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Old February 16, 2009, 04:39 PM
aenagy aenagy is offline
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Thanks for the feedback on the memory. As I think about it, memory response plays heavily in virtualization. I just might go for the faster memory. Another thought came back to me: will the cooling fins on the memory interfere with the Xigmatek HDT-S1283 on the Gigabyte EP45-UD3P? Are there other recommendations for air cooling a Q9650?

I am going to stick with the 4870X2 for now. As mentioned in the original post, I am a Crysis junkie.

BTW, I try to upgrade every three years or so . My Athlon64 4000+/X1950 system is getting long in the tooth. Crysis chugs, especially in the snow.

I do all my PC shopping at NCIX, so I am a little confused about the reference to 500 points. What's this about?

I think the full-tower cases are overkill for air cooled systems. I have heard mixed opinions about the Antec 900. I will look into the CM590. The concern I have is decent air flow and cable management. Lights, windows and other doo-dads don't interest me. Any thoughts on the Antec P182 as an option?

Thanks again for your help.
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