Critique my setup?

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  1. Beason

    Beason They call me "The Stig"

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  2. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Badass, totally badass.

    Yeah, you would probably be better off saving the 200 bucks, since that
    rig is going to overclock very well with an E6600.
     
  3. Beason

    Beason They call me "The Stig"

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    Thats the consense Ive heard, so Ill probally step down to the E6600. How is stock cooling with the E6600? Or do I need to get another heatsink/fan? If so any suggestions? Don't want something outrageous though,
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    It's great. The cpu's run so cool, they didn't have to put a screamer on it, either.

    Maximum Pc took the fan off of one and ran it for an hour without it overheating.
     
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    Beason They call me "The Stig"

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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Sure, why not. It's tough to beat PC Power and cooling.

    And it's not that expensive compared to their higher watt units.

    The Seasonic is highly rated as well, though.
     
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    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    I have a buddy OC'ing at 3.5 with that mobo, using a 6300... i'd even consider the 6400.
     
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    The big difference between the 6400 and 6600 (and up) is the cache on the chip, the 6400 has 2mb total and the 6600 has 4mb total, so it is a fairly big difference.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Yep. Worth the extra 90 bucks or so for the difference.
     
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    Beason They call me "The Stig"

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    I know there was a good website with step by step instructions for putting a computer together, does anyone have it?
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Installing the motherboard is key to putting your build together, and
    here's a decent enough walkthrough for that.

    Note* some people put the cpu on the motherboard first, some do it after it's installed.

    The core 2 duo with heatsink/fan goes on fairly easy, so it won't make much of a difference which way you do it.


    http://www.motherboards.org/articles/guides/35_1.html



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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    So put the motherboard and cpu in the case.

    Then put the ram in the slots - 1 stick in each of the yellow slots on
    your Gigabyte board for dual channel.

    Then seat your video card in the slot closest to the cpu.
    Check the owners manual for a better explanation than I can provide here.

    Then either put your psu in next or your drives, it won't matter much
    on that case.

    Just look at how the psu connects on the back of your present case,
    and you'll see it's fairly straightforward.

    You will secure the drives, both optical and magnetic with the side brackets provided with your Cooler Master.
    Look in the manual that comes with that case for the explanatory pics.


    All the wire connectors are fairly simple. On the sata connectors, look closely, and you will see
    an L shape on the end that can only go in one way.


    If you get stuck on anything at all, post in here and someone will help you out.
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Oh yeah, my advice is to get yourself a tube of Arctic Silver #5 thermal paste for your cpu.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835100007

    You'll need to clean off the sticky pad that comes on the cpu from the factory. You can use a xylene product like goof-off, or just plain alcohol.

    But get it spotless before you put the paste on it.

    It only takes a small dot of paste on the cpu to spread out enough for the heatsink.
     
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    Beason They call me "The Stig"

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    Will the thermal paste hold better? or just better connection for heat transfer?
     
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    monolith My soul grows ever weary and the end is ever near. OT Supporter

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    It will help create a better bond to transfer the heat from the CPU to the HS. Make sure to use a very little amount or you are going to stop the flow of heat since there will be so much TIM between the HS and CPU it won't go anywhere and your temps will jump.
     
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    Beason They call me "The Stig"

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    got a good guide to applying? Ive seen a few, but none have good pictures.
     
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    Clean the CPU and heatsink thoroughly with alcohol...I like to use 91%. After that use about half a pinky nails worth of Arctic Silver 5, try to place the HS on the CPU without fussing it around to much.
     
  18. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    I'm building a new rig too and that setup looks like what I'm shooting for. I haven't built a machine in over 5 years so some of this hardware terminology is new to me.

    How does the dual channel memory work? This is what the description of the board says:

    "...utilizes the latest Intel P965 chipset to deliver up to 8 GB dual-channel DDR2 800/667/533 memory..."

    What I don't get is the dual channel part. So if I put four 2 GB sticks in the two red and two yellow slots, I get 8 GB right? What do they mean by dual channel? And all the memory on newegg is 2 x 1 GB. Do they not make 2 GB on a single stick?

    And on your Primary drive, that's just for the OS, games, and other applications, right? The slower Secondary media drives are for movies, music, etc?
     
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    Beason They call me "The Stig"

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    Im not the expert, but to utlizile dual channel I know its better to run two stick then one. If you want 2GB go 1GB x 2 instead one stick. Primary drive is for OS and Applications, the larger ones are for storing of data/music/movies
     
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    your video card is gonna be outdated as of tommorrow, when the new DX10 cards come out :mamoru:
     
  21. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    A good one is at Arctic Silver's website.

    http://www.arcticsilver.com/ins_route_step2intelas5.html


    Select the "large dual core" on the lower right.
    It takes you to a pdf file.
     
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    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    I guess Ill get everything uptill the motherboard, ram and CPU. Wait for the rest to see what happens.
     

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