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post #1 of 22
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CPU - AMD Athlon 64 3000+ - $159.99 CAD
Mobo - DFI LANPARTY UT nForce4 Ultra -D - $157.99 CAD
Video Card - Sapphire Radeon X800GTO2 - $244.99 CAD
RAM - Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2x512 MB (PC 4000 / 500Mhz) - $234.99 CAD
PSU - Enermax 535W - $129.99 CAD

Other things
Thermal Compound - Arctic Silver 5 (3g) - $7.99 CAD
CPU Fan - Zalman CNPS 7700-Cu - $54.99 CAD
GPU Fan - Arctic Cooling ATI Silencer 5 (Rev. 2) - $34.99 CAD

Anything wrong with this build or any suggestions? I'd be willing to spend a couple hundred more on a CPU.

I also need to think of a case to use.

I'm also open to liquid cooling suggestions.

Forgot to add, it'll be for gaming.
    
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post #2 of 22
Looks like a very nice gaming rig. Depending on how much you want to spend on a case I would look at some Lian-Li mid tower cases. Good luck
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post #3 of 22
That's a good looking mobo-so pick a case that will show it off--ditto the RAM. Are you planning to OC?
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post #4 of 22
Better CPU Heatsink: Tt Big Typhoon Best aircooler on the market.
Better GPU Heatsink: VF700. Better than the AS, and it is quiet.
If you can find those at other Canada stores, go for it.
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post #5 of 22
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Hrm, I can't seem to find any Lian-Li cases that look suitable.

I was looking at the Sunbeam Transformer, its a case that would show off my mobo, ram and double as a lamp.

Yes, I was planning to OC.

And I'll try to find those fans closer to me, thanks Sun.

EDIT: I found this comparios between the AC NV5 Rev. 3 and the VF700.

The AC NV5 beat the VF700 by a lot. (Done on a 7800GT)

http://www.pureoverclock.com/images/...u_led/load.gif
    
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post #6 of 22
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Alright, so this is pretty much what it's going to be. Only things that might change are the CPU and PSU.

Motherboard: LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3000+
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon x800 GTO2 Limited Edition 265mb
RAM: G.SKILL Extreme Series (2x 512mb) PC4800 DDR 600
PSU: Antec Phantom 500
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5
GPU Fan: ATI Silencer 5 (Rev. 2)
CPU Fan: Thermaltake Big Typhoon w/ Delta 120x38mm FFB1212EHE (190 cfm)
Case: Sunbeam Transformer

What do you think?
    
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post #7 of 22
no point in getting 190cfm fan not gonna make a difference and itll be loud as hell. Get something like 90 or so cfm you wont need more than that
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post #8 of 22
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Why won't it make any difference?
    
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post #9 of 22
cause after a certain point blowing air doesnt help i would sacrafice a possible 1 degree for 10 bux or more on a fan and 30db quieter on my comp. oo and look int the thermalright v1 ultra its supposed to be an amazing GPU cooler
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post #10 of 22
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Would the 190 cfm be any use at all? (exhaust at the back of the case)

Any specific fan you'd suggest for my BT?

Yeah, that GPU cooler looks nice.

http://www.systemcooling.com/images/...ltra/temps.gif

Beat the AC cooler by 5 celcius while idle and 8 celcius under load.
    
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