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Old 06-17-2010, 03:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So im 80% sure i might have found a person to sell my computer to. for $1600


So im planning my next build, and here is what i have come up with. i went with the H50 cause its what i have now and its pretty beastly, but i am falling deeper and deeper into this rabbit hole of this hobby and might say efff it and go with a proper water loop for my CPU.

Anyway, here is what i have come up with... what do you think? plus a hard drive and optic drive, just didnt include them cause... i didnt feel like adding them to the list and i already have the OS. this is a little bit more than i want to spend on a new computer, so if anyone sees any particular area that i can slim down the cost with out sacrificing performance, lemme know...


Case: $200
COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-...6760144&sr=1-5

CPU: $234
Intel Core i7 Processor i7-920 2.66GHz 8 MB LGA1366 CPU BX80601920
Amazon.com: Intel Core i7 Processor i7-920 2.66GHz 8 MB LGA1366 CPU BX80601920: Electronics

PSU: $170
Cooler Master Silent Pro M1000 Series Modular 1000W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Active PFC Power Supply RSA00-AMBAJ3-US
Amazon.com: Cooler Master Silent Pro M1000 Series Modular 1000W 80 PLUS Bronze…

RAM: $185
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline Frostbyte 6 GB Desktop Memory 998659B
Amazon.com: Mushkin Enhanced Blackline Frostbyte 6 GB Desktop Memory 998659B: Electronics

GPU: $710
Xfx Radeon HD 5970 2GB DDR5
Amazon.com: XFX ATI Radeon HD 5970 2 GB DDR5 PCIE2.0 X 16 HDMI/2DVI Video Card HD597ACNB9:…

Mother Board: $295
ASUS P6X58D Premium - LGA 1366 - X58 - DDR3 - USB 3.0 SATA 6 Gb/s - ATX Motherboard
Amazon.com: ASUS P6X58D Premium - LGA 1366 - X58 - DDR3 - USB 3.0 SATA 6 Gb/s - ATX Motherboard: Electronics

CPU cooler: $78
Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H50 All in One High-performance CPU Cooler CWCH50-1
Amazon.com: Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H50 All in One High-performance CPU Cooler CWCH50-1: Electronics

24 pin sleeved cable: $9
NZXT CB-24P Singled Sleeved 24-Pin Premium Cable for Motherboards (Black)
Amazon.com: NZXT CB-24P Singled Sleeved 24-Pin Premium Cable for Motherboards…

200mm Fan: $17
Cooler Master R4-LUS-07AB-GP MegaFlow 200mm LED Case Fan (Blue)
Amazon.com: Cooler Master R4-LUS-07AB-GP MegaFlow 200mm LED Case Fan (Blue): Industrial & Scientific

230mm fan: $25
Cooler Master R4-LVS-07AB-GP 230 x 200 x 30mm Blue LED Case Fan for HAF 932 & Cosmos S 110CFM 700RPM
Cooler Master R4-LVS-07AB-GP 230 x 200 x 30mm Blue LED Case Fan for HAF 932 & Cosmos S 110CFM 700RPM at SVC.com

140mm fan: $8
Cooler Master R4 Series Silent 140mm LED Case Fan R4-L4S-10AB-GP (Blue)
Amazon.com: Cooler Master R4 Series Silent 140mm LED Case Fan R4-L4S-10AB-GP (Blue): Electronics

Estimated Cost: $1950


And if i decide to go with a proper water loop, here is what i have come up with, what do you think?

CPU water block: $50
Enzotech LUNA Rev.A CPU Waterblock
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835708020

Water pump: $80
Swiftech MCP655 12 VDC Pump Liquid Cooling System
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835108082

radiator: $55
Swiftech MCR320-QP Quiet Power radiator
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835108098

120mm fans: $30
Cooler Master Y720DCD-25T1-GP 120mm Blue LED X6
http://www.svc.com/y720dcd-25t1-gp.html

Reservoir: $26
Swiftech MCRES Micro Rev. 2 Small Form Factor
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/83...html?tl=g30c97

barbs: $4
Enzotech HF-G1/4-38 Water Cooling Accessory x2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835708034

Water Dye:$3
Swiftech HydrX Coolant.
http://www.amazon.com/Swiftech-HydrX...6728555&sr=8-1

UV light: $5
Link Depot CCL-12UVBU 12" UV COLD CATHODE LIGHT KIT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-011-_-Product


tubing: couple bucks

distilled water: couple bucks

estimated $250
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Old 06-17-2010, 09:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hmm.. i was expecting more help than this...
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Heh, sorry. I can't really help with the WCing stuff, but you've got everything down on the other specs. Though the power supply is probably a bit much - you can get away with less, unless you plan on adding another GPU in future.

And, what are you gonna be using this comp for? I'm assuming gaming If you're wanting to fit to a tighter budget, I suggest going for only an HD5870; it'll do you maximum everything for at least six months. You can always get another one in future if you want.

Case-wise with that budget, while the HAF X is nice, at that price I would look into a Lian-Li. They're like the Ferrari/Lamborghini of the case world

Seeing as you haven't put hard drive(s) in the list, I say go for a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB as a storage drive, and another, smaller one for the OS. Or, depending on your budget, get a 60GB+ SSD for the OS instead.

Any other questions, feel free to ask.
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this computer is to destroy any game for the next few years... and dominate any Benchmark. Basically, to have the biggest E-***** possible.

the case, FX card and CPU are set in stone, will not change. so the only place i see i could shave some bills off would be the mother board, ram and power supply...
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Go with Newegg for the build, you can pick up the 5970 for cheaper and have a cheaper selection of cases. The RAM looks good. I would suggest the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R motherboard over the ASUS as it is only $209 and has the same high quality features (USB3.0, SATA 6gb/s, eSATA, PCIe, etc). I also think it is just an awesome board and performs nicely.

I don't know about water cooling, I don't have a good cooler on my i7 yet (still on stock) and may consider the H50, is it worth it or would a big air cooler work better?

With that setup I may also suggest to save a few bucks somewhere and buy a 3 monitor Eyefinity setup, you'd be putting the 5970 to shame if you didn't, I'm getting my 3 new monitors tomorrow for my 5870 but don't have the DisplayPort adapter yet. I got some Dell monitors (21" 1080p) that were on sale for $140.
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oh and im going with Amazon, because i live in california, so i have to pay tax on new egg... if i bought all these parts it would be over $200 in tax alone. id rather burn the money then pay tax...

calc, i have 78cfm fans on my H50 right now, and with my 965 overclocked to 3.8ghz at 78F ambient temperature, my idle temp is 36C and absolute max temp using LinkX is 55C.

im getting two 110cfm fans tomorrow, so we will see how that effect the temperatures.

ill look into that mother board you suggested.im all for the same result with less cash out of my pocket.
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Pretty good results, I will probably consider the H50 but after buying monitors I don't think I'll be able to afford it for a while. The Newegg thing makes sense, I'd see what the Gigabyte's price is on Amazon and see if it's worth the swap.
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same exact price on amazon, minus tax

amazon FTW for California residents

Thanks calc, you just shaved $90 off my build... do you see any other place i can shave some money off, with out sacrificing performance... how about Ram? and you said my powersupply might be over kill, what would be a good replacement?
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is this better than the ram i have in my list?

Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 998679
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Yes, that ram has faster latencies.
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