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post #11 of 23
Notcua NH-D14/Corsair H70 is the way to go right now unless u going fully water cooling..
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post #12 of 23
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Originally Posted by Fuzzyness View Post
Does Microcenter have quality products usually? There is one about 10 minutes away from me and I was planning on going there to get parts etc.
yes just check out some batch number theres a thread here they listed all the good stuff..

mine is kinda rare though.. anyway

heres my batch number for reference
Batch#3951B054

anyway heres the link for batch# guide.
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...h-numbers.html
make sure to stay away from the bad batch # man theres some in microcenter.
so make sure to write down the good and the bad one anyway goodluck to u.
also microcenter does price match too (newegg/amazon/tigerdirect) so just to let u know i had a good deal on haf x case and psu/ram last time for price match. last time.
Edited by Trademark - 9/14/10 at 9:46pm
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Crucial® RealSSD™ C300 64gb x2 /1T WD Caviar Black ASUS DRW/Bluray Combo Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Slackware Linux / FreeBSD Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard 
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Crucial® RealSSD™ C300 64gb x2 /1T WD Caviar Black ASUS DRW/Bluray Combo Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Slackware Linux / FreeBSD Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard 
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post #13 of 23
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Trademark View Post
Notcua NH-D14/Corsair H70 is the way to go right now unless u going fully water cooling..
Not going fully water unless for some reason I decide to get 2 more GTX 480's and wanna drop another 1.5k in the computer (definitely not doing that right now)

Is the Corsair H70 an external water cooler? or is it still air?
post #14 of 23
let me be the first to say welcome to your new addiction.
     
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post #15 of 23
its a cheap version watercooling for ur cpu but it works great. no complain here.
also its maintenance free all seal

and super easy to install.
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Crucial® RealSSD™ C300 64gb x2 /1T WD Caviar Black ASUS DRW/Bluray Combo Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Slackware Linux / FreeBSD Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard 
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Crucial® RealSSD™ C300 64gb x2 /1T WD Caviar Black ASUS DRW/Bluray Combo Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Slackware Linux / FreeBSD Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard 
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post #16 of 23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by takealready View Post
let me be the first to say welcome to your new addiction.
Haha, why thank you. I will be gradually working on it as I go through college. Double major in Programming and Netowrking so I will need the power of the rig but I am not video editing etc so I wont need any hardcore raw power. Will have everything put together most likely january when school starts.
post #17 of 23
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trademark View Post
its a cheap version watercooling for ur cpu but it works great. no complain here.
also its maintenance free all seal

and super easy to install.
So if that is going to be the only thing that is water cooled will I need any other devices to make it work or is it just going to work seperately straight from what they send me outta the box?
post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by Fuzzyness View Post
Any advice will be appreciated! Starting to order when sales hit in December.
My suggestion is to post again in November. The suggestions we give now won't be very good 3 months from now. The gpu arena will have changed by then and we should have better performance numbers on BD and Sandy. I know you're probably eager to toss together a build, but just know that the playing field will have changed by the time you're actually buying.
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post #19 of 23
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Originally Posted by sccr64472 View Post
My suggestion is to post again in November. The suggestions we give now won't be very good 3 months from now. The gpu arena will have changed by then and we should have better performance numbers on BD and Sandy. I know you're probably eager to toss together a build, but just know that the playing field will have changed by the time you're actually buying.
I agree.
only reason i got my new i7 build because i need it for work soon and also for gaming i miss playing WOW/SC2/CRYSIS and Just Cause LOL.
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Crucial® RealSSD™ C300 64gb x2 /1T WD Caviar Black ASUS DRW/Bluray Combo Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Slackware Linux / FreeBSD Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard 
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i7 930 @4.0 GHz 1.244V HT Enabled ASUS RAMPAGE III EXTREME EVGA GTX 580 + SLI Corsair Dominator 6gb DDR3 
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Crucial® RealSSD™ C300 64gb x2 /1T WD Caviar Black ASUS DRW/Bluray Combo Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Slackware Linux / FreeBSD Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard 
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post #20 of 23
Everyone here and elsewhere that believe ppl are nuts who get an i7 960 - without considering the facts is a real twit in my book.. I'm sick of ppl who come on just for there 2 cents worth when they don't have a clue...

Sure if you don't intend on overclocking past 4Ghz, a 920/930 is fine 'perhaps'! However if you do want to push your components that little bit further and aren't looking at upgrading for 12 months then the $$ increase to acheive your overclock is negligable. Taking depreciation into account and your needs.

I'm at 4.4 currently with a 960 completely stable. In fact 4.45 is the max stable but temps bordering on high.. Show me a 920 that gets past 4.2 rock stable, perhaps 5%.. Sure the increase in Mhz doesnt' appear that great but benchmarks and real world performance is more like 10% depending on the function..

May not sound great to the majority who just want a fast pc for bragging rights but if you encode etc the benefit is worth it. Especially where your paying staff based on productivity..

So before you open your traps in future how about you think before disquilifying the possiblities and benefits. Just because you were a sheep doesn't mean the rest of us don't have more sense
Edited by gobbo353 - 9/15/10 at 9:48pm
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