Just purchased my new computer v. NewEgg

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  1. Traitor

    Traitor New Member

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    KINGWIN Aquastar AS-3000 Liquid Cooler
    ASUS A8N-SLI Premium
    4800+ toledo dual core
    Geforce 7900GT
    seagate SATA 160gb
    600W PSU
    2Gig Corsair pc3500
    Coolermaster Case
    Audigy 2 soundcard

    What do you guys think?:wiggle:
     
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    wizurd TRUE OT OG BRO

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    Not bad, could be better.
     
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    was on a budget, so i didnt go crazy :eek3:
     
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    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    what PSU? and that watercooling system is really shitty i am sorry to say. Godo air cooled ones will perform better.
     
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    good choice with asus, nvidia, amd, seagate, and corsair... thats pretty much my preference for each of things you get them for

    :bigthumb:
     
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    jwynn Yeah I Know I Dont Have Enough Posts

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    More storage!!!

    Other than that nice system.
     
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    not the best chocie of CPU in terms of performance/cost. You would have been better off getting a 3800+ and a better graphics card.

    That liquid cooler is pretty bad and you would probably get better temps witha ir cooling.

    What psu? Wattage isn't really a big factor in performance. Not to mention manufacturers have different standards for rating them. Something like an aspire 600w psu might only be able to supply a sustained 450 watts whereas a psu from OCZ rated at 500w can supply a true 500w. Again, wattage isn't the biggest factor. Voltages and amperage tolerences on the rails are much more important.
     
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    I just bought an Audigy 2 myself. Next comes the SATA RAID (grin).

    Go here to find good heatsinks: www.3dcool.com

    I'm partial to Swiftech heatsinks, but there are also all kinds of other brands available. Make sure to buy Arctic Silver heatsink goop, or the good heatsink won't make much of a difference. Anybody here will tell you Arctic Silver is worth the extra $10.

    The problem with watercooled computers is they still have to radiate the heat into the air eventually, and unlike your car's radiator, your computer doesn't have the benefit of eighty-mph winds to cool it off. Since the heat has to get into the air anyway, you might as well skip the added complexity of a watercooler unless you want to use it to cool your motherboard chipset and your video card too.
     
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    That is a very good PSU so you should be fine.

    I would return teh water cooling. Almost all modual watercooling units or entry level kits perform poorly. If you are going to watercool you should build your own setup using good components.

    In your case I would suggest just getting a nice heatsink. Thermalright is the way to go.
     

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