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    New build

    Building/upgrading my system to 680i.

    What do you think of this set-up:


    EVGA 680i Mobo
    Corsair 2GB DDR2 XMS2 Dominator PC2-8500C5 TwinX (2x1GB)
    C2D e6600
    XFX 8800GTX
    Lian Li G70
    Creative XFI EM
    2x750Gb Seagates
    Enermax Galaxy 1Kw

    Cooling:

    Full Aquacomputer, 2 loops

    Loop 1:

    Cuplex XT CPU Block, Laing DDC Ultra with plexi top, Evo360 rad, Aquacomputer 8800GTX block, Alphacool Repack reservoir.

    Loop 2:

    2x Twinplex chipset blocks, V-Reg Block, Aquadrive Dual, Laing DDC Ultra, Thermochill PA120.1mm rad, Alphacool Repack Reservoir.

    Ones highlighted in red is what i already have.
    Rig1: Asus Maximus vi Formula, Intel Haswell 4770K, 16Gb Corsair Vengeance 2400mhz, Corsair AX760i, ATI 280x, Corsair 750D, 4x480Gb Intel 520series SSD, Custom EK Hardline WC

    Rig2: Abit IN9 32X-MAX WiFi NF680i, Intel Core2Duo e6600 Conroe, 2Gb Gskill HZ PC6400, 640MB EVGA 8800GTS, Enermax Galaxy 1Kw, Soundblaster XFI, Lian Li G70, 2x750Gb Seagates, 2x250Gb Samsung Spinpoints, 2x320Gb Seagates, Aquacomputer watercooled, 2xBelinea 102035w 20.1" LCD[/SIZE]

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    • NightshadowUK's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z87M GAMING
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i5 4670K [4GHz w/ Macho Rev.B]
      • Memory:
      • 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LP
      • Storage:
      • 240GB Crucial M500 & 1TB HGST 7K1000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 4GB Sapphire 290X Vapor-X
      • PSU:
      • 620W Corsair HX
      • Case:
      • Silverstone TJ08B-E [AP181 & NF-S12B]
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Home Premium [64bit]
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2412M
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 200Mb
    Drop the Dominator RAM, it's just the same as the PC8500 XMS2 sticks... only overpriced and with fans.

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    • staffsMike's system
      • Motherboard:
      • evga 680i
      • CPU:
      • e6600
      • Memory:
      • geil ultra pc6400
      • Storage:
      • WD 320gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • leadtek 8800 GTS 640mb
      • PSU:
      • ocz gameXstream 700w
      • Case:
      • akasa eclipse
      • Monitor(s):
      • dell 2007wfp and Lg L194WT
      • Internet:
      • pipex homecall
    Looks like a very nice system.

    Have fun with it.

    Careful with the ram it may not boot first time on the pc8500 stuff.

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    What ram would you suggest i'd go for? Then again, i've heard some mobo's are dodgey or fussy with certain ram manufacturers.

    How good are Team Xtreem 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 PC2-8000C5 1000MHz Dual Channel Kit? I've heard from reviews, they are a pretty good manufacturer but nothing else to do with overclocking
    Rig1: Asus Maximus vi Formula, Intel Haswell 4770K, 16Gb Corsair Vengeance 2400mhz, Corsair AX760i, ATI 280x, Corsair 750D, 4x480Gb Intel 520series SSD, Custom EK Hardline WC

    Rig2: Abit IN9 32X-MAX WiFi NF680i, Intel Core2Duo e6600 Conroe, 2Gb Gskill HZ PC6400, 640MB EVGA 8800GTS, Enermax Galaxy 1Kw, Soundblaster XFI, Lian Li G70, 2x750Gb Seagates, 2x250Gb Samsung Spinpoints, 2x320Gb Seagates, Aquacomputer watercooled, 2xBelinea 102035w 20.1" LCD[/SIZE]

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    • staffsMike's system
      • Motherboard:
      • evga 680i
      • CPU:
      • e6600
      • Memory:
      • geil ultra pc6400
      • Storage:
      • WD 320gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • leadtek 8800 GTS 640mb
      • PSU:
      • ocz gameXstream 700w
      • Case:
      • akasa eclipse
      • Monitor(s):
      • dell 2007wfp and Lg L194WT
      • Internet:
      • pipex homecall
    I didn't mean so much the manafacturer..the dominator stuff is really good..although possibly over priced compared to the xms2 stuff as it is just a different heat sreader.

    Its the speed and the volts they require..the 680i may kick up a fuss as it defaults 1.85 volts and is expecting 800mhz ram

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