So Ive pretty much got my build set (for after 7/22)

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  1. Chris

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    why have 2 DVD Drives? and you dont need the Thermal Paste unless your putting in a more powerful fan on the CPU, the stock cooler comes with Thermal paste on it
     
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    I have two DVD drives. Very useful.
     
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    The stock cooler's thermal paste is garbage. Better to use your own, so you can apply a thin layer to BOTH surfaces before attaching the heatsink.
     
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    do NOT apply to both serfaces. You'll reduce cooling by doing so.
     
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    you've got yourself a computer there alright.
     
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    skip the ceramique and go for the arctic silver 5. It's the same non-conductive formula, but it comes off easier, I've heard horror stories about people destroying cpu's because the ceramique turned to rock.
     
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    but its a dollar more :hsugh:
     
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    A friend owns that case. It sucks.
    First, it didn't come with a front fan. If you put one in, it's pretty much useless because the hd cage will block the airflow too much.
    Lots of sharp edges, can cut your wires.
    The expansion slot locking mechanism are flimsy. Use screws instead.
    The Centurion 5 is a better buy, IMO.

    For the graphics card,... if you could, get a DirectX 10 one.

    The RAM's fine, but for a little more money, you can get one with better timings. I've also seen popular brands such as Corsair, Crucial, etc with CAS 4 that are the same price with that A-DATA after rebates.

    I've seen that Samsung HD cheaper elsewhere. Look around.
    Note that the HD and Optical drives are OEM ones. They will NOT come with any cables.

    also,.. Arctic Cooling MX-1 > Arctic Silver 5
     
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    negative. AS5 is shit. Seen too many damaged mobos with that.
     
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    do you remember how much did it cost you shipped after tax?

    cause an extra 30 bucks or something like that start turning into alot of money when you multiply x2
     
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    so should I use the stuff from intel?
     
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    for a stock cooler it's fine. otherwise use a standard paste. I have a jar of industrial-grade stuff, lol.
     
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    so about cooling, right off the bat Ill leave this rig stock since its my first, but after some time Ill probably work up the nevre to OC it a little. How much heat is the stock cooler good for, and does the motherboard have any built in temperature monitoring untilities, or will I have to find a program? All my other computers have been so crappy none of their boards have ever been supported by MBM or Speedfan, will these new boards be supported, or will I have to wait for new drivers?
     
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    I have a 3.4GHz intel prescott LGA-775 that is OC'd to 3.8Ghz on stock cooling. Going strong for 2.5 years.
     
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    That depends on how thick the stuff is. The point of applying the paste to both surfaces is to ensure complete coverage; excess will be squeezed out by the spring tension of the heatsink's mounting bracket.

    Just to clarify, I didn't mean to put a big glob of the stuff on; apply a thin coating of heat goop to the CPU surface, then wipe your finger off on the underside of the heatsink.
     
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    Overclocking takes a lot more careful math than nerve. Just because you can bump the MHz of various components up to the stable maximum, that doesn't mean the computer will be faster; in fact, in real life (as opposed to component benchmarks) it will probably be slower because the components' clock ticks won't line up nearly as often.
     
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    I have no idea how you could manage to fuck it up, unless you're using way too much of it.
     
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    That's how.
     
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    ugh it's like you learned computers with a bum eating out of a dumpster :hsugh:.

    Do NOT whipe off with your finger! Your skin has oils that will diminish heat transfer abilities.

    Is this why people feel the need for that shitty AS5? They can't even do the normal stuff properly?
     
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    Sorry, I take it as a given that one should wash one's hands before handling exposed electronics. That negates your skin oil concern -- as does the fact that the heat goop itself is made with oil.
     
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    washing your hands does NOT negate the skin oil. It will reduce the effect slightly, but it is still quite present.
     

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