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Old June 21, 2009, 02:25 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: crummy hamilton
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Default $2000 w/c 955. coments?

Heres what i planned for 2000 dollars give of take a few. It is going to be water cooled and all stuffed into a storm scout. The rad will be external, and mounted to the left side of the case. . This will be used for everything; gaming (LANs too:), all around entertainment centre and some nice overclocks. Still debating on which tv tuner and O/S.

Any suggestions to shave money, better parts, or any improvements?
Gigabyte MA790FXT-UD5P AMD790FX ATX AM3 DDR3 2PCI-E CrossFireX SATA2 RAID Hdsound 2GBLAN Motherboard
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Quad Core Processor AM3 3.2GHZ 8MB Cache 125W 45NM Retail Box
Gigabyte Radeon HD 4870 750MHZ 1GB 3.6GHZ DDR5 PCI-E16 Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Car
Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan
RAM: Patriot Extreme Performance 4GB 2X2GB PC3-10666 DDR3-1333 CL7-7-7-20 Dual Channel Memory Kit
Patriot Extreme Performance Vortex Cooling Fan (PEVX)
Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM
LG GH22LS30 Black 22X SATA Lightscribe DVDRW OEM

Cooler Master Storm Scout Mid Tower Case
(cheapest at local retail)


Swiftech MCP355 High Performance 12V Industrial Water Cooling Pump 3/8IN Barbs
CPU Block:
Swiftech APOGEE GT S478/LGA775/S754/S940/S939/AM2 3/8IN & 1/2IN Barbs
Swiftech MCW60-4870 GPU Water Block for ATI Radeon 4870 Cools GPU RAM & Mosfet 1/2 & 3/8 Fittings
Res: Swiftech micro res

Rad: car heatercore (or 2)
Fans: scythe ultra kaze 110cfm x4
Fan controller:
Scythe Kaze Master Ace 5.25IN Bay 4 Fan Controller Black with Temperature and Fan Alarm

I dont have any particular preference for swiftech, but they seem to be well respected.
All for a little over 2k , I plan on going Crossfire after a liitle while when i get a larger monitor.
So what do you think?

Last edited by bangers'n'mash; June 27, 2009 at 09:12 AM. Reason: none
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