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    Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin D...

    I have the exact same setup, Crosshair IV and a 1090T, I am using this ram for the setup. I would also consider a Noctua D14, for aftermarket CPU cooling.

    Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler

    It's an insanely easy installation, if you can read directions. And it's currently outperforming the H50 in alot of cases...

    http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling/694843-battle-royale-corsair-h50-vs-noctua.html
    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1212/6/
     
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    I think you are on the right track. Nice picks so far. As far as the Corsair H50, I would recommend a high end air cooler instead. The H50 looks nice, but a good air cooler beats it in a lot of cases. I think the radiator is to small to dissipate the heat of a hot chip. Just my 2 cents. BTW, I love pissing my wife off with tech. :toast:
     
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    does anyone have any dates on when these drop and i can pick a few sticks up
     
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    Just a heads up for you manchester, people probably appreciate it when you thank them for their feedback, just keeping that in mind. Your rig looks like its gonna be awesome, I think the dual 4870 was a little bit of a mistake but nevertheless their yours now. Just out of curiosity what kind of monitor are you going to be running?
     
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    I want to ditch the dell i have its 23inchs.. and i have another in a box i cant use due to this darn dell only has a vid card that only has one outlet... so i will probably sell both dells and get 2 samsung 23 or 24inch lcds i don't think ill bite the bullet and buy the leds just yet

    thanks for the advice btw
     
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    OCZ is honestly the best when it comes to AMD ram, Tony over at OCZ is an AMD ram guru and he creates some great kits specially optimized for the AMD IMC.

    snag 2x of this stuff OCZ AMD Black Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 S...

    (the only reason I'm not still using my OCZ amd edition ram is that my 8gb of crucial ballistix tracer was free :D)
     
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    Just recieved my HAF932 AMD rig now i can start filling it up once i decide on what ram
     
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    You will love the HAF 932! its a great case
     
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    the reason I reccomend the OCZ AMD black edition is because its timing profiles are specifically set up for the AMD integrated memory controller (IMC) which behaves very differently from the Intel IMC.

    Those reapers are designed for intel systems, whereas the black edition are designed for AMD.

    I know you want the flashy looking ram but I really think its worth it to go with my original suggestion. If you really must have the flashy heatsinks, buy some aftermarket ones.
     
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    errr your right DOGG... i guess my eyes got the best of me... thanks again
     
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    errr your right DOGG..:banghead:. i guess my eyes got the best of me... thanks again:rockout:
     
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    OK here is an update, after much consideration and confusion Ive pushed the button and bought the rest of the components i need to finish the rig.

    I finally settled on.. now this won't make some happy but I bit the bullet and got the Gskill Ripjaws series

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 ...

    I bought 2 sets at $139 each

    Now I know i went back and forth one what to buy and help me out, i really wanted a great ram that i could grow with thus i went with the ddr3 2000 and got 8gb of it. I was doing some reading and the crosshair4 MOB that i have can handle it and it seems if ive been told correctly i can relax the Volts and timings to gain some head way.. but that as ive been told later after i actually assemble my first rig and get use to actually understanding what it all does...

    Next i bought the 950w Corsair PSU
    CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-950TX 950W ATX12V v2.3/EPS...
    it was $149

    Also acquired a Corsair H50
    CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series CWCH50-1 120mm High...
    For $80

    and a CD-Rom
    Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R D...
    $20

    Now at this time I have my MOB, Case, AMD X6, HD, Win7,
    In a day or two, I should have the rest of the parts for the build, Pictures will be coming asap after i tear into the box for my case and start actually puting things together

    thanks again to everyone who is helping me to find the right parts and sometimes getting me to buy bigger and better... and keep throwing ideas at me. i like to like everything up and do a ton of research before i buy something. I am just amazed at how fast new stuff comes out and how quickly even what i am putting together wont be cutting edge by the end of the summer.

    once again here is some respect to all those helping and giving me advice
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    from the ripjaws page: Specifically Designed to compatible with Intel Core i5 and Core i7 for Intel P55 motherboard

    meaning they will not run those timings or speed in the AMD board. Best youll get from those stick is maybe 1600 c7 if your lucky
     
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    Is it true that the future AMD boards that will probably be released will better utilize the ram I have bought,.. cause that was the argument I couldn't get past was buy the faster ram even though I can't run what it claims, because in the future and its probably sooner than later the AMD boards will be able to run these sticks to there full potential.....

    It was kinda put to me that if I was going to tinker with this rig that for a few more bucks i could get something that would last quite a while and allow me to not have to upgrade the whole system when the new stuff comes out in 6months or so
     
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    the problem isnt the motherboard its the IMC, the AMD IMC just works differently than the intel - speeds are still fine and there is an excess of bandwidth. I'm not sure who told you the ripjaws were better than the OCZ black edition and that they are somehow "more futureproof" but thats just a flatout lie.
     
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    i also have the 2000mhz ripjaws... and i simply used their clockability, to clock to relatively low timings, on ddr3-1250... and use higher NB to compensate... the 2000mhz ripjaws that i got did at least very well at that, when using lower mem dividers, and upping the HTT instead...
    its not everything lost, infact the AMDs procs IMC favors lower timings to more bandwith, i actually find, that sharp timings, with mediocre bandwith can produce quite a snappy system, combined with an SSD, it will just get wonderfully fluid:respect:

    so: dont blame the ripjaws;), even if their not certified for AMD! some Kits may not run as expected, but i know from quite a few people, that ripjaws of all speeds and latencies, like tridents, all run on AMD (usually, as said, kits vary)

    you could have chosen worser, it probably will work out, even tho you may will have problem to get over 1600mhz ram, with NB clocks, also, dependant on Proc... but i believe with this Thuban, you have made the best choice for AMD, regarding Memory and NB Clockability;)
     
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    hmm HD 4870X2 is not overkill

    if you want your wife to get mad just buy XFX HD 590 4 GB limited edition, that will just do instant
     
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    well i've bought a 2nd 4870x2 and i will try it out for the time being and might have to get a 590 4gb next.. especially since the 4870 is not dx11

    also are you sure its a 590 4gb i cant find any info on such a card?
     
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    I believe he means the 5970 4Gb card.
     
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    this sexy thing

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    You are sooo right. That thing is just pure sexy.
     
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    that sapphire is one huge bitch! I wonder what the performance would be with dual 5970's..
    But .. you guys think that card is sexy.. Take a look at the ASUS 5970 (ARES).. just sick I tell you!
     

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