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Old 11-14-2008, 08:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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ok first of all another person on the forum said that the case with psu would be a good choice.
i might change my CPU
and will i have to change my mobo or anything eles if i switch the gpu?
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Old 11-15-2008, 05:54 AM   #12 (permalink)
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On closer inspection its an ok power supply not the best but should be fine. I always think of PSU's and cases as investments as you can keep them for several builds.
E8400 would be best plus a good aftermarket cooler so that you can overclock
You won't need to change your mobo
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Old 11-15-2008, 11:39 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Oh cool then I guess I will switch to the E8400 and maybe the GPU, but I will keep everything else.

Is it hard to overclock? because I have no idea how to.
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simple as pie providing you have a good cpu cooler otherwise your temperatures can inhibit any overclocking
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Old 11-15-2008, 01:23 PM   #15 (permalink)
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You are going to need to buy a dvd driver/burner unless you have one left over. I did not see one of those on your list.
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Old 11-15-2008, 02:46 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Yeah Jester over clocking is a bit too easy ;] but it's another thing to keep your cpu stable after an over clock and keeping your temps at a good range
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Nice, so how much do you think you I can overclock it too? And would the stock cooler be ok to use for overclocking.

Yeah Druid, guess I didn't put the link to the cd burner, but I am going to buy one.
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the stock cooler wont let you overclock much because the temps will get kindve high. you will probly be able to get 4.0ghz or very close with a e8500.
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ok so should I get a different cooler?
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there seems to a lot of hype over this one

Newegg.com - XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

i currently dont have one but i talked my bud into buying it and he said with this his q6600 oc's incredibly.
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