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RadioShackRob

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#1 10 years ago

You likey? Its in the sig!




*The.Doctor

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#2 10 years ago

Looks nice, though i would not have SLI'ed the 8800's and just got a Radeon 4870 or 4870X2.

Unless you already had a 8800 and picked up a second pretty cheap?




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#3 10 years ago

Or one GTX 260 now and another later. The GTX series SLIs better.




Oblivious

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#4 10 years ago

Looks good. I take it you plan to crank that 8600 up to and past 4.0Ghz? It's hard to find one that can't do it. I'm totally digging my new E8400. These things can fly! :)




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#5 10 years ago
Apollo75;4546775Looks nice, though i would not have SLI'ed the 8800's and just got a Radeon 4870 or 4870X2. Unless you already had a 8800 and picked up a second pretty cheap?[/quote]
>Omen<;4548318Or one GTX 260 now and another later. The GTX series SLIs better.
Already had an 8800 GT, and picked up the second for $115 I stick to eVGA and nVIDIA, ATi (AMD) might be out preforming the current line up for price, I'm just not a fan of their drivers, control panels, manufacturers, or reference fans, and I usually stick to reference builds. [quote=Oblivious;4549136]Looks good. I take it you plan to crank that 8600 up to and past 4.0Ghz? It's hard to find one that can't do it. I'm totally digging my new E8400. These things can fly! :)

I would love to overclock this sucker to 4GHz, unfortunately its not staying cool enough for my taste. I know you can push these things to near 70 C, but I don't like seeing my cpu climb over 55, and at the moment, i'm 50 idle, 55 load.... I got the halved heatsink, so I took my old cooler for my e2180 and tossed it on there. Had to do a bit of modifying, as the old fan was only 200mA, and the new one, 600, so I took the new fan and slapped it on the old heatsink. I'm looking into a new cooler, going to grab one of those massive heatsinks (passively cooled). It should work well with my Antec 300 case, with a 140MM fan and a 120MM mounted to the chasis both cooling the heatsink. All and all, I want it at 4GHz for the 1600MHz FSB which will give my system the right bus to take full advantage of my memory while running in dual channel (800MHz x2).