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Old December 4, 2009, 01:55 PM
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Need some help, was wondering if you could. I am in canada and newegg seem to have the best price, they also have a great RMA from what i have ben reading. I am a pure gamer. I am running a e8400 OC'ed 8800gts 640mb p5q deluxe 4gig kingston xtreme 1333 etc.... This is my xmas present to myself from me and the wife. Will actually buy it all just after xmas.

Cpu: I7 860 Newegg.ca - Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
Mobo: Asus Maximus III Newegg.ca - ASUS Maximus III Formula LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Ram: G skill Ripjaws Newegg.ca - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL - Desktop Memory
Cpu Cooling: Thermalright TrueBlack NCIX.com - Buy Thermalright ULTRA-120 Trueblack REV.C 6 Heatpipe Cooler LGA1366 775 AM3 Heatsink *Fan Not Included* - TRUEBLACK120 Rev.C In Canada. & Thermalright LGA1156 BOLT-THRU Kit - NCIX.com - Buy Thermalright LGA1156 BOLT-THRU Kit for All LGA1156 Motherboards Ultra Series MUX-120 - BTK-LGA1156 In Canada.
Case: Cosmos S

Now to my questions.

First questions is the ram, I have never used G skill ever but i have been reading alot of reviews, what do you recommend? No more than 150$CAD
Second questions is the Cpu Cooler. I have been reading alot of good things about the TrueBlack with push pull configs etc... But so far i am having a hard time finding a mounting bracket. I think the one i have listed works but i am not 100% sure??? PLEASE HELP
Third question is about the fans for the 2nd questions. I have a huge Cosmos S case. I have 3 decent 120mm fan on the top 1 in the back and 1 in the front on the HD Cage. So air flow is good. I need 2 fans with good static pressure from what i understand what do you recommend. Was thinking of 2 Delta's from SidewinderComputers.com - Premium Air and Liquid Cooling Products Supplier which are know to be HIGH CFM. I have sent them an email with my spec and a request for thier opinion as well. I was also thinking a fan controller depending on the Sound to help get the right lvl of Sound/Performance want some idea's here too. If i am missing anything let me know Thx.
Fourth question is videocard i want a 5850 but they are now where to be found!!! HELP 5870 is out of my budget, unless they drop in price.
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Old December 6, 2009, 05:36 PM
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G.Skill Ripjaw is a good choice of price - performace IMO.
If you can add an extra 20 bucks, the NH-D14 is an absolute beast cooler with almost no noise. If not, the TRUE is a great cooler. Even if your set of clips doesn't work, you'll still get great temps.
Scythe Ultra Kaze fans seem to be good. You could also just get some good-old Yate Loons.
As for the video card, the 5850 is a great choice, but availability is low. Worst case scenario, put your 8800 GTS in until you can upgrade. It'll be pretty weak, but it will be passable in the mean time.
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Old December 6, 2009, 07:02 PM
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Fourth question is videocard i want a 5850 but they are now where to be found!!! HELP 5870 is out of my budget, unless they drop in price.
9800 GTX+
GTX 260 (216)
GTX 275
GTX 285

All great prices and all available!.....if the 58xx are not available (seem to be quite the shortage), any of these Cards won't dissapoint..yeah, even the 9800 GTX+ ...get two of em and go SLI!

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Old December 6, 2009, 08:24 PM
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I'm against the idea of dishing out more than $100 for a temporary video card. If you can hold off on the purchase (of the videocard or, if you want, the whole build) and get the card you really want, that's my recommendation.
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