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So, over the past few weeks, I discovered that I'd be getting my tax refund back and then started putting in some extra hours at the office...One thing led to another...Hello new PC.

The PC:
Evga X58 Classified3 ~ $369.99
Intel Core I7 950 ~ $299.99
12gb Gskill Trident+ Turbulence II DDR3 1600 ~ $399.99
EVGA 480SSC ~ (Have already)
Ultra X4 1050 PSU (Have already)
Intel 80gb SSD ~ (Have already)
WD 300gb Raptor ~ (Have already)
WD Caviar Black 1tb ~ (Have already)

Case:
Haf 932 ~ (Have already)
Powdered Black/Black w/side window

The Water:
EK Supreme Rev 2 Nickel CPU block ~ $88.95
EK Nickel//Acetal 480 block ~ $110.95
XSPC 360 Rev 2 Rad ~ $84.95
XSPC Front Bay Res w/Pump ~ (Have already)
Swiftech 655 Var ~ (Have Already)
4x Bitspower 45* 3/8s black compression fittings ~ (Have already)
4x Bitspower 3/8s black compression fittings ~ $67.80

Total cost is @$2000 once I include shipping and taxes and the tubing etc etc etc.

Also having my cables re-done so...yeah.

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I know the motherboard has been having some issues with SLI and EVGA is still formulating a plan so, I hope that by December, there will be a solid "answer" for those that purchased the C3...It's still a sick motherboard in terms of stock cooling, etc so, a good purchase IMO.

In terms of theme, I'm going for black/red, going to airbrush and get a little crazy with the inside of the case, re-do the outside and potentially put something on the outside panel...I wanted a black edition but, my company ordered 20+ 932's at about 120 each, so it was free...or 160$+

I'm switching over to the EK camp because their recent high flows have had absolutely awesome results in flow and pressure so, I figure even in 2x sli, I can still keep this under 1 loop...Again, hopefully...But, that's something to be tackled at a later day.

Will update as I change//acquire things but, I doubt the build will be changing at all.

So, I was impatient and my tax return showed up so...Low and behold, new PC!

I have another 480 otw, arrives today and EK's high flow SLI bridge otw as well.

Will put up some new pics as things get here

Pictars!:
















Edited by Masked - 10/20/10 at 5:59am
post #2 of 36
Looks really good. Do you need that much ram? Also do you have microcenter near you?i7 is 50 bucks cheaper
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^ make that $70 cheaper, i7-950 is $229.99 at microcenter
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Looks really good. Do you need that much ram? Also do you have microcenter near you?i7 is 50 bucks cheaper
I do a lot of video//photo editing across 3 monitors and it was actually suggested to me.

I realize in lou of SLI atm, I'm going to have only 1 card so, 2x monitors but, often I have a video editing on the left and adobe open on the right.

I was actually "told" 12gb would be better for me since, when there's a new flash out there for the C3, I will be SLI'ing...

I'm more/less planning down the road and buying this system part-by part from paycheck to paycheck

I don't have a microcenter near me but, if they ship...I really don't mind buying parts elsewhere!
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Yea unless you are doing something specific that you know will need that much RAM it is completely pointless to have that much. Get a 6gb set of whatever just about any Cas 7-8 1600 RAM and you'll be perfectly fine. Also when you say you're getting your cables redone, what do you mean?? Are you having someone else sleeve it for you or are you doing it yourself?
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Yea unless you are doing something specific that you know will need that much RAM it is completely pointless to have that much. Get a 6gb set of whatever just about any Cas 7-8 1600 RAM and you'll be perfectly fine. Also when you say you're getting your cables redone, what do you mean?? Are you having someone else sleeve it for you or are you doing it yourself?
At the moment just buying some re-sleeved extenders...Might try some, myself since it seems fairly easy but, for now just going to buy them.

In terms of Microcenter, closest is over a birdge and 45mins away...70$ though a significant difference, might be worth the drive, to be honest!

Will think on that!
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Hi,

if you ever plan on using Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, then you will be very happy to have 12GB RAM. especially on exports. and do not forget to declare you nvidia card to premiere pro and you will be on for serious performance enhancement
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Hi,

if you ever plan on using Adobe Premiere Pro CS5, then you will be very happy to have 12GB RAM. especially on exports. and do not forget to declare you nvidia card to premiere pro and you will be on for serious performance enhancement


Yep, especially with 2 instances which, is what I typically have open so, am looking forward to the boost to be quite honest!
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I still think 6gb is fine, to much can be a hasstle.Yea the drive would be worth it. imo also whats the 930 cost now then?
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Everything is ordered and will be here by friday.

I chose to go with newegg over Micro because it's actually on the end of LI and considering today's traffic, it would've taken 5+ hours so, I just ate the extra cash.

I ordered a new resivoir and will be ordering a new side panel momentarily so, hopefully this will look bank by next week
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