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Old 04-01-2007, 12:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm preparing to buy my rig and I wanted some input on a few of these devices verse others.

RAM:
Corsair XMS2 vs. G.SKILL

Motherboard:
Asus P5B vs. EVGA 680i vs. Gigabyte DS3

Heatsink:
Tuniq Tower vs. Zalman 9700

I'm fairly confident in the rest of my components though:
Proc: C2D E6600
HDD: WD 250GB SATA HDD
VCard: EVGA 8800GTX
Case: CM Stacker 830
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For high budget cases I prefer this to the CM 830.

Newegg.com - Thermaltake MozartTx VE1000SWA Silver Aluminum Cube Tower Computer Case - Retail
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bump

I'd really appreciate some opinions.
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G.SKILL, those mobos are all good, but i'll support the cheap one the Gigabyte DS3, and Tuniq Tower (its cheaper and cools the system a lot more)
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Yeah, most everyone will tell you g.skill rules. For coolers, I'm quite fond of the Arctic freezer 7 pro, with the Mx pad it comes with. It's not the prettiest cooler out there but it gets the job done. For motherboards I'd go with the P5W DH Deluxe. It's much like the P5B but it comes with a remote, Crossfire, e-SATA, and some other cool bells and whistles.

On a side note, heres a link to a video review of the Mozart TX case I posted earlier. It's a pretty wicked case if you ask me.

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Old 04-02-2007, 09:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Dont forget about the MSI P6N 650 Sli Board... its a great board... I own it...

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AND at 112$ its a really good buy...
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G.Skill destroys XMS2 so don't even think about getting the stuff.

For a mobo the P5B Vanilla isn't very good, however the P5B-E is an EXCELLENT board and highly recommended. The 680i is ONLY good if you want SLI 8800 cards but SLI is stupid if you ask me. The DS3 is similar to the P5B-E but isn't just overall as good of a board; while it's still very good it's worth it's cash.

As for the CPU Fan the TT 120 owns the Zalman...
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Thanks a lot guys!
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get the asus, G skill, and zalman
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Sunbeam / Tuniq T-120 CPU Cooler

tuniq tower for $52.99

I think I still like the zalman though.
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