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Old October 6, 2008, 02:50 PM
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Look no further than HWC my friend.

OCZ Vendetta 2 CPU Cooler Review
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Old October 6, 2008, 02:54 PM
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Ok updated config

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CPU - Q9550 - $365 + tax = $408
HSF - OCZ Vendetta 2 - $49.99 + tax = $55.99
Mobo - DFI LP UT X48-T3R - $349 + tax = $390.88

Ram - OCZ Reaper OCZ3RPR1333C94K 2x2GB - $199.99 + tax = $223.99
Graphics - EVGA 9800GTX+ - $208.88 + tax = $233.95
HDD - Samsung Spinpoint f1 1TB - $165.99 + tax = $185.91
DVD - Samsung SH-S223Q - $34.99 + tax = $39.18

Case - CM Cosmos S - $241 + tax = $269.92
PSU - Corsair HX620W - $159.99 + tax = $179.19

KB - G15 2nd gen - $78.54 + tax = $87.96

Total - pre tax - $1853.37 after tax - $2075.77



Rebates
RAM - $30
GPU - $30
HSF - $10
PSU - $25


After Rebates

$1980.77 CAD
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Old October 6, 2008, 02:59 PM
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+2 on the OCZ Vendetta 2, sweet heatsink. Just get a different fan, and a Thermalright LGA775 mounting kit and you will be set, that itself is very close to water cooling.

I wouldn't buy from Frontier PC, not very reliable.. *remembers Vortex is manager there*.. oh shit I take my words back :P.. Trust Vortex :D
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Old October 6, 2008, 04:25 PM
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Really, if your planning on gaming and are leaniing towards nVidia, ditch the 9800GTX+ and:
1. GTX 260 SC (216 Core)
2. GTX 280

You had mentioned "little gains" over the 9800, trust me from experience, the gains bewteen the Cards are huge, especially if going 22" to 24" monitor!!
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Old October 6, 2008, 04:33 PM
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Really, if your planning on gaming and are leaniing towards nVidia, ditch the 9800GTX+ and:
1. GTX 260 SC (216 Core)
2. GTX 280

You had mentioned "little gains" over the 9800, trust me from experience, the gains bewteen the Cards are huge, especially if going 22" to 24" monitor!!
Then he'd be eating away the $$$ left for the LCD. But I agree that it's a major step-up from 9800GTX to the 200 series.
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Old October 6, 2008, 04:45 PM
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Hey Brent, make you a deal. You give me your Camera when its time to upgrade, and I'll WC your rig.
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Old October 6, 2008, 08:09 PM
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Ok think i'm sold on the Benq FP241W



Edit: Super clocked Edition i'm guessing?

I've noticed an SSC version also.
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Hey Brent, make you a deal. You give me your Camera when its time to upgrade, and I'll WC your rig.
And me.. can I sell you something :P
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Old October 6, 2008, 08:24 PM
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Dammit *waves fist at skymtl* after reading his review on the EVGA GTX 260 SC i'm pretty much sold on that over the 9800.
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Old October 6, 2008, 08:48 PM
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The 4870 is still a better card.!!
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