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Old November 18, 2008, 08:27 AM
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By the way, what is the benefit of G.Skill's RAM over Corsair's RAM built for the i7...?
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Old November 18, 2008, 09:03 AM
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That depends which Kits you are looking at but essentially there is no difference between equal/comparable kits besides price and preference. Some kits overclock a little higher than others but if you get decent pair of ram there should be no issues either way. Just watch out for voltage with the i7 try to get a pair with a low stock voltage on higher speeds this will give you more space in the voltage department when OC comes around.
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Old November 25, 2008, 03:44 PM
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Okay, here is what I decided to do.... I am going to go with air cooling -- for now -- and leave everything on the stock speeds, however if everything goes according to plan in the next few months I will look to water cooling, as I am going to want to get a second videocard...if Intel lets other companies build a motherboard for it's Skulltraill 2 platform I may look into that as well.

How does the following look?:

CPU: Intel Core i7 965
Mobo: ASUS Rampage II Extreme ATX LGA1366 X58 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 PCI CrossFire SLI
GPU: ATi GDDR5 4870 X2 1GB/2GB (please suggest)
Soundcard: PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series
HDD: 1TB (please suggest)
DVD: Blu-ray, DVDR/RW, CDR/RW (please suggest)
PSU: 1 Kilowatt (please suggest)
RAM: DDR3 Triple channel 6GB (3x2GB) (please suggest); wonder when they'll have 3x4GB kits
CASE: Something that may let me do water cooling (please suggest)
Monitor: Samsung 245T (24-inch)
Keyboard: Razer Tarantula
Mouse: Razer Lachesis
Mouse Pad: Razer Destructor
OS1: WinXP Pro
OS2: WinVista Home Premium 64-bit

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