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new build

Post by stunts7058 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:11 pm

i been wanting to build a new computer fer quite some time already and i was wonderin if any of yall had some suggestion to make what ive come up with better

Case: Thermaltake Kandalf VD4000BWS Black http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811133024
MOBO: EVGA E760 CLASSIFIED http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813188048
with Koolance waterblocks http://www.koolance.com/water-cooling/p ... uct_id=826 and http://www.overclock.net/hardware-news/ ... block.html
CPU: Intel Core i7-920 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819115202 using waterblock that came with case
PSU: SILVERSTONE ST1500 1500W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817256054
RAM:Patriot Gamer Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820220477 not exactly sure about this havent decided which to get or if i wanna put water cooling on them
GPU:and this is the part im being very indecisive about. idk if i wanna go ati or nvidia... ive always been an nvidia person but i think i wanna wait and see how the new fermi cards do before i decide which to get and w/e it is that i do get i will be putting on water cooling and prolly end up with 2 of em
HD: Kingston SSDNow V Series SNV425-S2BD/128GB 2.5" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820139136 lol almost fergot this lol

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Re: new build

Post by ratNukit » Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:57 pm

Nice stuff you chose, and since I figured you can spare a little bit more, it wont hurt to get the Kingston SSD V+ second generation drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820139113
It'll cost you 50 more but has at least double the speed. ( check out the direct comparison in this review http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1197/6/)

As for GFX card, I'd go with two 5870s, or if you want to go high get two 5970s. you'll get quite a punch out of those, and I'm not too shure how two GTX480, that draw about 100 Watts more power than two 5970(http://www.computerbase.de/artikel/graf ... gsaufnahme), do under water :mrgreen: . You'll need quite the radiator for those.
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Re: new build

Post by stunts7058 » Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:17 pm

thanks fer the input and i been wonderin, with as much stuff as im gonna have on water should i run a second loop or no?

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Re: new build

Post by Raraniel » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:27 am

I'd say if you're considering GTX 480's, go double 5970's. Wayyy more bang for only a little more buck, especially since you're going to be adding another 100-140 dollars for the waterblock per card. That'll bring the GTX 480 up to around 600 dollars and the 5970 up to around 740.

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