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Hi everyone and a Happy New Year! Long Time lurker, First time poster here. I'm going to be building a band new gaming computer for the new year. This well be my third time building a computer myself and this by far will be the most expensive build I have done yet. It may not be the most exciting build on here but it has potential for me to do anything. And now i'll give a little back story to why I choose Arctic Freeze for the name of this build is because of my general location in the high arctic and thought it would be a very fitting name for this build. And now lets get on with the parts list.

[Drive] LITE-ON Black Internal 12X Blu-ray Combo

[Hard Drive] Seagate Barracuda 1TB

[CPU Cooler] Corsair Hydro Series H100i (Will be doing my own custom water cooling when I get daring)

[GPU] 2x XFX Double D Radeon HD 7970 Black Edition

[Power Supply] Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold Series 1200W

[MOBO] ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z

[CPU] AMD FX-8350

[Case] Cooler Master Cosmos II

[Ram] G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 32GB240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

If you have any questions about my build or about my geographical location feel to ask. I will be posting pictures and updating regularly.

Happy building everyone.
Edited by XPSRazer - 1/1/13 at 4:06am
post #2 of 6
please, do this for your self, and dont get a seagate drive! get western digital caviar black. the 5 year warranty is worth the extra you pay, not to mention it wont fail on you in 2 years.

also, dont get XFX video cards. they have very noisy coolers on their 7000 series. i would suggest getting something like an MSI Twin Frozr, or Gigabyte Windforce.
post #3 of 6
most of the stock coolers on the gpus today are crap ..... main reason my rig is water cooled and the most of the GPUs heat sinks are a pain to clean
post #4 of 6
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most of the stock coolers on the gpus today are crap ..... main reason my rig is water cooled and the most of the GPUs heat sinks are a pain to clean
not really... XFX coolers are garbage, and reference coolers are garbage, but MSI Twin Frozr is good, Gigabyte Windforce is good, and so are a few others.
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Originally Posted by thepoopscooper View Post

please, do this for your self, and dont get a seagate drive! get western digital caviar black. the 5 year warranty is worth the extra you pay, not to mention it wont fail on you in 2 years.
also, dont get XFX video cards. they have very noisy coolers on their 7000 series. i would suggest getting something like an MSI Twin Frozr, or Gigabyte Windforce.

I have used the Seagate drives and XFX video cards in the past, and never had any problems with them.


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Originally Posted by kkehlet View Post

most of the stock coolers on the gpus today are crap ..... main reason my rig is water cooled and the most of the GPUs heat sinks are a pain to clean

My rig will be fully water cooled once I get some money put to together to get the parts. I'm only using the H100i as a temp cooler till then.
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Originally Posted by thepoopscooper View Post

please, do this for your self, and dont get a seagate drive! get western digital caviar black. the 5 year warranty is worth the extra you pay, not to mention it wont fail on you in 2 years.

also, dont get XFX video cards. they have very noisy coolers on their 7000 series. i would suggest getting something like an MSI Twin Frozr, or Gigabyte Windforce.

I agree with the Seagate comment, thumb.gif they run hot and they start losing sectors after a year or 2 !
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