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Old 06-25-2005, 05:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hello just one silly question, do amd 64 3800 come with thermal compound on the heatsink or do i have to add my own? its the retail pack with heatsink and fan etc.

also whats the best psu to use? i have the dfi lanparty nf4 mobo and am planning on using 2 raptors with 2 6600gt's or better if i get a good student loan so am not sure what psu would be best for this setup
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If you buy the retail there's in the box, but you still have to apply it yourself. A SLI capable Enermax 600W PSU would be a good choice. Costs +$100USD
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one more thing, having ram in duel channel do you put both sticks on the colour or on a different colour and do you have to change anything else to use duel channel ram?
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both in same color
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i wouldnt get the 2 6800gt's just get the 7800GTX it outperforms those 2 cards in sli
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yeh but i cant get that in 2 seperate buys (
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yeh but i cant get that in 2 seperate buys (

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The 7800GTX outpeforms SLi, and it's cheaper.
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yes but i can buy 1 6800gt now and another when i get more cash together(student loan time) if i wait to get the money for a 7800gtx i'll have no graphics card for ages
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