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Yep. Two reasons. For starters, my laptop doesn't play nice with games anymore. Second, an opportunity has arose for me to get my foot in the door,

Paying $400 (may barter to $350) for a case (aquarium and mineral oil for submerged PC), Thermaltake pump, 21" Acer LCD, 850w OCZ power supply, MSI GeForce GTX 460 (1 GB), keyboard, mouse, and Windows 7...
EDIT-Also a radiator

What I need is everything else. The idea is to keep the total cost of the system at $800 or less (preferably under). System will be used for gaming. Would love to hear suggestions since I truly don't know which way to go on this.

EDIT 2-Motherboard needs to be MicroATX
Edited by NFL - 4/15/11 at 2:04am
    
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why so much money for the case?? could allocate money on key parts like the cpu or gpu!
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why so much money for the case?? could allocate money on key parts like the cpu or gpu!
The $400 covers everything there, not just the case
    
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ahhh. IF you live near microcenter - 2morrow there is a deal for a 2500k + 7200 RPM HDD for 199 bucks - that would be a dream to your budget!!!
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Why submerged?
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ahhh. IF you live near microcenter - 2morrow there is a deal for a 2500k + 7200 RPM HDD for 199 bucks - that would be a dream to your budget!!!
Darn...not even located remotely close to one, would've loved to jump on that. Besides, money doesn't drop till May

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Why submerged?
Played around with the concept once before while working a computer store. It worked but it wasn't thrown together well. I want to perfect the concept. Besides, I just love the idea of a submerged PC
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Well, for novelty's sake, I agree, it's pretty dang cool, but just so you know it isn't the most efficient type of PC to get rid of heat. I wouldn't recommend it for a gaming rig.
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Well, for novelty's sake, I agree, it's pretty dang cool, but just so you know it isn't the most efficient type of PC to get rid of heat. I wouldn't recommend it for a gaming rig.
You might be right, but I think I have the solution for that. Me and my brother are considering replacing the pump with something with a little more kick, The theory is that by speeding up the flow of liquid through the system (Pump, radiator, pc or something like that) we'd be able to replace warm oil with cool oil faster (We figured up around 10 min for all the oil to be cycled through), therefore moderating temps. If it doesn't work the way I have in mind, I'll just buy a case at a later date.

One of the problems with the first system we build was that the oil never really moved. We had fans running inside the oil but there was never enough movement in the oil for a temp fluctuation. Like I said earlier, our first attempt was thrown together. We gutted an eMachine, dropped the components into oil and displayed it. The fans were left free, the MB was cocked at an angle, as was the PSU. Heck, we filled the tank with baby oil (Glad I wasn't part of that shopping trip)
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wait... so if you put it in oil it won't short put? Will you have a GPU WORKING (with fan spinning and all) under oil??? i r confus.
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Originally Posted by NFL View Post
Yep. Two reasons. For starters, my laptop doesn't play nice with games anymore. Second, an opportunity has arose for me to get my foot in the door,

Paying $400 (may barter to $350) for a case (aquarium and mineral oil for submerged PC), Thermaltake pump, 21" Acer LCD, 850w OCZ power supply, MSI GeForce GTX 460 (1 GB), keyboard, mouse, and Windows 7...
EDIT-Also a radiator

What I need is everything else. The idea is to keep the total cost of the system close to $800 (preferably under). System will be used for gaming. Would love to hear suggestions since I truly don't know which way to go on this.

EDIT 2-Motherboard needs to be MicroATX
u dont need a 850watt psu at all,u can get a much better gpu for that budget,
for $800 I can build a much better setup:
cpu- i5 2500k $189 microcenter
mobo- asus p8p67-m $149 (since u need a m-atx mobo)
gpu- his hd6950 2gb $234
ram- 2x2gb corsair vengeance 1600mhz $55
hdd- 1tb samsung sprinpoint F3 $69
optical drive- lite on 24x $22
pc case- cooler master HAF 922 $79
psu- antec true power new tp650 $69
total- $866
hope u'll like this build
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