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April 12, 2012 7:40:38 PM

Im looking to build my own pc and i want it liquid cooled... im looking to do this all myself... but i havent been keeping up with the latest and greatest... i havent been in the tech world for about 4ish years... does anyone have any recomendations Im looking to spend around $800 the most would be $1200. but i want to keep the cost down considering im not sure if im going to be doing any gaming or for everyday use

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April 13, 2012 12:16:08 AM

This topic has been moved from the section Opinions and Experiences to section Systems by Pyree
April 13, 2012 12:19:51 AM

Why do you want to do water cooling? Cool factor? Anyways, it's not for the average user. With a budget of 1200$, there is no way you can fit a water cooling setup in there. Let's just take for example, a water cooling setup that costs 200$. A 1000$ system will not need water cooling.
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April 13, 2012 12:23:52 AM

rbeltran said:
Im looking to build my own pc and i want it liquid cooled... im looking to do this all myself... but i havent been keeping up with the latest and greatest... i havent been in the tech world for about 4ish years... does anyone have any recomendations Im looking to spend around $800 the most would be $1200. but i want to keep the cost down considering im not sure if im going to be doing any gaming or for everyday use

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...
April 13, 2012 12:35:19 AM

gary1 said:
Why do you want to do water cooling? Cool factor? Anyways, it's not for the average user. With a budget of 1200$, there is no way you can fit a water cooling setup in there. Let's just take for example, a water cooling setup that costs 200$. A 1000$ system will not need water cooling.



lol, yea... just a cool factor... its not that big of a deal but seamed like a interesting project... considering my budget water cooling would be the first thing to go
April 13, 2012 12:50:16 AM



Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

Budget Range: $800-1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching movies, internet, Word processing, Media Storage

Parts Not Required: I have nothing

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, tigerdirect are sites i use but i am open to suggestions

Country: lol i dont really understand.. USA?

Parts Preferences: quality? im not really sure.... i've been out of the computer world for a while.. but i remember someone telling me... amd was better for performance but burned hotter??? im not sure how true that is

Overclocking: I dont know how.... im not saying i wont try in the future

SLI or Crossfire: I have no idea.

Monitor Resolution: i dont have one

Additional Comments:lets cancel that water cooling idea, wow factor?... i want something interesting.... i was thinking of trying for 2 monitors... so if i decided to go back to mmo i could run a bot account with out having to alt tab...
April 13, 2012 1:09:33 AM

This should add up to somewhere around $1,200 I'm guessing.

This build allows you to add another one of those cards later on.

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Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-912-KKN1

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$79.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping

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OCZ ZS Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

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ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-2... $34.29 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

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G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB

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Asus 24xDVD±RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)

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Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $259.99
MSI R7850 Twin Frozr 2GD5/OC Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 Video Card

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

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Asus ML228H 21.5" 1920X1080 2ms Full HD LED BackLight LED Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 10,000,000 :1 (ASCR)



Save $10 with this card...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $249.99
SAPPHIRE 11200-00-20G Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
April 13, 2012 1:48:17 AM

2 different video card? is this for my request of 2 monitors? i know this may be a dumb question but i have never tried or looked into something like that.. or was that just a different option?
April 13, 2012 1:51:01 AM

rbeltran said:
2 different video card? is this for my request of 2 monitors? i know this may be a dumb question but i have never tried or looked into something like that.. or was that just a different option?

That was an option to save $10. Personally I would spend the xtra $10 for that MSI card. You can always pick up an el cheap second monitor later on.
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