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Old 06-26-2008, 02:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Moving from AMD to Intel and I am looking to buy the items below in the next month or so. I am a gamer and will be OC'ing as well. Does this look to be a decent setup with my existing system? Everything compatible as far as RAM and PSU goes?

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - Retail @ $199.99

ASUS P5E Deluxe LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail @ $229.99

SAPPHIRE 100243L Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail @ $309.99
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looks good
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Old 06-26-2008, 03:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: How does this look for an upgrade???

If you are overclocking, are you going to get an aftermarket heatsink? I recommend a thermalright
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Default Re: How does this look for an upgrade???

the xigmatek rifle s1283 is a better cooler for the price.
Newegg.com - XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
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he already has a Tuniq 120. Look at his sig
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Default Re: How does this look for an upgrade???

Does the Tuniq still rank pretty high in this area???
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its still a good cooler. Unless you want to switch to the top 3 which would be, TRUE,OCZ,Xigmatek
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i believe that a tuniq cools like 1c better then a rifle (not really saying much) As far as i know it goes:

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yeah. the only real difference is price. and for the price the xigmatek is unbeatable.
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^correct, it has quite a nice price compared to a tuniq or true.
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