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You need a 1155 and a GTX 570
Agreed.

I just don't know what to get first.. I would get both if I had the money. But a new 1155 setup is about worth the same as a GTX 570.
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Well if I took that advice, I would have to buy an SSD and that's pretty much equivalent to me buying an 1155 setup. o.o

About the RAM, I don't even use up my 4 GB of RAM right now so I think 6 GB would be more than sufficient (but you can never be too careful).

I have a CM 690 so it should probably fit if I'm lucky. I'll get the measurements later.
Meh, getting a 60GB SSD just for booting and maybe a game or two isn't a terrible idea. Personally, however, I have not been overly impressed with my SSD....

About the RAM, I would not recommend getting 6GB because you should always have an even amount of sticks of memory on an 1155 or 775 set up because they are dual channel platforms. You could go 2x2GB and 2x1GB of RAM I suppose, though if you're going to get two additional sticks you might as well just go 8GB because you'll be stressing your IMC just as much. I still insist that 4GB is plenty though.

Yeah, the NH-D14 and Silver Arrow are both HUGE, though they will outperform the H70 for cheaper.
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Meh, getting a 60GB SSD just for booting and maybe a game or two isn't a terrible idea. Personally, however, I have not been overly impressed with my SSD....

About the RAM, I would not recommend getting 6GB because you should always have an even amount of sticks of memory on an 1155 or 775 set up because they are dual channel platforms. You could go 2x2GB and 2x1GB of RAM I suppose, though if you're going to get two additional sticks you might as well just go 8GB because you'll be stressing your IMC just as much. I still insist that 4GB is plenty though.

Yeah, the NH-D14 and Silver Arrow are both HUGE, though they will outperform the H70 for cheaper.
Yea, when I was looking up an upgrade for my hard drive, I was looking into the SSD and I don't think the space is worth the speed. And I didn't think the price was too pretty, so I just got a Spinpoint instead. =P

Oh yea.. 1155 is dual-channel DDR3. Are there any 2 x 3 GB sticks out? ^-^;; That's not a bad idea at all.. I'll get 2 x 2 GB and then later on I'll just buy another 2 x 2 GB if I need it. =o

Oh man.. the Silver Arrow looks ginormous. and the NH-D14 looks like the twin of the Silver Arrow. o.o

What ever happened to the Megahalem? Is it not as good now? I remember a time when it was the best your money could buy.
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Yea, when I was looking up an upgrade for my hard drive, I was looking into the SSD and I don't think the space is worth the speed. And I didn't think the price was too pretty, so I just got a Spinpoint instead. =P

Oh yea.. 1155 is dual-channel DDR3. Are there any 2 x 3 GB sticks out? ^-^;; That's not a bad idea at all.. I'll get 2 x 2 GB and then later on I'll just buy another 2 x 2 GB if I need it. =o

Oh man.. the Silver Arrow looks ginormous. and the NH-D14 looks like the twin of the Silver Arrow. o.o

What ever happened to the Megahalem? Is it not as good now? I remember a time when it was the best your money could buy.
3GB sticks of RAM are very uncommon if they exist at all. I've never seen any. 2x2GB makes sense for now and then when software starts to catch up you could upgrade to 4x2GB. Right now you seriously will not notice a difference between 4GB or 6GB.

The NH-D14 and Silver Arrow are in a whole different class than the Megahalems now, though the Megahalems is most definitely a very good cooler still. It is more around the $60 price point I think, while the Silver Arrow and NH-D14 monsters are more like $80-85.
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I suggest you wait till Bulldozer, to see what happens(most likely Intel price drop). Hopefully they aren't as bad as that FUD article claimed..
     
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I suggest you wait till Bulldozer, to see what happens(most likely Intel price drop). Hopefully they aren't as bad as that FUD article claimed..
Intel doesn't drop prices on their CPUs too much. Plus Bulldozer most likely will not compete with Intel as usual. It will probably not have the same performance but far cheaper. This seems to be AMDs place in the market nowadays.
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3GB sticks of RAM are very uncommon if they exist at all. I've never seen any. 2x2GB makes sense for now and then when software starts to catch up you could upgrade to 4x2GB. Right now you seriously will not notice a difference between 4GB or 6GB.

The NH-D14 and Silver Arrow are in a whole different class than the Megahalems now, though the Megahalems is most definitely a very good cooler still. It is more around the $60 price point I think, while the Silver Arrow and NH-D14 monsters are more like $80-85.
Yea, that sounds like the best option for now. Is there any real difference between Triple and Dual channel? Would I notice it? I don't think I would. =P

There are probably 1155 brackets out for the Megahalems right? Silver Arrow and NH-D14 seems so big. I might need a new case for those.
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3GB sticks of RAM are very uncommon if they exist at all. I've never seen any. 2x2GB makes sense for now and then when software starts to catch up you could upgrade to 4x2GB. Right now you seriously will not notice a difference between 4GB or 6GB.

The NH-D14 and Silver Arrow are in a whole different class than the Megahalems now, though the Megahalems is most definitely a very good cooler still. It is more around the $60 price point I think, while the Silver Arrow and NH-D14 monsters are more like $80-85.
Disagree about ole megahalems, I'm petty sure with good fans you are only going to get about 3 degrees better. Thats not a "whole other class". Read some of the user ehumes posts, he has done very extensive cooling.
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Intel doesn't drop prices on their CPUs too much. Plus Bulldozer most likely will not compete with Intel as usual. It will probably not have the same performance but far cheaper. This seems to be AMDs place in the market nowadays.
Yea, but AMD is tempting too. 6-core for $200... it might not be a 980x or compare to a 920, but it's a 6-core. =P

I always think that AMD is good for budget builds and if you want anything better, you go for Intel.

I'm always up for price/performance. So lets wait and see how this turns out.
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Disagree about ole megahalems, I'm petty sure with good fans you are only going to get about 3 degrees better. Thats not a "whole other class". Read some of the user ehumes posts, he has done very extensive cooling.
I don't think it's that big of a deal about the cooler. From what I've heard, you can overclock the Sandy Bridge chips pretty high and I think any cooler would do.

Any suggestions on TIM? I have OCZ Freeze, but I think there's better stuff out there now.
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