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Originally Posted by AnestheticXI View Post
Don't stop there guys. I need all the suggestions and help I can get. I'm hoping this thread evolves into what will be my final build!

A couple of new things I'm thinking about.

1) CPU watercooling. I don't know much about it, tho. I don't think I'd water cool anything else, atleast not at this point in time.
2) Cutting back the raid array to 3 drives.
3) Monitor(s)
If you're only watercooling the CPU, you could go with the Corsair H50. You lose a bit of performance, but you save a lot of money and work. Cutting back the RAID array is a good idea ,but remember you essentially lose one drive in RAID5.
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3x Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB RAID0 LG CD/DVD Burner Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Dell 17" 
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post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by IrDewey View Post
If you're only watercooling the CPU, you could go with the Corsair H50. You lose a bit of performance, but you save a lot of money and work. Cutting back the RAID array is a good idea ,but remember you essentially lose one drive in RAID5.
Yes, I understand losing the drive. I plan on eventually building the array back up; I read you can add drives to RAID 5 at any point in time. Can someone confirm this?

The reason I'd go for a watercooling system is if I actually DO it, I'll eventually expand it to the GPU and possibly other parts. Just not at the initial build. The idea of a water cooled system really appeals to me. Something that not everyone has, and superior performance.

Keep all suggestions coming!
Edited by AnestheticXI - 1/13/10 at 4:45am
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