learning. Don't forget to look for your case with WC. Google your case and the word water-cool or some combination of that. WC stuff is larger than you think, I know from experience. WC setups done right are awesome and almost silent.

Great place, not wayyy over the top with uber WC guys.
http://www.ocforums.com/index.php
Uber place, owned by one of the worlds winning OC guys in the world. Not a place to post or ask questions by noobs, but an awesome place to learn.
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/
Another good place to learn
http://www.overclock.net/water-cooling/
The best link to explain what parts you’ll need
http://forums.extremeoverclocking.com/t282232.html

Great places to buy WC stuff
http://www.dangerden.com/index.php [...] e&Itemid=1
http://www.petrastechshop.com/
http://www.jab-tech.com/


What ever you do DO NOT buy a pre assembled kit (esp. from Thermaltake). How ever kits like these:
http://www.petrastechshop.com/wacoki.html
are OK.
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