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Hey guys,

I have been doing a lot of reading here on the forums and been wanting to build a new system for a couple weeks now. I dont have that much cash but still want to buy something that i can upgrade and add more to later. Budget is about $1200.00 on the bare components. My 6 year old P4 turd has finally died leaving me with just its case to work with. None the less here is the list.

1x CPU of course the i2500k (Hoping for a 5Ghz+ Batch)
1x MB Asrock p67 extreme6 smile.gif
1x PNY GeForce GTX 470 1280mb (Future Sli setup maybe with a 480?)
2x Samsung F3 Spins 1TB 7200 RPM (Raid0 First time)
2x CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
1x Rosewill Xtreme Series RX850-S-B 850W
1x LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X
1x Hanns-G 1200p 27' LCD (cheap! smile.gif )

Cooling just for the CPU loop

XSPC Rasa 750 RX240 CPU watercooling kit @ $169.00 from jab-tech
Koolance 2 Quick connects No Spill
3x IPC Queens for Rad

Let me know what you think? I know that this PSU will prob not be able to supply enough juice for SLI later down the road, AND that i should add more ram as soon as possible.. But you think that this current setup will be able to support 4.4-4.7 ish OC? Please help me out!

Thanks!

Parts have been slowly arriving at my door. So far installed the MB, Ram, Bays and test bled the water system for 3 days straight. No leaks. Waiting on more components. smile.gif

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post #2 of 14
actually your psu is more than enough to support two of your GPUs....you can even swap it out for two 580s and it will still give you headroom
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post #3 of 14
looks pretty awesome so far!
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post #4 of 14
what are your first impressions on that water cooling kit?
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post #5 of 14
Everything looks fairly solid - only things I would change:
1. PSU - terrible - go with a good name brand, even with SLI you won't need more than 750W
2. You can't SLI a 470 with a 480 they have to be the same card with the same amount of memory (different brands and clock speeds are ok) - I would go with a different brand of 470, EVGA has their Bstock if you're looking for something cheap.
3. Possibly consider forgoing the water cooling setup in favor of a better monitor? Your monitor is the thing that you're going to be looking at the most, consider something a bit more expensive and possibly IPS if possible
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actually your psu is more than enough to support two of your GPUs....you can even swap it out for two 580s and it will still give you headroom
It's a rosewell, though, so I wouldn't push it. If it was a cosair, that would be a different story.
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post #7 of 14
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OH WOW! look at the responses already! smile.gif

First impressions on the water cooling kit, Since this is my first water cooling setup, im not sure what to look for in a high end setup. But everything feels perty solid. Rad is very thick, didnt have much flux or crap in it when i flushed it out for first use. The fittings Supplied are a little on the cheap side compared to the koolance no spill ones i ordered, but they will work; hose is cheap too. Pump is nicely mounted in the res but there is no way to replace it when it goes bade so a whole new res/pump combo will need to be purchased. frown.gif hoping it last a long time. smile.gif

@AppleGeek

Thanks for the info that to run sli i have to have the same cards with same mem. Could I not run them in sli and run two different cards? Im not really in need for an SLI setup yet as i dont really game that much. Little css, l4d2, bf bc2 and soon bf3 and/or diablo 3. Where the 470 should be more than enough for me.

Most of my work includes solid works, solid edge, and FEA Tools. Mechanical engineering products.

To answer your options on a better monitor. I didnt see the need for a super accurate color/ contrast due to the work that i will be doing on this pc. I just need it big so im not straining my eyes trying to annotate things and whatnot. Sorry i has already purchased the water setup, but i am looking to do a dual monitor setup, and if this model really sucks come wed i will be sending it back in a heartbeat! smile.gif


Thanks for the support guys! Your Awesome! smile.gif
   
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post #8 of 14
glad to hear the water cooling kit looks good, I'm planning to get one myself in the near future =D

I saw that you are planning on using this machine for solidworks etc etc, you may want to consider getting a workstation card like the nvidia quatro fx580 it performs about 4x better in all graphic design applications

someone explained all this to me in my graphic design build log I'm currently doing.

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Depends on your applications

taken from CGArch:


Also refer to this: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...0,2258-10.html
A direct comparison of a Gaming GFX to it's workstation equal.

Edited by bobaffett - 8/8/11 at 7:19am
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post #9 of 14
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Its a great entry level water cooling setup! Just set it up for easy water removal and cycle. Adding two no spill disconnects is great for my small case i can disconnect and have everything out without worrying about getting water all of the place!

^^ that is a gtx280 compared to a $1500 card! it does kick ass tho! tongue.gif

I was looking at those professional cards but they are waaayyy out of my budget. Right now i have a 570m in my laptop works great! The card that is compared to the 470 is anything in the $1000 dolla range! XD maybe later down the road non sli a workstation card.
   
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Its a great entry level water cooling setup! Just set it up for easy water removal and cycle. Adding two no spill disconnects is great for my small case i can disconnect and have everything out without worrying about getting water all of the place!

^^ that is a gtx280 compared to a $1500 card! it does kick ass tho!

I was looking at those professional cards but they are waaayyy out of my budget. Right now i have a 570m in my laptop works great! The card that is compared to the 470 is anything in the $1000 dolla range! XD maybe later down the road non sli a workstation card.
yes, your right, but even on a lower end workstation card it has extra OpenGL extensions which can be useful sometimes.

I personally love my GTX 470s and would never trade them for a workstation card though lol, even though I'm learning maya.

Looking forward to seeing more pics!
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