New build :) ready to mod

Discussion in 'Cases, Modding and Gallery' started by serializer, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. serializer

    serializer Geek Trainee

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    I've had a fun friday evening building a brand new system :)

    EVGA e-Geforce 8800GTX
    Intel E6550 core 2
    Creative X-Fi Elite Pro
    Apevia X-Cruiser case
    Asus P5K-E motherboard
    2x1gb cheapo Kingston, 500gb hdd, Pioneer DVDRW

    This machine cost me £650.

    Actually I have a second 8800GTX, unfortunately I got most of these parts at bargain price and was rushed on choosing the motherboard; the P5K-E supports CrossFire not SLI... d'oh!

    I've never been bothered about modding before but since this system is so nice, and so blue and glowing... I feel I should do a bit more. My previous system was a P4 2.8 with nvidia 5700 so this is a fairly big step up.

    In a month or two I'll be getting an SLI motherboard and some decent RAM, and possibly a faster CPU, moving the spare parts to another case for a work computer. In the mean time I'm thinking about water cooling and other possible mods for when I'm running SLI, I have a feeling it's going to get HOT...

    So basically, any tips and suggestions for a newcomer?

    (Incidentally I closely missed out on landing an EVGA Black Pearl mobo + 8800s for a ridiculous price. I'm trying to forget all about that though...)
  2. Ferg

    Ferg Manbearpig

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    Welcome to the forums serializer:D

    How about posting us a piccy of your current setup - usually a good way to see possible mods.
  3. untitled

    untitled Geek Trainee

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    I dunno if you have to mod the "Apevia X-Cruiser"
    but you can try to put more fans

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