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Old 02-13-2008, 03:26 PM   #21 (permalink)
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alright, i think i'm going to go with the e4600 with an abit ip35-e mobo for a few months until the new chips come out and the 8800 gt's come down a little more in price. i've read where some thermal paste or something else would be a good addition for this cpu. what do you guys recommend? i can get the chip packaged with the "Rosewill RCX-Z4 120mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler" for an extra 20 bucks through newegg.
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Old 02-14-2008, 07:06 AM   #22 (permalink)
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What I have/need so far:
  • Mobo - Abit IP35-E ($60)
  • Video Card - PNY VCG8600GXPB GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express ($75)
  • RAM - 2 x 1gb sticks of Corsair DDR2 - 800 (TWIN2X2048-6400C4) ($40)
  • DVD Burner - LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with 12X DVD-RAM write and LightScribe Technology Black E-IDE/ATAPI Model LH-20A1H-185 - OEM (previously purchased 1/2007)
  • Case - Antec Sonata III 500 Black with 500W Earthwatts Power Supply ($70)
  • Power Supply - mentioned above
  • Mouse - Logitech G5 (previously purchased)
  • keyboard - old Dell quietkey
  • CPU - Needed
  • CPU cooler/paste - needed?
  • HDD - Needed
  • monitor - needed



The post above this had a question about the cpu/cooler combo if some of you want to voice opinions on that.

I'm also thinking about the Samsung 226BW for my monitor
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:03 PM   #23 (permalink)
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If you do not plan on overclocking the cooler that comes with you cpu would be fine. If you do plan on overclocking you should get a better cooler like this one.

Newegg.com - Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler - Retail
+ thermal paste
Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Retail

If that is more than you want to pay you could get this cooler ( it comes with good thermal paste).

Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
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Old 02-14-2008, 01:27 PM   #24 (permalink)
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should i be concerned about how much room either of those coolers will take up since i have a mid size (antec sonata III) case?
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* Mobo - Abit IP35-E ($60)
* Video Card - PNY VCG8600GXPB GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express ($75)
* RAM - 2 x 1gb sticks of Corsair DDR2 - 800 (TWIN2X2048-6400C4) ($40)
* DVD Burner - LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with 12X DVD-RAM write and LightScribe Technology Black E-IDE/ATAPI Model LH-20A1H-185 - OEM (previously purchased 1/2007)
* Case - Antec Sonata III 500 Black with 500W Earthwatts Power Supply ($70)
* Power Supply - mentioned above
* Mouse - Logitech G5 (previously purchased)
* keyboard - old Dell quietkey
* CPU - Needed
* CPU cooler/paste - needed?
* HDD - Needed
* monitor - Samsung 226BW

purchased the samsung yesterday thru amazon (no tax, unlike newegg). anyone got an answer to the cooler question posted above or where you can actually get an 8400 other than in a microcenter store??
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