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Old December 14, 2009, 08:57 PM
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Ok guys so i ordered up all my new parts and i just wanted to see what everybody thinks.

Intel Core i7 860 ($309.97 Price Matched)
ASUS Maximus III Formula ($269.46 Price Matched)
G.Skill F3-18200CL9D 4GB Ripjaws DDR3 x2 ($98.24x2 Price Matched)
Corsair Professional HX850 ATX Modular Power Supply ($170.29 Price Matched)
Artic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound ($9.99)
Thermalright LGA1156 BOLT-THRU Kit MUX-120 ($9.45 Price Matched)
NCIX VIP Membership ($0.00 500 NCIX Rewards Points)

Total + S&H $1,060.63

I am going to be re-using my current hard drives, 320GB Western Digital Velociraptor and 2x Western Digital Blue 500GB HDD's as well as my LG BR+/- R/RW DVD+/-R/RW CD+/-R/RW.

Now i want to know what you guys think. I have both a Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme and a Corsair Hydro H50, I bought the MUX-120 bolt thru kit so i could use my Ultra 120 on the new processor. Which do you guys think i should use? The 120 or the H50?

Thanks guys :)
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Old December 15, 2009, 04:40 AM
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Ultra 120. If you want to OC change the memory. Ripjaws is a low end memory. If you want Gskill then go trident or the Pi seriesthey are killer.
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Old December 15, 2009, 07:00 AM
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Looks like a solid system, couldn't have put together a much better one myself.

What GPU are you using? I'm thinking this is a gaming rig, so that's pretty damn important. If not, correct me.

As for the cooler, scientific method. Try the TRUE, try the H50, then use whichever one offers the best temps.
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Old December 15, 2009, 09:49 PM
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Looks like a solid system, couldn't have put together a much better one myself.

What GPU are you using? I'm thinking this is a gaming rig, so that's pretty damn important. If not, correct me.

As for the cooler, scientific method. Try the TRUE, try the H50, then use whichever one offers the best temps.
I am re-using my GTX260 from my current rig. I want to wait until the new Nvidia cards come out before i upgrade my graphics card or at least see how they are in performance before i upgrade to a different card.
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