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Hey everyone,
Starting MY first rig (aided friends with theirs), at this stage I want opinions on the chosen components. Money is expendable at the moment, I have about $3500 to spend and as of right now will spend about $3200. I can go a small bit over this, but would prefer not to. Note: Some peripherals are missing since I either have them already or can not decide on one. I also have a 5770 that will be a backup card for the rig. Post if you want the watercooling hardware too and I will add that to thread. Since web sites reset your cart after a few days, it may take me an hour or 2 to get an image of my watercooling parts. Also would like recommendations on a pump, I have one picked out, but I want to see what everyone prefers.





Images will be posted as parts come in and parts come together. Parts will be ordered within 1-3 weeks.


Update 1:
Parts are arriving, going to start testing for DOA parts tomorrow. Pic of parts that are in so far are farther down in the thread.
Edited by Chunkylad - 8/3/10 at 11:17am
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post #2 of 49


Must better build for the money.
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post #3 of 49
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Originally Posted by enyownz View Post


Must better build for the money.
Good build but I'd get a better PSU because he will probably be SLi-ing the 480 so perhaps an Enermax 1050W.
 
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post #4 of 49
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Originally Posted by Volcom13 View Post
Good build but I'd get a better PSU because he will probably be SLi-ing the 480 so perhaps an Enermax 1050W.
Its hard to see but in the pic i posted.... it has 2x gtx 480s and some other parts are more than 1 quantity. Hx850w corsair is plenty for 2x 480s.
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post #5 of 49
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Those are nice combo's thanks for that enyownz, I hope they are still available when I order parts. I am worried about 2 gtx 480's since I am getting a 360mm rad and watercooling the CPU, north bridge (a maybe, don't think I will need to), and the GPU(s). As for the i7 combo, I am getting the 930 from Microcenter for $200.

@enyownz, don't forget that I have watercooling parts to add in, so overall that would be about $3600. This is going in my college dorm so I am trying not to cook myself and my roommate too badly

What is your opinion on using Anti-freeze as my coolant?


Side Note: I took these screens at the beginning of June so some of the prices may be incorrect.
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post #6 of 49
Even for 2 GTX 480's in SLI, you don't need a 1000W PSU. Also, the HX1000 isn't the best you can do for that price.

Corsair HX1000 PSU goes for $230 now.

You can firstly save some money and go for the XFX Black Edition XPS-850W PSU for $150. This is a great performing PSU, and supplies more than enough power for 2 X GTX 480's in SLI.

Or if you want the option to tri SLI 3 X GTX 480's in the future, for $30 more, you can get the Antec TPQ-1200 1200W PSU. Also an excellent performing PSU which should handle tri-SLI GTX 480's with ease.
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Project Purity?

Sounds like a quest in Fallout 3 that I remember.

http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Project_Purity


Hehehe I won't derail the thread.
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post #8 of 49
Thread Starter 
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Project Purity?

Sounds like a quest in Fallout 3 that I remember.

http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Project_Purity


Hehehe I won't derail the thread.
Heh, it was the first thing that had to do with water that popped up in my head for a name. You are correct sir.
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post #9 of 49
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First parts picked up, Corsair 800d, 2x Samsung Spinpoint F3 500gb HDD, Samsung Spinpoint F3 1tb HDD, i5 750.


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Since your going i5 instead of i7 like in the OP what motherboard/ram are you getting?
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