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Old November 5, 2011, 04:52 AM
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Hi Linus I've been watching your show for a while now (It's AWESOME) and I'm wondering if you can help me out. I am 15 and am wanting to build a watercooled pc that is going to last 2-3 years at least for highend gaming, budget is about $2100 (CAD) $2000 (AUD) but obviously lower the cost the better.
Ps. I am also involved in Video editing, web design and graphic design.
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Old November 5, 2011, 04:56 AM
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Are you wanting custom liquid cooling or is something like the Corsair H100 okay?

It's pretty easy to build a really good machine for $2000.

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Old November 5, 2011, 05:11 AM
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I'm looking at a custom loop in an 800d. So I'm needing help with the (Mobo "intel 2700k", GPU, PSU, RAM, Water cooling parts "CPU and GPU".) Plan on running in 1920 x 1080p
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Old November 5, 2011, 06:12 AM
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custom liquid cooling.
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Old November 5, 2011, 06:13 AM
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yes ^
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Old November 5, 2011, 09:07 AM
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In that price do you need Monitor, mouse, KB, etc?
You haven't really given too much to go on here, but lets see what can be done.
First and foremost, are you dead set on the i7 2700k? The i7 2600k is the better option. It is cheaper, it O/C's better (you haven't mentioned if you plan on overclocking or not) and whats 100mhz @ $30 more
I can't get into the W/C parts of your build, but I can help you on the hardware side of things.

i7 2600k - $350
Asus P8Z68-V/Gen3 - $201
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 2x4gb- $51
EVGA GeForc e GTX 570HD - $365
Silverstone Strider 850w gold - $176
Western Digital Black 1tb - $150 (subject to availability. I have seen them at that price, but you have to dig to find any WD Blacks right now)
Corsair Obsidian 800D - $300
Win 7 Pro 64bit - $150

Total before Watercooling parts, ~ $1743
Like I said, I don't W/C PC's so I can't price that out, but that should hopefully be enough headroom to build a solid loop (for anyone that just wants to price out the cooling side of things)
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Old November 6, 2011, 04:25 AM
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thanks no preapparels are needed but yea your right about the 2600k, is it worth getting the gen3 also should i go for a custom loop with 570 or go for something like a nhd14 with a 580?
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Old November 6, 2011, 05:35 AM
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EDIT: How about this?

1 x MSI gtx 580 Twin Frozr II Overclocked
1 x Corsair Obsidian 650D
1 x Intel Core i7 2600k
1 x ASUS P8Z68-V Gen3
1 x Silverstone Strider 1000W Gold ST1000G
2 x GELID Wing 12 120mm UV Blue Multipack (4 per pack)
1 x Corsair Hydro Series H100 CPU Cooler
1 x Samsung SH-B123L 12X Blu-Ray DVD Combo Drive with Lightscribe
1 x Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3

All up with shipping plus insurance $2100 Here in Australia.
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Old November 6, 2011, 07:32 AM
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The H100 you have priced in there has a whine with the stock fans (as I have read) the NH-D14 will work good, that is what I run and it is a great cpu cooler. Just need to be aware of its size. You will need to insure that you get Low-Profile memory heatsinks, so swap out from the Corsair Vengeance, to the Corsair Vengeance LP (I run it with the NH-D14 and it fits like a glove).

The reason for the Gen3 mobo is for some future proofing, it supports PCI-e 3.0 and ivy bridge.
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Old November 6, 2011, 08:16 AM
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Grab a 600T or a 500R over the 650D which has poor ventilation.
Also as Jonesy recommended take a NH-D14 over the H100.
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