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Thanks both of you, sadly shipping from abroad is out of the question. Im only 17, and havent gotten the right credit payment methods for paypal and such, i can only use my creditcard for physical transactions. Think im gonna settle for a 360 rad, a res, the EK block, RAM block and a Swiftech MCP655 pump. Just gotta figure out how many fittings ill need and such.

Are you doing heavy ram OCing or do you just like the look of a ram block. They are not really needed normally. Unless you just think it looks cool.
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Has anyone tried the NZXT Sleeved LED light strips for case lighting?
If so, how did you attach the strip to where you wanted? any pics? much appreciated.

Lots of builds here use them, including myself. The kit comes with little clips with tape on them. Just stick the clips where you want them and put the strip in the clip thumb.gif
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post #8953 of 15187
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Originally Posted by lightsout View Post

Are you doing heavy ram OCing or do you just like the look of a ram block. They are not really needed normally. Unless you just think it looks cool.

I just like the look of it tongue.gif Thanks anyways, gonna move the RAM Block down my list of prioritizes smile.gif

Also, intelman, i noticed you had a audio card, just curious, but do you know if there is any big difference between the inbuilt ones on mobos? Im looking to buy one, and i just want to know if there is any real difference smile.gif
Edited by Inconvenient - 2/9/12 at 9:25am
post #8954 of 15187
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I just like the look of it tongue.gif Thanks anyways, gonna move the RAM Block down my list of prioritizes smile.gif
Also, intelman, i noticed you had a audio card, just curious, but do you know if there is any big difference between the inbuilt ones on mobos? Im looking to buy one, and i just want to know if there is any real difference smile.gif

Yes there is a pretty big difference. I searched around on the forums here before I bought it and was pretty surprised by how big of a difference it makes. Plus by using a sound card vs the on board one, you take that little bit of work off the cpu (not that it matters for most of the high end builds here, but still)

Most sound cards aren't that expensive and you definitely won't regret getting one thumb.gif
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post #8955 of 15187
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Originally Posted by intelman View Post

Yes there is a pretty big difference. I searched around on the forums here before I bought it and was pretty surprised by how big of a difference it makes. Plus by using a sound card vs the on board one, you take that little bit of work off the cpu (not that it matters for most of the high end builds here, but still)
Most sound cards aren't that expensive and you definitely won't regret getting one thumb.gif

Alright, thanks for the thumbs up thumb.gif Going to look for a decent one, just gotta wait for my next salary now smile.gif
Edited by Inconvenient - 2/9/12 at 9:57am
post #8956 of 15187
I used to have a sound card and I miss it. It's so powerful and adds such texture to the music. Having a built in amp is nice too.
post #8957 of 15187
Never heard the expression "adds texture to the music" but... i take your word for it i guess, haha.
post #8958 of 15187
it's hard to explain!
post #8959 of 15187
Depth, quality, richness?
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Yeah, i heard there was a massive improvement by using sound cards instead of the on built ones. Looking at at some bitspower fittings now, and theyre 23$ each. ooooooolord i hate norwegian prices!
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