After a whole lot of thought its time.....

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.......to take the plunge on a Conroe rig. "Check me spec" time before its click skint.


MB-180-AS Asus P5W64-WS Pro Intel 975X (Socket LGA775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard (MB-180-AS) 1
£159.99 £159.99

SC-043-CL Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music - OEM (SC-043-CL) 1
£45.99 £45.99

HD-069-WD Western Digital Raptor 150GB WD1500ADFD 10,000RPM SATA 16MB Cache - OEM (HD-069-WD) 1
£135.99 £135.99

CP-128-IN Intel Core 2 DUO E6600 "LGA775 Conroe" 2.40GHz (1066FSB) - Retail (CP-128-IN) 1
£195.99 £195.99

MY-073-OC OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2-8000 Dual Channel Titanium Alpha XTC Series DDR2 (OCZ2TA1000VX2GK) (MY-073-OC) 1
£257.99 £257.99

CD-047-NE NEC ND7173 18x18 DVD±RW Dual Layer LabelFlash ReWriter (Black) - OEM (CD-047-NE) 1
£19.95 £19.95

CA-019-OC OCZ GameXStream 700w Silent SLI Ready ATX2 Power Supply (CA-019-OC) 1
£89.99 £89.99

GX-051-CO ATI Radeon X1950 XT-X ***Crossfire/Master Edition*** SILENT Heatpipe 512MB GDDR4 (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-051-CO) 1
£274.99 £274.99

GX-050-CO Connect3D ATI Radeon X1950 XT-X SILENT Heatpipe 512MB GDDR4 AVIVO TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) - Retail (GX-050-CO) 1
£249.99 £249.99

WC-019-SW Swiftech MCW60-B VGA Waterblock (WC-019-SW) 1
£23.95 £23.95

WC-021-SW Swiftech H20-220 Apex Ultra+ Watercooling Kit (Socket 462/478/LGA775/754/939/940) (WC-021-SW) 1
£171.95 £171.95

CA-028-LL Lian-Li PC V2000 PLUS Silver Aluminium Full-Tower (No PSU) (CA-028-LL) 1
£129.95 £129.95

CA-010-LL Lian Li F-01A Aluminium Floppy Bezel (Silver) (CA-010-LL) 1
£4.95 £4.95

CA-008-LL Lian Li C-01A Aluminium CD-ROM/DVD-ROM Bezel (Silver) (CA-008-LL) 1
£7.95 £7.95

Subtotal £1,769.62
VAT £309.69
Total £2,079.31


Looking to clock the hell out of this but don't want to sit next to a hair dryer, gonna match this with a Dell 3007 WFP that I bought last week and also rig it up to my home cinema rig.

Was going to go down the custom WC setup malarky but I simply do not have the time tracking down a Swiftech storm, or getting a custom head from a place in America or Australia for my DCC. So after a while I thought sod it, I know this WC setup is not the best of the best but I'll live with it.

Gonna post pics as I go along with this setup, as I'm going to mod the case a little as well.

For those of you who are wondering, your right, but I need a hobby thats going to keep me in during the week instead of lashing it up in town, so makes perfect economic sense.

At least thats what I'm telling myself.
 
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2bullish said:
any thoughts at all before I click? I'm no expert so advice is more than welcome.

looks alright, wish i had that kinda money :( gonna take 3 months to get a new £1000 air cooled rig similar specs...just cheaper components...i also will be overclocking :D
 
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Personally I would go for a 6400, DS3 and Geil DDR2 800 memory and use the money saved on a huge screen :D As you don't seem to be short on money it looks very nice.
 
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bringerofdecay said:
looks alright, wish i had that kinda money :( gonna take 3 months to get a new £1000 air cooled rig similar specs...just cheaper components...i also will be overclocking :D

Bought, will keep whoevers intersted in this project notified of all the mistakes I make and the complete noobness of my approach, should make interesting reading as Ive never built a WC system before, and don't know what a dremel is.
 
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Raikiri said:
Personally I would go for a 6400, DS3 and Geil DDR2 800 memory and use the money saved on a huge screen :D As you don't seem to be short on money it looks very nice.

EEK to late.

6600 is best bang for buck IMO. Can live withouth the DS3, done my homework on that, the GEIL 800 was my second choice but the stats bore out the better performance of the OCZ, and I already have a big screen. ;)

Advice on the build would be appreciated, when it arrives though, as I spent the money 5 mins ago.
 
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Dremel: Small, versatile rotary tool used for cutting, polishing, sanding and etching etc. ;) Looks like a very nice system, enjoy.

2bullish said:
I already have a big screen. ;)

A 26 and 20 here :D
 
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Raikiri said:
Dremel: Small, vesatile rotary tool used for cutting, polishing, sanding and etching etc. ;) Looks like a very nice system, enjoy.



A 26 and 20 here :D


I've seen one in my local wicks that I was going to buy along with a nifty own brand work bench. I bought a couple of plastic clasps the other day which I'll use to secure the heatsinks on the GPU's while they set. Cannot think of anything else.
 
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