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Old January 10, 2009, 04:22 PM
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Smile Critique my gaming build

-gaming at 1920, mostly FPS games
-high overclocking
-will be water cooling ($600 budget for those parts will be saved up) just before summer
-don't want i7 (too pricey).

Trying to keep the build under $2k excluding water cooling

1. ASUS Rampage Formula X48. <--99% sure

2. Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Dual Core <-- Is it worth going for 8600 or Quad core?

3. G.SKILL F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK PC2-8500 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1066 <-- Don't know much about ram but I need ram that overclocks well with the Mobo.

4. Cooler Master Haf 932 Full Tower <-- 99% sure, great case for 360 rad.

5. Diamond Radeon HD 4870 X2 Xoc 800MHZ 2GB <-- Don't know much about which 4870 X2 are reference design for a full cover waterblock.

6. Corsair TX850W 850W CMPSU-850TX <-- 99% sure. Need a little extra watts for the pump. This PSU got great reviews. Any better PSU you can suggest in the same price range is welcome.

7. Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB <--100% sure.

8. LG Internal Blu-ray Disc / HD DVD Reader / DVD Rewriter (GGC-H20L) <-- 100% sure.

9. waiting for a good price for a dell 2408 a01 monitor if it goes on sale again for $549 or less.




Any suggestions for specific models for ram, video card 4870X2 (has to be ref design for full water block), and cpu.

Last edited by 1080p; January 10, 2009 at 04:30 PM.
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