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Old March 15, 2008, 02:27 PM
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Default Need New WC Solution

Budget: $300

Just for cooling the CPU, I also want it to look cool too. ;) What do you all suggest?? Thanks. :D

CPU - Q6600 G0
Modding - Not very skilled! lol So screw-on solution, I was suggested "The Vortex Solution"
Price Range - $300
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Old March 15, 2008, 02:48 PM
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What CPU??? :)

Makes a huge difference between a dual/quad 65/45.
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Old March 15, 2008, 03:37 PM
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What CPU??? :)

Makes a huge difference between a dual/quad 65/45.
Q6600 G0 currently 3.6GHz on air stable.
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Thermaltake Big Water 760is (Custom Coolant)
Antec TruePower Quattro 1000watt (Modular)
Asus Maximus Formula BIOS v1004
8GB OCZ PC2-6400 800MHz Vista Performance Platinum Edition @ 5-5-5-15 2T
Sapphire Radeon 3870x2 || Diamond Radeon 3870x2
WD Raptor 74GB 10,000rpm SATA | WD 500GB 7200rpm SATA | WD 500GB 7200rpm SATA
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Thermaltake Armor 8003 (Modded)
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Old March 15, 2008, 04:22 PM
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Case? :)

You know you're not going to manage to squeeze much more out of your CPU with WC?
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Old March 15, 2008, 04:46 PM
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Case? :)

You know you're not going to manage to squeeze much more out of your CPU with WC?
I really don't care, I like the look of WC, plus I have money to burn. ;)

I have the Antec 900, but I'm buying the Thermaltake Armor, I'm not worried about space. ;)
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Thermaltake Big Water 760is (Custom Coolant)
Antec TruePower Quattro 1000watt (Modular)
Asus Maximus Formula BIOS v1004
8GB OCZ PC2-6400 800MHz Vista Performance Platinum Edition @ 5-5-5-15 2T
Sapphire Radeon 3870x2 || Diamond Radeon 3870x2
WD Raptor 74GB 10,000rpm SATA | WD 500GB 7200rpm SATA | WD 500GB 7200rpm SATA
LG DVD-RW Dual Layer SATA
Thermaltake Armor 8003 (Modded)
http://www.heatware.com/eval.php?id=63819
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Old March 15, 2008, 04:52 PM
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Willing to mod the case (if so, how much), or would you prefer a mostly screw-on solution?

Once you get those answers together.... edit your original post to include the cpu/case/price range/modding skills and I'm sure the suggestions will start pouring in.... :)

For $300 you should be able to put together a really decent custom WC loop with quality components.
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Old March 15, 2008, 04:54 PM
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Willing to mod the case (if so, how much), or would you prefer a mostly screw-on solution?

Once you get those answers together.... edit your original post to include the cpu/case/price range/modding skills and I'm sure the suggestions will start pouring in.... :)

For $300 you should be able to put together a really decent custom WC loop with quality components.

EDIT TOP POST! :)
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Thermaltake Big Water 760is (Custom Coolant)
Antec TruePower Quattro 1000watt (Modular)
Asus Maximus Formula BIOS v1004
8GB OCZ PC2-6400 800MHz Vista Performance Platinum Edition @ 5-5-5-15 2T
Sapphire Radeon 3870x2 || Diamond Radeon 3870x2
WD Raptor 74GB 10,000rpm SATA | WD 500GB 7200rpm SATA | WD 500GB 7200rpm SATA
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Old March 15, 2008, 05:02 PM
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I say just purchase the ncix essentials 240 or 300 kit.
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Old March 15, 2008, 05:14 PM
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 "G0" 2.4GHz Overclocked @ 3.6GHz (1.48v)
Thermaltake Big Water 760is (Custom Coolant)
Antec TruePower Quattro 1000watt (Modular)
Asus Maximus Formula BIOS v1004
8GB OCZ PC2-6400 800MHz Vista Performance Platinum Edition @ 5-5-5-15 2T
Sapphire Radeon 3870x2 || Diamond Radeon 3870x2
WD Raptor 74GB 10,000rpm SATA | WD 500GB 7200rpm SATA | WD 500GB 7200rpm SATA
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Old March 15, 2008, 05:21 PM
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The only things wrong with that build are the lack of fans, and the inclusion of two rads... :)

I'd also suggest a radbox for the easiest installation.
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