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Old 03-10-10, 03:02 PM
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Hi,

Been out the loop for a while and it's been a couple of years since I built a rig (6600/Asus P5K). *Anyway I'd like to build a new gaming rig (W7/air cooled) and would like some help with where it's at right now in terms of best h/w. *Cost isn't an issue so if you guys could fill in the blanks below that would be great:

Mobo:

CPU:

RAM:

Gfx (x2 SLI or Xfire):

PSU:

Case::

Case fans:

CPU cooler:

SSD for OS:

Storage drive:

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Old 03-10-10, 03:40 PM
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Hi,

Been out the loop for a while and it's been a couple of years since I built a rig (6600/Asus P5K). *Anyway I'd like to build a new gaming rig (W7/air cooled) and would like some help with where it's at right now in terms of best h/w. *Cost isn't an issue so if you guys could fill in the blanks below that would be great:

Mobo: Rampage 3 Extreme

CPU: Intel 970

RAM: Mushkin 2000mhz or Corsair Dom GT

Gfx (x2 SLI or Xfire): (november should see 6000 series ATI's so wait)

PSU: Corsair AX850w

Case: Toughy as this is personal prefference but look at Lian Li's or Cooler Master 840

Case fans: Noctua

CPU cooler: Noctua NH-D14

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Old 03-10-10, 05:13 PM
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Go for RAM without the tall heat spreaders and go for a noctua D14 if you can as that will no doubt give you the best air cooling you can get.
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Old 03-10-10, 05:19 PM
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i would assume the mushkin has low heatspreaders or they can be removed like the doms
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Old 03-10-10, 05:23 PM
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Go for RAM without the tall heat spreaders and go for a noctua D14 if you can as that will no doubt give you the best air cooling you can get.
What's the best RAM to go with the D14 that won't physically interfere? *Is the Mushkin or Corsair Dominator that TTL recommended OK?



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Old 03-10-10, 05:26 PM
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with you doms you just remove the heatsink close to the noctua fan.

i dont no with the mushkins its ither the same or they fit fine

the redlines dont look like they will fit but the ridgebacks do
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Old 03-10-10, 05:32 PM
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Old 03-10-10, 05:34 PM
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Just to add, forgot hard disks in OP. Doh!* Edited to add to list. Please keep the ideas coming. *Ta
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In terms of actual disks, 1TB F3 Samsungs are one of the best options. A corsair C300 or two would prbably satisfy your SSD needs. Don't bother RAIDing SSDs as you lose TRIM.
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