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Old November 12, 2009, 06:49 AM
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I was asked to build a machine for a young fellow that plays WOW and would someday like to overclock.

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Thermaltake V9 Box
Asus Maximum Extreme II Board
Intel Q9650 12m cache, 3ghz CPU
Crucial Ballistics PC 8500 Ram
Thermaltake 1000watt modular PSU
ATI 4870 x 2 GPU
Westren Digital 300 gig 15k Hard Drive
Water cooling on standby for when he hits a temperature wall

I bite at photography, but you get the idea.


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Old November 12, 2009, 08:18 AM
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If you put an aftermarket HS on the CPU you'll be able to get a lot better temps without having to go to water...
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Old November 12, 2009, 08:51 AM
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Yep, a nice low cost one that rather good for its price range and slightly above its price range (can compete with the big boys) is the Cooler Master Hyper 212+
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Old November 12, 2009, 09:27 AM
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WOW, a bit over kill for a W.O.W machine ;)
I would've gone with a 5870(if you could find one) but thats a nice build.
And maybe a 1tb drive for storage.
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Old November 12, 2009, 10:02 AM
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Bit ridiculous for WoW. Any reason no i5 love or was this built before? Not to mention no SSD?

Still all in all a pretty good build though
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Old November 12, 2009, 03:20 PM
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This was a Pre-I5 build, limited cash, he wanted expansion and power available for when he did start to overclock. He has plenty of headroom on this machine. WOW doesnt work it at all.
He seems pretty happy as it was his first non-dell machine.
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Old November 16, 2009, 08:40 PM
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Hahaha, the 1000W PSU is the best part about the thing, considering it's purpose.

Nice machine, anyway. Jealous of said cable management.
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Old December 19, 2009, 09:11 PM
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haha i agree with the overkill statment but it looks nice and clean nonetheless
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Old December 28, 2009, 01:32 PM
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thats a nice looking mobo
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