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Old 12-18-2007, 07:44 PM   #11
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Alrighty, I installed all the hardware and plugged in all the wires. I'm just waiting for newegg to put the 8800gt in stock (which should be tonight) and then I should be good to go! It's going to be a killer waiting for the moment of truth when I finally turn this baby on! By the way, I don't plan on overclocking the cpu for a long time so I just used intel's stock fan, should I be alright? I did order the Zalman 9700nt, but I was afraid it wouldn't fit in the case; and it would be a pain in the ass to install it now.
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:13 PM   #12
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if you're not overclocking, the stock heat sink and fans should be fine.
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:26 PM   #13
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nice, I'll have to monitor the temps when I get it running.
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:36 PM   #14
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By the way, I don't plan on overclocking the cpu for a long time so I just used intel's stock fan, should I be alright? I did order the Zalman 9700nt, but I was afraid it wouldn't fit in the case; and it would be a pain in the ass to install it now.
Stock cooler will be fine, you should even be able to oc to 2.8-3.0GHz on it if your case airflow is OK

The Zalman isn't that hard to install with the m/board in the case when you lie the case on its side, though I'm not too sure of your board layout, I'd have to check a pic. Start the rear screw first that way you have plenty of room to start the front screw which will require more pressure to get the threads to engage.


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nice, I'll have to monitor the temps when I get it running.
Which os are you going to run??
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:45 PM   #15
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Vista Business, I got it free through my university because I'm a Computer Info. Systems major.
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:51 PM   #16
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Cool, 32 or 64bit???

I ask because the latest release of CoreTemp won't work under vista 64bit and it is the most accurate no fuss temp monitoring tool for Q6600
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Old 12-19-2007, 07:47 AM   #17
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I'm really not sure which version I have, because a professor burned me the dvd. I'm assuming I have the 32bit though.
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