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Old February 11, 2009, 04:16 PM
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I would go for the higher quality Noctua Heatsink instead.

SE RT1366 I think the model # is. Better quality and you get TWO fans instead of one.
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Old February 12, 2009, 10:58 AM
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I dunno about using 3x(2x1GB) DDR3 kits with i7, I would rather play it safe and go for just a triple channel kit, definitely the Corsairs or G.Skill ones. It is a damn good deal though...
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Old February 12, 2009, 11:11 AM
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Running 3 X (2x1GB) is no sweat. I am doing it myself without a problem. It does strangle you a bit for future upgradability, and if one of the sticks is defective, in can be annoying trying to find out which one :P

But otherwise, unlike the days of old with nforce, full DIMM banks aren't a problem.

If you can save a bundle of money by going that route, do it - But if there is a negligible price difference - Go with a kit that doesn't hog up so many memory spots.

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Hmm I just took the time to pair up the eVGA x58 with a 6GB G-Skill kit. $568.XX vs $450, so a $100 savings.

I would go with the cheaper $450 option. By the time programs are ready to utilize more than 6GB, DDR3 will be cheap as Borscht, and more advanced - you will be able to replace it with a 2X3GB kit, or a 6GB stick :P

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Is this worth it? Or should I go with different parts at higher prices that may last longer?
I'm sure they'll work, but just bear in mind that the rated voltages, timings, and SPD profiles are probably designed an 30 or 40 series chipset, which is an entirely different animal than the i7. You really have no way of knowing for sure how well those sticks will perform at lower voltages (if you want to stay within the popular 1.65Vmem limit), or at what timings they'll remain stable. Not that they won't work, but worse case scenario, be prepared for some tweaking/trial and error to get them working well.
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I would go with Corsair Dominator 6 Gigs (Triple Channel is great) as that is what I am using for my rig. Its great for overclocking :). Also, the 940 is just an overclocked version of the 920. You can get great clocks with a cooler like the V8. I have a similar rig to yours but went with Logitech for peripherals.
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