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Old 06-29-2005, 12:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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OK, so I just missed the retail 4400+ on Newegg (*kicks self*) because I was buying other parts (*kicks self very hard*), and now all that is available is the OEM. Should I bite?

I know one has the warranty, one doesn't, and I plan to OC 300-500 MHZ 24/7.

Should I just go ahead and buy now, or wait for the retail??

Thanks for voting, please help soon!!

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Old 06-29-2005, 12:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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uh...they should be getting some more soon..
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How soon??

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Old 06-29-2005, 12:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Make sure to confirm whether or not the OEM even has a stock cooler.

I have a feeling that the OEM just comes with the chip whereas the retail will have a stock heatsink and fan.

If you are buying the OEM, you will want to make sure to buy a separate heatsink and fan since they usually aren't included in an OEM package.
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I know that... But thanks for reminding me!

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What is the price difference?

If the OEM is much cheaper than the retail (as it should be), then I would definitely say buy the OEM as well as Thermalright's XP-90, an extremely reliable heatsink. If you plan to overclock, then it would definitely be a good buy.

It may turn out to be a better deal that way anyway. You get a much more high quality heatsink for maybe a few dollars more, AND you don't have to wait.
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yes but if you use as5 or a aftermarket heatsink say good bye to the warranty I would but oem and make sure you do it almost perfect.
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also I was looking at the specs of your pc no need to get a lanpart sli just get the ultra and do the pencil mod which turns it into a sli. if need being
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I have bought the OEM... And the SLI-DR... And a ton more!

I will be getting the rest in a few days to a week!

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Old 06-29-2005, 07:17 AM   #10 (permalink)
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if ur going to OC, u void the warranty anyway, so...
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