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Old 7th January, 2004, 06:08 PM
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Question Sys Specs

Hi Folks,

Pleae help me out with this as I am about to order the comps:

my choosen comps are:

ABit IC7, I did not go for the the G version as they are the same specs apart from MAX has LAN features which I dont need, I hope I am right !!
HDD: I am going for WD raptor SATA 36GB
P4 2.4C 800FSB
Corsair TwinX 1024Mb 4000ProSeries (2 x 512MB PC4000 Matched Pair DDR) with Activity LEDs.
Radeon 9500 Pro with 128MB

I am aiming to OC to >3.0GHz is this now possible? or am I just wasting my hard earning cash !!
I am aware that I need to get a water cooler, so here is my choice:
Thermaltake Aquarius II Water Cooler, Is this sufficient to keep the CPU happy or Is there another choice?

Please help me sort this out


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Old 7th January, 2004, 07:24 PM
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Using a good PSU, 3ghz should be a breeze. AFAIK, liquid cooling should not be necessary. I hear people get 3.2-3.3 using the retail HSF.
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Old 8th January, 2004, 08:25 AM
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Get the Raptor for sure, greatest none SCSI hard drive ever made.

From everything I've read, do no get the Aquarius II. I've heard nothing but bad things. I can however suggest the Corsair Hydrocool 200.
Like SteveI said you don't need water cooling.

Good Power supply is a defiant plus.

If I didn't get a 9700pro, I would have wanted to get the 9500pro.

Primary- P4c 2.8- Epox 4PCA3+ ATI Radeon 9700 Pro
Corsair HydroCool 200 Corsair and Koolance PC2-601 Case
1024MB DDR400 XMS3200LL WD 36.7gb 10,000rpm RAPTOR HD -
WD 200gb 7,200rpm HD- Win XP
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