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Long time no see guys,

I've been inactive for about a year now i'd say. And i must say i've missed this scene quite a bit. So, i'm looking to build something up to date, and i want it watercooled from the start so i can experiment with some OCing etc.

My Budget would probably be about $2500 - $3000.

I'm not up to date on the newest processors, graphics cards etc. What is in my sig is what i used to have, but i've down graded. So if i could have some suggestions of a build, incl, watercooling then that'd be appreciated. Also this budget does not include any peripherals, just the box and cooling.

Thanks fellas, its good to be back.
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post #2 of 7
Oh now that's a budget I like see

i7920 D0..............................................$280
Gigabyte GA-X58 Extreme........................$329
6x2GB DDR3 1600...................................$200
3x 4890s............................................. .$507(w/rebates)
Corsair HX1000W...................................$199 (w/rebate)
4x WD6401AALS........................................ $276

That comes to $1,792...didn't include every single thing you'll need (sound card, dvd etc) but should leave you with good amt of cash to pick really sweet case + water setup

EDIT: ok...I'll add my recommendation for a case (a huge case)

Cooler Master ATCS 840..............................$200

Now you're at roughly $2k, add a sound card for $100, DVD drive for $30, some cables & junk well round up to $2.2k......you got $800 left for cooling and whatever else I forgot
Edited by candy_van - 6/26/09 at 11:29pm
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must be nice being you mate



thats what i came up with, puts you at $1550 shipped and that leaves room for a nice lcd os and what do ya know SOME GAMES. Also your wc'ing
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Quote:
Originally Posted by I_dalder_I View Post
leaves room for a nice lcd os and what do ya know SOME GAMES. Also your wc'ing
Bah, $3k no OS or peripherals included


EDIT:

Agree K10, gonna need it for loops + rads. I know there are more rad friendly cases, but ATCS 840 is just flat out HUGE lol
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Samsung S27H850QFN Filco Majestouch I Seasonic X-560w Fractal Arc Mini R2 
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Samsung S27H850QFN Filco Majestouch I Seasonic X-560w Fractal Arc Mini R2 
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Check out the pic in the thumbnail - that's for the mail system
Asus Crosshair 3 mobo
AMD 955 CPU
2x XFX 4890 video cards
Intel 80 gig SSD for system drive (it is so worth it)
2x 1TB WD Black I'd recommend in RAID 1 for data protection, or separately if you wish
8 gigs DDR3 ram
HAF 932 case
Corsair 850HX PSU - yeah, it's expensive, but it's 80+ Gold certified, 7 yr warranty, and great reviews
Creative Sound Card - you could go for a more advanced one if you feel the need
That totals about $2k or so.

Now for water cooling:
2 full body covers for the 4890s (will set you back about 90 each)
good CPU block, pump, tubing, res/t-line (whichever you prefer)
some good radiator or two, but you'll have to pick this one yourself based on how you wanna build your WC loop

Total for WC should be around $400

I know the total is still within your budget, so get yourself a 27" Dell Ultrasharp (or even a 30") and you'll have an absolutely amazing gaming rig. (this would be my dream rig, for now)

Hope this helps.
    
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Thread Starter 
Thanks for al the replies guys, also i forgot to add im in AUS so i cant buy from newegg i've got some sites i used to use so that no problem. I've got alota reasearching to do, this stuff moves so quickly!

So we all reckon an i7?? I've always loved amd, but i might cross the line. How does this go when it comes to overclocking?

Has anyone got the g19 keyboard? Its bloody expensive lol, dunno if itd be worth it.

Thanks for all the help so far guys, i'll spend a few hours looking around the site at all the latest stuff and see what we can come up with!
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AM2 64 6000+ Asus m2n SLI-deluxe XFX 8800GT 512mb Alpha Dog edition 4gb OCZ Reaper 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Segate 160GB Asus Lightscribe Vista Home Premium x64 NEC 22'' LCD TV 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Segate 160GB Asus Lightscribe Vista Home Premium x64 NEC 22'' LCD TV 
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post #7 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by candy_van View Post
Oh now that's a budget I like see

i7920 D0..............................................$280
Gigabyte GA-X58 Extreme........................$329
6x2GB DDR3 1600...................................$200
3x 4890s............................................. .$507(w/rebates)
Corsair HX1000W...................................$199 (w/rebate)
4x WD6401AALS........................................ $276

That comes to $1,792...didn't include every single thing you'll need (sound card, dvd etc) but should leave you with good amt of cash to pick really sweet case + water setup

EDIT: ok...I'll add my recommendation for a case (a huge case)

Cooler Master ATCS 840..............................$200

Now you're at roughly $2k, add a sound card for $100, DVD drive for $30, some cables & junk well round up to $2.2k......you got $800 left for cooling and whatever else I forgot
He'd be much better off with 6gb of crazy fast RAM instead of 12gb of slower (lol) RAM. Take a look at the Mushkin Redlines. Also, with the kind of budget he has, he could get the Asus Rampage II Extreme or even the Foxconn Bloodrage. Otherwise the build is very solid.


@OP: Definitely go i7 with that kind of budget. Easily the fastest solution on the market.
    
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