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Old 01-20-2011, 09:28 AM   #21 (permalink)
 
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The black actually reads faster... Black is faster than blue is faster than Green.
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The black actually reads faster... Black is faster than blue is faster than Green.
How is it faster spec wise? Any link where I can read up on these color classes?

nm found it: http://www.thetechlounge.com/article...ors-of-Caviar/
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so I ordered all the parts, came out to about $460 with shipping and CA sales tax, ordered a few of the parts on amazon since they were cheaper. Only things I'm really worried about is mounting the mobo on the case ( needs washers right? ) and hooking up the HSF, but since it's stock it will just screw right in without any problems right? All stock HSFs have thermal paste stickers too right? Just tear off and slap on?
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The case should come with standoffs. They are usually brass. They screw into the motherboard tray and have holes for the motherboard screws in their heads.

AMD heatsinks don't use screws. They have a hook and clamp system that is very simple to use. They also come with paste pre-applied. I would mount the cooler before I put the mobo in as it will let you get it on first try so you don't mess up the paste.
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