Nearly finalized Core2 Build Tags: Homebuilt Build Systems Last response: August 9, 2006 8:12 AM in Systems Share notquitehere188 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 www.ncix.com if anybody has any input, i would appreciate it greatly http://pc.ncix.com/pcbuilder/index.php?action=getprice&... 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 ) More about : finalized core2 build The_Prophecy 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. notquitehere188 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer The_Prophecy 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Core2 Quad Build - 600W - Need Upgrade? (Random Restart Issue) Forum Core2 released, AMD tanks, AMD buys ATI 2 survive, ATI tanks Forum Confirm my Finalized Build Forum finally building a core2 rig... Forum Is He Ready? Nearly final BDay Gift Forum FINALIZED BUILD YOUR THOUGHTS PLEASE CRITICISM WELCOME Forum Intel Core2 Quad: Q6600 vs Q8200 - Which is better? Forum Core2duo and core2 quad Forum anyone have an idea which one CORE2 DUO E6300 or P4D 945??? Forum Core2 Quad Cache: 8MB or 12MB? Forum AMD Build - Near and Far future. No Intel Forum Finalized Build , please check out (10/13) Forum It's Official: 3 GHz Core2 for $266 Forum Who needs Core2 when Core duocan already beat amd's fastest. Forum Finalized $1500 build Please Look and Rate it Forum Nearly final list w/questions - comments/suggestions please? Forum Core2 Quadro Forum Build finalized w/ Pics - Need Feedback Forum Cpu/Gpu/Motherboard Suggestion Forum Brand new build, need help Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !