New System Build - Gaming and 3D artwork

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 :)
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  1. that's pretty much a good built :)
  2. thanks foxhound009, i have been doing alot of reading/research for months end.
  3. Looks good, all you need is a case.
  4. thanks Shadowthor. Im getting replys from other forums saying i should go with 1066MHz memory instead of 800MHz. Is this a good change?
  5. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233019 $6.99
    XIGMATEK ACK-I7751 Retention Bracket - Retail

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186020&Tpk=mx-2 $6.99
    ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Retail
  6. 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.
  7. Anyone from Canada know where i might beable to find this ?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233019&Tpk=XIGMATEK%2bACK-I7751%2bRetention%2bBracket
    XIGMATEK ACK-I7751 Retention Bracket - Retail

    I tried NCIX, Tigerdirect, Canadacomputers, Infonec, CTY, Bestbuy, Futureshop, ICCT.
  8. 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/worldwide.htm <----- 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_northamerica.php <----Xigmatek Canadian Dealers
  9. 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.

    :hello: :hello: :hello:
  10. 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?
  11. any idea guys?
  12. 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?


    Anonymous 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/worldwide.htm <----- 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_northamerica.php <----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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