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post #11 of 31
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Awesome! I want to be on the safe side on the OC because since I live outside the US it takes me a long time to get the components.

So I'll probably OC it to 4.5~ 4.7 depending on the temperature.
    
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I want your budget

Also is his memory 2 or 3? I thought most Intels were 3, in which case 8 wouldn't be possible using the slots correctly, need either 12 or 6
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The 1200W PSU its for a future dual SLI 580. I know it may be an overkill now but I prefer to be on the safe side in the future.
    
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wait dual sli as in 2 or 4 580s? o.O
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i would at least look at the RASA kits if you truly want water cooling... they are good kits and would easily allow you to add a GPU to the loop if you so decide... i agree that the PSU is over kill, but im not much one to talk ... as for the rest of the build, everything looks top notch... good luck on this build... i cant wait to see pics of it done
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post #16 of 31
1600w?
Are you running server there?
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2, my mistake =S
    
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post #18 of 31
Don't bother going over 1000, that will still be more than enough even with a top notch over clock on 2 cards
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I want your budget

Also is his memory 2 or 3? I thought most Intels were 3, in which case 8 wouldn't be possible using the slots correctly, need either 12 or 6
If you are talking about dual or tri-channel memory the 1155 is dual channel so his 8gb would be great...
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post #20 of 31
Yup, sorry been awake 25 hours now and everything is not even clicking quite right as I type a post. But honestly I would say with your budget, drop the extra 200w and spend it on either more memory or a better monitor.

Also side note, while yes the H70 uses water it is not considered a water cooler, it's performance is more like a high end air cooler but it doesn't need a monster on your board and it can be moved out of the way easier.

Also make sure to get a good thermal compound for the OC I would recommend Arctic MX-4, some of the best stuff on the market and very easy to use, also non conductive so you won't be able to fry anything.
Edited by Scrappy - 5/19/11 at 8:22pm
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