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post #1 of 8
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Hi, I want to thank everyone for replying to my previous post and giving me suggestions. Currently this is what I am planning to purchase now:
TOTAL:- $865

I plan to replace the 955 with a bulldozer once it comes out and use the same Heatsink. My concern is about the Ram, are there any really good 1600 sticks that are faster and cheaper? i prefer 4GB sticks. How well do these compare to the dominators as I might pick them up since they might be on a shockshocker deal? Any recommendations? thanks.

EDIT: Also is the PSU power enough? I prefer modular.
Edited by basileus - 8/10/11 at 4:52am
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Average. Don't buy that zalman s***, and buy a CM 212+
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I like it better than the 212+

Maximum pc review

FrostyTech review

it outperforms the 212+ by a couple degrees, it's higher quality, and it looks better in my opinion so I don't mind paying a bit more for it.

any other suggestions?
post #4 of 8
get this ram kit instead

Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3X1K2/8GX $49
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820104266
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Why that memory instead of the other 2 corsairs?
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Why that memory instead of the other 2 corsairs?
It's about $30 cheaper for the same specs.
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post #7 of 8
Actually you're paying 2x as much vs a Hyper 212+
This cooler is likely to perform the same or better for a lower price
post #8 of 8
I don't know, If you are willing to drop $900, (you didn't include shipping in your total) and already have a GPU, can't fathom why it's not a i5 2500k setup.

If the 955 is a placeholder for BD, That is one expensive place holder.

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EDIT: Also is the PSU power enough? I prefer modular.
More than, you can add another 5870 easily w/ that PSU let alone just using one.
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