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Old 09-03-2014, 10:27 AM   #41
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Like was said avoid Norton like the plague. There's lots of free stuff out there that will do the job. I personally use ESET security suite 7, but it's pay for play software.

Just a note on something you guys have skipped over. CPU heat sink. The one included with the CPU chip is ok if you're not flogging your system. With gaming your CPU is going to warm up and the OEM heat sink is going to be hard pressed to keep up.
I use a CM 212 evo on my i5 and it works rather well. They are not expensive nor complicated to install. You'll need to get some Artic Silver 5 thermal paste to go with that.
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:32 AM   #42
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Actually the CM 212 evo comes with it's own paste.
Sure the artic Silver 5 will perform better, but hardly worth the cost.
It's properly not gonna decrease the heat more than 2 degrees celsius.
I bought Artic Silver a year ago, but that was because i didn't have some paste already.
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:36 AM   #43
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Ok so just get the kit and install it. However you slice or dice it, he's going to need better cooling than the OEM can offer.
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:48 AM   #44
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I agree.
Buying a top of the line i5 and run it on the stuck cooler is silly.
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Thank you so much setishock, I would have ended up using the stock heatsink if it weren't for you. I'll check out the heatsink you suggested.


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Old 09-04-2014, 02:03 AM   #46
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Here's what it looks like install on my rig.

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Is it the same size as a stock heatsink? (Sorry if that sounds like a stupid question, but I don't know that much about computers)


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Old 09-04-2014, 04:01 AM   #48
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No. The 212 evo is bigger
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Will that be a problem for a micro atx motherboard?


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Old 09-04-2014, 03:09 PM   #50
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Yeah, It won't fit. I missed the part were you decided to go mtx.
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