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Old July 24, 2008, 02:30 PM
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Based on my own personal experience with those 1066 firestix, I'd suggest a different set. Those are my comments over at NCIX (both forum and reviews) and I've yet to see somebody else come back saying that they worked well for them.

I've tried them on 4 different motherboards now, and while they work, they sure are a PITA to get set up stable.
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Ok, np in that case I will get the Ballistix, I heard they run hot from your other review...is it still fine?
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Old July 24, 2008, 02:50 PM
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Firestix, Team Xtreem and Transcend aXeRAM are premium kits.

if you want to play it safe, try these. they can go up to 1300Mhz without liquid.

I wouldn't advise Ballistix under DDR3 they are single sided D9HNL.

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Yeah, But it looks like it needs a LCS in the first place...i dont have the cash for liquid right know.
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no dear, they have a high quality aluminum heatspreader with a copper tube inside for liquid. they are passive like any other, liquid is only an option.

here is some reviews.

AnandTech: OCZ Flex XLC: PC2-9200 Pushes the Envelope
OCZ DDR2 PC2-9200 FlexXLC : ad aria, a liquido e....ad azoto - Massimo Overclock - Il Software | Hardware News | Water Cooling | Overclock | Driver Vista

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Oh, ok. I was just abit confused w/ the 2 nozzles at the end. Thanks!
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http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...acture=Patriot

What about that though?
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Old July 24, 2008, 03:08 PM
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For sure, avoid the ballistix at this time until we start hearing some good news about the new(er) single sided sticks, and to my knowledge that hasn't happened yet. (Although... in fairness, I haven't seen a lot of really bad press recently. I don't know if that's because they've got a handle on the issue, or if they're just not selling a lot of units ATM).

I don't know much about the patriots. I put some in a mid-range build for a friend and he hasn't had any problems with them, but I'm not sure what kind of settings he's got going.

Those OCZs look pretty solid, but if you're not a fan of MIRs you could get your hands onto some Mushkin Ascents for that kind of coin.

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Well... I just looked at the link for those patriots. They're not the 1066 ones I was thinking of.... Don't know for sure how well they'd work, but if it was me I'd give them a try. :)
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they are never going back according to a Micron Rep quote in another forum it's because they focused there attention to DDR3 in the beginning of 2008. I still think the OCZ Flex are the better choice the 3 brands I mentioned earlier Buffalo Firestix, Team Xtreem and Transcend aXeRAM are premium kits that are $150-200 range the OCZ performs on par, significantly cheaper and has a better heatspreader with the option of liquid cooling.

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Well, Thats pretty much it, any changes you think I should make?
Well you could price match the E2180 on NCIX and I wouldn't buy that heatsink. Get the Xigmatek or similar HDT heatsinks on NCIX.

Oh and that "800W" PSU, I sure as hell wouldn't use it. Better get a quality PSU from Corsair or other trusted companies. Use Price Canada/Shop Bot to price match everything.

So basically, scrap the TigerDirect order...
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