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  1. hey team, building a pc for a mate. Cheaper the better. Needs to run photoshop no issues and some minor video editing. Video's and music. I've come up with the following., thoughts? HIS Radeon HD6770 1GB Logitech K200 Media Keyboard Logitech M310 Wireless Mouse Silver LG E2341V-BN 23inch LED Widescreen Monitor Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ x2 Arctic Cooling 120mm F12 Fan AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL (2x4GB) DDR3 Samsung SH-222AB SATA DVDRW Drive Corsair TX-650 V2 Power Supply ASRock 970 Extreme4 Motherboard Lian Li CR-36 Black Multimedia Card Reader Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit with SP1 OEM
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    Another upgrade - GPU conundrum

    After all this, The day before I commit, My mums rings. She needs my help easter weekend. Triple price flights. Plus my financial add = I dont get my upgrade. Damn. HAppy I could help mum though.
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    Another upgrade - GPU conundrum

    The 6990 don't have water blocks yet. None that I could find. Once I pay this off I think a water cooler upgrade will be on the blocks. My ideas on storage have also been changed. After reading all if decided on the following, Saitek Cyborg R.A.T. 9 Gaming Mouse Gigabyte GeForce GTX 590 3GB x2 EK-FC590 GTX Acetal Nickel - 590 waterblocks x2 Tygon 3603 Tubing 1/4 ID Intel Core i7 990X Enermax Revolution85+ 1250W Corsair 6GB (3x2GB) Dominator GT Samsung EcoGreen F4 2TB Look forward to the purchase. Cheers all
  4. Hi All, I have a Revo Drive installed running Win 7 64bit. I've got 60Gb left and it always seems to be filling up. I move downloads straight away into an external drive. I dont know much about Raid. But the Revo runs in Raid 0. Is it possible to install another 120GB SSD 2.5" and Raid it to the revo to give me more space? Help is appreciated.
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    Another upgrade - GPU conundrum

    maxed out gaming. thats all.
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    Another upgrade - GPU conundrum

    Keeping the SSD. The 600 will be a gaming drive for special games I play often.
  7. Hi everyone, Wanting to upgrade my system. First up is wat I have. The second list is what I want. Honest opinions please. I know it will cost alot but I'm not to worried about price. i7 920 asus Rampage III Formula 6 gb G skill tri channel gtx 480 FWC 120GB OZC revo drive SDD 1tb HDD Thermaltake 760is watercooler Thermalchill 3 x 120mm Rad 650w Corsair PSU h50 cpu loop Looking at upgrading to, either GTX590 SLI with water blocks --- Or--- ATI 6990 CRossfire passive air corsair 1200W 80+ gold PSU 6gb corsair dominator GT ram WD volociraptor 600gb razor black widow keyboard RAT 9 mouse It's the GPU's that has me second guessing. No real difference from wat I can see from reviews. Also noticed that apparently there is no real driver for the SLI 590. Perhaps I should just get 1 to start with? Opinions appreciated. The upgrade will leave me with spare parts too. will be looking to get ride of those.
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    SLI help

    Cheers jdog. Been thinking about it. But no one wants to pay over 300. I rekon it was one of if not the best Nvidia card released. anyway, looking for free temp monitoring software.
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    SLI help

    Heres a more thought about response. What are the best free programs to monitor system temps? CPU and GPU without temp sensors
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    SLI help

    but basically, I put both cards in wit ha bridge and all good in the hood? I mean it wont blow up or something will it?
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    SLI help

    Got 1 of each card. Just got the 480 but the 580 has just come out. Thinking about picking it up. But I also have the older 295 and a water block. Thought about just putting the 2 in SLI for a little more power.
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    SLI help

    Title says it all, Can I SLI those 2 cards?
  13. Looks good to me. I guess i'll have to monitor my setup for a month and check the temps. Whats a good free temp control program?
  14. damn, I was originally gonna buy the zalman reserator XT. I know the 760 is a fairly cheap build. The front don't match wit the case. I needed to bend it in shape. So if this was your gear. What would you have cooling it, water wise? I would prefer 2 loops though. If the 480 can hit temps like reviewed. Add the ambient temp and ill melt the case.
  15. Cant return any of this now. The reason for 2 loops was I live at charters tower far north QLD. Ambiant temp is 30 degrees. With a second radiator to run the 480's massive heat through I thought it would be enough. With the cpu running ok even under the stock fan. Question on the radiators. I would need some type of thread to hose clamp thing right? from radiator to tubbing.