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Old August 27, 2009, 12:06 AM
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Ok, Nothing is set in stone. but i have a bit of leeway with my income at the momment. here are my rough sketches for my new build, if it ever becomes reality.

CPU> Core I7 920 (thanks alot for all the info guys)
MoBo> Ether the X58 EVGA Classified Hydro Copper Or a ASUS P6T7 WS
GPU> GTX 295 EVGA Hydro Copper (X2 if i have the $$)


Haven't figured out the rest yet, any suggestions or recommendations? Oh and I have a watercooling kit... i should post it and see if it can handle the heat, cause i dont know if it can...
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I think you will be better with 2 285 in sli instead of 2 295, new card coming fast and puting over 1000$ on GPU witch will have better contender in 2 or 3 months is pretty disappointing.

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I also wouldnt bother with the built in blocks that EVGA puts out. Just buy some aftermarket blocks for the cards and boards. They'll preform better, and you'll have alot more fun building your custom rig :)
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Ok, where can i get the custom blocks? whats the best kind?

@Martin: are you talking about those new Asus Mars cards?
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Waterblocks for Graphics Cards for a wider range of selection than NCIX.

And Martin is talking about 2 separate GTX285's in SLI.
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Waterblocks for Graphics Cards for a wider range of selection than NCIX.

And Martin is talking about 2 separate GTX285's in SLI.
Ah, kk. and as for the blocks, recommendations?
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Old August 27, 2009, 06:35 PM
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Personally, I love the Heatkillers. EK, Bitspower, Danger Den are all good GPU blocks from what I hear. Avoid Koolance and Thermaltake.

Daz has EK blocks in Canada. Watercooling enthusiast?s portal and store
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You know something...if you can afford Quad Sli 295's ...go for it....
1. 2 -3 months for the new GTX 3xx Series Cards is entirely specualtion....may not be until Jan / Feb '10
2. The GTX 295 is a beast ....thier is no clues yet as to just how much more powerful (if any) the new Cards will be compared to the 295's
3. Their are a ton of "Enthusiasts" out thier that would consider thier Quad Sli 295's "kick ass"
4. Thier are some fairly decent prices on the 295 Co-ops right now...I can guarentee a comparible GTX 3xx Series Card (in however many months) that will have to be top of the line to compare with the performance of a 295 will be very $$$$

So.....if you can afford the 295's....why not guys?!...key word being "afford"...not "budget" or "bang for buck"..stuff.

One pattern I notice on this Forum is some enthusiast will Post some high end Hardware....and will be immediately told "its a waste"..."its not worth it"......"its overkill"......sh_t guys...it performance / enthusiast stuff, nothing wrong with it at all!
Now, if the OP states he's on a budget, then I can see the point. Yes. 2 x 285's is great...but Quad Sli 295's....thats high performance Hardware Porn!

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From what I have read the Evga WC Blocks for the mobo are very nice indeed...those are the NB / Mofsets Blocks right...correct me if I'm wrong....
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I'm not on a tight budget. as of yet. and i like my performance high. I bought my computer that im using now*the parts anyway* almost immediately after their release. and hot dam, was it nice.
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Ok, where can i get the custom blocks? whats the best kind?

@Martin: are you talking about those new Asus Mars cards?

No I am talking about new ATI and Nvidia GPU wich are coming in september ( for ATI and normally november for Nvidia )
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