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Old August 13, 2008, 06:05 PM
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So I need something to buy before I spend $1500 on something I don't need.

Basically I've come to the conclusion I should just bite the bullet and buy a good full tower and start my adventures with oxygen and his twin friends hydrogen. I'm selling my current rig and starting from scratch.

As for the case...
I've been looking at the Tagan Black Pearl, just because it would be SO cool to get 2 giant skull and crossbones stickers to make it a pirate flag. Of course I need a Corsair psu to go with the theme and I figure while I'm on the topic of overspending, might as well grab a 1000hx. I'm sure soon enough I'll need to power an 800W 9870x2 or something.

My only concern is this upside down mobo business. It looks scary. Does anyone have any experiences with it they would like to share?

I've also thought about a Stacker, but the Black Pearl's number of compartments which give the Titanic a run for its money looks tempting.

As for the atomic menage a trois (the hydrogens are obv twin russian chicks) cooling, I've gathered that the D-Tek Fuzion V2 is a good CPU block and that's about it. I'm about to go WC thread hunting but any comments or concerns would be appreciated.

As for the rest of the build, well we'll have to see what NCIX is like in an hour or so.

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Old August 13, 2008, 07:15 PM
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Welcome to HWC! If you're following the build that lowfat is doing then it might be a no brainer. Looks like it is going to be a lovely wc rig.

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Old August 13, 2008, 08:55 PM
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If you've got tuition covered, why am I paying for your new computer?
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Old August 13, 2008, 09:04 PM
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Well, maybe you oughta do a print screenie and email it LoL
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Old August 13, 2008, 09:15 PM
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LOL I'm doing the same thing!!!
I'm gonna end up buying a new 40'' TV :D
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Old August 13, 2008, 10:33 PM
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If you've got tuition covered, why am I paying for your new computer?
Yeah really now, kinda shady business going on here

I'm just going to college myself too but I didn't apply for any financial help since I have a fair amount of money already. I definitely wouldn't put money towards a gaming PC though. I'd put it towards books/food/transportation. More necessities than luxuries.

PC money comes from my own personal money. Not money intended for education.
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Old August 13, 2008, 11:24 PM
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Yea, as a matter of fact, im going to pay for mine in cash. Just coz I work and make like 200 a day in teh gold mines LoL. Sorry for those poor suckas that have no discipline or sense of responsibility, hehe, would be funny if they flunk out, wind up flipping MY burgers, and still have to repay LooLzOrs
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