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Old 12-18-2006, 06:01 PM   #1
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ok i was wanting to see what people see of my set up. im still needing to get the accessories but i can wait for that but heres what i have so far.

the water cooling system
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...5458&CatId=499

the hard drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136040

the case,processor,motherboard,and power supply(probably be upgraded)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...u=I69-2132%20A

the cd/dvd drive
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...3&Sku=N27-1895


The ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231111

the graphics card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130071

and the sound card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102005

so tell me what you think of it and also tell me what i could improve on
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Old 12-18-2006, 06:34 PM   #2
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Nice...ughgh I cant think of anything you can improve on, it looks preety nice
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Old 12-18-2006, 08:45 PM   #3
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Yeah, that's a nice PC, I would maybe upgrade that PSU, 500 watts might not cut it for a system that's that high end, but the included one is pretty decent. Other than that, you have a sweet system. Buy some case lights or something!!

If you really HAD to upgrade something, I'd say trade that DDR2 800 for some DDR2 1066. That would be smokin'. Also, I guess you could get the 8800 GTX graphics card, but I don't think you really need that fast of a graphics card right now, I would at least wait until ATI comes out with their new R600 DirectX 10 core.
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Old 12-18-2006, 08:47 PM   #4
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wheres the pics? or is that ur "dream" computer?
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Old 12-18-2006, 09:07 PM   #5
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no this is the computer im building right after christmas. im already ordering the HD and by the end of january ill have the case, MB, PSU, and CPU. but yeah freestyler, im going to end up getting some lights in it and im going to have my water blue so it has a glow and the keyboard and mouse im getting is a blue glow.
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Old 12-18-2006, 09:36 PM   #6
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bad choice in watercooling parts. Aluminum + copper = disaster strikes. Once you mix metals that aren't neutral, massive corrosion to the blocks/radiators occur. Your brand new spankin water cooling set up will be useless. So, i advise you to either, custom build your loop, or choose one of the kits from www.petrastechshop.com
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Old 12-18-2006, 09:39 PM   #7
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thanks for the advise ill look into that right now and update my selection. now that i know that ill make sure i dont make the same mistake. do you have any good suggestions on water cooling at about the same price.

ok well i found one, tell me if this sounds like a good pic
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835124007

i looked at it but i would still like an outside source
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Old 12-18-2006, 10:08 PM   #8
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The thing is, those cheapy 100 dollar kits are going to do you no good as they probably use aluminum in them as aluminum is a lot cheaper than copper. I would rather go high end air and save 50 bucks rather than buy a 100 buck kit. Just my $.02
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ok well i may look into that and then upgrade to a water cooling system later on down the road when i get some more money. ok now on that note, any sugestions on a good one.
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Old 12-18-2006, 10:16 PM   #10
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air cooler? Does it matter the size, as bigger ones tend to give the best performance.
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Old 12-18-2006, 10:17 PM   #11
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nice video card. Please Post some up some 3dmark06 after you setup the rig
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Old 12-18-2006, 10:18 PM   #12
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no its fine on the size as long as its going to be quiet
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Old 12-19-2006, 10:00 PM   #13
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ok i have a new cooling system now and was wanting some opinions on it, its just for the cpu but when i get more money after the build ill get a water cooling system,

cpu cooler
http://www.xoxide.com/zalman-7000b-c...pu-cooler.html

tell me what you think of that, ohh and x1337 i just ordered the HDD off of ebay, brand new not even out of the box for over $100 less so ill probably post up a few of those pics when i get it, and sometime near the end of january im getting the case.
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Old 12-19-2006, 10:06 PM   #14
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Ebay is the way to go, I bought about half my parts off ebay. I got a 7900gs asus for $149 which is like 35% off retail, but anyway, the system looks good, but I agree about the RAM upgrade. Whats the computer for?
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everything and anything, ill be gaming, im a computer programmer in the making, and just random hacking stuff. but yeah i think im going to look for the ram upgrade.
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the cpu cooler isnt that great. I would get this instead: http://www.petrastechshop.com/scniplhecpuc.html
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ok ill probably get that, thanks for the info, its really helping. any more advice is well appericated. right now im trying to find a good ram thats 2 gig(1 module) that runs at 1066 MHz
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2 gig modules are expensive now though. You might want to buy two one gig modules. It will save money, and when 2 gig modules are cheaper and you want 6 or more gigs in four slots you can still sell your 1 gig modules for a decent price. Plus with 2 sticks you can run them in dual channel.
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yeah thats what im looking for now, its to hard to find a 2 gig module with 1066 MHz so im searching for a 1 gig module with 1066 or should i look for a 1 gig with 667 and get two
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Your motherboard only supports up to DDR2-800 RAM(http://www.intel.com/products/mother...5wh/index.htm), so getting DDR2-1066 sticks would be useless-- unless you use it to overclock (higher RAM than supported=no RAM holding back for OCing). But, intel boards don't allow you to overclock, ergo buying DDR2-1066 RAM would be useless to you.

Either, get a non-intel motherboard, 1066mhz RAM, and overclock, or just stick to what you had.
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