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  1. You could try a better heatsink. I had a Venus 12 a long time ago on a 3500+ Venice. It wasn't worth a crap. Dropped my XP120 on it and lost 9C under load. I'm not a real big of of Tt heatsinks, but I love Thermalright. I should have the parts by the end of the week for my C2D build. I am putting an SI-128 on it. I may put my lapped (not perfect but not bad for a first try) XP120 in the FS section.
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    better to buy or build a desktop?

    If all you do is run office programs, email, and surf the web, it's hard to beat an inexpensive Dell. Not that I like them, but to build with quality components will cost more than a cheap Dell. If you want to build a quality unit, or are looking to do intense video editing or gaming, building your own is the only way to go. As you increase the performance needs of a PC, the cost of a Dell versus building your own increases exponentially. I can build a kickass gamer for less than a Dell XPS, OR, I can build a MUCH better gamer for the same price as a Dell XPS. So, the decision depends on what you want to do. Personally, I like to build and will never buy another Dell. JMO.
  3. Well, I have an SLI version, as well as a regular HR-05 on the way. Looks like I might have one or the other on the for sale page along with my mobo. Thanks for all the feedback.
  4. H-G, I have an HR-05 SLI version sitting around. Will that work or do I need the standard HR-05? Oh, and FWIW, I went ahead and got the SI-128 anyway. What the hell.........:nod:
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    Which ram set?

    Pretty sure I'm going to do a C2D build with an 6600 and Infinity board. Which of these ram sets would ya'll choose. I'm not a rich man, so the best D9 chipsets are simply NOT in the equation. I've picked these 2X1Gb sets out: G.Skill DDR2800 http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16820231065 Patriot DDR21000 http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16820220166 OCZ DDR21000 http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16820227090 Buffalo DDR2800 http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16820150054 I'm leaning towards the G.Skill as it appears to oc well, uses the D9 chips (though binned a little slower), and gets good reviews everywhere. I'm not as familiar with oc'ing the C2D's as AMD. Would there be a solid advantage in the DDR21000 stuff for $100 more? Thanks for any advice.
  6. Sweet, this saves some cash! Thanks H-G.
  7. H-G was using the SI-120 (or something similar) that sits higher off the board. The more I look, the less promising that looks. Hmmm, might be time to.......think......get a SI 128!:nod: :cool:
  8. As the title says, I can't find any info at Thermalright, and I'm curious as to whether the Infinity can support this heatsink. It looks, from the pictures, like the NB heatsink might get in the way. Just wondering if anyone has used one. Thnx in advance.
  9. I have the red backlit one to go with my red case fans and red LED mouse pad.
  10. Yet another: Saitek Eclipse Keyboard Logitech MX518 mouse :)
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    DDR2 choice?

    Thinking about parting out my rig and grabbing an Infinity 975 board, a 6600 C2D and a 2 gig ram kit. I think I can recoup a fair share of this peddling my current stuff, and if I can do it for around $200-250, I might go for it. Which brands of ram are recommended from a overclocking perspective. I've seen some GSkill and Mushkin, as well as OCZ, all DDR800 for around $220-270. Any preferences for one that will provide good service and overclockability? I may move to a different DFI board in the future, but this would be a good start. I think I can get ~$250+ for my CPU, I can probably MAKE money on my ram, and get a little for my board. What do ya'll suggest for ram? Thnx.
  12. True, but the OP has no idea whether the OC was stable...that's a whole different ballgame.
  13. I'd use the Sparkle over the Antec. Antec's are nice, but the Sparkle is top shelf.
  14. I had no problem bringing my components over to my U-D. I don't have the same CPU as you, but the ram is and it works quite nicely. As they told me here when I asked about DFI, come on in, the water's fine!
  15. Jesus dude, you NEVER install Windows on a overclocked system. You don't even know if your OC is stable, you then install Windows, and you wonder why you're getting corrupted files?????:eek: Duh. Restart your PC. Go into your BIOS, load Optimim Default (or the equivalent setting for a Venus). Make sure you have CPU at stock speed. Reboot. Load Windows. Load drivers. Load necessary software. Read overclocking manual. Drink a beer. Read overclocking manual again...for effect this time. Take a dump. Read overclocking manual again. By then you may have a little bit of understanding and may find your answer to "why do my Windows files get corrupted".
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