Final Decision on my GAMING RIG! Buying next week!
After doing research for several months, finally the time has come for me to buy my computer! The followings are the components that I'm intending to buy:
CPU = Intel Q6600 G0 GPU = HIS HD4870 1Gb RAM = Corsair C4DHX 2x2Gb(4Gb) 4-4-4-12 Mobo = Asus P5Q-PRO PSU = Corsair 620HX DVD drive = LG SATA II HDD = Seagate 640gb SATA II Heatsink = Xigmatek HDT-S1283 Red Scorpion (using its own thermal grease) with crossbow back-plate Case = NZXT Lexa Black line (decided to change from Antec 900 to this because Antec 900 appeared to be a dust-magnet)
I would really appreciate some comments or feedback on my rig. Did I make any mistake on choosing some of the parts there? Thanks in advance!
how long can i keep the thermal paste for? Will it dry up or something? Because I can't see why I need to buy 3.5g of thermal paste where I will only use less that 0.5g. If the original thermal grease that comes with the red scorpion is good enough, i'll probably stick with that? no?
You could always go a step further and apply Arctic Silver to all the heatsinks on the motherboard and GPU if you feel your not getting what you pay for when purchasing the 3.5g tube.
Arctic Silver should keep your CPU 2-5 degrees Celsius cooler than the thermal grease that comes with the cooler...
i see. But I was just wondering whether I can keep the tube for a long time? Will it dry up or something?
How about the other parts of my rig? are they all good?
Much like a tube of toothpaste, the tip of the applicator will dry up but the innards will remain usable.
I would recommend switching to the ram Proximon recommended and also picking up the retention bracket. Other than that, your build looks solid.
unfortunately the G.Skill PI Black ram is not easily available in Australia. Thus I have chose the Corsair one. Is the corsair c4dhx still a decent ram?