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post #21 of 64
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Yeah, months ago everyone *****ed about how the Ultra was nothing more than a GTX overclocked and a waste of money, but when someone has money no one has any problems with wasting his?

I'd message a guy named Chozart on this forum bro. These guys are yanking you around.
Where did I ever recommend Ultras?
post #22 of 64
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I put this together:

Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core QX6700
Asus Striker Exteme
2 Packs of 2Gb (2X1Gb) Corsair TwinX DDR2 XMS2 Dominator 8500
CoolerMaster Stacker RC-832
720W Enermax Infinity
Optiarc (Sony/NEC) AD-7170S-0B 18x SATA DVD-RW
2x 768MB BFG Technology 8800GTX Overclocked
2x 500 Gb Seagate ST3500630AS Barracuda 7200.10 for storage
150 Gb Western Digital WD1500AHFD Raptor X
ThermalTake Big Typhoon VX Cooler

This comes to about £2530. It isn't the best build I don't think so I will have to keep looking.
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Q6600 (anything more is a waste of money when you can overclock)
Watercooling setup (talk to Ira about it.. he should be on here somewhere)
2GB of some PC2-8000 RAM (Any faster RAM is virtually useless)
2x 8800GTX (whichever brand has the better warranty over there)
680i mobo (SLI mobo, might consider new ASUS boards)
Temjin 09 Silverstone case (my personal fav case, read some reviews for background info)
Ultra X-Connect 1kw modular PSU (rock solid modular PSU that will never be obsolete)
DVD-ROM SATA (I've heard that sony is good for optical drives)
DVD-Burner SATA
2x 150GB Raptor HDDs for RAID array
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post #24 of 64
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I put this together:

Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core QX6700
Asus Striker Exteme
2 Packs of 2Gb (2X1Gb) Corsair TwinX DDR2 XMS2 Dominator 8500
CoolerMaster Stacker RC-832
720W Enermax Infinity
Optiarc (Sony/NEC) AD-7170S-0B 18x SATA DVD-RW
2x 768MB BFG Technology 8800GTX Overclocked
2x 500 Gb Seagate ST3500630AS Barracuda 7200.10 for storage
150 Gb Western Digital WD1500AHFD Raptor X
ThermalTake Big Typhoon VX Cooler

This comes to about £2530. It isn't the best build I don't think so I will have to keep looking.
The Raptor X is noiser and it only has a window on it. The normal raptors are much cheaper and have the exact same performance.

I recommend eVGA over BFG, but thats a matter of opinion.

I'm still going to recommend a Thermaltake Armor case, they are very good for case cooling and you are going to need that for the QX6700. (You can put 3 fans in the front if you buy add-ons)

I havn't heard anything about the 720W Enermax Infinity. I wouldn't recommend it because 720W is kind of low for that rig. While some will disagree, I'd recommend atleast 750W for head room. If I had a chance to get a new PSU for my rig it would be atleast 850W. My 750W gets incredibly noisey just because its using nearly all its juice on load.

The Big Typhoon VX is kind of flimsy, (I have one), If I had a choice I would of got the normal Big Typhoon and put a better fan on it. Screws > Clamps. Don't want it falling off and ruining your processor. It is heavy for those small clamps.

Everything else looks good.
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There you cant get much better then what I posted
Phase or water cooling?

And I recommend Mozart TX if your going for air cooling. Theres space for like 10 fans unmodded.
    
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According to some on here, the Striker is an overrated mobo. I have a tendency to believe them. Go with Evga or Bfg 680i mobo instead. Great for overclocking.
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post #27 of 64
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I did watercooling before, it arrived damaged. I fixed it and I hated the fact that I was always "on the edge". I kept checking if it was leaking.

Wouldn't like to do it again really.
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one thing fellas, just cause he has a big budget, do we have to spend every penny?just my
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post #29 of 64
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I did watercooling before, it arrived damaged. I fixed it and I hated the fact that I was always "on the edge". I kept checking if it was leaking.

Wouldn't like to do it again really.
LOL! I'm the same way, I had it in my old build and never went back. $5,000 worth of parts + liquid (even if distilled) makes me VERY nervous.
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post #30 of 64
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one thing fellas, just cause he has a big budget, do we have to spend every penny?just my
I did say that in the first post, thanks for noticing . I just noticed no one has mentioned ATi HD 2900XT in Crossfire, it is the price of one 8800 Ultra and is better performance.
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