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    Greco101
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    Default Im stuck on these two

    ASUS Striker Extreme

    NVIDIA nForce 680i


    I'll be running:

    E6700
    8800GTX (sli later down the road)


    and memory, I'm stuck between:

    OCZ Reaper HPC Edition

    OCZ Flex XLC


    Just a note... this will be my first build so I'm pretty inexperienced in this area

    EDIT: It will be used for gaming

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    i think i remember you saying you would water cool it but not sure. so if your going to water cool go with ocz flex.

    as far as the mobo goes i still say go with the striker.
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    Mobo: EVGA-NF68-A1 680i (P32) /AsRock Extreme6
    PSU: Enermax Galaxy 850Watt /EVGA 850 G2
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    I agree. It looks awesome aswell haha the new 680iLT boards look like crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The boy 4rm oz View Post
    I agree. It looks awesome aswell haha the new 680iLT boards look like crap.
    the dfi one does, i don't like orange pci slots...


    i like the heatsinks on the striker.
    CPU: Q6600 G0 3.5GHz@1.4v (4.2GHz max) / 4790k 4.8ghz @1.265v
    GPU: 9800GTX /GTX780 hydrocopper
    Ram: Samsung 4GB /gskill 16gb DDR3 1600
    Mobo: EVGA-NF68-A1 680i (P32) /AsRock Extreme6
    PSU: Enermax Galaxy 850Watt /EVGA 850 G2
    HDD: OCZ 120GB Vertex4, Samsung evo 840 250GB
    LCD: Samsung 32" LN32A450, Samsung 226BW 22" wide
    Sound: Logtiech Z 5500
    CPU & GPU: 3x Swiftech MCR320, 2x MCP655, MCW60 R2, Dtek Fuzion V2, 18 high speed yates @ 5v

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spawn-Inc View Post
    i like the heatsinks on the striker.
    Be mindful that it may limit your processor HSF selection.

    Greco, have you seen this motherboard? Much cheaper for similar capabilities.

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    I'm going to get this one: ECS PA1 MVP

    or ABIT Fatal1ty FP-IN9 SLI This one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redundant View Post
    Be mindful that it may limit your processor HSF selection.

    Greco, have you seen this motherboard? Much cheaper for similar capabilities.
    thats what i might go with if i don't get a striker. the striker board can fit the thermalright ultra120 extreme so it should fit most.
    CPU: Q6600 G0 3.5GHz@1.4v (4.2GHz max) / 4790k 4.8ghz @1.265v
    GPU: 9800GTX /GTX780 hydrocopper
    Ram: Samsung 4GB /gskill 16gb DDR3 1600
    Mobo: EVGA-NF68-A1 680i (P32) /AsRock Extreme6
    PSU: Enermax Galaxy 850Watt /EVGA 850 G2
    HDD: OCZ 120GB Vertex4, Samsung evo 840 250GB
    LCD: Samsung 32" LN32A450, Samsung 226BW 22" wide
    Sound: Logtiech Z 5500
    CPU & GPU: 3x Swiftech MCR320, 2x MCP655, MCW60 R2, Dtek Fuzion V2, 18 high speed yates @ 5v

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spawn-Inc View Post
    thats what i might go with if i don't get a striker. the striker board can fit the thermalright ultra120 extreme so it should fit most.
    Ehhhh, not really. My eVGA has a similar layout as far as heatsinks go, and anything that is greater than 120mm (my guess) that isn't straight up like that heatsink is, isn't going to fit. My Blue Orb wouldn't even make it within 3/4 in. to the CPU. It's either tall heatsinks, or little heatsinks.
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    I was able to fit the Thermal Take Sonic tower on the Striker extreme with a little bit of room to spare and will probably be the cooler I use. That or another silent solution (not water _yet_).
    http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/produc...1/cl-p0071.asp

    Check out this custy work log for pictures of the Sonic Tower on both the Striker and eVga 680i.
    http://www.thebestcasescenario.com/f...?t=5921&page=3
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    damn im nervous... haha.

    I'm trying to build a pc that will last a few years and be error free as possible so I was looking into water cooling and the 8800gtx so i can run duals later down the road.

    All the problems with these boards are freaking me out, especially because this will be my first build.

    is there by chance a surefire setup to go with that will be FAST, low temp, overclockable, stable AND reliable?



    ^pretty much how i feel right now

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