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February 21, 2010 7:56:01 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better)) BUDGET RANGE: £1700


PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor


PARTS PREFERENCES: Cpu Intel i7 920, Graphics XFX ATI Radeon HD 5870,full Tower gaming case
OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes (in the next 6 months)

MONITOR RESOLUTION: current monitor is 1680x1050 (but in the next 2 months i will be buying 3 x (1920x1200) new monitors (so if you have any suggestions on good Triple display monitors please comment

i have a few questions,worries
1.the Asus Rampage II Extreme motherboard is BIG and im worries that it might cause problem fitting and keeping good airflow also is this motherboard that good for pro/price or should i go for Gigabyte GA-EX58-Extreme Intel X58
2. Cpu cooler should i get Prolimatech Megahalems Or H50-1
3. also any other feed back and suggestions would be great
4. this will be my 3ed rig am going to be building

below is an example of the setup im going to be using
Combo Deal



Power supply



Memory airflow

DVD Drive

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February 21, 2010 11:01:12 AM

Note - The bundle operates above manufacturer specifications, as such it requires a quality power supply to operate with guaranteed stability. OcUK recommend a quality brand PSU for use with all our bundles such as the Corsair TX & HX range.

I think u need to look at Corsair Psu,A CORSAIR CMPSU 850TX{They recomend quality brand psu,So a corsair)

When coming to motherboard and cooling you have a good case with excellent cooling ,I think everything is fine except the psu due to their conditions of warranty and as ststed above!
February 21, 2010 11:19:38 AM

yea i did notice and i will be ringing them to confirm IF that is classed as a quality brand PSU since i know THEY might not class it as a quality brand psu

also what do you think about fan's/cooling/water cooling

for basic fans should i get 2/3 Noctua NF-P14 FLX Vortex-Control

and for the Cpu fan/cooling should i get
Prolimatech Megahalems Performance CPU Cooler
Thermalright TRUE Copper CPU Cooler
Corsair H50-1 High-Performance CPU Watercooler

because of the very high overclocking i want to make the case as cool as possible
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February 21, 2010 2:20:15 PM

February 22, 2010 10:57:03 AM

I think this cpu cooler is good for i7

CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series CWCH50-1 120mm

,I had seen many i7 oc @4GHz stay cool with this and get some 120mm case fans from scythe like the Scythe SY1225SL12SH 120mm ,which has 110cfm(not sure.something like that) and these things will definitely cool ur pc very well!

Wat abt getting Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM? than a 5400rpm 1.5tb
February 22, 2010 11:03:36 AM

many air coolers are available which gaves more perfomance than this liq cooler,U can look at ZALMAN and NOCTUA
February 22, 2010 9:09:48 PM

yes today iv spent looking deep into liquid cooling and yes it does work and yes it looks great but still not worth the effort for reward factor

as for extra fans i v got 2 x Scythe S-FLEX 1200RPM Ultra Quiet for push/pull combo with h50-1 cpu cooler


Total : £1,808.21

money goes to fast i need another 1800 for 3 x monitors and another 5870