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Old 07-26-2010, 11:23 PM   #21
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Okay also I was thinking about the h50 but doesn't that mean I will have to remove one of my case fans to replace it with the fan from the h50
the H50 is made to fit onto a 120MM fan slot (most cases have one at the back of the case), normally the fans that come with the case held in by screws.
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I think I'm going to get this. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341018 and yes I know I was just asking if i was going to have to switch it with one of my case fans. And how exactly does it work. With liquid cooling arn't I going to have switch the liquid or something?
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Old 07-26-2010, 11:30 PM   #23
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I think I'm going to get this. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341018 and yes I know I was just asking if i was going to have to switch it with one of my case fans. And how exactly does it work. With liquid cooling arn't I going to have switch the liquid or something?
the H50 is a closed loop so you dont have to switch out the liquid. Corsair has lifetime warranty on leaks as long as it hasnt been messed with. If it does leak then they'll replace any damaged hardware.
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Oh okay well that's good. I'm glad I came here and knocked a bunch price wise off of my build. Any other suggestions for finishing my build?
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The only thing I can think of is if you have room in the budget, try to split your drives - use one for the OS/programs and another for data. It'll help if you ever have to reload or one of the drives goes kaput. If it's too much for you to buy the 1TB and another drive, you can drop the capacity a bit, say getting a 250 or 500GB boot drive and a 750GB data drive. That's just a personal preference however, build it how you wish.
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Old 07-26-2010, 11:36 PM   #26
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have you ordered all of the parts listed in your first post?
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Yes I already have ordered all the parts in the op and I also have another drive from another computer I could use. Not really too sure how big it is but enough to have an operating system already on it and other files. Do I need to create a raid then? And how do I go about that?
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No, no RAID is necessary, though I wouldn't just plop the drive in the new system - you'll have to load Windows from scratch (or whatever OS you'll be using) for maximum compatibility and stability.
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If its not too late you should check out tigerdirect. Using bing cash back I saved around 253 dollars because of 15% off, since newegg charge tax, I went with tiger direct.
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op already bought the parts, so it's a bit late.
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Yeah I thought about bing cash back but I like newegg alot so I didn't mind. And what If I have a hard drive with windows already installed. Does that mean I don't need to install it on the other drive?
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Did you go for dual channel or triple channel RAM in the end?
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Dual because I bought the dual channel ram before I realized the i7 used triple and it was too late to return it so I'm stuck with it as of now until I can buy another set of ram.
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I also have an i7 930 with only dual channel and this works absolutely fine without any problems but i would like to get the triple channel at some point
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Yeah I thought about bing cash back but I like newegg alot so I didn't mind. And what If I have a hard drive with windows already installed. Does that mean I don't need to install it on the other drive?
You only need to install the OS on one drive, but don't use a hard drive from another computer with an OS pre-existing on that particular drive. You'll want to load the OS on the new computer or you'll run into problems.

For example, old drive & new drive.

Old Drive has an OS on it, but it also has user data you want to keep.

New drive is blank, but is supposed to be the storage drive.

Connect your new drive to the old computer and transfer the data you want to keep, then move them both to the new computer, except keep the new one disconnected for now.

Format the old drive & load Windows (or whatever OS is your choice) on to the smaller, old drive. When the install is complete, connect the new drive and you'll have access to your data.

If you're just going to use the single new drive on its own, then obviously just install it and run everything from it.

I'm not trying to make it complicated for you, just offering some ideas on managing data so you can distribute it, minimizing loss in the event of failure. The chances of one drive dying are nominal, but two drives at the same time, even if one is older, is pretty slim.
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