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Whats up guys! Brand new to this website, as well as the art of building computers, overclocking, watercooling, and PC gaming! I currently own a Macbook Pro (...I know) which I try to game on, but is extremely difficult. Well I've been saving a pretty penny to start my first build! This seems to be a very popular website and you all seem pretty helpful and genuine. I currently have lots of questions, but I will save those to be answered through reading, or a new thread! (I read). Looking forward to getting into this, I've always loved computers, which makes this all the more exciting!

Cheers!
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Welcome to OCN mate! Have fun, build computers, play games thumb.gif
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(X3) NoiseBlocker BlackSIlentPro PL-2 @ 5V Bitspower 45* Single Rotary Adapter (Matte Blac... (X3) Bitspower Chrome Stop Plug (W/ Black O-Ring) (X2) EK Monarch (Nickle Base, Clean Acetal Top) 
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Stronger, Stiffer, Cleaner.
EK Waterblocks R9-290X Reinforcement Bracket
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel 3930K (4.411GHz @ 1.35V) Asus Rampage IV Black Edition Sapphire Radeon R9-290X (1010/1260) Sapphire Radeon R9-290X (1010/1260) 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Dominator GT 16GB Kit @ 1604MHz (9-9-9-24) Asus Raidr 240GB PCI-E SSD Samsung EVO 250GB Samsung EVO 250GB 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
(X3) NoiseBlocker BlackSIlentPro PL-2 @ 5V Bitspower 45* Single Rotary Adapter (Matte Blac... (X3) Bitspower Chrome Stop Plug (W/ Black O-Ring) (X2) EK Monarch (Nickle Base, Clean Acetal Top) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Bitspower Mini Valve (Matte Black) (X4) NoiseBlocker eLoop B12-2 @ 7V (X3) NoiseBlocker/Phobya eLoop Black "Silent Ed... (X4) NoiseBLocker BlackSilentPro PK-2 @ 7V 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
(X1) NoiseBlock eLoop B12-PS Bitspower X-Station (White) (X3) ModMyToys Splitter PCB (Single 3-Pin --> 5... Bitspower Acrylic Pump Top 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
ModMyToys Splitter PCB (Single 3-Pin --> 3 3-Pins) (X2) EK-FC R9-290X Nickle/Acrylic (X2) EK-FC R9-290X Reinforcement Brackets (X2) EK-FC R9-290X Backplates 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
HardwareLabs BlackIce SR-1 360MM  HardwareLabs BlackIce SR-1 560MM  BItspower Black Mod Kit XSPC D5 Vario 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Bitspower 150mm Reservoir (Acrylic base, clear ... (X14) Bitspower X47 Acrylic Fittings (Matte Bla... (X3) Bitspower Dual Rotary Snake Fittings (Matt... (X4) Bitspower 90* Angled Fittings (Matte Black) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
(X2) Bitspower Enhanced Dual 45* Multi-Link Ada... (X3) Bitspower Enhanced Dual 90* Multi-Link Ada... Bitspower Pressure Equalizer Stop Plug (Matte B... Windows 8.1 + Full Office Suite 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2420TE Logitech G710+ Silverstone Strider Evolution 1000W (Sleeved by... CaseLabs SMH10, XL Window, standard ventilated ... 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Razer Ouroborus  Akasa Venom XXL Schiit Asgard 2 (soon to be happening) (X6) Silverstone 120mm Magnetic Fan Filters 
OtherOther
(X4) Silverstone 140mm Magnetic Fan Filters Vintage Soviet Ushanka Over Monitor, For Good Luck 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX-8350 Asus Crosshair V Forumula-Z MSI R7970-2pmd3gd5/oc (water cooled) Corsair Dominator Platinum 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD Black  Windows 7 Home Premium  Samsung Syncmaster S20B350H Razer Anansi 
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EVGA Supernova NEX750G Cooler Master HAF-X (Modded) Logitech G700 Cheap one 
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Sound Blaster Zxr (when it comes out) CPU Block: Swiftech Apogee HD (Black) X2 120mm Bitfenix Specter PWM Red L.E.D Fans (o... X2 200mm Bitfenix Specter Pro Red L.E.D Fans 
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post #3 of 11
Welcome to OCN!
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Welcome to OCN! I also love super meat boy so I like your avatar. thumb.gif
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I wonder why you call OCN the dark side.
Anyway, welcome. smile.gif
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Thread Starter 
double post (see below)
Edited by newmindsets - 3/22/13 at 4:49pm
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Samsung 840 Pro 256GB 1TB WD Blue 7200RPM Lite-On DVD Burner XSPC Raystorm CPU Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC D5 Pump with Top Prolimatech PK-1 Phobya Balancer 150mm Reservoir  EK 7970 Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
PrimoChill Advanced LRT 1/2" ID Mayhems Pastel Ice White Coolant Koolance 2200RPM Fans Alphacool NexXxos XT45 360mm Radiator 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit LG Flatron W2486L Cooler Master Storm Trigger  SeaSonic X-850 
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by d6bmg View Post

I wonder why you call OCN the dark side.
Anyway, welcome. smile.gif

I was actually just referring to PC gaming as the dark side, being a mostly console gamer my life, just a joke though biggrin.gif. Thanks for the welcoming guys!
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Originally Posted by H60Ninja View Post

Welcome to OCN! I also love super meat boy so I like your avatar. thumb.gif

Most refreshing and original platformer in awhile, and insanely hard! love it!
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XSPC D5 Pump with Top Prolimatech PK-1 Phobya Balancer 150mm Reservoir  EK 7970 Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
PrimoChill Advanced LRT 1/2" ID Mayhems Pastel Ice White Coolant Koolance 2200RPM Fans Alphacool NexXxos XT45 360mm Radiator 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit LG Flatron W2486L Cooler Master Storm Trigger  SeaSonic X-850 
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XSPC D5 Pump with Top Prolimatech PK-1 Phobya Balancer 150mm Reservoir  EK 7970 Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
PrimoChill Advanced LRT 1/2" ID Mayhems Pastel Ice White Coolant Koolance 2200RPM Fans Alphacool NexXxos XT45 360mm Radiator 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit LG Flatron W2486L Cooler Master Storm Trigger  SeaSonic X-850 
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post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
Referring to my original post about the upcoming questions - I have two other threads. need advice on my choice of components for first build, as well as some watercooling advice. Thank you, everyone is treating me well!

First build: http://www.overclock.net/t/1374808/1500-budget-first-build

Watercooling: http://www.overclock.net/t/1374133/first-time-build-watercooling
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CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC D5 Pump with Top Prolimatech PK-1 Phobya Balancer 150mm Reservoir  EK 7970 Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
PrimoChill Advanced LRT 1/2" ID Mayhems Pastel Ice White Coolant Koolance 2200RPM Fans Alphacool NexXxos XT45 360mm Radiator 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit LG Flatron W2486L Cooler Master Storm Trigger  SeaSonic X-850 
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CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC D5 Pump with Top Prolimatech PK-1 Phobya Balancer 150mm Reservoir  EK 7970 Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
PrimoChill Advanced LRT 1/2" ID Mayhems Pastel Ice White Coolant Koolance 2200RPM Fans Alphacool NexXxos XT45 360mm Radiator 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit LG Flatron W2486L Cooler Master Storm Trigger  SeaSonic X-850 
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Welcome to OCN bud thumb.gif
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Welcome to OCN, it's good to have you. thumb.gif
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