Thanks for all the opinions.
Right now, the computer i have sounds like a jet airplane. I've been looking to get a really quiet computer after suffering with this bad boy for 4 years.
I'm still not sure on the cpu heat sink... The case I'm getting is farily big and I don't really see me having trouble with the 120mm big typhoon, and the silentX cooler is the same as the zalman only quieter by a long shot. Also the prices all seem to be on par, so why go with the XP-90?
with SLI I figured I could buy just the one vid card now and then upgrade in a couple of years for like $100 and end up with a really fast video card as opposed to buying the latest and greatest one for $300+. I figured that sli was an awesome cost saving feature in the long run.
Oh, and that ram. If it's the one I think you're talking about then it's basically the next step up as far as timing goes for the corsair ram right? The jump from this one to the pro in price seems to be HUGE! I was wondering if it was worth it to even go with what I got. Ram timing doesn't seem to have much effect on game performance, just maybe overclockability if you take fast timing ram for example and slow the timing down, you can overclock it more, but spending more on ram than anything else on my computer is hard to swallow.