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Old 03-22-2009, 07:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well , you can see in my signature what I have...so what should I get next?
Suggest anything you want (except monitors), bearing in mind I will probably be getting a Q9550 sometime soon. I may also mod my P182 , so suggestions on
mods , water cooling , etc. are also welcome. Thanks.
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Old 03-22-2009, 09:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Was about to suggest a monitor until I reread what you said :P I honestly don't see anywhere you should upgrade that. I mean, you could, but there wouldn't be much point. Maybe a sound card?
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Sound card.

SSD.

External Hard Drive for backups.

good set of earphones.

New sata cables.
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do some good water cooling
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No case mod suggestions? So no RAM suggestions? You guys are boring me! I'm not quite ready for water... yet. I mean , if Aspire didn't respond , that can't be a good sign. I think I may be ready to start with the dremel and jigsaw , though.
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Can never have enough hard drives. Cut a window for your case and/or cut out some blow holes on the top panel. Get a hole saw for the corners and cut 4 straight lines, order some tinted or non-tinted acrylic and you should have a nice windowed case. Then you can do some tidying up w/ wire management and some cathodes for some extra flare
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I love the sleek looks P182 I don't see much reason for cutting into it

having said that I would say water cooling and then you can really push that Intel

In my opinion $70 for a pump seems steep at first but worth the quality

Petra's Tech Shop Triple Dual-Pass Rad.

Petra's Tech Shop Apogee GTZ Water block

Petra's Tech Shop MP355 pump

reservoir is more of a personal preference

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER R4-S2S-124K-GP 120mm Case Fan - Case Fans
and you can't beat 4 120mm fans for $13

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just go with a nice kit for a no worry/no hassle first install

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and you can always add to a cooling loop

I was a noob at water cooling not hardly 2 months ago but 4 installs and about 18 hours later I've learned the most daunting task is getting over the mental block

just be sure to test you set-up outside of the computer for a few hours first
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Do not forget that you would need a top to go with the ddc pump. The xspc res top is nice. Petra's Tech Shop
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What monitor are you getting? You could get a better gfx card. Maybe sli gtx285s
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If you really want a RAM suggestion go with these: Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB &#40;2 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 &#40;PC2 8500&#41; Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

But you won't see much increase in your performance, you'll just have better overclocking RAM.
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