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Old 04-10-2008, 08:16 PM   #31
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I would recommend either of these two coolers:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835202005
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ezer%2bextreme
Please note that an aftermarket cooler is only necessary if you are overclocking. If you will be running it at stock speeds, then the cooler that comes with your CPU will be fine.

As for the PSU, I would still recommend the one I linked to earlier in the thread: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139003
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Old 04-10-2008, 10:14 PM   #32
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One of my last questions. How do i know that all this stuff is going to fit in my computer.
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Old 04-11-2008, 05:43 AM   #33
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If you have an ATX form factor case, then everything will fit. If you aren't sure, just mesure the dimensions of the motherboard tray and compare them to the dimensions of the motherboard you are going to buy.
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Old 04-13-2008, 11:56 AM   #34
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The case is not big enough. With all this stuff i have to buy would it be smarter to just buy a new computer. And also where can i go to be able to customize the computer with the parts that you recommended.
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Old 04-13-2008, 06:38 PM   #35
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A case is not going to cost very much at all. $40 will get you a decent ATX case, I have this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119115
With all these new parts you basically have a new computer. It appears the only things you're keeping from your old one is the hard drive and disk drive.
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And also where can i go to be able to customize the computer with the parts that you recommended.
I don't quite understand what you mean. Like LED lights and modding etc or putting it together?
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Nevermind. How difficult is the physical installation of the actual parts, and how hard is the installation of the software?

Also how would two Radeon HD 3650's connected via crossfire compare to a single 8800 GT?
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:26 AM   #37
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How difficult is the physical installation of the actual parts, and how hard is the installation of the software?
Once you have all your parts set out in front of you, it's almost self explanatory. You will be able to see from the shape of the connectors etc where everything goes and the motherboard manual will explain most things. If you're having trouble with something, just post it up at CF.
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Also how would two Radeon HD 3650's connected via crossfire compare to a single 8800 GT?
The general saying is that one powerful card is better than two lower powered cards. And one 8800GT is already twice as fast as a single HD 3650 so two 3650s will not be able to outperform it.
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Old 04-15-2008, 07:56 AM   #38
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811145079

Thats the Case im usin Gratys if u want 2 know.
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:23 AM   #39
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This is actually an a proper AM2+ mobo i'm looking at...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131224R
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Old 04-15-2008, 08:28 PM   #40
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Is a 16x drive fast enough to support all games or do i need a 20x.

Also, I'm really new to overclocking and i really have no idea what it is and what u actually overclock. Graphics card or processor?
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