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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Kicksome123, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. Kicksome123 New Member

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    Well im pretty new here so, /wave everyone. I was looking to start a new build and hopefully get into Overclocking and Liquid cooling. So I was thinking about going with the Thermaltake Armor LCS
    http://www.xoxide.com/thermaltake-armor-lcs-ve2000bws.html

    So thats the case. Im pretty much upgrading all my hardware except for my video card which is a nVidia 8800 GTS 640MB. As far as ram goes im getting this
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3404049&CatId=2261

    And as far as CPU/Motherboard goes im planning on getting this
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3520085&CatId=2417

    PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171013

    And a good ol' trusty copy of Vista 64-bit ultimate. I am using my hard drive I already have which is a Maxtor SATA 7200 rpm 250Gb. As a note to all this is my first real computer build(though I have put many together) but I am a liquid cooled virgin and also a OC virgin. I have read a couple of guides on here, and just wondering if yall could point me in the right direction of where to keep researching, Especially ones for processors like mine.
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    bump
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    well now tigerdirect doesnt have the mobo/cpu special anymore. How about yall help me set my computer up. I wanted to keep hardware of the pc under 750. Also im still going to use my same hard drive and video card.
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    What are you going to do with the computer (gaming, web surfing, ect.)
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    gaming gaming, and more gaming. Websurfing to though.
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    I would say

    MB: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188024

    CPU is a little trickier. The 45 quads should be coming out soon, and they will beat anything you could get now. If you do that liquid cooling case, I would say get: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037
    you should be able to get that to some nice speeds.

    Or, you could get: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115017 which of course doesn't need and can't get to as high of speeds but it doesn't need to.

    Or you could get somethin cheap to hold you over till 45nm quads come out. I would say personally I would go with the first option, then perhaps try to sell or trade it for a 45 quad down the road.

    You also might wanna consider getting a little more power, as it will hold you over better for future upgrades. Maybe not though, I am fairly new at this too. Happy computing. :toast:
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    Also do you already have a dvd drive?
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    Yup, got the one that came stock with my computer. Good enough for me. heh.

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