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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hey guys,

My friend helps me to build a gaming PC. I already older some stuff from shop, my budget is about £900 (UK POUNDS)

I would like to to get some opinions and feedback from you guys please... I'm thinking about overclocking my processor and graphic card (maybe?) and also I would like to make water cooling but I never did that...

I still need to pick:
  • graphic card (thinking about - asus GTX 660 ti 2gb),
  • RAM thining about -
    (8GB (2x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Dominator Platinum, PC3-12800 (1600), Non-ECC, Unbuffer)
    OR
    (Corsair Vengeance 8GB: 2x4GB DDR3 PC RAM Memory 1866MHz DIMM 240-pin CL9 Generic)
  • DVD reader rm , blu-rey???
  • water cooling.
  • anything else?



Also anyone know good guides how to make water cooling for CPU
So, the build so far:
  • PC Case: Aerocool Strike-X Advance Midi Tower
    Cost: £60


    There is 4 Fans (AeroCool Shark 120mm Devil Red LED Fan) I think its enough for air cooling.

    CASE SPEC:
    Form Factor: Midi Tower
    Motherboard Support: ATX, Micro ATX
    Dimensions: 190mm x 465mm x 490mm (W x H x D)
    Side Panel: SECC Window / SECC Vented
    External Bays: 9 x 5.25” External 6 x 3.5” External
    Internal Bays: 6 x 3.5” Internal 6 x 2.5” Internal Drive Bay Notes: x 5.25" (external) and 6 x 3.5" or 2.5"(internal) with HDD convertor bracket
    Expansion Slots: 7 x Full Size
    Cooling Front: 2 x 12cm RED LED fans (included)
    Cooling Top: 1 x 14 fan RED LED fan (included)
    Cooling Rear: 1 x 12cm RED LED fan (included)
    IO Ports: 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x HD Audio (Also Supports AC'97), 1 x Microphone
    System Cabinet Features: (1) Aggressive "X" concept design case- a gamers dream! (2) Anti-vibration pad included to dampen PSU vibration. (3) Each HDD bracket can mount a 12cm fan to cool HDD individually. (4) CPU hole is pre-drilled on the Motherboard for easy access to cooler installation. (5) Cable management holes are pre-drilled with high end rubber protection. (6) Dust filter included to prevent dust entering from the bottom of case. (7) Supports 1 x SSD. (8) Water Cooling Ready.

  • Mainboard: Asus MAXIMUS V FORMULA
    Cost: £215
  • Power Supply: Aerocool Strike-X 1100W
    Cost: £120
  • SSD: Samsung 120GB 840 Series SATA 6Gb/s SATA-600
    Cost: £80
Total: £475


I am going to buy this today:
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz
    Cost: £170
  • Graphic Card: (2x) 2GB Asus GTX 660 Ti
    Cost: DONT KNOW - about £220 for each?
  • NEED RAM
  • NEED HDD (500GB and 1TB)
  • NEED DVD reader, blu-ray?


Accessories:
  • Aerocool Strike-X Panel Touch Screen 5 Fan Controller 2 x USB
    Cost: £40
OR
  • Aerocool LCD Large Touch Screen PC Fan Controller With Temperature Display
    Cost: £40

Edited by ppr0perr - 1/26/13 at 2:00pm
post #2 of 8
Look into Benfitx (sp?) controllers. They're great looking, clean, and simple. Those are the way to go.

Unless you're using 2 or more graphics card, multiple HDDs, and a crazy amount of watercooling, you don't necessarily need a 1100w PSU.

If you're gaming, that 3570K will work, you won't need much higher.

8GB of RAM is fine, the non-Dominators will work.

Search around in the rigbuilder we have on the site. Match what you want with what some people have. It'll help more than you think.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
DIGIC4 Processor TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor Digital Single Lens Reflex 18.7MP 3.7FPS 
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HP Keyboard ATX 300w Mid-size ATX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
DIGIC4 Processor TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor Digital Single Lens Reflex 18.7MP 3.7FPS 
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post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thank you for fast reply!

Yes i know i got too big PSU but i bought is already. I bought it because it will match to my case and other parts... I know i just wasted money on it smile.gif


Do you know how to setup watercooling and WHICH watercooling KIT is best to buy and easy to set up?
Edited by ppr0perr - 1/26/13 at 1:34pm
post #4 of 8
Do some research in the watercooling section here. Depends on how much you want to put into it.

a triple Radiator
Resovoir
Pump
barb fittings or compression fittings
tubing
waterblock (CPU and/or GPU)
fans, lots of fans.
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
ADATA SP900  WD Caviar Blue Seagate Cooler Mastery Hyper 212+ EVO 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Noctura Nf-12 Windows 7 Ultimate HP 2007w Emerson 32" HDTV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
I Stole One Seasonic 620w Modular PSU NZXT Switch 810 I Stole One 
Mouse PadAudio
My Desk Through MoBo 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-6100 Gigabyte M3970AM-HP Radeon HD 7450 10GB PC3-10600 DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SATA HD 3.0Gb/s SuperMulti DVD Burner Drive Windows 7 Premium HP w1907 
KeyboardPowerCase
HP Keyboard ATX 300w Mid-size ATX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
DIGIC4 Processor TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor Digital Single Lens Reflex 18.7MP 3.7FPS 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
ADATA SP900  WD Caviar Blue Seagate Cooler Mastery Hyper 212+ EVO 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Noctura Nf-12 Windows 7 Ultimate HP 2007w Emerson 32" HDTV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
I Stole One Seasonic 620w Modular PSU NZXT Switch 810 I Stole One 
Mouse PadAudio
My Desk Through MoBo 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-6100 Gigabyte M3970AM-HP Radeon HD 7450 10GB PC3-10600 DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SATA HD 3.0Gb/s SuperMulti DVD Burner Drive Windows 7 Premium HP w1907 
KeyboardPowerCase
HP Keyboard ATX 300w Mid-size ATX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
DIGIC4 Processor TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor Digital Single Lens Reflex 18.7MP 3.7FPS 
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SDHC Class 10 SDHC Class 10 Magic Lantern 1.02 3" Rotating LCD 
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post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Will do that but I'm not good at building PC so i need help with searching for parts. I don't want to buy something that I don't really need for this PC.

So I prefer someone will find parts for my PC.

I really appreciate your help megawatz.
post #6 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by ppr0perr View Post

Will do that but I'm not good at building PC so i need help with searching for parts. I don't want to buy something that I don't really need for this PC.

So I prefer someone will find parts for my PC.

I really appreciate your help megawatz.

Aerocool Strike-X Advance Midi Tower
Samsung 120GB 840 Series SATA 6Gb/s SATA-600 (I personally have the ADATA SP900 128GB and love it, no issues)
MSI N660 Ti PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16
Corsair Vengance 8GB (4x2GB) or GSkill 8GB
Intel Core i5 3570K 3.4GHz
I would stick with a DVD Burner unless you really want Blu-Ray (ASUS or LITE-ON are good ones)
That PSU you have
Asus MAXIMUS V FORMULA Mobo

Go with an Corsair H100i for watercooling. A lot of member here use it and love it....or go custom:

EK Supremacy CPU Waterblock
Waterblock for your GPU
Swiftech MC res micro
Swiftech MCP35X 12v PWM Controlled Water Pump
Tubing
EK CoolStream 360 XT Series Liquid Cooling Radiator
Barb or compression fittings (you'll need about 10-12)
White Flood
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HP HPE-1418
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-3570K De-Lidded @4.5Ghz 1.33v ASUS P8Z77-V VK XFX Radeon R7770 G.Skill RipjawX (4x4) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
ADATA SP900  WD Caviar Blue Seagate Cooler Mastery Hyper 212+ EVO 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Noctura Nf-12 Windows 7 Ultimate HP 2007w Emerson 32" HDTV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
I Stole One Seasonic 620w Modular PSU NZXT Switch 810 I Stole One 
Mouse PadAudio
My Desk Through MoBo 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-6100 Gigabyte M3970AM-HP Radeon HD 7450 10GB PC3-10600 DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SATA HD 3.0Gb/s SuperMulti DVD Burner Drive Windows 7 Premium HP w1907 
KeyboardPowerCase
HP Keyboard ATX 300w Mid-size ATX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
DIGIC4 Processor TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor Digital Single Lens Reflex 18.7MP 3.7FPS 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
SDHC Class 10 SDHC Class 10 Magic Lantern 1.02 3" Rotating LCD 
Power
Battery Pack LP-E8 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
ADATA SP900  WD Caviar Blue Seagate Cooler Mastery Hyper 212+ EVO 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Noctura Nf-12 Windows 7 Ultimate HP 2007w Emerson 32" HDTV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
I Stole One Seasonic 620w Modular PSU NZXT Switch 810 I Stole One 
Mouse PadAudio
My Desk Through MoBo 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-6100 Gigabyte M3970AM-HP Radeon HD 7450 10GB PC3-10600 DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SATA HD 3.0Gb/s SuperMulti DVD Burner Drive Windows 7 Premium HP w1907 
KeyboardPowerCase
HP Keyboard ATX 300w Mid-size ATX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
DIGIC4 Processor TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor Digital Single Lens Reflex 18.7MP 3.7FPS 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
SDHC Class 10 SDHC Class 10 Magic Lantern 1.02 3" Rotating LCD 
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Thread Starter 
Hi,

I would like to make something like that. http://rog.asus.com/143032012/labels/featured/how-to-watercool-with-the-maximus-v-formula-fusion-thermo/

This is what they made in Asus... You will really help me if you can tell me what they used there (Watercooling kit)


They only watercool CPU... and i want to watercool my CPU and GPU.

Im looking for water block for "Asus 2GB GTX 660 Ti" but i cant find it... Can you watercool this GPU?

I dont really want to buy other graphic card then Asus....
Edited by ppr0perr - 1/27/13 at 6:28am
post #8 of 8
EK Supremacy CPU Waterblock
EK DDC X-TOP Pump Top
EK X-Res X3 150
EK-CoolStream RAD XT (240)
You'll need at least 2 fans (120mm)
Fittings of your choice: http://www.ekwb.com/shop/accessories/fittings.html
Tubing, any kind will do as long as you have the right length and size.

and, unless you do some modifications, you can't Watercool that GPU, but I don't think you'll honestly need it, it's a really good GPU.

Mine is a decent one with double dissipation fans and it hasn't touched 56c at full load.
Edited by megawatz - 1/27/13 at 9:30am
White Flood
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HP HPE-1418
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-3570K De-Lidded @4.5Ghz 1.33v ASUS P8Z77-V VK XFX Radeon R7770 G.Skill RipjawX (4x4) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
ADATA SP900  WD Caviar Blue Seagate Cooler Mastery Hyper 212+ EVO 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Noctura Nf-12 Windows 7 Ultimate HP 2007w Emerson 32" HDTV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
I Stole One Seasonic 620w Modular PSU NZXT Switch 810 I Stole One 
Mouse PadAudio
My Desk Through MoBo 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-6100 Gigabyte M3970AM-HP Radeon HD 7450 10GB PC3-10600 DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SATA HD 3.0Gb/s SuperMulti DVD Burner Drive Windows 7 Premium HP w1907 
KeyboardPowerCase
HP Keyboard ATX 300w Mid-size ATX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
DIGIC4 Processor TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor Digital Single Lens Reflex 18.7MP 3.7FPS 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
SDHC Class 10 SDHC Class 10 Magic Lantern 1.02 3" Rotating LCD 
Power
Battery Pack LP-E8 
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White Flood
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HP HPE-1418
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-3570K De-Lidded @4.5Ghz 1.33v ASUS P8Z77-V VK XFX Radeon R7770 G.Skill RipjawX (4x4) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
ADATA SP900  WD Caviar Blue Seagate Cooler Mastery Hyper 212+ EVO 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Noctura Nf-12 Windows 7 Ultimate HP 2007w Emerson 32" HDTV 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
I Stole One Seasonic 620w Modular PSU NZXT Switch 810 I Stole One 
Mouse PadAudio
My Desk Through MoBo 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-6100 Gigabyte M3970AM-HP Radeon HD 7450 10GB PC3-10600 DDR3-1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SATA HD 3.0Gb/s SuperMulti DVD Burner Drive Windows 7 Premium HP w1907 
KeyboardPowerCase
HP Keyboard ATX 300w Mid-size ATX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
DIGIC4 Processor TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor Digital Single Lens Reflex 18.7MP 3.7FPS 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
SDHC Class 10 SDHC Class 10 Magic Lantern 1.02 3" Rotating LCD 
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Battery Pack LP-E8 
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