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Old February 14, 2009, 05:59 PM
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Post *Building Today!* My 1st build ever! Core i7, EVGA x58, Liquid cooled?

So this is my list so far... All the prices INCLUDE shipping + insurance + taxes + rebates.

This is what I have already:
  • Antec P182 (gunmetal black) ~~~~~~~~~Free!, from a good buddy!
  • EVGA x58 tri Sli ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ $480, from NCIX.COM
  • 6GB Aeneon Xtune 1866 memory ~~~~~~ bundled with the motherboard
  • core i7 920 (batch #3841A) ~~~~~~~~~$375, EVGA forum marketplace
  • Swiftech Storm waterblock ~~~~~~~~~~Free!, from a good buddy!
  • Swiftech MCP655 Pump w/ speed control ~ Free!, from a good buddy!
  • Swiftech? 120MM Rad ~~~~~~~~~~~~~Free!, from a good buddy!
This is what I am looking to get:
  • Corsair 850W (CMPSU-850TX) ~~~~~~~~~$145, DirectCanada.com
  • EVGA GTX 285 (01G-P3-1281-AR) ~~~~~~~$430, DirectCanada.com
  • WD 640GB Caviar Black (WD6401AALS) ~~~~$95, DirectCanada.com
  • LG blu-ray optical (GGC-H20L) ~~~~~~~~~$146, DirectCanada.com
I chose to go with DirectCanada.com on most of these because they offer free shipping and I only pay 5% tax!

So your probably wondering who would give away a Antec P182 and some water cooling stuff? Well I bought the case, an A8N32-sli deluxe, AMD opteron 165, 2GB Corsair XMS PRO (a8n32) Memory all for $200! Sold the board for $155, CPU for $100, and the RAM for $225! So that's a profit of $280! AND I still have the P182 and Swiftech stuff! chaaa chingg! Im unsure about using the water cooling stuff as this is my 1st build EVER! And a total newb when it comes to OC, but we will see.

I made a quick decision on the x58 + Aeneon RAM deal at NCIX.com. The RAM might end up biting me in the ass but they (NCIX) say it works fine on the EVGA X58 platform.

So far my total is $1391. I wanted to stay under $1000 but I am happy with my choices.

Anything else you would suggest before I make the order from directcanada?

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Old February 14, 2009, 06:09 PM
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i heard good things about that batch number very low voltage to get 4.0 let nice build by the way. wow just look back 1st build cool have fun great learning curve wish i could do again. corei7 fast let the rumors begin socket 13666 the devil socket first it was alien tech now it can be the devil ha ha
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Old February 14, 2009, 06:22 PM
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let the rumors begin socket 13666 the devil socket first it was alien tech now it can be the devil ha ha
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Old February 14, 2009, 07:05 PM
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don't you remember when back in the day with pentium 3 or 4 i can't recall which it was .rumor went around the internet for a while about alien tech i was just say what is it going to be now(hench the 13666 the devil socket joke). it's fast is what i mean in layman's terms.sorry i must be stuck on thick from hospital stay
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Old February 14, 2009, 07:07 PM
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blow for blow at the same speed my 920 crushes my quad. luv my q66 but i7 is fast
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gingerbee, I'm thinking the ddr3 has a lot to do with it. My i7 slaughtered the q6600 too.
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not to sure my self but i think thats a good place to start
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Just so you're aware, that Swiftech Storm is by no means compatible with LGA1366 and it was mainly designed for single core CPUs. So you're going to need to get like the Swiftech Apogee GTZ w/ LGA1366 mount.

And well you still need tubing, barbs, reservoir or t-line, additive or pre-mixed fluid to make it all work.

Also I think you should go with a 120.2 radiator at least. A single 120 is cutting it close IMO. Unless it's a Feser/Thermochill/XSPC RX 120.1 which I doubt.
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Old February 15, 2009, 01:42 AM
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Just so you're aware, that Swiftech Storm is by no means compatible with LGA1366 and it was mainly designed for single core CPUs. So you're going to need to get like the Swiftech Apogee GTZ w/ LGA1366 mount.

And well you still need tubing, barbs, reservoir or t-line, additive or pre-mixed fluid to make it all work.

Also I think you should go with a 120.2 radiator at least. A single 120 is cutting it close IMO. Unless it's a Feser/Thermochill/XSPC RX 120.1 which I doubt.
Thanks for the input. Like I said I got the Swiftech stuff for free pretty much so if I can't use it no big deal. I do have a reservoir, tubing, barbs, clamps, but no fluid. I may just sell the waterblock and get a new one that fits the i7 core. And maybe the rad too. Or just end up selling it all and doing air.
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Old February 15, 2009, 01:48 AM
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It might actually be a good idea to sell all the water cooling stuff and go air. Since it's your first build, it's better to be safe than sorry, even though I went water on my first ever build and it was with the exact same case and water cooling gear too.
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