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Old 06-26-2006, 11:58 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Wut liquid coolin you got on urs cwiz?

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Old 06-26-2006, 01:06 PM   #12 (permalink)
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coolermaster 80, its the smallest one they have... it handles standard oc'ing no problem. the adjustable fan speed is pretty cool, theres a nob that goes in a pci slot and u can turn the fan that blows across the heat exchanger up and down. i just ordered some dampening pads for the case/radiator and radiator/fan interface cuz i was getting some extra hum from vibrations
i havent really done any research on the pump (i hope i dont regret it) or anything so i havent started modifying it to cool my gpu/hd's. hopefully it produces enough head to do it, but we'll see. time to bust out the ol' fluid mechanics book

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Old 06-26-2006, 01:29 PM   #13 (permalink)
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If you build your own gaming pc, $1500 can take you far. You could even spend a little less, and still have a powerful machine capable of handling the latest games. That's my two cents.
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Old 06-26-2006, 03:46 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Alright so I take it this is 1500 US? So roughly 1750 canadian not sure. Thats not to bad.

I bought my pc right now from MDG for about 900 dollars and its pretty basic so I dont know what I would use from it.

now all I need is a job -_-
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Old 06-26-2006, 03:48 PM   #15 (permalink)
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1500$ Is a good amount of money for a high-end machine, if you wish to make it an over-standard "High-end" machine you'll need 2000$, if you want to make a machine that shoots stardust out of its exahust fans, with every possible add-on you can get out there to cranck everything to the absolute extreme maximum, you'll need 3500 to 5000$.
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Old 06-26-2006, 03:58 PM   #16 (permalink)
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$1680CAD. But part prices can often be a bit higher in Canada, so I'd aim for maybe $1800CAD?
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Old 06-26-2006, 07:27 PM   #17 (permalink)
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You'll definitely want to wait for Conroe, but a graphics card could be a little tricky if you want to take full advantage of Windows Vista. What you could do is get a fairly good 7600 GT now, for about 160 USD, and replace it with one of Nvidia or ATI's next-gen models once the prices drop a bit.
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Old 06-26-2006, 07:35 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I agree with Orayn, but know that you would be waiting until October or later for the next-gen videocards to come out. A 7600GT should carry you over until then.

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