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Old 03-07-2008, 07:43 AM   #51 (permalink)
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holy crap.. $90....

also if you use Google Checkout and this is your first buy using it you get $10 cut of it
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Old 03-08-2008, 12:19 AM   #52 (permalink)
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hey just to be sure before I order this stuff up, 520W will be sufficient to run my gaming machine? I have some computer savvy friends and family and they say I don't want to skimp on the power.

If so I should be able to order one if not both of these this weekend.
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it will handle it with ease
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where should I go next after case/power source?

I had a question... for all the connectors on the power source, what kind of compatability issues will I run in for various components?
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Hey my intel core 2 quad 6600 came today. What is that fan looking thing that comes with it? Is that a cooling unit meant just for the processor?
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thats the crappy Stock Intel Cooler, my advice is... DON'T USE THAT!!
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ok so when someone has referred to a heat sink, is that what they are referring to? Can that stock one and upgrade a better one?

The processor is so small. I think it's the most expensive tiny part I've ever bought. But from what I'm told it will be worth it!
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The stock one is referred to as a HSF(heatsink & fan). And yes, that's what they're referring to. It's crappy for overclocking, but it's good enough to use for stock speeds.
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will i exactly NEED to over clock the processor to do what I want to do? Not to mention I know near nothing about overlocking
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Overclocking is the process of running the processor beyond it's stock speed for performance. I assume it's the Q6600 you got? If so, it's actually plenty powerful at the stock 2.4GHz speed. Overclocking is usually to get a performance boost out of it, for free.
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