Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD - General › New build - advice - compatibility issues?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

New build - advice - compatibility issues? - Page 5

post #41 of 88
I agree with you, but I was just looking at the kits from newegg. If you do want to get a good quality water cooling kit for under $200 then here are some nice ones. These kits come with everything you will need, but I think that you have to assemble them yourself, which if you are going to do that you might as well customize all the parts and add some GPU blocks. But if you want a kit:

Swiftech H20-120 Premium - $199.95

Danger Den Maze4 Power Kit
- $179.95

If you do want to go full on custom, let me know and I'll help you choose some parts.

EDIT: I saw your last post, and if you want to stick with air then you should get a:

Thermaltake Big Typhoon - $54.99

or a

Zalman CNPS9500 - $63.99

And for your graphics cards:

Zalman VF700-CU - $29.99

or a

Arctic Cooling NV5R3
- $29.99

And for the NV5R3s, I am not sure if they will fit or not on that motherboard with SLi, but I will check for you.
College Build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 920 D0 | 3.5GHz @ 1.075v 24/7 EVGA x58 SLI LE EVGA GTX 275 3 x 2 GB OCZ DDR3 1600 XMP 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x 640 GB WD Caviar Black Microsoft Vista Ultimate Hanns-G HG-281DPB 28-Inch Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair 750TX Coolermaster ATCS 840 Logiech G5 Func mousepad 
  hide details  
Reply
College Build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 920 D0 | 3.5GHz @ 1.075v 24/7 EVGA x58 SLI LE EVGA GTX 275 3 x 2 GB OCZ DDR3 1600 XMP 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x 640 GB WD Caviar Black Microsoft Vista Ultimate Hanns-G HG-281DPB 28-Inch Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair 750TX Coolermaster ATCS 840 Logiech G5 Func mousepad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #42 of 88
Yeah, water-cooling is the bomb, but it can come later!
Check out our "watercooling forum" that includes various photo shots of different water cooled setups. Drools!
You've learned alot in a short time and you'll be successful.
Just don't rush an order until you've researched the details of what you want.
Most items are compatable, its the configuration that can mix people up.
You'll be fine.
If your not multi-tasking, the single core Opterons are killer (144, 146, 148 & 150). Worth a look.
GameOn....
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570 K AsRock 77 Edition 4 Sapphire 7850 2gb 8G GSkill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SEA 1TB, 7200 64 Lite-On / Samsung 22x 7 64 Samsung P2770, 27" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Corsair 650TX NXZT Tempest Razor Death Adder 
Mouse PadAudio
XTRAC Ripper Logitech 5 channel 
  hide details  
Reply
GameOn....
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570 K AsRock 77 Edition 4 Sapphire 7850 2gb 8G GSkill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SEA 1TB, 7200 64 Lite-On / Samsung 22x 7 64 Samsung P2770, 27" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Corsair 650TX NXZT Tempest Razor Death Adder 
Mouse PadAudio
XTRAC Ripper Logitech 5 channel 
  hide details  
Reply
post #43 of 88
i'd stick to air cooling if you aren't going to go hard with OCing. remember not to get a case that mounts the motherboard upside down.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Opteron 175 Asus A8N32-SLI eVGA 7950 GX2 Corsair 3500LL Pro 2x1024 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD740GD + WD2500KS XP SP2 Dell 2005FPW Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic S12 600w Antec P-180 Logitech MX510 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Opteron 175 Asus A8N32-SLI eVGA 7950 GX2 Corsair 3500LL Pro 2x1024 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD740GD + WD2500KS XP SP2 Dell 2005FPW Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic S12 600w Antec P-180 Logitech MX510 
  hide details  
Reply
post #44 of 88
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dopin_Nuts
I agree with you, but I was just looking at the kits from newegg. If you do want to get a good quality water cooling kit for under $200 then here are some nice ones. These kits come with everything you will need, but I think that you have to assemble them yourself, which if you are going to do that you might as well customize all the parts and add some GPU blocks. But if you want a kit:

Swiftech H20-120 Premium - $199.95

Danger Den Maze4 Power Kit
- $179.95

If you do want to go full on custom, let me know and I'll help you choose some parts.

EDIT: I saw your last post, and if you want to stick with air then you should get a:

Thermaltake Big Typhoon - $54.99

or a

Zalman CNPS9500 - $63.99

And for your graphics cards:

Zalman VF700-CU - $29.99

or a

Arctic Cooling NV5R3
- $29.99

And for the NV5R3s, I am not sure if they will fit or not on that motherboard with SLi, but I will check for you.
How many spaces do you have between the SLi slots in your board? The M8N only has one...
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
Opteron 180 @ 2.4Ghz DFI LP NF4 SLi-DR Expert Windows XP Pro SP2 Westinghouse 37" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Standard PC P&C 850w Lian Li PC-75 Logitech G7 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
Opteron 180 @ 2.4Ghz DFI LP NF4 SLi-DR Expert Windows XP Pro SP2 Westinghouse 37" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Standard PC P&C 850w Lian Li PC-75 Logitech G7 
  hide details  
Reply
post #45 of 88
Umm...in my DFI SLi-DR there is only one slot between them, in my A8N-SLi Premium there are two, and I don't know what M8N you're talking about. Also, I only have one 7800GTX, so I wouldn't know. The A8N32 has two slots inbetween, so I think the NV5R3s should work in it.
College Build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 920 D0 | 3.5GHz @ 1.075v 24/7 EVGA x58 SLI LE EVGA GTX 275 3 x 2 GB OCZ DDR3 1600 XMP 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x 640 GB WD Caviar Black Microsoft Vista Ultimate Hanns-G HG-281DPB 28-Inch Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair 750TX Coolermaster ATCS 840 Logiech G5 Func mousepad 
  hide details  
Reply
College Build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 920 D0 | 3.5GHz @ 1.075v 24/7 EVGA x58 SLI LE EVGA GTX 275 3 x 2 GB OCZ DDR3 1600 XMP 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x 640 GB WD Caviar Black Microsoft Vista Ultimate Hanns-G HG-281DPB 28-Inch Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair 750TX Coolermaster ATCS 840 Logiech G5 Func mousepad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #46 of 88
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dopin_Nuts
Umm...in my DFI SLi-DR there is only one slot between them, in my A8N-SLi Premium there are two, and I don't know what M8N you're talking about. Also, I only have one 7800GTX, so I wouldn't know.
It's late and my sight is blurry and I was thinking of another part... lol
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
Opteron 180 @ 2.4Ghz DFI LP NF4 SLi-DR Expert Windows XP Pro SP2 Westinghouse 37" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Standard PC P&C 850w Lian Li PC-75 Logitech G7 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
Opteron 180 @ 2.4Ghz DFI LP NF4 SLi-DR Expert Windows XP Pro SP2 Westinghouse 37" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Standard PC P&C 850w Lian Li PC-75 Logitech G7 
  hide details  
Reply
post #47 of 88
he won't have room if he swaps out VGA coolers in SLI mode. one of the reasons i'm going with the single card route.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Opteron 175 Asus A8N32-SLI eVGA 7950 GX2 Corsair 3500LL Pro 2x1024 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD740GD + WD2500KS XP SP2 Dell 2005FPW Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic S12 600w Antec P-180 Logitech MX510 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Opteron 175 Asus A8N32-SLI eVGA 7950 GX2 Corsair 3500LL Pro 2x1024 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD740GD + WD2500KS XP SP2 Dell 2005FPW Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouse
Seasonic S12 600w Antec P-180 Logitech MX510 
  hide details  
Reply
post #48 of 88
Okay...so yes you can fit two 7800GTXs with the NV5R3 coolers but it will leave you with only one useable PCI slot.

EDIT: JW, what is your budget on this rig?
College Build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 920 D0 | 3.5GHz @ 1.075v 24/7 EVGA x58 SLI LE EVGA GTX 275 3 x 2 GB OCZ DDR3 1600 XMP 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x 640 GB WD Caviar Black Microsoft Vista Ultimate Hanns-G HG-281DPB 28-Inch Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair 750TX Coolermaster ATCS 840 Logiech G5 Func mousepad 
  hide details  
Reply
College Build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 920 D0 | 3.5GHz @ 1.075v 24/7 EVGA x58 SLI LE EVGA GTX 275 3 x 2 GB OCZ DDR3 1600 XMP 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x 640 GB WD Caviar Black Microsoft Vista Ultimate Hanns-G HG-281DPB 28-Inch Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair 750TX Coolermaster ATCS 840 Logiech G5 Func mousepad 
  hide details  
Reply
post #49 of 88
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dopin_Nuts
Okay...so yes you can fit two 7800GTXs with the NV5R3 coolers but it will leave you with only one useable PCI slot.

EDIT: JW, what is your budget on this rig?
I'm not really concerning myself with budget at this point. Not to say that I want to waste money, but there are some things that I'm willing to drop a few extra bux on that might seem a little wasteful, I guess.

IDEALLY, I want to come in under $5k... but it's probably not gonna happen... lol
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
Opteron 180 @ 2.4Ghz DFI LP NF4 SLi-DR Expert Windows XP Pro SP2 Westinghouse 37" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Standard PC P&C 850w Lian Li PC-75 Logitech G7 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
Opteron 180 @ 2.4Ghz DFI LP NF4 SLi-DR Expert Windows XP Pro SP2 Westinghouse 37" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Standard PC P&C 850w Lian Li PC-75 Logitech G7 
  hide details  
Reply
post #50 of 88
If you can spend some more money, then I would recommend you buying the PC Power & Cooling 510W PSU for $209.99.

Also, IMO the Lian-Li V1200B Plus is the best case out right now. Since it has your motherboard layed out upside down, it may inhibit the heatpipe cooling, but I've read some reviews and they say that it barely hurts the chipset temperature, and if it does the motherboard comes with a small chipset fan you can mount the will help bring the temps down. That case costs $209.95 but the layout is just awesome, and if you are a fan of cases with windows they have the same case with a window on it here.

Since this computer will probably be with you for many years to come, water cooling would be a very good investment. When you do water cooling, custom is really the way to go; I bought a cheap kit and now I'm majorly regretting that. I've helped a couple of my friends set up their W/C and it's really not as hard as it seems. As someone else mentioned, take a look in the watercooling section of the forum and read up, there's a lot of good stuff in there. If you did go with water cooling then that Lian-Li case would have plenty of room to mount all your water cooling stuff inside the case.
College Build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 920 D0 | 3.5GHz @ 1.075v 24/7 EVGA x58 SLI LE EVGA GTX 275 3 x 2 GB OCZ DDR3 1600 XMP 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x 640 GB WD Caviar Black Microsoft Vista Ultimate Hanns-G HG-281DPB 28-Inch Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair 750TX Coolermaster ATCS 840 Logiech G5 Func mousepad 
  hide details  
Reply
College Build
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 920 D0 | 3.5GHz @ 1.075v 24/7 EVGA x58 SLI LE EVGA GTX 275 3 x 2 GB OCZ DDR3 1600 XMP 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2 x 640 GB WD Caviar Black Microsoft Vista Ultimate Hanns-G HG-281DPB 28-Inch Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair 750TX Coolermaster ATCS 840 Logiech G5 Func mousepad 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD - General
Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD - General › New build - advice - compatibility issues?