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Bought all my parts!
11-28-2010, 10:31 PM,
#21
RE: Bought all my parts!
(11-28-2010, 07:40 PM)MathieuB Wrote:
(11-28-2010, 06:06 PM)Brian Wrote:
(11-28-2010, 01:07 PM)MathieuB Wrote:
(11-28-2010, 11:05 AM)Brian Wrote: Still a good CPU nonetheless, even if you can't unlock the 4th core. My friend got a Phenom II X2 and managed to unlock to 4 cores.

Yup, using a Phenom II X2 555 in my workstation, unlocked two extra cores, overclocked to 3.6GHz for 24/7 use, with a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus. Perfectly stable, not complaining considering I paid $100 for it back in March.

Wonder what you can get with a Noctua NH-D14. Whisper quiet and best cooler on the market.

Well, I could add a second fan to lower temperatures. I didn't really try to push further than 3.6Ghz either, was happy with that. I know 3.7-3.8 wouldn't be hard, 4.0Ghz is doable too.

If I really wanted to push things, I'd probably get a Scythe FleX with two 120mm fans in push/pull. Sure, it's no Noctua, but it's also half the price.

As for noise, PVM keeps the fan very quiet in my setup. Got a fan controller for the case fans too, it sure helps.

Meh. I'm probably going to get a Noctua just for the sake of it. At least I'm not as bad as my friend, who disables one core of his Phenom just to be annoying. Tongue
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11-29-2010, 03:52 AM,
#22
RE: Bought all my parts!
If you're gonna drop that much on a heatsink at least get the best, the Thermalright Silver Arrow.
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12-01-2010, 10:59 PM,
#23
RE: Bought all my parts!
Got all my parts from NewEgg yesterday and stayed up till 4 am putting it together. It was a pretty slow process since it was my first build and it took a while to figure out all the assembly instructions. Put off trying to turn it on until this afternoon, since I was too tired to troubleshoot last night. So after work today I hooked up a monitor, keyboard and mouse, flipped the power switch and...

Success!!

Everything powered up nicely and I was able to get into the BIOS to set the date and such. Now I'm going crazy waiting for Amazon to deliver my Windows 7 OS. Please hurry Mr. Postman!
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12-02-2010, 02:55 AM,
#24
RE: Bought all my parts!
Awesome! Take pictures.
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12-02-2010, 10:35 AM,
#25
RE: Bought all my parts!
Very nice. Glad to hear it was problem free. My Windows 7 is going to be the last thing I get also....
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