i7 Upgrade Suggestions

Mikerocks2112

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I7 920
EVGA X58 LE
6 GB Corsair Dominator http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145224
XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003

Just a few questions. Is the Corsair a good choice of ram for this Mobo? For the cpu cooler I would have to purchase the new updated bracket mounts for it to work with an I7 mobo. Should I just buy the Dark Knight version instead? I am using the S1283 for my Q6600 (which will be sold). Thanks!
 

tiraides

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The Corsair Dominator, IMO, is overpriced. Go with this Mushkin DDR3 1600 kit, which is currently on sale.

Since you already have the HDT-S1283, just buy the mounting brackets.
 

lowteckh

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Dominator is overpriced, fact not "imo" :D

Well specced DDR3 1600 ram is often on sale for $80 or less.
 

Mikerocks2112

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Dominator is overpriced, fact not "imo" :D

Well specced DDR3 1600 ram is often on sale for $80 or less.

Any suggestions as to which of these $80 dollar rams I should be looking at? I have never been a fan of mushkin. Keep in mind I don't mind spending extra for good ram.

Another question for the motherboard. I have also been looking at the ASUS P6T Deluxe V2. Would you guys recommend that board over the new EVGA X58 LE?
 

tiraides

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Mushkin is actually good, brand-name RAM. And it has a lifetime warranty. G.Skill also makes a good kit.

Right now, the Directron deal on the Muskin DDR3 1600 kit is the best that I've seen around.
 

tiraides

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D'oh! :eek: That's actually a very good reason why you shouldn't get that kit.

Going back to the "Corsair Dominators are overpriced" argument, this is the G.Skill kit I was referring to earlier.
 

engiNURD

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Hehe... I didn't notice that earlier, lol. (that they were 1GB sticks at directron)
 
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