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i7 Cosmos

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Starfighter, May 9, 2009.

  1. Starfighter New Member

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    First build in 8 years so looking for any advice. This will be a gaming/hobby rig.

    i7 920 Cosmos

    Also, just found tpu--awesome! Thanks to those who put the time into making this site rock!

    -Star

    Summary:
    1. CASE: Cooler Master Cosmos 1000 RC-1000-KSN1 Black/Silver Steel ATX Full Tower
    2. MB: EVGA E758-TR 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
    3. GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1281-AR GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express
    4. PSU: Corsair CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V
    5. CPU: Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core
    6. MEM: Corsair Dominator 6GB (3x2GB) 240-pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
    7. HD: WD Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10000 RPM SATA 1.5GB/s Hard Drive [times 2]
    8. MON: ASUS VH226H Black 21.5'' 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor
    9. OPT: LG 22X DVD RW DVD Burner Black OEM
    10. OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64-bit OEM

    Total price with all the combo deals is $1845.46 including shipping (Link does not show combo deals)
     
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    Are you planning on air or water cooling?
     
  3. Starfighter New Member

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    To start, air cooling, a few paychecks down the road and then I will WC the CPU. I will also be modding the case (first case mod project for me) in a few months (moving soon).
    So a few questions.

    1. What kind of air movement do I need to add if I am just running at stock speeds until I can pony up dough for some WC?

    2. Anyone have a favorite WC Block for the i7?

    3. I do plan on OC this chip down the road, on a scale of 1-10, how important is WC the NB/SB on this MB? I was just planning on CPU and then GPU cooling.

    thanks

    -Star
     
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    Ill be honest with you. I had a Cosmos 1000 from July 08 till April 09. I had it on air cooling and I pretty much hated that p.o.s. That case is mainly designed for W/C. Air flow isn't all that great and the door locking is a pain in the ass.
    If you are going to air cool first then I would recommend you either look at the Antec 1200, Coolermaster HAF 932 or the Coolermaster ATCS 840 depending on your budget. All 3 offer phenomenal air cooling and water cooling options. Out of those three I would personally get the ATCS myself because it has a very professional look, awesome air cooling and many watercooling options as well a beautiful interior.
    Oh and if you're deadset on the Cosmos then you should look at the Cosmos S. Has better cooling than the 1000. Although the side fan does interfere with tall cpu heatsinks and what not.
     

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