Hey guys, I'm in the process of building a small lanbox and was wondering what is the best vga for 1440 x 900 with best temps. I guess 4850 is out of the picture since it gets so hot so that leaves both G90's.
I have a $700 budget for the rig. I'm getting either a used fragbox or a thermaltake lanbox with a q6600. These little cases don't have the superior cooling that it's atx brother has...thats why I said 4850 might be out of the question...MIGHT.
I was looking at those but will it fit the Asus P5K-VM which measures 9.6" x 9.6"...and I really don't want to pay $150 for it cause I can get a 4850 for the same price on ebay and the 4850 kicks the 88xx around.
...e8400 is pretty good but if I plan to overclock I'll need to change my ram...and I'd rather stick with what I have 2x1gb pny and 2x512mb kingston both are blue pbc...I really don't know how overclocking with intel works as I was with a amdx2 5000+ be where I just needed to up the multiplier to 15 to get the magical 3ghz...but what I've seen with intel is that the fsb is the same speed as the mem when 1:1 so I can get 334x9 and reach the 3ghz.
its always the e8400 my question is just why on earth doesn't anyone go throe the trouble and checking out the e8500 its the same price basically.
its all the same with bita clock speed lead.
But I would go with the q6600. make the cooling work ffs. get after market cooling in a few moths or something.