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November 21, 2009 11:30:21 AM

I'm spending a lot on this system and I am also penny pinching at the same time if that makes any sense. I'm having trouble deciding between:

CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

and

CORSAIR DOMINATOR-GT 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

the rest of my system specs are this so far:

Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable
COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1.5TB
COOLER MASTER Silent Pro 850W
ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX
Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366
Thermaltake V1 Max-Performance CPU Cooler
Corsair P128 2.5" 128GB (SSD)
Radeon 5870

Any advise on the rest of my build is welcome also. I know quite a bit but i'm not an expert.

Also I was just reading a post about the ASUS P6T not reading 6GB of memory and was wondering if this version 2 of it was doing the same thing or should I look for another board?

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November 21, 2009 12:12:14 PM

I recommend getting an ASUS P6TD, its a newer version and i never had a problem with asus...or gigabyte, both are excellent. I don't see why you would get a 850watt for that. A 600-700watt good quality PSU would do fine. I guess you plan on Crossfiring or SLI'ing. If you are spending a lot on your system, get Mushkin Enhanced Redlines 6GB Tri-Channel. They have 1600mhz and the best Latency for thier frequency at CL6. Also, are you planning on Overclocking?
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November 21, 2009 12:23:54 PM

Not planning on overclocking, the memory is also not available any more on newegg, is there anywhere else to buy it? I'll be buying another 5870 in a year or 2 when they drop price but until then i wont be crossfiring.
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November 21, 2009 6:17:32 PM

Okay well then you are set. If you were to put your CPU under load or overclock it, i would ofcourse recommend a different cooler, but since you aren't I guess its fine.
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November 21, 2009 6:31:10 PM

What CPU cooler would you recommend if I was going to overclock it?
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November 22, 2009 1:51:27 AM

A cooler master V8 or V10....V10 is pretty expensive and its for the extreme overclovkers and is quite overkill, but a V8 is near the top of the chain. Paired with good thermal paste, a V8 will cool amazing. I have one, I know.
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