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Old 06-03-2009, 05:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Firstly, you don't want a 6gb kit of RAM for AM3, it's still only dual channel DDR3.

Secondly, you don't need a DDR3 board, you can save money and get this board instead:

Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TFORCE TA790GX 128M AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards

Also, you can pick up this kit of RAM:

Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Also, if you want to stick with XFX, get this card: Newegg.com - XFX HD-489A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

While the one you have is the same cost after rebate, you should never actually count on a MIR, and you don't need a factory overclocked card.
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Old 06-03-2009, 05:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks hikaricloud.

Do you think this will fit the case/mobo??

Newegg.com - ZALMAN CNPS9900LED 120mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

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Old 06-03-2009, 06:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Maybe, but I wouldn't waste money on it anyway.

Get this one instead: Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W&#47;TX-2 - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
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Old 06-03-2009, 06:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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One more quick question.

You suggested:

"Also, if you want to stick with XFX, get this card: Newegg.com - XFX HD-489A-ZDFC Radeon HD 4890 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards"

Would you suggest a card other than XFX?? Don't know a lot about them, just looking through other post and seen it.

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Old 06-03-2009, 06:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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XFX is a great brand, they have a double lifetime warranty and cover overclocking. I would personally stick with them if you don't mind paying a bit of extra cash.
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Don't worry with after market cooling for your CPU on a general use desktop. The fan you get however with your CPU, is going to cool it just enough, nothing more.

Most people that buy after-market heatsinks are OC'ers.
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