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Old 02-17-2010, 09:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The heatsinks on the new G. Skill PI RAM are pretty tall, and people have reviewed it might be too tall for an air cooler. I'm planning to get an i7 930 build pretty soon, and I was wondering if I could get these sticks onto the Asus P6X58D Premium with a Megahalem or True cooling my i7. Also which PI set should I get? I think the cas 7 would be better, but those aren't the sticks everyone is buying.. and do you guys think i should wait for fermi and use my 4890 for now, instead of buying a 5870?

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Old 02-17-2010, 10:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This close to march, I'd say stick with your 4890. That card is already capable of maxing every game and there's no real need for 5870 unless you're going eyefinity.

Also I'd go with the meghalems, if worse comes to worse, looks like you could rotate the heatsink since it's rectangular. Then just ghetto strap the fans on with tie wraps or something. I'm just eyeballing it though so don't quote me
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