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Well I just got my package from Newegg!

Included:
Tuniq Tower(ready to lap!)
1 120mm Aero Cool Xtreme Turbine(89 CFM )
10 80mm masscool fans(only needed 4 but with the newegg deal was un-beatable when purchasing 10!)
1 PCI slot cooler
And lastly my 2GB stick of Patriot DDR2 800 RAM


Ok well that was just me rambling on because I'm excited about getting my package.


However, I ordered this shipment before I found out about the Ballistix insane MIR. The RAM has a 30 day refund so I was wondering if returning it to get Ballistix would be wise. The only down side is that they are a 2x1GB kit. I was looking forward to running 2x2GB in duel channel in the future. I am considering this since the only reviews of the Patriot extreme performance RAM I can find on the internet are of PDC Model and I have PEP.



So my question is, are ballistix worth it running 4x1GB in dual rather than 2x2GB? No doubt they are probably better at OCing as well. Anyone have any thoughts on this?


Also, the waiting I will not mind seeing as the rest of my system wont be here for about a week yet, and I have my Tuniq Tower to keep me busy
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post #2 of 10
I missed my package today
Enjoy your new toys
Slot blower, is it intake or exhaust?

Oh I have no thoughts on the Ram, cept why not G-Skill HZ's?
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post #4 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by grunion View Post

Oh I have no thoughts on the Ram, cept why not G-Skill HZ's?

Well because the ballistix are $70 after MIR. I'm just trying to get the best performance to cost ratio.
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post #5 of 10
Just test the patriots and see if they go as far as you want them to. If they dont OC well then return them.
    
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Why, what use?
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post #7 of 10
Sweet little package ya got there !!!!

Those exhaust blowers are nice, took my temps on my 8800 from 58c idle to 50c and from about 70-80c load to 60-75c load.

I would see what your experience with the Patriot Ram is and if you don't like them then RMA'em and get the Ballistix. imo at least.
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I've found that if you take the pci slot exhaust fans and put them over the ventilation slots on the 8800gtx it lowers the temps quite a bit, which is what I would assume he is doing.

Otherwise the 8800 series tends to vent alot of heat through those holes into your case. If I put my hand in front of the exhaust fan's vent the air is as warm/warmer than the air coming from my gtx's vent.
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post #10 of 10
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Quote:
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^Out of stock


Hmm, I would really like to test them right now, but my whole system isn't here yet.



And yes, I am planning on venting my 8800GTX.



Oh! I also got AS5 in the package...hehe, guess it got unnoticed being the size it is
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