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Old 09-20-2011, 08:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'll be going with the TX750 v2. I think i'll go with the MSI graphicscard too. It'll be about total $60 extra, but that'll have to do

Dropping the "Pro" Version will earn me about $80 so I might do that if money runs out

Build so far:
CPU + MB: Intel i5 2500k + Asus P8P67 (Pro).
GPU: MSI GeForce N580GTX Twin Frozr II/OC 1536MB
PSU: Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 750W
RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 1600 CAS8.
HDD: 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3.
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit OEM.
Case: NZXT Hades

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his'll be $1694 total with the "pro" MB and without it $1618... I still think I can handle the price with the "pro" MB but we'll see
later I might be able to buy a ssd as well, or maybe I'll get one for christmas

Anyways, thanks Roark! I couldn't have done this right without you!

Edit: Showed the case to my friend and he thought It looked alot cooler than his HAF 912+, so i'm happy
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:06 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Looks good man, post up some pictures when you get it and have everything installed.
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Sure! You're gonna see some real pro cable management (Not really)... Hopefully I'm gonna buy the parts this week, That is gonna be awesome. When I've built the computer I'm probably going to need some help with OCing. I will post in the modding section for that though.

Oh, i almost forgot, any suggestions for a good cooler for this build? I would like to overclock it as it's a unlocked "k" processor.
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:52 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Depends how high you want to go.

The stock cooler can take you to 3.7-4.0GHz.

If you want to go 4.0-4.5GHz I'd say one of these:
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus 120mm CPU Cooler
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CAFA70 120mm Dual-Fan CPU Cooler
Plus with an aftermarket cooler you'll need thermal grease:
Newegg.com - Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound

If you want to hit 4.5GHz+ you're looking at $80+ coolers.
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Thanks! I probably won't be able to buy anithing right now as my build already takes up more than my initial budget. When i get more money a ssd sounds like a better upgrade so that will get priority above coolers.
Edit: also, I cant find the tuniq tx-2 paste anywhere, is the artic cooling mx2 okay or is there a mayor difference bettween different pastes?
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@ damenka, please don't double post, if you have something else to add to the conversation and no one has posted a reply since your last post (within a 24 hr. period), please use the edit button (looks like a pencil) to add it to your previous post.
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MX-2 is fine, should be on-par with the TX-2.
Reviews I've read put it at about 1-3C difference, nothing big.
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@slaymate i thought it had been 24 h but maybe it hadn't. Thanks for editing in though!

@rork Yeah, I thought so. I'm gonna order everything today, so I will probably have everything by wednessday next week.
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Awesome man, now for the hardest part, waiting for everything to arrive.
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Awesome man, now for the hardest part, waiting for everything to arrive.
Hahaha! So true!
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