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post #1 of 17
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For my new build i'm going with a Thermaltake armor+. My question is should I go for the kit that comes with the armor + LCS or should I assemble the parts myself? What companies or parts should I look for if I assemble it myself? I am going to be cooling my CPU and OCZ Flex II DDR3 2000. Advice is much appreciated.
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post #2 of 17
You should definitely build it yourself. Gir summed up the best wc'ing parts nicely here: http://www.overclock.net/water-cooli...omponents.html
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post #3 of 17
Don't get the LCS case. It's really bad.

wc ram isn't really needed.

Have a look at the guides in the stickies

I recommend the D-Tek FuZion V2 for the CPU.
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post #4 of 17
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Ok thanks alot, the only reason i'm going for the wc ram is because it is reasonably priced 2000mhz.
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post #5 of 17
watercooling ram is stupid. especially if it's running at the stock speeds. the most I would do is use a thermalright ram cooler (but that's going a bit extreme). The cpu on the other hand is worthwhile...

What CPU is it and how much do you have to spend?
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post #6 of 17
Yes, do not use the flex 2 series. The original DDR2 Flex 1s had copper tubes to prevent galvanic corrosion, but the 2 series DDR3 uses all aluminum which will cause galvanic corrosion and mess up the rest of your components. If you look at my guide that McStuff linked you to, I sum up the best components for you.
post #7 of 17
Ram running hot?

Momo solution : FANS

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post #8 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by MomijiTMO View Post
Ram running hot?

Momo solution : FANS

Unless you're me and have no fans except for on my radiators, you just buy some kickass looking ramsinks for 10 bucks
post #9 of 17
Kick arse ram sinks AND fans = D9s are in heaven [not dead, in bliss. . . . .]
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post #10 of 17
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I'm going to be running a Q9450 on a 790i Ultra. If I should stay away from the flex 2, what ram should I get in the similar price range and specs?
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