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Old 04-10-2009, 12:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default And it begins, New Build: Project HAFshell

Figured i'd make a thread to document the new build.. Going watercooled for the first time, so hopefully we'll see some awesome performance out of this i7... Heres what I've got so far:

Case: HAF932 (inside painted black)
Processor: i7 920
Board: EVGA X58
GPU: EVGA OC GTX285 (second one coming this summer for SLI)
PSU: Corsair 1000hx
Cooling: Petras Elite Kit w/ Med Yate Loons and the XSPC Reservoir Top (Apogee GTZ socket 1366)
HDD: WD640 Cav. black (SSD in plans.. not sure yet though)
Optical: does it really matter? a DVD/RW
RAM: 6gb of SOMETHING! (undecided... any recommendations?)
Extras: A slew of med speed yate loons, fan controller, etc..


I got red additive for the water... read somewhere that this can be bad for the sytem.. can anyone confirm that additives are detrimental to a loop?

Any comments or suggestions are appreciated... although I just ordered the mobo and the i7.. so thats pretty set it stone lol...
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Turtle power?

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- You don't need to get the OC version of the GTX285 if it's that much more money.
- Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Aspire will be able to answer about the additive.

Otherwise, everything looks pretty solid.
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The EVGA OC GTX285 is only like 10 dollars more or something. I would say its worth it.

Also, that PSU is way overkill. I would go with this. It will still have plenty of headroom just in case.
Newegg.com - PC Power &#38; Cooling PPCT860 860W ATX12V &#47; EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Power Supplies
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The EVGA OC GTX285 is only like 10 dollars more or something. I would say its worth it.

Also, that PSU is way overkill. I would go with this. It will still have plenty of headroom just in case.
Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling PPCT860 860W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply compatible with core i7 - Power Supplies
I wanted to maintain the potential to go Tri-Sli and my research indicated a 1000w was the minimum for that... even if it is overkill now..

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Turtle power?

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- You don't need to get the OC version of the GTX285 if it's that much more money.
- Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Aspire will be able to answer about the additive.

Otherwise, everything looks pretty solid.
Added the Recommended RAM to my wishlist! good timings for the money... and I grew up watching ninja turtles so it was very appropriate...
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The only reason you would need to go tri-sli is for a 30" monitor. So unless you are planning on buying a $1000+ monitor, don't bother with tri-sli
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I was actually watching the original movie when I read your thread, lol...
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The only reason you would need to go tri-sli is for a 30" monitor. So unless you are planning on buying a $1000+ monitor, don't bother with tri-sli
that was the idea lol... if I decide to save money.. would the 850tx be enough for two 285's?
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It would be more than enough. A 750w could handle 2
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It would be more than enough. A 750w could handle 2
I wonder if it is worth it.. hmm.. the 1k is modular too, which helps with all the wires.. but it's 100 dollars more... anyone make a good modular 850? I might scale down... one thing I didn't like about my 750tx was the excessive number of wires I had to stuff somewhere..
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i have this PSU and it works great, powers the pc in my sig ( GTX 260 core 216 instead of 9800GTX) and i have never had a problem with it.

Newegg.com - ZALMAN ZM750-HP 750W Continuous &#64; 45&#176;C &#40;Maximum Continuous Peak&#58; 850W&#41; ATX12V V2.2 &#47; EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Modular LED Heatpipe-Cooled SLI Power

this psu is a little more but i think it is worth it.

Newegg.com - ZALMAN ZM850-HP 850W Continuous &#64; 45&#176;C &#40;Maximum Continuous Peak&#58; 1050W&#41; ATX12V V2.2 &#47; EPS12V V2.91 SLI NVIDIA SLI Certified NVIDIA HYBRID-SLI Certified - 9800 GX2 NVIDIA QUAD-SLI Certif
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