Topic Title: Phenom II Build critque requested
Topic Summary: Guild Wars 2 on Max @1280x1024 rig
Created On: 09/23/2012 04:22 PM
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 09/27/2012 02:50 PM
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fretboard
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A GTX660Ti  nVidia card which is going to be in SLI when he has the cash to buy the 2nd .. plus a shed load of HDDs - the difference between the originally planned TX/HX750 and the XFX 850W was under $20 so we got that instead .. ..



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 09/27/2012 04:51 PM
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Ah, ya, always go bigger with the PSU if you can. That and the mobo determine your upgrade ceiling so you can't go wrong with extra money there. This a gaming rig or fancy rendering workstation?

 09/27/2012 05:30 PM
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It is going to be used for gaming and audio work, he's a professional musician .. I was blown away when I booted it up - W7 Ultimate x64 installation took under 5 minutes and the thing boots in under 10secs ..



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 09/29/2012 08:25 AM
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All of the innards have arrived; the case will arrive Tuesday. A bench test shows that all is well and it idles in POST at 38 C. Is the stock heat spreader on the stock cooler sufficient or should I use gel? (I've never used a cooler with a heatpad, so I'm out of my realm.)

If I need gel, what would you recommend? I normally use Ceramique 2, and prefer nonconductive gels over conductive gels ever since I destroyed a 2002 Powermac G4 Dual 1GHz by unknowingly getting a miniscule strand of conductive CPU gel strung over the CPU daughterboard. I got a visit from the magic smoke that day. 

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