Originally Posted by omnius19
I watercool my rig now, but when I first built it, I aircooled the cpu using a Prolimatech Megahalems Rev. B. They are great and gave me some really good temps paired with 2 yate loons fans. At the time it was one of the best coolers on the market, although I haven't looked into aircooling in over 2 years so that could have changed. I do see that Prolimatech launched a newer version of the cooler called the Super Mega. You might want to check that out.
I took a look, I think it'll set me over but they look great! Here's everything I've compiled so far:
CD/DVD: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
CASE: Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
GPU: SAPPHIRE 100312SR Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
PSU: Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE ...
RAM: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PGD38G1600ELK
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
HEATSINK/FAN: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
All that's left is a motherboard I believe. Total right now as it sits in my cart is $853.92 pre tax/ship. There's also $40 in rebates, and shipping/tax will be ~85 combined I believe. I'm guessing a quality motherboard is around 200, so my total will be around $1,1000.
Looks good so far? Motherboard recommendations?