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Old 01-20-2009, 05:39 PM   #11
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Oh yea sorry...if you are going to get that psu...you're gonna need a bigger case and some tape if you want it inside your case
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Old 01-20-2009, 05:53 PM   #12
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You should get one of those watercooled PSUs along with a liquid metal cooling. Although a complete waste of money, it would be cool to say you have them.
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Old 01-20-2009, 06:08 PM   #13
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You should get one of those watercooled PSUs along with a liquid metal cooling. Although a complete waste of money, it would be cool to say you have them.
Lol, agreed!

Yeah, a good gaming computer shouldn't cost more than 3500 bucks...really.

10.9k? Come on..
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Old 01-20-2009, 06:24 PM   #14
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BUT ITS HIS B DAY

Comon guys, splurge a little

(10.9k on a computer would probably jump start the entire economy, or at least silicon valley's)
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Old 01-20-2009, 06:30 PM   #15
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BUT ITS HIS B DAY

Comon guys, splurge a little

(10.9k on a computer would probably jump start the entire economy, or at least silicon valley's)
Hahaah...that reminds me of my joke with my granma. She came from Brasil in November (day before Thanksgiving) and stayed until January 6th. If I'm not mistaken she spent nearly $5k in that time period. Considering that the dollar costs around R$2.40, she spent a lot. So I was always telling her that the American economy would definitely stagger a little bit once she left town. I told her stores would take at look at yearly sales and spend endless days trying to figure out what was the surge in November and December that caused a drastic increase in sales.

@OP: I'd get a computer for performance (i7 920/940, GTX295), but also spend some of the money on little cool gadgets they have for computers.
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Old 01-20-2009, 06:50 PM   #16
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CPU: i7 920
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Mobo: EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1
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PSU: Silverstone 1000W Modular
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HDD: 300GB WD Raptor x2
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Case: Antec 900
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Thermal Paste: Arctic Silver 5
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Total Cost: $3,055.85 before shipping and the $100 in MIR

overall plus it allows for expandability for future mods, like triple SLI...and more Ram and such...
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Old 01-20-2009, 06:57 PM   #17
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For thermal paste I recommend the AC MX-2.
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:21 AM   #18
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Thermal Paste: Arctic Silver 5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100007
negged.

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- AS5 is conductive, which means you have to careful when applying it. This can be hard for n00bs as they often use too much.
- AS5 is too thick, which makes spreading it and clearing it up a pain in the arse.
- AS5 requires curing time, up to 200 hours to reach peak performance.
- AS5 sucks performance wise, it is outperformed by a lot of other pastes which are none of the above ^^.

I will now neg anyone who recommends AS5 (yes serious)

Use OCZ Freeze or Arctic Cooling MX2.
Both perform better than AS5, are easy to apply, are non conductive, require no curing time, and you won't look like the n00b who uses AS5.

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Do *NOT* Get AS5,I Was stupid and uses that,im getting worse temps now then before i did my upgrades
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:51 AM   #20
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You should get one of those watercooled PSUs along with a liquid metal cooling. Although a complete waste of money, it would be cool to say you have them.
Umm....I have a girlfriend and I love her to death, but this thing is just a whole different kind of computer-sexy
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