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  1. I'll copy and paste what he wrote in reply @Boinker I stricly need a reservoir pump combo to fit in my mid tower, so i could potentially used what "stoner" put the link to. The XSPC reservoir pump combo @stoner Im getting the dark blue tubing, therefore i dont need coloured coolant and will get distilled water which is cheaper, with some P-T nuke. All round if i did it fully custom, its wayyyyyyyyyyy to expensive... Cheers EDIT: Would this be a good waterblock if he was to go fully custom? http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=207_160_878_879&products_id=17663
  2. Hey lads, Basically, my mate is wanting to set up a watercooling loop in his 650D - he's going to order a RS240rasa kit, and obviously another 120mm rad He will replace all fittings with bits power compression fittings, and will be water cooling my gtx 570 and later adding another and also water cooling, using this block. Fans: This has been a big issue for him, but i think he's settled on gelid wing 12's. We cant find gentle typhoons for under 25 bucks @ a decent retailer, if there are any other decent fans out there, hopefully blue ( or aesthetically pleasing )pleaseee post. He will be replacing the Rasa kit tubing with some other tubing, thinking this tubing but it possibly will change. He's got the cash for this, so the reality of it is not a worry , but he doesn't want to go overboard spending. If its worth noting, he will be getting an ivy bridge cpu and overclocking the beast. Also, He is located in Australia so any changes or suggests will need to be from an Aus retailer. Cheers for help! EDIT: His pc is as follows Corsair 650D Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD5-B3 Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8R 8GB EVGA GTX 570 HD Core i5 2500k Corsair AX 750W Coolermaster Hyper TX3
  3. Hey mate firstly, what will you be using it for because i would recommend changing to a 2500k instead unless your going to use the i7 to its full potential. also if your going to overclock, change to the K series I personally would change the mobo to the sabertooth purely because i dont like the price of that board. The sabertooth is an amazing board. as for the ram, pick up a 1333mhz set you will see little to no difference between 1600 and this. Get a 2x4GB set instead. i agree with the psu, a 750-800w would be enough as for the case, i personally would go for something like a HAF X but thats a personal choice. Looks great. Cheers
  4. Hey mate you don't need to use those holes as the loop is sealed. You mount the h70/eco where your rear exhausted fan is. There is no reason why it wouldn't fit. Cheers
  5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRrU2RFX3_U Miek - you might like . Absolutely love that song, and its a bit like what your listening to Cheers
  6. Yeah its a little strange but I like it. Allows you to fix up the dodgy ones haha. The 540m is 100$ extra over the 525m. Do you think it would be worth it? I noticed they are exactly the same ecept for memory and core clock. there are some features that the xps comes with over the inspition, like aftermarket speakers, backlit keyboard, etc Cheers
  7. Hey bud, cheers for the reply With the Inspiron you cant change the cpu, ram or gpu. Pretty much you can only change around the looks and random crap thats not needed. While with the xps you can change the cpu, ram, gpu, hard drive, etc etc. I selected the most suitable inspirion to compare with the XPS. I read somewhere that they have close performance, but i just couldnt find any benchmarks showing. Apparently the XPS has a better build quality? I'm not too sure. Cheers EDIT: i see what you mean about the XPS customizing, you have to click select then choose the cheapest one to customize. Sorry for that.
  8. Hey guys as the title said, im considering a new laptop. I decided im not going to bother upgraded anything in my pc atm. Now, im pretty much on a tight budget, of around 1.3 grand. I'm going with dell. I get a 10% discount on Dell XPS systems and 5% off Inspirion. at the moment its between two laptops. it will primary be used for gaming/lan (l4d2, BC2, COD4, and of course, minecraft) at my mates house while also just schooling/uni stuff. i want it to last for atleast 2-3 years. Remember, im from Australia so this will need to be in aus dollars from Dell Aus 1. XPS 15.6" (Customized it) cpu: i7 2630m gpu: GT540m ram: 4gb (1x 4gb) figured i could add another 4gb if i wanted for less than what they ask. hdd: 640gb 7200rpm - dont need anymore, have heaps of space on my desktop and portable hdd battery: 6 cell Total: $1,247 after 10% 2. Inspiron 15r (15.6") (cant customize) cpu: i7 2630m gpu: GT525m ----> worse gpu? ram: 8gb ram (2x4gb) hdd: 640gb 5400rpm - dont need anymore, have heaps of space on my desktop and portable hdd ---> slower hard drive battery: 6 cell Total: $1223 after 5% Cheers for any help
  9. Never say die vol 7 i....i... just cant stop listening had it in my itunes for about 2 weeks. listening to 60 hours of it so far Cheers
  10. Hey may, welcome Firstly, there is no real point in buying the i7 unless you are going to do heavy rendering and such. The i5 2500k is just as good, if not better at times when it comes to gaming. I agree with mucho, i would wait for the vertex 3 series. As for a cpu cooler, even a hyper 212+ will be able to get you a solid overclock of 4ghz+ . This comes with thermal paste so no need to worry about that. No need to wire or solder anything, the psu will come with all the wires you need and so will the other components. Just make sure when building, your not on carpet and have a few screwdrivers Other than that, looks solid buddy Cheers
  11. what about the coolermaster cm690 II? its an incredible case, with loads of fan spaces, has amazing reviews and its only $90 from newegg Here's a review.
  12. well, the 5870 should be able to fit into the zalman seeing as it has a clearance of 29cm. It also fits in the thermaltake and predator. As for xfire, im not too sure, i think they should fit. What budget do you have for a case and where are you buying from? I completely agree with getting the i5 2500k, would not go for amd. Cheers
  13. My vote is seasonic. I also agree with black, why not get a h50/h70 instead? cheers
  14. Don't work for me either. Fix your links bud Cheers
  15. Looks like a solid build there buddy. Cheers
  16. I forgot to add that these prices were all before promo codes and other deals as i'm not too familiar with newegg so i don't know how long these promo codes and deals will last. UPDATED HTPC
  17. http://www.expc.ca/i-17979-ASUS_ENGTX590_3DIS_3GD5.html a listing for the GTX590 from a Canadian site
  18. Cheers lad Just a quick note, im going to be away for a week as of tomorrow, any updates (if any) ill have to change when i get back. Cheers
  19. Thanks lads But please do post some suggestions What should i add, i.e a list of good hard drives as i only have got a samsung F3 there? More coolers? Should i add a workstation and HTPC? Cheers
  20. Cheers for that buddy feel free to post what you want and ill add, whether its new components or systems Cheers
  21. So some people can be unsure on system parts, while this forum does have guides on picking psu's, cases and some others. Why not one on system builds? Buying a new system can be both exciting and daunting at the same time. Technology increases as each day passes so how do you know whats the best for you budget? or just simply would this component be better off in the trash can. Asking a community such as OCC is the best place to start as we can run through your build, picking out errors while also trying to save you some money amd giving you recommendations. But what happens when you have no grounds to start building (I.E you dont know where to start) ? Well, this thread will help you out. Not only will it give you some simple build suggestions but also links to other in-forum pages that will help pick power supplies (PSU), Cases, LCD's, the list just goes on. But wait, there is more! Further down the page, there is a list of CPU's and their sockets both from Intel and AMD. Also you will find a list of the GPUs that you would want to put your money into whether its just a standard everyday use or a heavy, hardcore gaming rig, this thread has it all. NOTE: - Rough prices from newegg US - I will try my best to keep the systems updated. - Although these are labeled as gaming, they will do just fine for other uses. Some useful guides; Crazy_Nate's How to build a system guide Jammin's PSU list El_Capitans Case list Radodrill's Watercooling Information & Suggestions Psywar's LCD Monitor Information OCC's Memory FAQ [RIP] Verran's fantastic Raid guide Overclocking guides (Note: Some are from Overclock.net) The basics of overclocking (What is it?) Overclocking socket 1366 Overlocking 2600K/1155 (with thanks to El_Capitan for sharing) Overclocking Phenom II CPU's NOTE 1: Black Edition (eg x2 555BE, 1090T BE ) and Extreme Editions/K series (eg 990x, 2500k) have unlocking multiplyers meaning you can just bump up the multiplier without changing the FSB NOTE 2: Overclocking is done at your own risk, as it may void the warranty or damage your chip. It is essential that you have the right cooling before messing with the settings (Refer to CPU Cooling at the bottom) Please post your opinions, say what you would change. Chances are I've missed something, or picked a bad part. basic 1 (intel) cpu: Intel Celeron E3300 Wolfdale 2.5GHz - $40 mobo: ASRock G41M-GS - $57 ram: G.SKILL 2GB - $29 gpu: onboard hdd:Seagate Barracuda 7200 500gb -$40 / 1tb psu: Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D - $40 case: El Cheapo - $10-20 total: $216 basic 2 (amd) cpu: AMD Sempron 145 Sargas 2.8GHz- $43 mobo: MSI 760GM-P33 AM3 AMD 760G - $55 ram: Kingston HyperX 2GB - $25 gpu: onboard hdd: Seagate Barracuda 7200 500gb -$40 / 1tb psu: Antec EarthWatts Green EA-380D - $40 case: El Cheapo $10-20 total: $223 budget gaming/home 1 (amd) cpu: AMD Phenom II X2 555 - $90 mobo: ASUS M4A87TD/USB - $100 ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) - $50 gpu: GTS450 $119 / 5770 $119 / GTX460 $150 / GTX550 $150 / 6850 $170 hdd: samsung spinpoint F3 1tb - $65 psu: SeaSonic S12II 430B 430W - 70$ case: COOLER MASTER Elite 430 - $50 total: $544 - $595 Budget gaming/home 2 (intel) cpu: Intel Core i3-2100 - $120 mobo: MSI P67A-C43 (B3) - $125 / BIOSTAR TH67+ (use onboard gpu) - $105 ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) - $50 gpu: GTS450 $119 / 5770 $119 / GTX460 $150 / GTX550 $150 / 6850 $170 hdd: samsung spinpoint F3 1tb - $65 psu: SeaSonic S12II 430B 430W - 70$ case: COOLER MASTER Elite 430 - $50 total: $460 - $600 Midrange gamer cpu: i5 2500k $220 mobo: MSI P67A-C43 (B3) - $125 ram: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) - $42 gpu: GTX460 $150 / 6850 $170 / 6870 $204 / GTX560 TI $239 / 6950 $240 hdd: samsung spinpoint F3 1tb - $65 psu: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600 - $70 ? case: refer to El_Capitan's list cpu cooler: Hyper212+ total: $612 (w/o case) - $762 amd midrange gamer cpu: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition - $200 mobo: ASUS M4A79XTD EVO - $119 ram: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) - $42 gpu: GTX460 $150 / 6850 $170 / 6870 $204 / GTX560 TI $239 / 6950 $240 hdd: samsung spinpoint F3 1tb - $65 psu: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M600 RS-600 - $70 ? case: refer to El_Capitan's list total: $646 - $736 High end cpu: Intel Core i7-2600K - $328 mobo: ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0) - $240 ram: CORSAIR XMS3 C9 8GB - $95 gpu: 6950 $240 / 6970 $339 / GTX570 $369 / GTX580 $529 / 6990 $700 hdd: samsung spinpoint F3 1tb - $65 psu: CORSAIR AX750? - $169 case: refer to El_Capitan's list cpu cooler: Noctua NH-D14? - $75 / Watercooling total: $1212 w/o case - $1672 ihavetoomuchmoney cpu: 990x x 2- $2000 mobo: evga SR2 - $ - newegg out of stock ram: Mushkin Enhanced Redline 12gb (3x 4) x 2 - $500 gpu: GTX580 $529 / 6970 x2 $687 / sli GTX580 $1058 / 6990 $700 etc hdd: samsung spinpoint F3 1tb - $65 ssd:Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Deluxe 240gb - $464 psu: HX 1000W - $230 case: 800D ? HAF X? cpu cooler: Custom water cooling loop x 2 (one for cpus other one for gpus ) total: ... HTPC cpu: i3 2100 - $125 mobo: ASUS P8H67-I DELUXE - $160 ram: G.SKILL NS 4GB (2 x 2GB) - $40 gpu: onboard - $0 hdd: samsung spinpoint F3 1tb - $65 (x2?) psu: case comes with 150w Disk Drive: Hp BD240I-h01 combo (?) case: Antec ISK 300-150 - $80 total: $470 - $535 (w/ 2 hard drives) CPUs Intel 1155: - DDR3 dual channel ram (i.e 4gb, 8gb, 16gb etc) i3 2100 - dual core - $120 i5 2500 - quad core - $209.99 i5 2500k - overclocking God, quad core - $220 i7 2600 - quadcore - $299.99 i7 2600k - overclocking God, quad core - $328 1366: - DDR3 Tri-channel ram (i.e 3gb, 6gb, 12gb, 24gb etc) i7 950 - quad core - $279.99 i7 970 - 6 cores of power - $594.99 i7 980x - hexcore powerz - $949.99 i7 990x - hexcore powerz - $999.99 Xeons socket 775 is your core 2 duo/quads (DDR2/3 and dual channel ram) and 1156 is the i5 7**/6** and also i7 8** (DDR3 and dual channel ram) AMD - DDR3 dual channel ram (i.e 4gb, 8gb, 16gb etc) Athlon II X4 640 - quadcore - $99.99 Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition - dual core - $89.99 AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition - quad core - $139.99 AMD Phenom II X6 1055T - hexa core - $179.99 Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition - hexa core - $199.99 GPUs* - Heres the best GPUs from both manufacturers, ATI/AMD and Nvidia ATI/AMD - 5770 - $119 5870 - $219 6850 - $170 6870 - $204 6950 - 2gb version can be flashed to a 6970 - $240 6970 - $339 6990 - dual 6970's on one board ? - $700 Nvidia - GTS450 - $119 GTX460 - $150 GTX550 TI - $150 GTX560 TI - $239 GTX570 - $369 GTX580 - $529 GTX590 - $700 CPU cooling - Running too hot? Heres some great coolers. Corsair H70 (closed watercooling) - $104.81 Hyper 212+ - Best Bang For Buck - $29.99 Noctua NH-D14 - $74.99 Noctua NH-U12P SE2 - $69.74 Prolimatech Megahalems- $64.99 - be aware that you will need to buy fans for this Zalman CNPS9900 Max - $79.99 Thermaltake Frio - $58 When picking an operating system, make sure you pick 64bit as this doesn't have a cap on the amount of ram you can use. 32bit OS only allows 4gb including video ram. Cheers *GPU prices are entry fee for the card. * Moderators: If there is anything i should not have such as the links in the over-clocking guides or anything that you disagree with please feel free to remove.
  22. I dont think he wants two separate systems though, although it is a good idea.
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