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Old 27-07-08, 12:04 AM
DForce10 DForce10 is offline
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Upgrading Help

I had to start a new thread was having trouble with the last one so here goes.

I'm looking to overclock and want to future proof. Looking for a good watercooling option. Maybe tri CrossFire sometime in the future.

These are the parts I'm interested in, but think I will wait for the reviews of the 4870x2 when it goes on sale.

Motherboard:

Still undecided

Asus Rampage Extreme Intel X48 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard

for £270.24 inc VAT

or

Foxconn BLACKOPS X48 Socket 775 DDR3 7.1 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard (My preferrence)

for £226.32inc vat

Processor:

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450, Yorkfield Core, S775, 2.66 GHz, 1333MHz, 12MB L2 Cache, OEM (My preferrence)

for £197.39inc vat

Memory:

OCZ 4GB KIT (2 x 2G DDR3 1600Mhz PC3 12800 REAPER SERIES DUAL CHANNEL KIT (7-7-7-24) (My preferrence) Corsair too expensive!

for £167.99inc vat

Graphics Card:

I'm holding out for the 4870x2 but for now its one of these options

Want to spend around £260 - £300

Hard Drive:

1x 300 GB Western Digital WD3000GLFS VelociRaptor, SATA 300, 10000 rpm, 16MB Cache, 4.2 ms, NCQ (My preferrence)

for £189.86inc vat

&

1x Samsung SpinPoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB Hard Drive SATAII *32MB Cache* - OEM (My preferrence)

for £87.53inc vat

Case:

Silverstone TJ07S-W (Silver) aluminium Supertower Case with Window (w/o PSU)

for £253.47

Lian Li Armorsuit PC-P80 (My preferrence)

for £197.98

Water Cooling Kit:

Swiftech H2O-220 Apex Ultra+ Watercooling Kit (Socket 462/478/LGA775/754/939/940) (My preferrence)

for £199.74

OC was the only place I could find this. I'm looking for an all in one solution since I haven't watercooled before.

Is this better or worse than the Zalman?

Any other recommendations?

PSU:

1000W Corsair HX Series PSU ATX, EPS12V, PS/2, Modular Power Supply, UK Version, 5 Year Warranty (My preferrence)

for £155.09

Monitor:

24" Samsung T240, Widescreen LCD, 1920x1200, 20,000:1 DCR, 300 cd/m², 5 ms (My preferrence)

for £348.35 Inc VAT

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Motherboard: 226.32

Processor: 197.39

Memory: 167.99

Graphics Card:

Hard Drive: 189.86

87.53

Case: 197.98

Water Cooling Kit: 199.74

PSU: 155.09

Monitor: 348.35

Total: 1770.25

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