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My cooler is excellent. Another good one is the Tuniq Tower. My cooler requires 150mm of room from the contact surface of the CPU to the top of the fan, so bust out a tape measure and measure 15cm. If you have that, then you're golden. I'd be you have plenty of room horizontally, as I my case has a 250mm fan on the side, which sticks out about 2 inches toward the CPU.
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There is a very comprehensive review of coolers over at anadtech.
There are many good options, from the cheapest to the best.

My 2 cents: try the stock cooler, you never know. It may just be good enough, you can always buy another one later if needed.
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Yeah, but Israeli shops are scum :E If you build it yourself, they might blame you for raping something with a static charge (I always ground myself with the case's side or something), and you can't really prove them wrong =\\
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Wow, you're right.. the Tuniq Tower seems better and it's also cheaper (what).. and lol, when I saw it the same thought that went through my mind when I saw the Xbox 360 appeared.. something along the lines of.. "HOLY **** HUEG"

Anyway, I don't think it would fit .. the shop says its WxHxD dimensions are 218X438X536 mm.. that's only 218mm =[[

Nevermind, I went to the Tuniq site and it seems it would fit.

Fan
Dimension 120mm (W) x 120mm (H) x 25mm (D)

wee.

The only problem is the GA-965P-DS3's CPU area is pretty cramped, so I need to find some review with this mobo and cooler set to make sure it fits (and I have a feeling it won't ;X)


Seems to be ok. Gotta hope it fits with the 8800GTS.
Found somebody with a GA-965P-DS3, eVGA 8800GTS and a Tuniq Tower 120.
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Yeah, but Israeli shops are scum :E If you build it yourself, they might blame you for raping something with a static charge (I always ground myself with the case's side or something), and you can't really prove them wrong =\\
That's not happening only in Israel, I had pretty much the same problem here with a laptop. It had a toasted WI-FI card, but the guy from the store, in stead of repairing the thingie, he argued I should have kept the "restore partition" and the original windows in order for them to provide warranty. From a 40GB hdd to have 4GB occupied by som' I don't need and Win home edition???

Well, sooner or later they bow if you have the contract. Make sure in the warranty contract there aren't specified clauses that forbid you to handle the parts.

Back to the point though you've came up with a great rig. Cheers!
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Yeah, I'll make sure to do that, but I'm just having second thoughts about the PSU (just because of the relatively high cost ;e)

Is it really needed? :/ The one I have now is a 400W truepower (it came with the Compucase...case ;p) and I don't know how long exactly, but I think I have this PSU for atleast 4 years

There's a Thermaltake TR2 550W for only ₪ 478 and this (Corsair) one is kinda expensive. What do you guys think?

After I'm sure whether I really really really need this specific PSU or not, I'm ordering everything =p
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Talk to Chozart... he's the PSU buff and I bet he can find a good one on that site for you.
    
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Thanks
I found a good place to buy and I'm getting a P5N-E. =]
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w00t!
    
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...just one problem, noone in Israel has a NZXT Apollo for sale and the Antec 900 costs twice as much >< I've read some israeli hardware forum and people kept saying this and suggesting (not to me, I didn't post) a cheaper NZXT case.. but I can't find the name of it because the site is dead o.o

btw, is the wait for a Q6600 worth it? I think I might go crazy until then, but maybe if it proves worthwhile.. The price in Israel will probably be even more than $300, cause it's new and imported and anything new in Israel that wasn't made here costs ****loads. =[

In other words, I might end up waiting only to find out it costs way too much and get a e6420.. that will make a very sad and disappointed Coma :<
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