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Old 08-28-2012, 04:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm sticking with a stock fan, so overclocking would be a bit unwise anyway. Will my processor/heatsink come with any thermal paste, or should i buy some arctic fox?

That seems fair, with a micro ATX motherboard, i wasn't expecting that much room for stuff anyway.
Stock fan comes with paste on it. If you want that extra little bit of cooling then you can get some TX-4, MX-4, or even AS5.
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Brilliant, I'm pretty much set then, thanks a lot, you have helped a lot more than i expected!
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I wouldn't have over 8000 posts if I wasn't trying to help lol. When you get it all setup go ahead and run some benchmarks too and post them on the OC sub-forum.
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Well, usually forums get you a couple of sentences of help, and thats it. You and Jason have definitely gone the extra mile

Will do, i will be buying in 1 or 2 weeks, when i get my birthday money
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Default Re: First gaming computer, just need clarification on some quick stuff

Bringing back an oldish topic here, but i didn't wanna spam by making more threads.

The processor i went for is this:
Intel Sandybridge i5-2500 Core i5 Quad-Core Processor (3.30GHz, 6MB Cache, Socket 1155) (Retail Boxed): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

It is a 2500, but not a 2500K - and i saw on a comment on Amazon that this means it can't be overclocked.

Obviously, i trust you guys over them, but i was just wondering if this is correct, as i may want to overclock in the future (after buying an aftermarket heatsink/a new motherboard), but i wouldn't want to buy a new I5 just so i can overclock, after already buying this one.

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Yes the K moniker means it has an unlocked multiplier for overclocking. Only the K chips can be overclocked.
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