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Nearly finalized Core2 Build

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August 9, 2006 4:26:12 AM

Thanks to all the help i have gotten on these forums, i have nearly finalized a Core 2 PC from

if anybody has any input, i would appreciate it greatly

i just need to find out how to use their pricematch system to save another ~$100
and i am wondering if it is worth it to have them assemble it, just to make sure it works right when i get it

thanks to everybody who helped steer me in the right direction
without these forums, i would have gone with a stock PSU (now i know this is a bad thing), i would have paid too much for a case and mobo

no, i do not plan on pirating Windows XP (though i could :)  )

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August 9, 2006 4:59:05 AM

Use the stock cooler unless you're going to overclock by more than 800Mhz. Save yourself the $60 and use the stock cooler. If you are going to be OC'ing by more than 800Mhz, grab a Zalman CNPS9500 instead.
August 9, 2006 5:16:36 AM

thanks, i really didnt know about the cooling, so i picked a random one that looked cool. ill probaly get that cooling system, because i am afraid i will fry my processor accidentally if i dont.
August 9, 2006 8:12:32 AM

i don't think you could fry this chip even if you tried..... like I said if you're not going to overclock, don't waste your money on an aftermarket cooler.