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My computer Build + LCS what do you think

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May 22, 2009 10:48:41 PM

OK now a may be going way over board on this computer but i want to to last longer than any off the shelf computer. So heres the deal I have already have every thing on this list either being shipped or in my house now waiting to be put together and would like to see what the moding community things about it. Also i would like to know if i should keep the 4870 x2, buy another one for xfire, or go with other card altogether. The Video card is the only place i way have gone wrong. Thank you for your inp


ASUS M4A79T Deluxe AM3 DDR3 AMD
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz
CORSAIR XMS3 DHX 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 / CORSAIR CMXAF1 Fan
SAPPHIRE 100251SR Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB
Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM
IN WIN COMMANDER IRP-COM1200 1200W ATX 12V

Thermaltake Armor+ LCS
Swiftech MCW60-R VGA Waterbloc
Swiftech CALDERA-HS Heatsink for AMD HD4870X2
and 3 water cooled block for chip set on MB

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May 23, 2009 12:45:58 AM

pre-built LCS....

/shakes head
May 23, 2009 1:41:11 AM

masteryoda34 said:
pre-built LCS....

/shakes head

The only thing that is rebuilt on the LCS is the the thermaltake housing, pump, radiator, rez, fan, and the cpu black. Every thing else I am adding for chip set, and graphics card
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May 23, 2009 8:26:19 AM

thermaltake LCS, not a good idea.

VRaptor, not a good idea, even the 1TB samsung F1 32MB's beat them.

1200w not brand name PSU, not a good idea.

4 dimms of ram where you can only use a max of 4 dimms, bad idea.
May 23, 2009 10:10:54 AM

Instead you should buy a good psu like Corsair of 850W. Even 850W is too much for what you have.
8 Gb?! What exactly are you using the pc for? Because 8 gb sounds too much. Also a good air cooling system is more than enough except the situation that you want to do high OC.
May 23, 2009 2:48:18 PM

Well I see that you do not like the power supply that i have. the only reason i got it is because after doing research on all the power supply on newegg this one was the only one i did not find a bad review on.so i got it. next is the hard dive i already have one so im getting a secon and putting then in raid 0 so i thing that is better.Oh yea i know that 8 gb is over kill on the ram but I want this computer to last for more that 1 year and to answer i do alot of gaming. I know air cooled is just fine but i always wanted to build a water cooled computer. I did lots of resech and looking up every video on youtube.
May 23, 2009 3:35:36 PM

^ yeah well you didn't research very well then.

if you did you would have found out that VRaptor's are rubbish, thermaltake WCS's are about as good as an arctic cooling freezer pro and never trust newegg reviews.
May 23, 2009 3:39:22 PM

+1 Helloworld_98
You will just spend money without any real gain in terms of termperature.
May 23, 2009 10:45:22 PM

yah guess i will not buy second hard drive the I already have the power supply as far as the Vraptor i have it works fine for now i was only going to buy a second one for raid but will look into hard drives later. what about the 4 dimm slots did you not like Helloworld? SOYOU GUYS ARE RALLY NOT FOR WATER COOLED ARE YOU. i JUST WANTED TO SPED THE MONEY FOR SOMETHING I NEVER DID. Ill look up the hard drives you said.
May 23, 2009 11:12:59 PM

Looks pretty good but expensive. 1200 W i think is too much unless you want quad sli or crossfire.
May 24, 2009 12:02:16 AM

Do you have to have a raid card to do raid 0 on 2 hard drives
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May 24, 2009 1:58:37 AM

nobrakes79 said:
Just go done looking at PSU stats im happy

http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/in_win_com_1200...

Don't. If you must really need a 1kW PSU, get a Corsair or a PC Power & Cooling or even a CoolerMaster. Get a good quality PSU and you won't regret it.
I recommend: PC Power & Cooling, Corsair, OCZ, Antec, SeaSonic.
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May 24, 2009 2:05:00 AM

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VRaptor, not a good idea, even the 1TB samsung F1 32MB's beat them.

Really? Looking at the benches the VelociRaptor easily beats the F1.
Tom's Hardware - Benchmark -VelociRaptor vs F1
Are you talking about the old Raptor? The old raptors are indeed beaten by the F1 and pretty much all 7200.11 drives.
May 24, 2009 4:02:35 AM

Thank You for the info on water cooling it looks like i will need a second radiator because i only have 1 small radiator to handle my CPU, chip set, and GPU. So far i have spent about $2100.00 on everything latest and greatest gear.
May 24, 2009 5:06:53 AM

Ya thanks Soldier I would like to show pics of my work so far but i will wait tell i post video on youtube. your computer looks great could you send me your steps one over clocking to 4.2 and how big a radiator. Ya Soldier you should wait tell like August September because that is when the 4870 X2 came out last year so the 4890 X2 should come out about that time this year.
May 24, 2009 6:10:33 AM

I just ordered an extra radiator and 2 140mm fans to mount on it. Now that should keep it all cool.
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May 24, 2009 10:40:44 PM

^You didn't get the point. The TT kit is going to start leaking 6 months - year down the road.
May 25, 2009 2:25:38 AM

Well at this point i have painted the case i can not return so when it leak i will mod. i still need to finish the link of yours



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