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June 5, 2009 11:02:33 PM

Hi guys,
I'm looking to build my first water cooling system. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks for your time!

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: I hope to purchase all the parts by 6/9.
BUDGET RANGE: I am setting a limit around $1,800. Ofcourse, please do advise on how I can save some money. :) 
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, watching movies, rendering/picture editing, watching movies, etc.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, OS

Mobo - ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU - Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz LGA 1366 Socket 8MB Cache CPU D0 Stepping

RAM - OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory

Graphics - EVGA 896-P3-1173-AR GeForce GTX 275 FTW Edition 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Supported Video Card

Power Supply - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Opt. Drive - Black LG 22X IDE DVD Burner GH22NP20, DVD+/-R 22X, DVD+R DL 16X, DVD-RAM 12X, CD-R 48X

Harddrive - Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Chassis - Thermaltake Armor+ LCS VH600LBWS Chassis

CPU Water Block - CPU-350AC (CPU), Acrylic

Graphics Water Block - Will add if needed.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024, higher when I upgrade monitor.
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'm aiming for a quiet, overclockable, and good looking PC ;) 

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June 6, 2009 1:37:26 AM

You can get a pretty nice kit to start out:

Swiftech H20-220 Apex Ultima
A good way to start. Most kits are junk, these are good.

Better timings, same price:

The 1TB Caviar black would be the faster drive:

The case is far overpriced.

Get this Antec twelvehundred with a good PSU:

Or get a Cooler Master HAF: