Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Originally Posted by adic
hello this is my first desktop build its going to be watercooled as well just wanted to know what you guys think
the cost on that web site isnt right i did some looking around and i can get it for $2300
also im going to be using koolance cpu block, bitspower fittings but that may change, i will be using Black Ice Radiator and im yet to find a full cover gpu block
i havnt picked out a case just yet but i will most likely using a caselab MAGNUM double wide case
Ok, as I look back at this post- I thought about something. It's not a terribly good idea to fully water cool your first build, without first getting the hang of things. You don't jump into racing Indy cars without driving for quite a while before, so it's just a good idea to wait and get a hang of over clocking if you actually do wanna water cool. A good idea for your first build, would be to get a nice small/ mid MATX or regular ATX tower that's modern and has plenty of features. I still think a good, quality MATX case will fit more than what you need, and with the graphics cards you want, and the setup you want- there's really no point to water cool them. Here's another build, I've taken some recommendations from other users that have posted in this thread, and I think this'll give you everything you need for your setup. It's some of recent hardware (Sandy-E and dual GTX680's), with a nice Asus ROG motherboard, a nice modular PSU (shilka jump in at any time
) that's got enough power for dual GPU's and an OC'ed CPU, more memory than you can shake a stick at, and a blazing fast SSD. If you're really gonna spend this much on a rig, at least over clock it. And even if you don't keep the OC, at least you'll gain experience from it
and you've got a good PSU with enough power to back up a beefy over clock.
Since most of the decent 780's with good coolers on them (compared to the stock ones) are out of stock in most shops I'd trust, I'll take a 4GB GTX 680- I mean having a high power video card being out of stock is truly a first world problem. I wouldn't complain about SLi GTX 680's
From my point of view, it'll perform almost as good as it look: and that's really
Feel free to alter this!