@Tom - I have no problems with win 7 being slow at all with 2 gb (currently sat at 1.6gb used with photoshop, FF and dirt 2 open on the big screen) but im sure 4gb would be a noteable increase once i get it stuck in there and. As to the cooler acording to the Noctua site the d14 has no problems with my p5k and the Gskill ripjaws fit under the 120mm side fan fine so it looks like ill be getting the d14 and the ripjaws.
@Brooksie - just ran the benchmark on dirt 2 and with everything maxed (high + ultra were possable) 8x qcsaa in 1080p and im getting 36 min 51 max, very big suprise tbh
metro 2033 seems fun from the first 30 mins i played on my laptop the other evening, not yet installed it on the tower, as for red faction if you like destroying stuff then you will enjoy it.
Now just to decide in what order to buy them, mabey ram (then sell mine to put towards a 5870) > 5870 (then sell my 8800gt to put towards the noctua) > noctua?? as my current cooler has like no resale value so it would make sense being the last upgrade.
i7 970 - NH-D14 | Gigabyte x58a-oc | Corsair AX850 | CM Cosmos S
6Gb G.Skill Trident - 1600Mhz c7 | SLI GTX 580
Xspc Rasa | Phobya G-Changer 240 | Phobya dc12-400 | 7x Orange Xigmatek XLF 120mm | 2x EK 580 blocks
360 G-Changer | 200mmish Tube res | Orange coolant | Alphacool Copper Barbs, Spring clamps + CPU Screw kit