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Reusing some parts (case, storage, watercooling etcetera), but as a general -

Mobo/cpu/hdd/ram/psu ~$1400AUD

2 x 580 - $800AUD (2nd hand, less than a month old)

Pretty good pricing mate.

I'd personally prefer to go the 6990 route, probably get 4gb for the price of your 2 580's lol (not quite.. but you get the point I'm making!)

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Yeah, but two 580's destroy a single 6990, I'm getting close to dual 6990 territory in some benchmarks ;)

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Still doing some research on that, any ideas? :D

About the insulating thing with phase change cooling... check out this.

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You da man!

That's exactly the kind of thing I was looking for, I'll peruse it tomorrow. +rep

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Who makes good systems in melbourne? Builds with either pre-bought components, or you can buy from them?

Jimbo :D hehehe

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Nobody that I'm aware of, they all suck. Have a look at some youtube tutorials, it's honestly not that hard man.

Feel free to ask me anytime in a thread or by pm/email/whatever, I'll do whatever I can to help.

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Which suburb you in? PM if you don't want all the stalkers to know lol.

I'm too scared shitless of ruining system by building them myself, why I never do it. No matter how capable I actually am at it.

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LOL @ stalkers.

I'm in St. Andrews, northeast of the CBD, just at the foot of the Kinglake mountain.

Howsabout you?

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Cool, just contact me if you want a hand.

BUILD NEWS: Blocks have been ordered, GPU's are going underwater. :D :D :D

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And you also get the crazy, freezing case?

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30" monitors have arrived, HOLY HELL!!!!!!!!!

First impressions: Heavy, hot, tiny text, STUNNING colours and I totally love 16:10.

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Monitors ... sounds good! ​How many? :D

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I've got two for now with one running, I'm contemplating adding a third.

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wow cool, i never had the chance to build a water cooled system yet. really tempted to covert my 2500k setup into a water cooled unit, so how much for all the water cooling stuff?

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^ You have a 2500k setup and it hasn't fried yet? Miracle :D

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wow cool, i never had the chance to build a water cooled system yet. really tempted to covert my 2500k setup into a water cooled unit, so how much for all the water cooling stuff?

Well, in AUS the XSPC kits are ridiculously cheap (IMO), that's what I started with - It's a good beginning for your first custom(ish) loop. The only thing I think is mandatory to change is get some metal hose clamps, I just don't trust plastic for that.

XSPC Rasa 750 RX360 Universal CPU Water Cooling Kit [XSPC-R750-RX360] - $199.00 : PC Case Gear

That will cool a CPU + GPU easily. If you've got the space, make sure to get the RX rad, it's twice as thick.

My CPU sits on ~ 65C at 5.2Ghz in eight threaded P95. That's with ICD, no lapping job (yet), over a 24 hour period with ambient temps as high as 24C.

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^ You have a 2500k setup and it hasn't fried yet? Miracle :D

hahah its my desktop i mainly use for work, its pretty modest, using a cheapo gpu for it atm, but planning on a 580 or something similar once i have the time and money. haven't really pushed it at all really. my laptop is my main machine i use for everything, so that my baby.

Well, in AUS the XSPC kits are ridiculously cheap (IMO), that's what I started with - It's a good beginning for your first custom(ish) loop. The only thing I think is mandatory to change is get some metal hose clamps, I just don't trust plastic for that.

XSPC Rasa 750 RX360 Universal CPU Water Cooling Kit [XSPC-R750-RX360] - $199.00 : PC Case Gear

That will cool a CPU + GPU easily. If you've got the space, make sure to get the RX rad, it's twice as thick.

My CPU sits on ~ 65C at 5.2Ghz in eight threaded P95. That's with ICD, no lapping job (yet), over a 24 hour period with ambient temps as high as 24C.

wow thats sick, i will look into it once i get some money to burn, hahaha

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*geek orgasm* sorry i looked at this much longer then any self respecting person should

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Then the thread is fulfilling it's purpose :D

Feel free to ask for me to do any benches/whatever, or if you or anyone else wants advice with building a desktop, I'm more than happy to oblige.

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