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A few questions on my new build

By MKM
Jun 22, 2007
  1. Alright, so this is the next PC I'm gonna build, just a few final questions.

    Will Asus do fine or would you recommend getting EVGA/BFG/XFX etc instead for my mainboard and GPU?

    As for the air cooling I'm going with the standard fans coming with the case, any risk of overheating my memory or any other component not connected to the water cooling system (going to water cool the CPU, GPU and harddrive)?

    I'm going to replace the fan on the 8800gtx with a water block my self, anyone got any experience doing this, is it hard?

    Any other comments and toughts are appreciated, and if you know something about water cooling feel free to recommend any brands to look for when buying the pump, radiator, tubing, etc.


    Videocard: Asus Extreme GeForce 8800GTX 768MB DDR3 TV-out HDTV DUAL DVI SLI-ready RETAIL PCI Express
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121033

    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.40GHz 4MB FSB1066 Boxed (with cpu-cooler!) Socket 775
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115003

    Mainboard: Asus Striker Extreme nForce 680i SLI 4DDR2-DIMM 2PCI 4PCIe SATA Raid Audio GB-LAN Firewire Socket775 ATX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131074

    Memory: Corsair TWIN2X2048-8500C5D Dominator
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145043

    Harddrive: Raptor WD740ADFD 74Gb 10000rpm 16Mb cache S-ATA
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136033

    PSU: Corsair HX Series Modular Power Supply 620W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139002

    Optical drive: Asus DRW-1814BL Dual-Layer DVD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135149

    Case: Thermaltake VA8003SWA Armor FullTower Silver ATX without PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133020


    GPU Cooler: Innovatek Cool-Matic G80-GTX (8800GTX) GPU+RAM+BRIDGE+SPG Cooler

    CPU Cooler: Innovatek G-Flow Water-cooler - Socket 775 (intel)

    Harddrive Cooler: Innovatek HDM L-Pro Hard Drive Cooling and Decoupling (Noise Reduction Box) 5,25
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    I like the tech support, when needed, at eVGA. ASUS has gone to heck where tech support is concerned.
    I would also avoid the ASUS Dual Layer, and get something better... Phillips, Yamaha, LG, Pioneer... but not Sony, HLDS, or HP
     
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