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Old 04-28-2009, 02:46 PM   #31 (permalink)
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no more pics for now.. I told myself I wont touch it until after finals... so no updates until saturday! lol - I've decided to switch things up.. I'm ordering a mcp655 and EK multi res.. gonna use that with my cpu loop and mount the other in the HDD bay for the gpu loop... should clean things up better... but I have some strange routing in mind for the 655 so it might not work... gotta try though..
Finals already... this is our "dead-week" Finals are next week and then I finally get to walk across that **** stage with my goofy hat on...Woot!!!

So do you have 2 GTX285s now?
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yea.. finals already... we are done on may 1st...

second gtx285 will come around the end of august... I'm trying to ration my spending while I'm in school as I don't have much extra cash with all these bills.. but I'd like to finish the GPU loop and get the 285 around september... plus a bigger turbo and intercooler for my car this summer hopefully..... too many things not enough money ya know?
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yea.. finals already... we are done on may 1st...

second gtx285 will come around the end of august... I'm trying to ration my spending while I'm in school as I don't have much extra cash with all these bills.. but I'd like to finish the GPU loop and get the 285 around september... plus a bigger turbo and intercooler for my car this summer hopefully..... too many things not enough money ya know?
Mmmm....nice what kind of car and engine? I feel ya on the spending money rationally, I'm so happy I talked my grandpa and mom into my new computer as my graduation gift. Plus I showed them the cost of the parts on newegg compared to Alienware and they about passed out. Though the price is only a couple hundred more on Ibuypower but meh I still want to build it just to say I did!
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Mmmm....nice what kind of car and engine? I feel ya on the spending money rationally, I'm so happy I talked my grandpa and mom into my new computer as my graduation gift. Plus I showed them the cost of the parts on newegg compared to Alienware and they about passed out. Though the price is only a couple hundred more on Ibuypower but meh I still want to build it just to say I did!
Yea... graduation gifts will be nice lol one semester to go- not sure what to get yet... car is a 04 forester XT with the 2.5 boxer out of an Sti.. my little sleeper wagon not nearly as cool as an Sti.. but 1/2 the cost, 1/2 the insurance, and 85% of the performance...

You wont regret building it yourself... I was thinking of buying an alien, then went to ibuypower... eventually found this place and decided to undergo my first build... now I'm on my second, and I wont ever buy another pre-built computer..
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Yea... graduation gifts will be nice lol one semester to go- not sure what to get yet... car is a 04 forester XT with the 2.5 boxer out of an Sti.. my little sleeper wagon not nearly as cool as an Sti.. but 1/2 the cost, 1/2 the insurance, and 85% of the performance...

You wont regret building it yourself... I was thinking of buying an alien, then went to ibuypower... eventually found this place and decided to undergo my first build... now I'm on my second, and I wont ever buy another pre-built computer..
Yeah before I came here, I wanted an alienware because of their cool case design.
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Yeah before I came here, I wanted an alienware because of their cool case design.
Funny you say that... I was talking to some of my mechanical engineering friends tonight at dinner and they laughed at alienware and dell... They told me I was way better off buying the parts and building it. they said even a business major like me could build a computer. Then I reminded them that I used to play college football and I could kill them so they shutup lol...

All joking aside I think building it is going to be an experience in itself. Learning about all the parts and basically creating something that will be respected. Post more pics!!!
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Yea... graduation gifts will be nice lol one semester to go- not sure what to get yet... car is a 04 forester XT with the 2.5 boxer out of an Sti.. my little sleeper wagon not nearly as cool as an Sti.. but 1/2 the cost, 1/2 the insurance, and 85% of the performance...

You wont regret building it yourself... I was thinking of buying an alien, then went to ibuypower... eventually found this place and decided to undergo my first build... now I'm on my second, and I wont ever buy another pre-built computer..
Mmmm....very nice.... a Subie with the power of an Sti but looks like an SUV... very nice sleeper indeed! Stock turbo and IC? What year is the engine? I absolutely love the 2nd gen Sti's but Subaru needed to compete with the station wagons dominating rally so alas they had to make the current generation I know this is a PC forum but I freakin' love cars too... I grew up loving muscle cars but I have a huge respect for imports and the power they can get outta little 4 and 6 cylinder engines... cough cough "turbo!"
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Mmmm....very nice.... a Subie with the power of an Sti but looks like an SUV... very nice sleeper indeed! Stock turbo and IC? What year is the engine? I absolutely love the 2nd gen Sti's but Subaru needed to compete with the station wagons dominating rally so alas they had to make the current generation I know this is a PC forum but I freakin' love cars too... I grew up loving muscle cars but I have a huge respect for imports and the power they can get outta little 4 and 6 cylinder engines... cough cough "turbo!"
Ah me too my friend, I actually came from a heavily modified fox body mustang.. but it was a terrible daily driver... was looking at a WRX (needed something that could tow a small boat) for 15k and saw this thing on craigslist... ad said forester turbo, and I was like.. hmmm... turns out these things are flipping awesome, although I dislike the looks, they are literally a WRX chassis, an Sti engine, and a stronger than WRX tranny.. every mod for a WRX STi fits this car.. and the price... 2004 for 10k with 43k miles... I couldn't say no...

She is currently stock, big downside to these is you need a tuner to run any mods safely.. tuner is 600 bux... so I'm having to save extra for mods.. hoping to get an Sti TMIC and a vf39 for a grad gift, buying a TBE (turbo back exhaust) myself.. and getting a dyno tune.. should make around 300 AWHP.. good for high 12's low 13's... all I'd want to do for a daily...
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Ah me too my friend, I actually came from a heavily modified fox body mustang.. but it was a terrible daily driver... was looking at a WRX (needed something that could tow a small boat) for 15k and saw this thing on craigslist... ad said forester turbo, and I was like.. hmmm... turns out these things are flipping awesome, although I dislike the looks, they are literally a WRX chassis, an Sti engine, and a stronger than WRX tranny.. every mod for a WRX STi fits this car.. and the price... 2004 for 10k with 43k miles... I couldn't say no...

She is currently stock, big downside to these is you need a tuner to run any mods safely.. tuner is 600 bux... so I'm having to save extra for mods.. hoping to get an Sti TMIC and a vf39 for a grad gift, buying a TBE (turbo back exhaust) myself.. and getting a dyno tune.. should make around 300 AWHP.. good for high 12's low 13's... all I'd want to do for a daily...
Nice man... You aren't gonna touch the fuel system? Maybe new injectors? How much is the TBE going to cost and by who? **** it I need to hurry up and graduate so I can build my **** computer lol.....
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fuel system is good for ~300AWHP, after that it would need bigger injectors... and the tuner handles everything as far as the fuel system goes... I'm piecing together a TBE made of grimmspeed parts, just not sure what kind of cat-back to match it to.

Its probably good you have to wait to build it.. prices are always dropping, maybe you'll get something even better when the time comes.
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