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nilaul

Registered: July 22, 2010
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Processor (CPU) Intel® Core™i7 Six Core Processor i7-3930K (3.2GHz) 12MB Cache
Motherboard ASUS® P9X79 PRO: INTEL® SOCKET LG2011
Memory (RAM) 16GB KINGSTON HYPERX GENESIS QUAD-DDR3 1600MHz X.M.P(4 x 4GBKIT)
Graphics Card 3GB AMD RADEON™ HD7970 - DVI,HDMI,2 mDP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 4 Capable
Memory - 1st Hard Disk 500GB SATA-II 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 16MB CACHE (7,200rpm)
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive 24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
Memory Card Reader INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT
Power Supply CORSAIR 650W ENTHUSIAST SERIES™ TX650 V2-80 PLUS® BRONZE (£69)
Processor Cooling INTEL SOCKET LGA2011 STANDARD CPU COOLER
Sound Card ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Network Facilities GIGABIT LAN & WIRELESS 802.11N 300Mbps PCI-E CARD
USB Options 6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD
Modem NONE, I WILL BE USING BROADBAND
Operating System Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence


There two parts Im not sure of:
1)
The powersupply, apparanty the Graphics card has a minumum usage of 250w and mimimum PSU requirement 750 w. (not sure what this means). 

2) The processor cooling. I dont want my computer to melt away.

Any Advice?

bigstick

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This means that whoever is building your computer hasn't taken any notice of the PSU requirements for the graphics card. You don't need a high end graphics card for Podium. This is a gaming card, you can downgrade it for 3d.

You can get better CPU coolers. Look at Overclockers and see what they recommend. They sell complete systems as well as components. Personally I would still go for a stock machine. You'll probably save money, and you'll get a proper warranty. If your local PC builder goes bust in 6 months, you're screwed.

Overclockers are well-respected, and have been around for a while.

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Your drive might be the bottleneck of this configuration. Go with cheaper GPU and get an SSD along with that drive. Use SSD for system and standard drive for storage.
Standard CPU coolers are crap. If you will be rendering, your CPU will be at 100% a lot of time. Amount of noise that stock cooler produces is unstandable.

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nilaul

Registered: July 22, 2010
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Thanks!

Final question about cooling fan TITAN FENRIR EVO or Intel liquid cpu cooler LG2011
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If it is a shop installed liquid cooler with a warranty then yes, it should be more quiet. If it is DIY I wouldn't take the risk of something leaking in the case. Titan has good reviews. Take a look at how is the fan mounted on the cooler and can it be replaced. Any fan will start to make more and more noise after some time so if it cannot be replaced without replacing the whole cooler, try with different one. 
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You'd never catch me buying an Intel liquid cooling solution.
Corsair's liquid cooling are apparently pretty good, but I feel that for the money - the performance of a do it yourself water cooling setup beats the crap out of anything that's pre-manuf.

that being said, if you not overclocking, don't get liquid, like DavorP said, it's not worth the risk of having a leak.


nilaul

Registered: July 22, 2010
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My aunt randomnly sent me 500 pounds towards my computer. Ive already brought it already, It Has SDD along like you guys said, I managed to crap out 100 pounds extra for it. I can have tri sili on it. Thinking of buy another 3GB HD radeon 7970. I know I dont really need xD
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