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Thats water cooling right? I might actually look into that. How is it cost wise?
It depends on what you get. If you do not plan on watercooling your GPU you can go with a 240mm kit. There are two kits with the RS240 and the RX240 radiators. The RX series is a nicer but the RS is much cheaper. If you think you even MIGHT go with watercooling for your GPU then go with a 360mm radiator. The same thing goes for those radiators. There is the RS and the RX series. With the RX series you can run slower RPM fans (quieter) and get the same performance as the RS series with higher RPM fans (louder). Here are the prices for the kits:

RS240: $129.95
RX240: $169.95
RS360: $149.99
RX360: $189.95

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I would recommend the thermalright silver arrow or the noctua dh-14. Those air coolers are on par and perform very well. If your on a tight budget take a look at the CM 212+, im not entirely sure how it fairs against the Mugen 2 but maybe someone can shed some ligh on that. nice build and good luck
I agree. A top end air cooler would work great and the CM 212+ is an amazing cooler for such a cheap price. here are the prices for the air coolers:

Silver Arrow: $82.99
Noctua NH-14: $89.99
Cooler Master Hyper 212+: $29.99


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How do you manage to use over 4 gigs studying?? I'm about to start my 4th year of college and have always used 4gb of RAM and I think the highest I've seen is 3.68 and that was with multiple power points, internet windows and tabs, music, and word docs
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I really like the idea of water cooling, dont want to go to overboard though :/

So concerning air cooling is the Mugen 2 Rev. B not even worth mentioning? Or is it more of a go big or go home type thing when it comes to air?
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I really like the idea of water cooling, dont want to go to overboard though :/

So concerning air cooling is the Mugen 2 Rev. B not even worth mentioning? Or is it more of a go big or go home type thing when it comes to air?
That's pretty much the way I see air coolers. You can either get a Cooler Master Hyper 212+ and get a great budget cooler or you can get a high-end cooler like the Noctua or the silver arrow. There is no point IMO of going in the middle because price/performance tends to suffer. Also if you already have the Scythe Mugen 2 then don't bother with the Hyper 212+.
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Maybe you should look at your own powersupply
I mainly got the 1000w in anticipation of getting another 6950 and I wanted some good overclocking headroom, and it was on sale at the time (only $20 more than the 800w version), so I thought why not? This PSU is over 90% efficient at even 20% load, and considering I fold 24/7 (now with a added GT430) I think I am running at least 90% efficiency
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I mainly got the 1000w in anticipation of getting another 6950 and I wanted some good overclocking headroom, and it was on sale at the time (only $20 more than the 800w version), so I thought why not? This PSU is over 90% efficient at even 20% load, and considering I fold 24/7 (now with a added GT430) I think I am running at least 90% efficiency
If it's on sale definitely. But you could have run that rig Xfire with the 430 on a 750. Since you it is that efficient at such a low load then you don't have to worry about a higher bill.
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I'm only using 76.2 GB, and that's everything but games, videos, photos, and music. Microsoft office opens in less time than you can close the splash screen. Adobe stuff actually opens fast. Everything just...loads

Get a 120 GB or less.
To me, the only reason to get an SSD is to make it a full system drive (i.e. all games and apps installed along with OS). My 150GB VR only has 39GB left after installing all of my games and apps. I want to have a little headroom if I do decide to get an SSD....
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Okay so im probably going with the Noctua NH-D14, any reason to choose the Silver Arrow over this? Or vice versa?
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Okay so im probably going with the Noctua NH-D14, any reason to choose the Silver Arrow over this? Or vice versa?
The only thing I can think of is you may want to check the RAM clearance on the Noctua with your motherboard. I can't think off the top of my head if the final slot allows for the RipJaw X series heat sink. Regardless you can put it in the first and third slot (the pair furthest from the CPU) and be just fine.
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NO

SSD so gud, u just jelly
+1

Your psu is fine , as well as your gpu.

plus keep your ssd.
Edited by MIKEVALL - 5/22/11 at 10:39pm
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+1

Your psu is fine , as well as your gpu.

plus keep your ssd.
This pretty much.

And yay third flame for me!!!
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