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Ok guys i have bin reading on the fourms abought everything and trying to learn how to match parts and stuff and this is the system i am gona build i realy just need some of you guys to OK it for me so i dont make any rong moves before i start to order the parts i will be ordering them by the week win i get my pay checks and the first thing im gona get is the case and MOBO and mabe PSU with the money i get for selling my old pc.But i wont to make shure that this will make a ok gaming pc couse thats what i wont to use it for nothing realy HI-end just so i can play the newer games with ok setings, Ps im geting the CD drives localy

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131530 board

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822135106 HD

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100007 Compound

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817163105 PSU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150108 GPU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144050 case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231032 Ram

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106061 CPU Cooling

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103539 CPU
 

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Looks a good start. Personally, I'd recommend high end air cooling over the Big Water. The Thermaltake Big Typhoon will probably outperform it, is virtually silent and is a lot less expensive. It is very large though, so if this doesn't appeal the Thermaltake XP-120 is an excellent Heatsink. Just needs a decent fan on it like a Thermaltake Thunderblade 120mm.

With the money you save there you could put this towards a better quality psu. Seasonic 500 or 600W, Sunbeam Nuuo 550W or an OCZ Powerstream 520W are all good choices and will give better stability, especially when overclocking.
 

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If it will do just as good or better im all for it i was realy just wonting to go for that water cooled look. But i would rather take the performance over the water ..you know.. so better or not???

I also updated the PSU in the 1st post i wont to have a good stable PSU i would rather wait another week for the money than to have one thats not so good
 

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If it will do just as good or better im all for it i was realy just wonting to go for that water cooled look. But i would rather take the performance over the water ..you know.. so better or not???

If you want watercooling, I'd go with custom water cooling, but that will cost quite a bit more. The BigWater kits tend to be an entry level system and don't offer particularly good performance. If it's a choice between that and high end air, then I'd take high end air every time.
 

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I agree, get good air cooling, save some money, and buy a healthier processor and psu.

You can get a 3500 or so for the difference in price, and it would probably leave some left over for a dual rail psu with pfc. (Seasonic on newegg)
 

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If you want to overclock try and get faster ram.Say you get pc3200 it runs stable at 200mhz fsb, good ram will be stable till about 235mhz pc3200.
But if you get say pc4400 it will be stable at 250 mhz.It costs more but overclocks easier and more stable because it was designed for those speeds, have a look in to that.The zalman 7700cs is the best 939 socket air cooler you can get.If you really want to get water cooling though that will out perform the zalman youll have to pay more money.Asus are generally very stable AVOID the a8n sli series as they will cause problems I had one and it lasted 5 months the chipset fan jammed and the chip went. I havent heard anything about the a8n-e.Does the size of the hard drive suit you, bigger is always better. your board supports SATA II it shouldnt cost any more, a 50 euro here for what you want and 55 for SATA II. That case will do, the psu, em you might have to replace that because i had a stock 430 watt psu with my case and my system didnt start and bought an ocz 520w powerstream.Antec are the leaders and the best psu makers in my opinion.
Nice system when up and running.
 

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Your right man with the money i saved i went to the 3500.. thank you so much for the help i would have got a less of a CPU and ran hotter if you guys did not help me out.

i updated all the links above
 

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His ram will run DDR500+ with timing tweaks.

The Big Typhoon is among the top dawgs in air cooling, the only issue would be height. With a low profile 120mm fan, it stands about 5"+ off the bracket on the motherboard. Make sure your case can handle that.
 

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Well im not gona keep the stock PSU that comes with the case i was gona go with the Seasonic that -STE- referd to

EDIT: The case is 19" x 7.8" x 21.3" (Including front panel and case feet) Think it will clear?
 

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7.8" is gonna be tight, but it should be do-able. Sorry I missed that post.

7.8 - 5.05" = 2.75"...should give you about 1 to 1.5 inches of overall clearance to the side of the case (conservatively).
 

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Ok good news.. I would be open to case change i just foud that one and it was a Full Tower case with i good side view window i was gona get the Full Tower case instead of the mid couse i thought i might be going with some sort of water cooled deal so now that im going with that i would be open to change the case to a wider one i dont think i have any space restraints as far as room for the case goes i did not realy wona spend over 100 on the case. And thanks to Xavier1421 who helped me work out a good PSU i am able to go with a 3700 CPU as soon as i catch them good and ripe.
 

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The case is the one thing that is difficult for us to pick out. There's literally a gynormous number of good cases under $100....

Colors? Windows? Blowhole? No psu preferably? Motherboard tray? Tool-less construction?
 

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Yea sory abought that i guess i should have thought abought that before well if i was looking i would look for somthing with a nice side view collor black,red,silver or white and if it fits in the price range a temp. guage.

and far as looks go i like it to have clean lines .... you know like a sexy lady

Im not to picky

And yes withought a PSU but if it has it thats fine im shure i could do somthing with it.
 

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WOW! man thanks that is right on i could have not picked it better my self ok i think its all set now ill start to order the parts next week or mabe soner depends on win the guy wonts to come get my pc so i can have some startup cash thin ill use my pay check each weak to get the rest should not take long i just wont to thank every one that replyed now i have a better PC at or around the same price i was going for in the first place that was not as good. I think this is gona turn out to be a nice rig for me any way. I will post some pictures of the build as soon as i get some parts i think im gona order the parts in this order case,PSU,board,CPU- Typhoon-Compound,ram and then GPU
 

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Woohoo! Lookin forward to the pictures!

A member review on the case would be nice too, if you find the time to do it


We're striving to make overclock.net stronger in the review department.
 

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Haha, I didn't think of that either. It's not what I meant


We have a member hardware review section in the forum. It would be sweet if you could write up a quick review (it's so easy) after you have finished your build. You can post a review in that section on any piece of hardware you used.
 
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