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5/20/13: finally have all my part picking done. i still have to buy the CPU and mobo but the rest is bought. memory was from last build, i'll up date to at least 1600 later. i'll get some water-cooling for cpu and overclock it at the same time. potentially double up the 660's.
i love the case, pictures soon. 5/23/13 put together so far-added a little extra red lighting. pic of case. 5/29/13 purchased mobo and cpu, installed. all set up. my intel fan came DOA. initial boot mobo was not powering on at all-still not sure what happened but I just re-did the build and it came out okay.
Ran some inital 3d mark BE tests Icestorm:139580 Cloudgate:14763 Firestrike: 4415 pretty average. once I can afford new memory and a liquid cool I will OC.

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  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

Need a good recommendation for cpu cooler. liquid is fine but I have never installed one, though it doesn't seem difficult.

  • 79 months ago
  • 2 points

corsair h80i or h100i, good value, good performance, come pre filled and should last a few years before needing any sort of attention and easy to fit

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

The best all in one watercooler is the swiftech h220 ! More expensive but definitly worth it. A lot more features, much stronger pump,customizations,

  • 79 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for the input, at this point i'm not looking to much for customization, just a simple setup with really good results. i'll check the swiftech out