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June 29, 2008 7:16:56 PM

Im planning on building a new computer and wondering if there is any changes you would make. TIA.

Motherboard: Gigabyte X48-DS4 ATX LGA775 X48
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450
RAM: Corsair DC TWINX 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar 640GB SATAII 7200RPM 16MB Buffer
Hard Drive 2nd: Western Digital Caviar 640GB SATAII 7200RPM 16MB Buffer
VIDEO: ATI RADEON HD 4870
Power: Corsair TX Series TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX
CPU COOLER: XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 CPU Cooler

Any Advice is helpful :) 
June 29, 2008 7:18:49 PM

that's pretty much a good built :) 
June 29, 2008 7:28:32 PM

thanks foxhound009, i have been doing alot of reading/research for months end.
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June 29, 2008 7:45:33 PM

Looks good, all you need is a case.
June 29, 2008 8:50:55 PM

thanks Shadowthor. Im getting replys from other forums saying i should go with 1066MHz memory instead of 800MHz. Is this a good change?
June 29, 2008 9:16:24 PM

Stay with PC-6400 DDR2-800. The Retention Bracket is worth it. Also, the thermal grease is good, also look at the classic Arctic Silver 5.
July 1, 2008 4:49:30 AM

That bolt up kit for the Thermaltake (LGA775) works fine for the Xigmatek's. It's identical to the Xigmatek bolt up kit.
Also down below is a list of Canadian Xigmatek dealers.

http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/sidewindercomputers/worl... <----- Sidewinder ships to Canada.

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/lgboforulula.html $6.95
LGA775 Bolt-Thru-Kit w/ Hold Down for Thermalright Ultra-90, Ultra-120, and HR-01

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/info.html <---Sidewinder contact info.

http://www.xigmatek.com/distributor/where_to_buy_northa... <----Xigmatek Canadian Dealers
July 1, 2008 5:19:40 PM

Why_Me, thank you so much! I just place my order and everything went great. :) 

Also thanks to everyone advice. I place my order today,should be coming in later this week or early next week. See you guys around.

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July 13, 2008 4:55:43 PM

hi there. sorry to bump an ageing thread, but i have a OCZ Vendetta 2 and i absolutley hate the pushpins. i also do live in Canada. I cant find the xigmatek bolt through kit anywhere. do you no what would work for me?
July 14, 2008 4:14:27 PM

any idea guys?
July 16, 2008 1:50:59 AM

darkorb said:
hi there. sorry to bump an ageing thread, but i have a OCZ Vendetta 2 and i absolutley hate the pushpins. i also do live in Canada. I cant find the xigmatek bolt through kit anywhere. do you no what would work for me?


Why_Me said:
That bolt up kit for the Thermaltake (LGA775) works fine for the Xigmatek's. It's identical to the Xigmatek bolt up kit.
Also down below is a list of Canadian Xigmatek dealers.

http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/sidewindercomputers/worl... <----- Sidewinder ships to Canada.

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/lgboforulula.html $6.95
LGA775 Bolt-Thru-Kit w/ Hold Down for Thermalright Ultra-90, Ultra-120, and HR-01

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/info.html <---Sidewinder contact info.

http://www.xigmatek.com/distributor/where_to_buy_northa... <----Xigmatek Canadian Dealers


Quote answer to quote ;) 

PS: I order (almost) the exact built.. how is it running? Any heads up?
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