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Old September 21, 2008, 07:45 PM
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I would be interested what system you built with ATI that cost $200 more considering any current Intel board with a pair of CF 4850's could compete with a single card GTX 280. That said it's a solid card the only shortfall is the limited amount of Mobo's you can get to support SLI and if SLI isnt in the cards for you then definetly get an Intel Chipset board. I would get the MX2 thermal paste instead and if you are getting an aftermarket performance HSF then definetly get a bolt through kit that extra weight can pull the HSF down and lower the contact pressure on half of your cpu which elimates and benefit of a larger HSF. With that said I wouldnt touch the Sythe if I had the option they work and they are big but the performance isnt on par compared to the Vendetta 2 or Ultra 120. Computer Cases are very often based on personal preferance, The Antec 1200 has one 140mm fan and about 5 120mm fans which is greatand it is painted black inside which is quite nice. The Haf 932 has 2 140mm fans and one 120mm fan so it will be quieter.

E8600 420x10 |Thermalright 120 Black | Maximus Formula | ATI 4870X2 | 4GB Buffalo FireStiX PC8500 | Corsair HX1000 | Lian Li V2010B | Vista Ultimate 64bit

Q6600 334x9 |Thermaltake Blu Orb | ASUS P5Q-PRO| ATI 2900XT | 6GB Corsair XMS2 PC6400 | Corsair HX520 | Lian Li V600B | Vista Home Premium 64bit

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