Originally Posted by HauntSheep
The build you listed is a waste of money
Don't buy that CPU, get the Q6600 and overclock it, its soooo much cheaper
Don't get the 8800GTX, get the 8800GTS G92 512MB And overclock it
Don't get the 790i, i only saw one GFX Card, not 3
Look into a board like the P5K-E, DFI BloodIron
This is an assumption, but i think your just choosing the most expensive parts, then you wont have a budget for a decent WC setup
More expensive isnt always better
MB: ASUS P5K-E/DFI BloodIron
GFX: EVGA 8800GTS 512MB G92
RAM: Crucial BallistiX 2GB PC8500
PSU: OCZ 700W
You do not need a 1300W PSU, that is total overkill
DDR3 Is waaay to expensive for what it gives, look @ the PC8500 Crucial BallistiX
This is your first WC Build, if it all goes pete tong you dont wanna devastate loads of over expensive hardware
User a coolant like feser one, which is non conductive - so it has less of a chance of decimating your components if you get a leak
You can help prevents leaks by using wormdrive clips / PVC Clips on your barbs, or even zip ties, and making sure there isnt too much stress on the hoses
Well, just like Water Cooling, I am just as scared to overclock. I tried overclocking in the past but it was too trial & error to me. Basically I could never get my overclocking to work right since my system would be unstable. Overclocking turned out to be a lot of computer restarts after letting a memory test run for 20 minutes.
I would like to buy hardware that I can just pop in and start using, any more work than that is probably not worth it to me. I would *love* to overclock because, as you've pointed out, it gives you the most bang for your buck. But this is just one of those things I don't feel qualified to do.
As I already said, unlike water cooling, I *have* indeed tried to overclock and it never worked out for me. Perhaps I should start another thread in the appropriate location on how I'm too chicken to do this too lol.
The stuff I bought *is* rather expensive, I know. I didn't look at prices when I chose these items. I looked at model numbers (to determine which is better) and stats. I wanted to go with Intel dual core, and the Extreme line of processors is supposed to be the best, so of course I chose the best Extreme processor they had.
Why do you choose the 8800GTS over the 8800GTX? The GTX has a larger frame buffer and it has shown (in the reviews I read) to perform faster than the GTS. I simply assumed the GTX was the better model.
Thanks for your response, I appreciate it. It seems as this point that not overclocking is another weakness I have.