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    yer tbh, imho what is peple problem with sound. just fill it up with oil
    or just passivly cool things and have loats of quiet case fans

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    Never had a quiet pc before and am wanting one quite badly lol.

    Not in favour of dropping the hdd below 10'000rpm as I'm a serious gamer, but I hadn't considered its noise until now. Will have a think about it.

    Need to think about my choice in gpu aswell. hmmm

    Do you really think there's a need to go above 500watts in this rig? Even with 2 gpu's in sli I don't think I'd need above 500watts.

    With regards to the motherboard I'm buying this rig at the end of August. The motherboard is subject to change if and when a better one presents itself. Gonna pre-order the E6600 tonight. Just pray to god that I get one. :>

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    In most (decent) modern PCs, it's actually the hard drives that make the most noise of any of the components, and you have chosen the noisiest of the lot LOL!
    Hence people recommending the Samsungs (or Seagates, or Western Dig's)
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    But are they 10'000 rpm?

    Most of them are 7200 aren't they. I realise that this is by no means measly [currently running WD 5200rpm 8mb cache] but I'm really looking for the extra kick.
    Have heard about a lot of problems people have had with the spin points...

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    Nah Spinpoints are the shizzay, everyone loves 'em.

    And Raptors are the only SATA 10,000RRM hard drives you can buy, and they do indeed give that 'extra kick', but only in certain things.

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    Spinpoints are very quiet, but if I was going for this spec machine I would go for the 10,000rpm drive for the extra %. The 16mb cache version is less noisy than the older ones anyway.

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    fwiw, ive only had my raptor since friday, and in the 2 hours that i used it, i noticed that it was much quieter than the 2 maxtors i have, some might find the sound it makes a bit annoying as its higher pitched, as opposed to the chatter of the maxtors, was better for me though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibb0N
    PC5300? :/

    want ddr2 800 ideally. Haven't heard of the make either so I'm skeptical, but I'm no buff when it comes to ram.
    This is the best kept secret no one listens to me i dont know why i bother!

    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=101692

    Sigh

    Basically this thing overclocks like hell, there Teamgroup rep stated that the newer 3-3-3-8 sticks could reach DDR1000!

    The first batch few months back were 3-4-4-8 these have no been superceded by 3-3-3-8 sticks.

    You can thank me later
    Last edited by owen1978; 31-07-2006 at 05:28 PM.

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    Teamgroup memory is very good. Working like Corsair 6400 C3's but at half the price. Not read too much about them but looking around for a little bit, things are looking good.

    Back to the original question of the thread...

    The cpu and board are fine. The gpu I would change to a 7900 GT. The psu I would change to a Tagan U25 600w. Its a great psu. Very strong rails and steady output. My experience with Antec psu's isnt good. They tend to drop on the rails quiet badly when put under load.

    That watercooling kit is a total waste of money. It will not preform any better than a decent heatsink and fan. I would get a decent HSF and save some money.

    If you want quiet, then why are you wanting some Raptors? They are quite loud when seeking. Couple of spinpoints or hitachi deskstars in raid would be a better option

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    cheers for the input coming guys, keep it coming.

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    Ordered my raptor among other things, just need to decide on my choice of gpu but that's gonna be effected by my choice in mobo. When I finally get my E6600 in the post, whenever that is going to be, I'll grab the best mobo out there for it I think. Just can't make up my mind whether to get the 7900GT Extreme, or the ATi X1800XT

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