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Old 06-09-2009, 02:07 AM   #21 (permalink)
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The bigwaters also have a bad leak rate, i have heard of so many people who have head theirs leak, you really get for what you pay for with those kits.
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Alright so i'm not going to go with the failwater water kit.

Anyone have any objections to this

NCIX.com - Buy Swiftech H20-220 Apex Ultima Universal CPU Liquid Cooling Kit - H20-220 APEX ULTIMA In Canada.

I really don't know what i'm looking for in a cooling kit.

Does this have everything i'll need ?
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Not a bad starter kit at all.

Yes it has everything you would need to start.
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Alright sweet.

next on to MB

I really want to do a SLI or Crossfire setup.

Which is better SLI or crossfire? Can anyone recommend a x58 board that supports SLI and crossfire and has some nice raid features and overclocking. I'd like to keep it around 250 for the board if possible
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NCIX.com - Buy ASUS P6T SE X58 ATX LGA1366 DDR3 LGA1366 3PCI-E16 PCI-E1 2PCI CrossFire SATA2 Motherboard - P6T SE In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte EX58-UD3R ATX LGA1366 X58 DDR3 2PCI-E 2PCI SATA2 RAID Sound GLAN CrossFireX Motherboard - GA-EX58-UD3R In Canada.
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They all pretty much support SLI and Crossfire.
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Can anyone explain what the difference is between a 250 dollar MB and the ones that cost 400+.

Like the rampage and striker for example.

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what do you guys think of this board

NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte EX58-UD4P ATX LGA1366 X58 DDR3 3PCI-E SATA2 Sound GLAN 3-WAY CrossFireX SLI Motherboard - GA-EX58-UD4P In Canada.

I really like gigabyte as a company over asus. I have had trouble getting tech support from asus in the past.

I like the 3 way SLI option and x6 DIMM ram ports over the other models 4.

I also like the option for SLI and crossfire.

The asus board only supported crossfire
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Yes that gigabyte board is nice. It was just a bit out of your price range but by all means it is better than the two I listed.
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Sorry about the double post.

I sometimes forget where i'm posting

Does anyone have a suggestions on a good video card?

I'd like to keep it around 250 if possible

Also a power supply that can handle running SLI crossfire, water cooling and some overclocking. I also wouldn't mind it having easy cable management. I personally have bought Pc power and cooling and corsair in the past and had good luck with them.

Also keeping in mind when helping me choose a GPU, i plan on adding a waterblock to it later so i'd prefer one that has a good choice of blocks.

What's a good brand of ATI to buy? I've always bought Nvidia and usually stuck with evga because of there great service and upgrade program.

Alright so i noticed a few things about ncix.com i didn't notice before. There having a special if you order the Core i7 you get free shipping for your entire order. Also residents outside BC pay 7% less tax which saves me over 100 bucks. So i came up with a preliminary list.

GPU: NCIX.com - Buy Sapphire Radeon HD 4890 OC 901MHZ 1GB 4GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E Dual DVI HDTV Video Card - 11150-04-20R In Canada. (264.99)
CD/DVD: NCIX.com - Buy Samsung SH-S223F Black 22X DVD Writer SATA OEM - SH-S223F/BEBE In Canada. (26.98)
HD: NCIX.com - Buy Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM 3YR MFR Warranty - 0A35415 In Canada. (52.99)
Water cool kit: NCIX.com - Buy Swiftech H20-220 Apex Ultima Plus Complete System Liquid Cooling Kit - H20-220 APEX ULTIMA PLUS In Canada. (380)
PSU: NCIX.com - Buy Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan - CMPSU-750TX In Canada. (144.99)
MB: NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte EX58-UD4P ATX LGA1366 X58 DDR3 3PCI-E SATA2 Sound GLAN 3-WAY CrossFireX SLI Motherboard - GA-EX58-UD4P In Canada. (282)
Case: NCIX.com - Buy Cooler Master Haf 932 Full Tower Black EATX Case 6X5.25 1X3.5 5X3.5INT No PSU USB eSATA 1394 Audio - RC-932-KKN1 In Canada. (165)
Ram: NCIX.com - Buy OCZ Gold OCZ3G1600LV6GK 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600 PC3-12800 CL 8-8-8-24 Triple Channel Memory Kit - OCZ3G1600LV6GK In Canada. (113)
CPU: NCIX.com - Buy Intel Core i7 920 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.66GHZ Bloomfield 8MB LGA1366 4.8GT/S - BX80601920 In Canada. (330)


Total: $1,881.64 Including shipping, taxes and Express RMA coverage

Any suggestions please let me know

I just did a few more total order price comparisons and this seems to be the cheapest setup

I was looking at other water cool kits and i'm tempted to go with something a bit cheaper from dangerden such as

Danger*Den*::*Water*Cooling...
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