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ASUS Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model DVD-E818A7T/BLK/B/GEN

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That list puts you right at 850 USD. Gives you the wanted SSD, 2600k, a great mobo, the m4 and 16gb of ram.
This leaves you with 750 bucks for a gpu and case. Also, the PSU is modular for easier cable management.

As for GPU's, I'd say spend the 400 on a 7950, leaving you with 300 for a case, keyboard, whatever else.

As far as cases go, what do you look for in them? Do you plan on doing water any time soon or just air?

For a great case at ~100 dollars, NZXT has recently released the phantom 410. Looks great, has a side window and supports 2x240 rads(top and front) if you did ever go water.
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post #12 of 22
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Parts, have been ordered and getting ready to build biggrin.gif. I was thinking of doing a bit of liquid cooling in the future. I'm looking for an honest opinion is it really as hard as it looks? Or is it a fairly simple procedure? I'm planning to do the whole tubes set-up not just the water block one.
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its not as hard as it seems, just make sure if you get a kit like the rasa kit or whatever to get separate tubes that are higher quality, you just need to make sure your tubes are clamped tight before you put water in and to run leak tests, and good fans for your rad, cost would be roughly under 200 bucks i would say for a kit and supplies
   
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I second on getting the Antec 300 case (save some money) and getting a better power supply. You will never regret spending more now on a 750w=< Corsair or Seasonic. That is the heart of your build no matter what people say. A PSU can last through a few builds compared to any other component is outdated in 3-5 years. I always like ASUS or Gigabyte boards, but I have read a lot of good things on Asrock too. Make sure you have two PCI express lanes that are at least 8x, but 16x preferably in case you ever want to throw another GPU in there. Just add 8gig unless you are doing 3d rendering....plus it is always a cheap upgrade to do later. Everything else looks good. Nice CPU and GPU combo to start with. Let us know what you end up with?
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post #15 of 22
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So taxes came in and I got a fair amount of money refunded so I was able to keep all the parts listed.
I ended up with:

Cooler Master CM Case
intel i7 2600k OCed to 4.8ghz running at 39c (took the advice on the CPU cooler)
16 GB of G. Skill Sniper Ram
128 Crucial SSD
GTX 570 EVGA Superclocked
1 TB WD Black Digital HDD
Asrock Xtreme4 Gen3
Asus Xonar DX sound card (very beautiful sound for my Astro 7.1 headsets)
Windows 7 / Mac OSX Hackingtosh
850 watt PSU (recent deal going on a nearby store: snagged it for $90)

Case looks beautiful! The cable managemen in it left my insides looking nice and tidy. The PC runs nice and cool to the point where my legs actually start to get a little cold! I get around a 8 second boot up time with many start programs enabled, and heavy modifications to my desktop (running custom skins, and docks). Only problem is I think I may have a bad mobo. I went through the Vengeance Ram 16gb and only one card was readable on the first slot. I believed the problem was unsupported ram so I replaced it with g.skill for the same result. G.Skill says the Ram is compatible but it's not listed on the asrock list. I don't know if I Should take another dab at trying one that's listed in both the gskill and the asrock website or if I should replace the mobo.
Edited by Brenglish - 2/14/12 at 11:56am
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Did you try booting one stick at a time?
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Did you try booting one stick at a time?

Yes, no luck. I'm just going to return the mobo, and switch it for an Asus z68 PRO thats more compatible for hackingtosh anyways.
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here are my suggestion
480
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here are my suggestion
480

He already bought it...
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Originally Posted by Brenglish View Post

So taxes came in and I got a fair amount of money refunded so I was able to keep all the parts listed.
I ended up with:
Cooler Master CM Case
intel i7 2600k OCed to 4.8ghz running at 39c (took the advice on the CPU cooler)
16 GB of G. Skill Sniper Ram
128 Crucial SSD
GTX 570 EVGA Superclocked
1 TB WD Black Digital HDD
Asrock Xtreme4 Gen3
Asus Xonar DX sound card (very beautiful sound for my Astro 7.1 headsets)
Windows 7 / Mac OSX Hackingtosh
850 watt PSU (recent deal going on a nearby store: snagged it for $90)
Case looks beautiful! The cable managemen in it left my insides looking nice and tidy. The PC runs nice and cool to the point where my legs actually start to get a little cold! I get around a 8 second boot up time with many start programs enabled, and heavy modifications to my desktop (running custom skins, and docks). Only problem is I think I may have a bad mobo. I went through the Vengeance Ram 16gb and only one card was readable on the first slot. I believed the problem was unsupported ram so I replaced it with g.skill for the same result. G.Skill says the Ram is compatible but it's not listed on the asrock list. I don't know if I Should take another dab at trying one that's listed in both the gskill and the asrock website or if I should replace the mobo.

That is unfortunate about the board my friend. I know the next board will suffice.
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