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Hello,

Well I have been planning to buy an i7 Plataform. I've decided to go with Asus Maximus IV motherboard and i7 2600k CPU.

I have the money for that. But I would not have money for Water cooling.(Spending about 250$ on water cooling.) I currently have MC hyper 212+ So I can OC a bit So that's about $1000 And ATM I only have around 750$ Which covers pretty much only the CPU and MoBo. Is that overkill for what I will be doing?
What I would do with my PC is Gaming, Video editing, rendering and encoding, Photoshop and Seldomly 3D sculpt.

Or should I get i5 2500k and UD5 Mobo and get Watercooling as well?

What Do you guys recomend to do with 750$ ?? I'm selling my hd 5850 for 250$ here in Mexico, Which is cheap. LOL! and getting 6870 and Crossfiring later

But yea, What would you guys do with 750$? Pretty much just for CPU mobo and cooling
Edited by age_ruler1 - 5/21/11 at 11:08am
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post #2 of 12
you could always wait on the water cooling.

maybe try overclocking a little bit without water.
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post #3 of 12
Its overkill if:

You don't render/encode/fold/benchmark for a living.

If you don't have 3 GPUS for TRI SLI/CFX.

If you value price vs performance.




I would stay away from even the UD5, maybe a ASUS Pro or Evo at most... What you buy should reflect your needs/desires/goals, it should not be based on "the best" because simply put, the best is niche and if you don't fill that niche you're wasting money.
    
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also as far as WC is concerned you can pick up a RASA RS240 kit for ~150
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Yes the Rasa kit and a cheaper mobo.
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I'll also crossfire 6870 cards atm... crossfirind better later... I do fold encode and all that stuff.. but as a hobby.
Yes, I'll pick up the rasa kit.. but its 150+liquid = 170 + sleeving and seme fans = 250
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Distilled water = liquid = 1$.
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I don't want destilated water. I'll go with Non conductive liquid.. just in case
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Distilled water is non-conductive my friend.
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Thanks.. But I need more help on OP then WCing right now...
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