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Old 26-01-09, 12:11 PM
Hodgstar Hodgstar is offline
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order placed

order placed this morning,

big thanks to everyone who posted in this thread giving their opinion or sharing their knowledge

the final decisions were:-

- Intel Core i7 920 2.66Ghz (Nehalem) (Socket LGA1366) - Retail

- Biostar TPower Intel X58 (Socket 1366) PCI-Express DDR3 Motherboard

- Corsair 6GB DDR3 Dominator PC3-12800C8 1600MHz (3x2G Triple Channel DDR3 (TR3X6G1600C8D)

- Noctua NH-U12P SE1366 CPU Cooler (Socket LGA1366)

- Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound

MOBO:----Biostar TPower Intel X58

CPU:------ i7 920 Cooling:- swiftech Storm.

MEMORY---Corsair 6GB DDR3 Dominator PC3-12800C8 1600MHz

GRAPHICS--4850 512mb with EK full block

PSU--------ETITIS 850

CASE------- Lian-li PC70 Currently being Modded(see Project Hodgstar)
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Old 26-01-09, 12:16 PM
Trollgaard Trollgaard is offline
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Glad to help. You're gonna have a blast with that rig I think.

PS: The Noctua usually comes with a whole tube of quality paste. Mine did atleast.
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Old 26-01-09, 01:37 PM
Freak Freak is offline
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all of their coolers do and it is on par, if not better than the mx2
Asus Sabertooth x58 | Intel i7 950 1366 | EVGA GTX 570 | Corsair cmx12gx3m3a1600c9 9-9-9-24 1600mhz 1.65v | Noctua NH-U12P | Corsair TX850 | Antec 300
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Old 26-01-09, 04:05 PM
monkey7 monkey7 is offline
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Yeah, I used mx-2 because I had it anyway, but the supplied paste is very good. So if you're not going to use the mx-2 for any other heatsinks I'd leave it out. Saves you a few quid

Good choice of hardware and thanks for the reps

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