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Old 03-08-2008, 09:39 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Re: Trying to keep up with it all. What should I go for next?

don't buy a zalman cooler
this one is the king
Thermalright Ultra 120 eXtreme CPU Cooler for AMD AM2, Intel LGA775

also what is your reason for going x38?
you could probably get by with this - DFI LANPARTY DK P35-T2RS LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

or this - ABIT IP35-E LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Proc Intel 2500k
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Display 22'' Monitor Chemei 5ms RT, 800:1 CR
Mobo Biostar Z68A+
Mem 4 gb PNY DDR3 1600
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Sound Logitech z-5300e 5.1 + Razer Orca's + Creative Soundblaster Audigy SE
PSU Corsair 520hx
OS Windows 7 64-bit
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Old 03-08-2008, 12:40 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Default Re: Trying to keep up with it all. What should I go for next?

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Overclockability, the fact that it has support for 800+mhz Memory, 2+ PCI Express 16x slots for SLI/etc, both PCI-Express slots are 16x.

Plus, Gigabyte has good following in the motherboard community. If I am going to go as far as to get a new motherboard and the works, I want to have a motherboard that will be capable of being upgraded for awhile.

I actually change my mind to the:
GIGABYTE GA-X38-DS4 LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard
and look into getting 4gigs of Kingston Hyper-X DDR2 1200mhz RAM.

Would definitely call for some intense cooling if I also overclocked the q6600, the ram, and the two SLI'd cards. And I do game at fairly high resolutions.

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