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Old 12-03-2008, 12:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Personally I think that case is ugly as but if thats the style you like then coolermaster and antec are probably going to be up your street, the cooling on the one you have linked to is average not the best

Although that cpu cooler is hassle free its not very powerful and would only cool the cpu whilst the gpu could also use some extra juice. Look at 3x120mm rads most prebuilt solutions are emant to be sub par
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:42 PM   #12 (permalink)
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could i get a link for that? having trouble spotting it.
any case recommendations?

Newegg.com - Antec Performance One P180 Silver cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases looks good

Zalman LQ1000 Z-Machine Water Cooling Case Whats your opinion on this case?
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:02 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I would suggest the Antec Twelve Hundred. I have one and I love the thing, you can mount a 3x120mm radiator in it and hide it very well and still have room to mess with hardware, not to mention it comes pre-done with watercooling holes in the back if you put the radiator on the outside, enough fans to support any cooling and dust filters for every intake fan.
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If you are considering water cooling I suggest getting a kit from either of these sites:
Petra's Tech Shop

Danger*Den

They have quality water cooling parts.
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:17 PM   #15 (permalink)
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and how about a LG Black 6X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 6X Blu-ray DVD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Internal Blu-ray Burner 6X Blu-ray Disc Burner & HD DVD-ROM Drive Model GGW? for my disc drive?

This is my current list so far: [disregard the casing.]

Zalman LQ1000 Z-Machine Water Cooling Case 739.99
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64-bit / ASUS P6T Deluxe/OC Palm LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
438.98
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor 294.99
Antec TruePower Quattro TPQ-1000 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply 179.99
OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory 206.99
SAPPHIRE 100251SR Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card 489.99
M-AUDIO US41077 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card
202.00
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000340AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive 109.99
Netgears WN311B wireless adapter 79.99
Epson Stylus Photo 1400 286.97
Epson WorkForce 600
149.99
Logitech diNovo Edge Keyboard 179.99
Logitech G5 Mouse 59.99
Samsung Touch Of Color T260 25.5-inch LCD Monitor 429.99
VisTablet 12-Inch Tablet 81.75
Sennheiser HD-280 Professional Headphones 99.99
LG Black 6X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 6X Blu-ray DVD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Internal Blu-ray Burner 6X Blu-ray Disc Burner & HD DVD-ROM Drive Model GGW 224.99
Total: 3589.58

What could I be missing? Any cables or anything? Is this a complete system?
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P180 is a good case I was hoping you would find that gem just didn't want to direct you straight to it. Blu-ray depends on whether you will use it don't forget hd is still in its infancy(only a year or two old).
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yeah i really enjoy bluray i think im about done if im not missing anything. i thank you all for your help!
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The P182 is supposed to be better than the P180 (don't know how much difference there is in reality though).
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so am i missing anything? or will this make a complete system once set up?
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Looks good but I definetly wouldn't get that Zalman case. It is way overpriced and Zalman watercooling kits blow!

I highly advise getting something like a Antec 1200 and at least get a watercooling kit from here:
Petra's Tech Shop

Zalman and watercooling don't deserve to be in the same sentence.
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