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i7 920 Watercooled Or 975

post #1 of 22
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Im going to be building a new pc soon and im stuck on whether i should get a 920 with watercooling and gtx 295 (2 loops) or a 975 with Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 with 2 fans attached and 2 gtx 285's.

I have decided if i get watercooling i will get the haf 932 otherwise an antec 1200

BTW watever one i get i will overclock them to my goal of 4Ghz
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post #2 of 22
Get the i7 920 and set up a nice loop
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post #3 of 22
single loop watercooled 920 D0 stepping and 2x gtx 285
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post #4 of 22
Buddy go i7 920 100% anything else is a waste! i7 975 is only there so you can become stable easier at higher clocks. The i7 920 on water will clock easily to 4ghz+

Also go thee GTX 295 as it will tear through most games with ease and will give you room later on to go SLi also.

You will not be dissapointed with the 920 trust me!

Also make sure you get a decent watercooling system though as you do not want one to leak! Stay away from brand name ones like Coolermaster and Thermaltake just get one made up with parts from the hardware or something as they work heaps better or just find a pc builder that knows his sht!

Oh and just to add to the choice of cases go the Coolermaster HAF 932 as I did alot of research and found that the HAF case is bigger inside and has more room compared to the Antec 1200. Either way you will enjoy both.

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post #5 of 22
no need for water at 4GHz...
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post #6 of 22
i7 920, and you don't need WCing to hit 4Ghz unless you live in a really hot area
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post #7 of 22
If 4 is your goal, you won't need WC for the cpu. You could use the $$$ saved for a better mobo and gpus.
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post #8 of 22
Thread Starter 
4Ghz is my goal but if i can go higher i will
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Core I7 930 @4.0Ghz Asus Rampage III Extreme EVGA GTX 970 SC Corsair Dominator 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro  Samsung Spinpoint F3 Sony DRU-870s XSPC Raystorm 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
XSPC D5 Windows 8 Pro Asus VE247H Corsair AX760 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core I7 930 @4.0Ghz Asus Rampage III Extreme EVGA GTX 970 SC Corsair Dominator 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro  Samsung Spinpoint F3 Sony DRU-870s XSPC Raystorm 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
XSPC D5 Windows 8 Pro Asus VE247H Corsair AX760 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Coolermaster HAF 932 Logitech G400 None Logitech Z323 
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post #9 of 22
With a water loop you should be able to go higher. The 920 with the loop is my opinion, because the Extreme editions always pump out more heat and are begging for water or something better...since you'd only be getting a Noctua it's not a good idea.
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post #10 of 22
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Here is a list of what im buying so if you want to recommend anything or if i done something wrong you can help me out

http://tinypic.com/r/2heeuiw/3
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Core I7 930 @4.0Ghz Asus Rampage III Extreme EVGA GTX 970 SC Corsair Dominator 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro  Samsung Spinpoint F3 Sony DRU-870s XSPC Raystorm 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
XSPC D5 Windows 8 Pro Asus VE247H Corsair AX760 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core I7 930 @4.0Ghz Asus Rampage III Extreme EVGA GTX 970 SC Corsair Dominator 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Pro  Samsung Spinpoint F3 Sony DRU-870s XSPC Raystorm 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
XSPC D5 Windows 8 Pro Asus VE247H Corsair AX760 
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