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as of right now i am not going to overclock but i have just bought a new system....

 

LIAN LI PC-60BPLUSII W Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

 

Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6400 - Retail

 

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400 - Retail

 

GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

 

EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail

 

ENERMAX Liberty ELT620AWT ATX12V 620W Power Supply - Retail

 

and a new xp pro cd

 

i will be bringing over (all are WD drives)

36gig raptor for OS

160gig for games (might replace with a 74 or 150gig raptor)

2 320gig for ISO movies and downloads

and 2 external 500gig my books

22" widescreen lcd monitor

and my old sound card audigy 2 pro platinum ( i see no reason to upgrade now)

 

anyway im looking to replace to stock cooler but with the Northbridge heatsink so close to the cpu i was not sure what would fit.

 

i was looking at the TT blue orb 2 but was not sure it had enough room to clear the NB. and all the XP-...and scythes are out of stock i was not wanting anything to big to hang off the side of the MB because i move my computer just about every weekend to different friends houses for gameing.

 

thanks for any help

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I know for a fact the TT big typhoon will fit, I have two on DS3s and one on a DQ6

The Big typhoon really is not to bad. If you transport your case with the motherboard side down flat you should be fine.

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Sorry if this is highjacking the thread a bit but would you guys recomend the TT big tyhpoon is the best air cpu cooler or what else is good? I wasing thinking about getting a new heatsink for my rig (specs in the sig) i was thinking about a sythe ninja but also heard the Zalman ones where good. I want to spend no more than

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I've read a few reviews that say the Ultra 120 is the current king, along with the Tuniq Tower 120. I can only confirm that the U120 does, in fact, kick *ss by keeping my 4300 at sub 30 idle, 45 load at a rock stable 3150 OC. It's definitely a freaking beast, and it was almost impossible to plug the 12v adapter in on the GA-965P-DS3 without taking the board out of the case, but I personally think it's worth it. It's also in the pricerange you've specified.

 

I got it on FrozenCPU, but they appear to be sold out at the moment.

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well guys after looking on newegg and almost everything being out of stock i went ahead and got a Thermalright SI-128 and some new fans for my case

 

Scythe Minebea NMB Silent IC Series 4710KL-04W-B29-V52 120mm 76cfm @31 dBa (1 for HS and 2 for case)

Scythe Minebea NMB Silent IC Series 3110KL-04W-B39-E51 80mm 32cfm @ 28 dBA (2 for case)

they were the closest dba that i could find with good cfm and if i dont get good case flow out of that i have 10 ventec tornados from my old case i can slap into it, and if your wondering i had 5 on the side 4 on top and one in back and you could not hear anything when it was on but it was good airflow and it nerver overheated :)

 

 

i am also returning my 8800gts and geting the 8800gtx newegg is waveing the restocking fee if i dont open the box

 

also i know its in the wrong forum but while im here im getting windows xp for now but would it help if i get 2 more gigs of ram for 4 gigs while i have the money or wait till i switch to vista to get the extra ram. i plan on keeping this rig for another 2 to 3 years before upgrading agian, hell im still uesing the same 478 cpu that i got when they first came out, ive upgraded everything else around it.

 

 

thanks for the help

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it was almost impossible to plug the 12v adapter in on the GA-965P-DS3 without taking the board out of the case,

Yea I took the PSU out to have room to plug it in. I figured that was easier than removing the MB

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also i know its in the wrong forum but while im here im getting windows xp for now but would it help if i get 2 more gigs of ram for 4 gigs while i have the money or wait till i switch to vista to get the extra ram. i plan on keeping this rig for another 2 to 3 years before upgrading agian, hell im still uesing the same 478 cpu that i got when they first came out, ive upgraded everything else around it.

thanks for the help

 

It would help you out in the future if you got 4 gigs of ram but I think xp recognizes about 3 gigs if you want it to recognize a full 4 gigs of ram you would have to get a 64-bit version of xp or vista. I think you should get 2 gigs for know and when software needs 4 gigs get it then. Also 64-bit versons of xp (I think they are not going to make any new improvements in xp64 edition so I don't think its worth getting) and vista are a bit buggy and have some driver issues I wouldn't get a 64-bit verson of them for a while still.

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well guys here are a few pics of the new computer its not done yet, im waiting on video card should be here by next weekend and still not sure if i want a new sound card or not.

first pic is the side of my new case..... i was not sure what color to paint the inside so i did it in flat black

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next is my old case i show you this because the harddrive rack that i put in that case will be made agian and paint black and mounted into the new case im only waiting because im no sure how big the 8800gtx is and i want to make sure it fits with the rack

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next shot is the new case close up with the side off

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the Panaflo/NMB-MAT fans appear to be upside-down... almost always, you will get better cpu temps with the fan blowing down onto the sink, and if the cpu temps stay the same, the ram, pwm, chipset and most of your motherboard will benefit from this direction of airflow

 

the one on the side panel, that should really be blowing into your case, drawing fresh air in over the graphics card

 

the nintendo switches are awesome :D

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i thought about that after i had everything together but i have to take everthing out to mount the HD rack so i will change the fans when i have everything apart. also does anyone know how long the 8800gtx is from the back plate. heres a pic of the new nintendo switch with a orange led light for the power light.

 

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im not sure if ill move the xbox ports to the new case or not i think i have another set somewhere in my room if i cand find them

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