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Old August 17, 2009, 10:16 PM
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Ok i have done some reading and heres my new plan

MB: ASUS Rampage II Extreme X58 :: $500 CAD
RAM: 3x 2GB DDR3 G-skill :: $200 CAD
COOLING: Thermaltake Bigwater SE +Motorsports Radiator & P500 WATER PUMP :: OWNED
DVD DRIVE: liteon super allwrite drive :: OWNED
CASE: CoolerMaster HAF 932 :: OWNED
CPU: Intel Core i7 920 I7-920 2.66GHz :: $300 CAD
GPU: 3x XFX GTX275 :: $900 CAD
PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower 1200w :: $300 CAD
HD: 2x 1TB WD GREEN :: OWNED

This is not realy a budget rig but i do want some value so what do you think?
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Old August 17, 2009, 10:27 PM
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In my opinion, everything looks good, but I would get some new hard drives. The Greens will seriously bottleneck your gaming performance, and that's a no-no. Maybe get some Caviar Blacks and RAID them, while using your Greens as storage?
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Old August 17, 2009, 10:33 PM
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what if i got like a raptor or something like that?
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Old August 17, 2009, 10:36 PM
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Waste of money. I doubt you'll notice much of a performance difference from 2 WD Blacks in RAID 0 compared to a low capacity Raptor. They'll cost roughly the same too.
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Old August 17, 2009, 10:46 PM
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well the only reson i got the WD greens is thay we'r $50 CAD anyway why should i get 2 wd blacks? i don't know a whole lot about raid only what i have read last pc i worked on was befor sata
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Old August 17, 2009, 10:53 PM
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If it's value your looking for, go for a cheaper mobo, you can easily save at least $200 there. Unless your folding, go with 2 275's instead is my opinion, tri-sli isn't worth it atm. Grab a ssd while your at it and drop the psu to a 1kw model if your that intent on the power. You can save a bit going with the Corsair 1kw model or something. Not too sure on the psu's but you can definitely go a bit easier on the wattage.
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Old August 17, 2009, 10:54 PM
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Oh and can you keep your thing to one thread? Just reedit your original post instead of starting a new thread
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Old August 17, 2009, 10:56 PM
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I'm not sure how well that loop will cool the CPU. ThermalTake is pretty well known in the water cooling loop (ha ha) as making some pretty lame products that aren't up to par with the rest of the companies.
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Old August 17, 2009, 11:12 PM
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Whats so wrong with ThermalTake watercooling? I know it's a bit old but i added a new 120mm x2 Radiator and a pump it now has a total of 120mm x 3 for Radiators and 2 pumps a waterblock what more do the other companys have?I ready have this setup if it would keep it cool to overclock it would be great but im not sure. maybe i should just keep buying Radiators till i can't fit anymore.....
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Old August 18, 2009, 08:08 AM
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IMO I would drop the rampage and get more complete board from any other company for like half the price XD. Go with the GA-X58-UD5. You have more sata much better lay-out for PCI and PCI-e port like 150$ cheaper ( wich you can put on a SSD for windows :O more USB and more of everything. IMO for the rampage you paid 500 only because it's asus like a classified. That would be a killer rig;)

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