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post #21 of 29
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well i already hit her budget of 4k with shipping

But just enough in there for the simple stuff like Keyboard and mouse etc

but good call, i missed the Burner.
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post #22 of 29
Drop the HDD cooler.
The ideal HDD temps are about 35~40 degrees C.

A seperate HDD cooler would give it temps that are too low.

Also: holy **** what a waste of money on that RAM
post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by StormX2 View Post
1 HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.D 1TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #:N82E16822145533
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


$69.99
Don't go with Hitachi, pick up a Western Digital or Samsung. Everything else looks pretty reliable. I will refrain from commenting on the overkill of many of these parts since the budget here is crazy high anyway lol.
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post #24 of 29
Asus MAximus mobo or gigabyte ga-z68-ud7
Water cool his cpu as a minimum or watercool everything.

Case - beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so have him pick it out.
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post #25 of 29
Thread Starter 
I went with high spec ram because I will be able to tweak it the way i want it, im sure this will hit cl6 no prob with the right timings and setup

The Harddrive coolers come for free

I chose the Hitachi because that is the Oglike 1TB Single platter
(if i had Sata3, I would raid 0 2 of those at 15% shortstroke yummmmmmmmmmmm)

NO WATER COOL lol!

She already said no even to the Corsair coolers, she just doesnt want to have to do ANYTHING more than occasional Dustoff lol
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post #26 of 29
What other maintenance do the corsair coolers need? Wasn't that the idea of them in the first place?
post #27 of 29
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The Harddrive coolers come for free
You didn't read what I said.
Cooler hard drives have a higher chance of failing than operating at temps around 35~40 degrees C.
So it's actually a downgrade.
post #28 of 29
Id go with Samsung F3 drives in a RAID setup
I'm also not wild about the case...
Really only need 8GB unless you wanted to run a RAMdisk
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post #29 of 29
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ugghhh, if someone goes to you and says

Hey, I have 4k to spend ona computer, and I want NOTHING to do with watercooling no matter how simple it is, and I want Maxed out Ram and graphics, and I want to pay you $500 to do very little actual work

You know what I wont finish that sentance

anyone have anything to add about SSD chosen, again, wondering about Raid 0 SSD's as well.

Thank you for the info about cold drives failure, had not known that before.

I dont think I would have used the coolers, probobly just salvage the fans for other uses or resell for cheap
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