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June 24, 2008 11:34:04 AM

Also, I apologize for posting this in the CPU forum...there is no general forum to post it in...
June 24, 2008 11:36:22 AM

After months of waiting, I'm ready to order and build this rig However, I'm unsure about so parts, so...I'm asking you guys.

Here's my wish list:

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...Title=Computer

Note: I'm buying two Radeon 4870 HDs as well...obviously I can't add them to the list as they aren't listed yet.

I've read a lot about the ASUS Rampage, is it really as great as the reviews say? Is it worth the $300 price tag? I plan to overclock my E8500 to around the 4Ghz mark, so I figured that it would be a wise choice.

Is the tuniq CPU cooler as a good choice? Should I get a Zalman instead? (I'm looking for the best CPU cooler possible)

Is 700W going suffice for everything? Should I go for 800W+ ?

Is the OCZ Reaper RAM worth the extra $30 over G.Skill RAM of the same speed and timings? Will it be better for OC'ing?

Anything else?

Thanks a lot :) 
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June 24, 2008 11:43:01 AM

Sorry, having trouble viewing your shopping list. The link didn't come out correctly.
Can you list your items individually with prices and links?

Can only comment on the heatsink for now.
The Xigmatek is very popular as a heatsink.

Top 5 heatsinks:

http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm
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June 24, 2008 11:54:11 AM

Preclude said:
IMO get these now if you have the money (Corcair Dominator DDR2-1066 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145197 ). They use very high quality chips and are very good for Overclocking. If you look they come with their own fan, and are on sale for a fantastic price.


I saw those...thought the extra $20 was for the fan and it was more of a gimmick....Ok, sounds good. Where exactly does the fan bar go?
June 24, 2008 11:56:26 AM

Link does not work for me.
June 24, 2008 11:56:53 AM

Try using Newegg item links.
June 24, 2008 11:58:10 AM

evongugg said:
Sorry, having trouble viewing your shopping list. The link didn't come out correctly.
Can you list your items individually with prices and links?

Can only comment on the heatsink for now.
The Xigmatek is very popular as a heatsink.

Top 5 heatsinks:

http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm



Tuniq 120 CPU Cooler: $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda 500GB: $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

VelociRaptor 300GB: $300
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec P182: $140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Reaper 4GB DDR2 1066: $123
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HT OMEGA STRIKER Sound Card: $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

E8500 Wolfdale 3.16Ghz: $250
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS Rampage Forumla: $290
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ OCZ700GXSSLI Power Supply: $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...







June 24, 2008 1:15:07 PM

Any other opinions?
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