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Old 10-05-2010, 05:38 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I'm just asking i just know the i7 supports hyper threading and i'm trying to get best bang for buck. I havent used any of the i series yet, so i have no experience with how they perform. I'm just a very thorough person. So you've convinced me to get an i5-760, do you have a recommended cooler for it? I know i'll need one if i'm overclocking.
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Old 10-05-2010, 05:52 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I'm just being very thorough, i think i am going to stick with that i5 -760 it seems like a good price but do you have a cooler you would recommend for it? preferably something < $50 ?

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Old 10-05-2010, 06:20 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Well depends on air coolers really if you want something ~50. My True120 with silent Noctua fans keeps my i5 nice and cool at 4.2ghz. If you didnt care about noise you could use some better faster fans to cool it even more. I think you can get a True120 for about 50 bucks these days.
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Old 10-05-2010, 06:29 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Well I'm definitely referring to air cooling. So ill check one of those out. I'm not really worries about noise but I don't want something really abnoxious.
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Other coolers you could check out are the Xigmatek S1283, the Prolimatech Megahalems, The True120 like i mentioned, and Thermalright makes other very capable coolers as well. I would mention Corsairs H50/70 but they are to pricey.
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:41 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Well i think i'm going to settle for this


Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ...
Item #: N82E16820146740
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
$73.99


ASUS P7P55D-E LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813131620
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
-$20.00 Instant
$159.99
$139.99


Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760
Item #: N82E16819115067
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
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$208.99


Thermaltake Frio Overclocking-Ready Intel Core i7 (six-core ready) & i5 Compatible Five 8mm Heatpipes Dual 120mm Fans Intel ...
Item #: N82E16835106150
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$58.86
Subtotal: $481.83

Any final suggestions before i buy??
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Old 10-05-2010, 11:16 PM   #27 (permalink)
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For 10 bucks more you can get a 1600mhz version of that kit.

Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB &#40;2 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 &#40;PC3 12800&#41; Desktop Memory Model 996947
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Old 10-06-2010, 10:35 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Alright well i'm probably going to try and place my order today. Hopefully i can come out pretty cheap. Maybe there will be some deals today!
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Ok so newegg has a deal today on gskill ram ~$74 w/ promo code

Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB &#40;2 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 &#40;PC3 12800&#41; Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

but i had down some mushkin ram ~$95

Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB &#40;2 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 &#40;PC3 12800&#41; Desktop Memory Model 996825

which should I get? the specks are the same but the price is quite different.
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Cheaper price of course but i have to warn that the specs are not the same. The Ripjaws are 9-9-9-24 with a 2T command rate and the Mushkins are 7-8-7-24 with a timing of 1T.
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