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Old 05-22-2007, 04:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so heres the deal, my friend has asked me for my opinion on a new computer, and ive told him more or less what to get. What i do need help with is the cooling, i need someone to help me out and tell me some good cooling kits, and if you can check the rest of this build ive layed out for him. Hes looking for a gaming computer, so ive set him out with the basics, he's looking for things that are over lockable but cheap, so this is what ive chosen so far, your opinions please. Oh and also he doesnt want to spend much more than £1000, but im asuming is going to go over that.

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Parts i have chosen for him;

Intel Core 2 DUO LGA775 E6600 2.40GHz Retail / Asus P5B Deluxe / 2GB GeIL PC2-6400C4 DDR2 Dual Channel Kit - Bundle
(Intel Core 2 DUO LGA775 E6600 2.40GHz Retail / Asus P5B Deluxe / 2GB GeIL PC2-6400C4 DDR2 Dual Channel Kit - Bundle)
£317.21 inc VAT

BFG GeForce 8800 GTX OC 768MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail
(BFG GeForce 8800 GTX OC 768MB GDDR3 HDTV/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail)
£370.11 inc VAT

Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB 5000AAKS SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM
(Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB 5000AAKS SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM)
£75.19 inc VAT

Coolermaster RS-550-ACLY Real Power Pro 550W Power Supply
(Coolermaster RS-550-ACLY Real Power Pro 550W Power Supply)
£82.24 inc VAT

Antec Nine Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case
(Antec Nine Hundred Ultimate Gaming Case)
£64.61 inc VAT

Samsung SH-183LBEBN 18x18 DVD±RW Dual Layer Serial ATA Lightscribe ReWriter (Black) - OEM
(Samsung SH-183LBEBN 18x18 DVD±RW Dual Layer Serial ATA Lightscribe ReWriter (Black) - OEM)

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music 7.1 Soundcard - OEM
(Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music 7.1 Soundcard - OEM)
£46.99 inc VAT


Okay, so I need you guys to name a good cooling system and check out this build for me. Please remember this is not me so my friend aint planning on going all out with this! Oh, and just to help him along ive given him my old maxtor 250GB hdd, and some old cd/rw dvd/rw.

That should come to a total of :£1,005.68 inc VAT

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Old 05-22-2007, 04:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It would be much appreciated if someone can tell me a new cooling system that will fit on the Motherboard, the heat pipes make it a bit tought. Also a colling system for the GPU would be greater, no water systems though, unless there cheap ofcourse!

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Oh and is it also worth just getting the 8800 gts and overclocking it? any ideas?
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Definitely go for the GTX, its way better than an overclocked GTS. Arctic Cooler 7 Pro is a good cheap air cooler. I like mine. Nice computer.
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can you give me a link please, and its not my computer lol. this is my computer...
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case:Lian li special edition
mobo: Asus Striker Extreme nForce 680
cpu: Intel Core 2 Quad Extreme Edition QX6800 2.93GHz
Ram: Crucial 12GB (3x4GB) DDR2 PC2-5300C5
hdd: (2x) sata array
cooling: Zalman Reserator2 Fanless Water Cooling System
psu: Enermax Galaxy 1000W EGA1000EWL ATX2.2 Modular PSU.
gfx:PNY Quadro FX5500 1GB 256-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 with
optical: 2x LiteOn BD-R/RE Blu-Ray SATA DVD Writer

GAMING BUILD;(overclocked)
case: Zalman HD160XT-B
mobo: Asus P5B Deluxe Wi-Fi AP
cpu: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600
Ram: Crucial 4GB (1x4GB) DDR2 PC2-5300C5
optical: 2x LiteOn BD-R/RE Blu-Ray SATA DVD Writer
gfx: (2x) BFG GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB GDDR3 With SLi
cooling: Zalman Reserator2 Fanless Water Cooling System
hdd: (2x) Seagate Cheetah 10K.7 300GB
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psu: Coolermaster Real Power Pro 550W
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Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket 775)

I'd suggest this power supply:
Corsair HX 520W ATX2.2 Modular SLI Compliant PSU (CMPSU-520HXUK)
More reliable...and yes, it can handle the GTX.
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what about this card:HIS ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT SILENT Heatpipe 512MB GDDR3 VIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail
HIS ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT SILENT Heatpipe 512MB GDDR3 VIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail
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Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU Cooler (Socket 775)

I'd suggest this power supply:
Corsair HX 520W ATX2.2 Modular SLI Compliant PSU (CMPSU-520HXUK)
More reliable...and yes, it can handle the GTX.
okay thanks, and any fans for the GPU, on a different note, thats one ugly PSU:freak:
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lol...Who cares what the PSU, looks like. What matters, is the performance. Corsair's PSUs are rock solid. Stick with the GTX, over the X2900XT.
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oh ok
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