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post #11 of 30
Well, you dont want to buy a HD, and then add a raptor. If anything you want the 2 HD's to match down the road, so you can run RAID.
I would just get a 120 - 200 gig HD, like you have listed, but get one with a 16MB cache...they are awesome..

EDIT: See if you can find the 148 opty OEM, intead of RETAIL. That way you can still get the chip, but not have to pay extra for the stock cooling it comes with..I bought mine OEM..
Also.....that OCZ memory seems very expensive compared to US dollars, they are ripping you off on that stuff.. Newegg's price is $237 canadian.
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post #12 of 30
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well i meant i was gunna buy a HD and then replace it with a raptor later on down the road. ill try adn look for an OEM. Also ive looked at several places that sell that memory and its about teh same at all of them (all canadian online stores)
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post #13 of 30
U could just use your HD out of your old system, save up some cash, then upgrade...they just came out with a 150G raptor, $199 USD.
I bought my 74Gig raptor with the intention of adding another 74gig down the road....I can't imagine the performance I'm gonna get with 2 of these in RAID.
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post #14 of 30
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Im planning on using my old system so that my brotehr can use it instead of him having to go on this one all the time. And BTW what is the best stepping on opterons 148. I knew it before but i haev just forgot.
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post #15 of 30
i've heard that the coolermaster aqua gate is much better than the thermaltake bigwater, and they're 'round the same price here in the states
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Originally Posted by -relk-
what is the best stepping on opterons 148.
These days, I dont really think there is a best stepping. It seems with each new one, they keep performing the same...so you really cant go wrong. CABNE was the first one, that was the best, then the CABYE, different week numbers made a difference....
Shortfuse just bought a new one recently and he's already at 3.0 on air...It's pretty hard to get a bad one these days...amazingly..
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post #17 of 30
With the sum of parts you've listed, I think it would be a shame skimping on water cooler your suggesting.
For a few bucks more you can get a custom setup that will run your oc much farther. I'd look elsewhere than the Big Water, just my opinion.
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post #18 of 30
Yeah, down with the big water. Go look in the water cooling forum and ask some questions there. We'll help you

I would look into the Sunbeam Nuuo 550W PSU. It's a great price for an amazing unit.

I would also spend the extra money on the OCZ VX mem. I have it and I love it. The DFI board can pump the extra juice to it so why not get it.
    
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post #19 of 30
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I dont know if i want to do a custom setup. it just overwhelms me how much you have to do and where to buy the parts and all that. I was just thinking that the bigwater would be good for my first system and mabye get a custom one next time when i know more about w/c hands on.

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I would also spend the extra money on the OCZ VX mem
what do u mean by OCZ VX memory. i searched on sites adn nothing came up.
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Originally Posted by -relk-
I dont know if i want to do a custom setup. it just overwhelms me how much you have to do and where to buy the parts and all that. I was just thinking that the bigwater would be good for my first system and mabye get a custom one next time when i know more about w/c hands on.


what do u mean by OCZ VX memory. i searched on sites adn nothing came up.
Swiftech makes amazing water kits. Also, I suggest staying away from the DFI Expert for awhile as there is a problem with it killing processors by overvolting them. DFI is admitting the problem, but doing nothing to help customers who's cpus get fried. For the price of that OCZ (ToPower brand restamped), you could get a 600w Seasonic that is a better power supply,quieter, and more efficient.
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