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Old July 2, 2009, 06:18 PM
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Wrist straps are over rated, just ground yourself once in a while and youll be fine.
This is going to be the first computer which I will build myself, and I do not want to fry something :P
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Old July 2, 2009, 06:23 PM
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Yeah but parts these days are far less suseptible to static shock, ive put together over a dozen systems without even worrying about grounding myself without any issues ;) just tryin to save you some money.
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Old July 2, 2009, 07:08 PM
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Oh yeah, is the stock heatsink good for overclocking or should I buy a better one?
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Old July 2, 2009, 07:09 PM
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There are quite a few HSF assemblies out thier that will cool that OC'd E8400 nicely....definitely get some sort of aftermarket cooling solution!!!
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Old July 2, 2009, 07:43 PM
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When you say aftermarket cooling solution . . . do you mean like an aftermarket CPU fan/heatsink?

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro LGA775 2500RPM 45CFM - DirectCanada
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Old July 2, 2009, 07:44 PM
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Looks good to me should be fine for a non-gaming build
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Old July 2, 2009, 08:11 PM
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And should I get this thermal paste or is it unnecessary?

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Old July 2, 2009, 08:26 PM
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When you say aftermarket cooling solution . . . do you mean like an aftermarket CPU fan/heatsink?
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That paste will work fine....the E8400 chips don't run as warm as thier Quad Core counterparts....
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Old July 2, 2009, 09:40 PM
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Alright cool, and I added this cooler. . .

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Old July 3, 2009, 01:02 PM
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Im running that cooler on an E8400 right now and it cools like a champ, 3.6ghz and even with my room temps being around 24c my CPU loads at under 55c =) great cooler for the price. Mines an older C0 stepping CPU to, chances are youll get an E0 which will overclock with less voltages and therefore less heat.
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