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Old 09-27-2008, 10:36 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,
I'm gonna build a new computer, Ive already selected the parts i would like to use i would like some feedback on the hardware ive chosen

Case: Coolermaster HAF 932/ or maybe an Altech 1200

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad 9550

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS4P

Graphics cards: Radeon HD4870 (1gb version)

Ram Corsair DDR2 PC2-6400 Twinx 2 x 1gb (want 4gb)

Hard disk: 500gb sata

DVD Burner: Pioneer DVR-213LS/ LG GH22NP20

Ive been told by friends that both the Core 2 quad's and the radeon 4870's get pretty hot. Will the Coolermaster HAF 932/ or maybe an Altech 1200 be sufficient to cool the system, or should i have a look at water cooling?? im NOT going to be overclocking.

Thanks everyone, look forward to your feedback
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Old 09-27-2008, 11:59 PM   #2
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Altech 1200??

It's Antec 1200


I think water cooling is always a plus in any situation
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Don't go wet unless you have a lot of money to spend. Air cooling will be just fine on a machine that isn't overclocked.
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Ive been told by friends that both the Core 2 quad's and the radeon 4870's get pretty hot. Will the Coolermaster HAF 932/ or maybe an Altech 1200 be sufficient to cool the system, or should i have a look at water cooling?? im NOT going to be overclocking.
Are you overclocking? If not, then just the stock coolers will be sufficient.
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Ram Corsair DDR2 PC2-6400 Twinx 2 x 1gb (want 4gb)
Go with 2x2GB, it's easier on the north bridge.
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Thanks every1:
Ended up getting
1. Intel Quad Q9550 2. Gigabyte X48-DS4 mobo 3. Corsair PC-8500 1066MHz Dominator- 4GBz worth (only got this ram cause it was the same price as the Corsair Twinx 6400-800MHz) 4. Sapphire Radeon 4870X2 5. PSU Antec Truepower Quattro 850 6. Antec 1200 case 7.Samsung 750Gb HDD
just gotta put it together

Thanks for all your input
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