Ram / CPU cooler question

Im building a new system, specs:

Case: NZXT Tempest

CPU: Intel Q6600

PSU: Corsair 850watt

Video Card: XFX GTX 260 black edition (going with 2 sooner or later)

Mobo: EVGA 750i FTW

Hard Drive: WD Caviar 640gig

Disc Drive: Samsung 22x

Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145184

CPU COOLER: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118019

Will that cpu cooler fit in my case.... & Is it good?

Also, is that ram good? I doubt I overclock.. I want something around that price...

The comp. is for gaming & will be played on a 22" widescreen.
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  1. IMHO SLI is unnecessary for a 22 screen. Go with a P45 based mobo such as Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P, better stability and better overclocking (if you decide to). And a Q9400 runs faster and cooler.

    Without SLI, change the PSU to an HX520.

    That RAM is fine.

    Zalman coolers offer decent performance but are way overpriced. The Xigmatech HDT-S1283 is cheaper and performs better.
  2. can you send me the link to the mounting bracket for that Xigmatech cooler @ newegg.. I cant find it. =(

    The reason I got the corsair 850, is cus it's only $140.... Why do you say SLI is pointless on a 22".... Will 1 gtx 260 black edition run Crysis & future games good?
  3. I want to be safe than sorry with the PSU... Would a 750 power 1 GTX 260 and that gigabyte board with the rest of the parts fine?
  4. Beitzel15 said:
    can you send me the link to the mounting bracket for that Xigmatech cooler @ newegg.. I cant find it. =(


    http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/lgbowiscsp.html
  5. Beitzel15 said:
    I want to be safe than sorry with the PSU... Would a 750 power 1 GTX 260 and that gigabyte board with the rest of the parts fine?


    Easily, the HX520 I recommended would have no problem.
  6. theAnimal said:
    Easily, the HX520 I recommended would have no problem.


    Ok, thanks!! You just helped me lower the overall cost of my build $120. lol :D
  7. Beitzel15 said:

    Why do you say SLI is pointless on a 22".... Will 1 gtx 260 black edition run Crysis & future games good?


    I think a GTX260 will be fine at that resolution for a while, but there are a couple of GTX280 @ the egg for ~$285-290 this weekend.
  8. Since the corsair PSU isnt Modular, would I be better off getting a Antec NeoPower 650Watt Modular PSU for $99?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371010


    theAnimal said:
    I think a GTX260 will be fine at that resolution for a while, but there are a couple of GTX280 @ the egg for ~$285-290 this weekend.
  9. HX series is modular.
  10. Hey, can anyone help me with my build? I'm buying later today...
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/260984-31-going-order-today-needa-triple-check
  11. I did the power usage and it was like around 500.. and with two cards, 572... I wanna be safe, incase I upgrade anything in the future, I wont have to get a new PSU too.... So it's between the Corsair 650 or 620...a 620 WILL DO FINE? I wanna be extra safe lol. If it will with no problems, Ill get the 620HX since it's modular.

    Wait, i just looked, the Cors. 620HX is $140!

    The antec 650 modular is $99...... which would you get?
  12. Excellent choice, plenty of power.
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