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Old 04-29-2008, 08:38 AM   #26 (permalink)
jasonalwaysready
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Default Re: new computer for $800ish

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Based off this article on Tom's Hardware I would not recommend the Scythe since its cooling performance isn't that good. The Cooler Master Hyper TX2 had very similar noise levels yet kept the test processor 10c cooler.

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER RR-CCH-L9U1-GP 92mm Hyper TX2 CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

Also MX-2 thermal paste is supposed to be better than Arctic Silver 5.

Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease
good call.

im reading that there is barely enough to do the job in the MX-2, but did i also read that you need to keep reapplying AS5 every 6 months to a year?

also, for the record, im not stupid, and ive built computers before. im just trying to find good components, that dont sound like jet engines, for a budget that keeps wifey happy. the only reason her vote allows me to have this, is because i told her i wouldnt get one of bushmaster's ar-15'sBushmaster - Home Defense & Recreation Rifles for around the same price. plus optics. but, im still looking for a good .45...

but for a new final build:
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors
$220
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER RR-CCH-L9U1-GP 92mm Hyper TX2 CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
$25 (w/ MX-2)
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
$90
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
$60
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3250310NS 250GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
$80
Newegg.com - ASUS EN9600GT/HTDI/512M GeForce 9600GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
$150 (+) $20 MIR (also, i like the huge HSF on it...)
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX ATX12V V2.2 550W Power Supply 90 - 264 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Power Supplies
$100 (+) $10 MIR
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista 32-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - Operating Systems
$110
-no additional dvd burner-

$841.91 -$30 MIR's + $26 shipping = $838

can i order this thing already?
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