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Old October 2, 2009, 12:15 PM
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Hey everybody so I started pricing out parts for a new computer and this is what I'm going with so far.

Corsair Obsidian 800D
Intel Core i7 quad core
Corsair TX850W
Corsair DDR3 Ram
Seagate 1.5TB hard drive
Asus P6T motherboard
Creative Labs Titanium Fatality sound card
and a Swiftech Liquid cooling kit

I'm only going with an 850 watt PSU because I have this other 650W secondary that I can dedicate to 1 thing specifically. I have an ATI Radeon 4870 and I haven't decided yet whether to buy a second or upgrade to one of the new 58 series. What I'm really not sure about is the water cooling and the motherboard. It's kinda pricey and I don't know if it's really what I need. I've also been looking at a Gigabyte PP5 UD4P.

The cooling kit comes with a rad, pump, res, tubing, coolant, water blocks for cpu and graphics card, and Ramsinks.

Any advice I could get from anyone would be greatly appreciated. This is meant for intense gaming and high end media production. I plan on buying all this from NCIX. I'd really like to stick with the corsair products and the seagate drive as I already have one I'm using as a portable hard drive. But I'm not really married to anything else on this list.

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Old October 5, 2009, 08:51 PM
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get a i5 750 and an msi gd80
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Old October 6, 2009, 02:27 AM
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Why wouldn't you go for Corsair 850HX? At least its modular and has Gold efficiency. For hdd i would go for a Samsung F3 series. And obvious i5 750 or 860.
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Old October 6, 2009, 03:29 AM
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Do you have a breakdown on what parts are currently included with the Swiftech WC kit? Pricing would be good as well.

How much of an OC do you expect to get? I've got all of my home PCs (3) under water, but it's more of a hobby thing than it is for real bang-for-buck performance. I certainly wouldn't discourage anybody from going with water, but prefer that folks know what they're getting into vice what kind of performance increase they might expect to see.
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Old October 6, 2009, 04:38 AM
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Drop the Seagate drive, go with a WD 1.5TB black. or a 1TB black for storage + a 640GB black for windows. you will have extra security and gain of speed by going with 2 disk.

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Old October 6, 2009, 05:05 AM
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Please tell me this other thing you have that provides 650W power is NOT the Thermaltake thingy...
Those are notorious for providing less than clean power with a ripple that just barely sits on the tolerable side.

Otherwise I like your Build thus far.

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Old October 6, 2009, 09:27 AM
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Alright here's an updated list and links. I've been advised to not butcher my current system for parts for the new system so I'm getting a new video card and a bigger power supply.

XFX Radeon HD 5870 850MHZ 1GB GDDR5 4.8GHZ 2XDVI HDMI Display Port DIRECTX11 PCI-E Video Card

I found a bundle deal on NCIX so I decided to upgrade from a P6T to a P6T Deluxe with an i7 920.
NCIX Gaming Bundle Deal Intel Core i7 920 D0 Processor & ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 X58 SLI Motherboard

I'm using this system for gaming and multi-media production so I plan on overclocking to get a couple more ghz out of the processor.
Swiftech H20-220 Apex Ultima Universal CPU Liquid Cooling Kit

Again I'm in to multi-media I'm actually a Web Design student, I'm into recording music and stuff and I like sound. Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-FI Titanium FATAL1TY Champion PCI-E 1X 24BIT Sound Card 7.1 Optical

Corsair XMS3 TR3X6G1600C9 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 9-9-9-24 Core i7 Memory Kit

Corsair Obsidian Series 800D Full Tower Case EATX 5X5.25 4X3.5 Hotswappable 2X3.5INT No PS USB 1394

I am going to upgrade the power supply so I can keep that secondary supply in my current computer. I was mistaken it's actually a 450W, I don't think it's Thermaltake but it's not really important now.
Corsair HX1000W CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX 20/24PIN ATX 80A 12V Afc Modular Power Supply W/ 140MM Fan
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Old October 6, 2009, 11:07 AM
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Welcome to the forums Hero_OT and you have a solid build, personally I would change the RAM to

Corsair XMS3 Dominator TR3X6G1600C8D 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 8-8-8-24 Core i7 Memory KitCheck out the X58 Classified board from EVGA, from what I have read it overclocks better than the Asus one you have chosen, please someone correct me if I am wrong with that.
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If you don't have an SSD for an OS drive, you are no where near high end these days.
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Old October 6, 2009, 12:59 PM
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Your build looks good...as Squeets pointed out...if you got the extra coin get an SSD...if not go for the WD Black..
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