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Old August 13, 2008, 12:24 PM
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The total comes at $1395 with shipping and tax...

I'm ordering, yeah!

Will let know of my joy when it arrives...
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Old August 20, 2008, 02:16 PM
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Hey I've received most of my parts (still waiting for the Redline).

I bought the OCZ Vendetta 2 to cool my E8400.

The following question will undoubtedly reveal my lack of knowledge about cooling stuff, but do I need to buy any thermal paste? Or does it come with the CPU?

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Old August 20, 2008, 02:18 PM
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Some stuff comes with an aftermarket HSF usually, but grabbing a $7 tube of something quality is the best way to go :)
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Old August 20, 2008, 02:37 PM
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Thanks, but which one?

Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound Paste ???


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Old August 20, 2008, 02:39 PM
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Here it comes!
Any incompatibilities, or recommendations?

Mobo
ASUS P5Q Pro ATX LGA775 P45 DDR2 2PCI-E16 Crossfire 3PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN eSATA Motherboard

PSU
Corsair CMPSU-620HX 620W ATX Triple 12V 50A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply 120MM Fan 2X PC *IR-$20*

Memory
Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X4096-6400C5 4GB DDR2 2X2GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800 CL 5-5-5-18 240PIN Memory Kit

Case
Antec P182 ATX Black Mid Tower Case 4X5.25 1X3.5 6X3.5INT No PS Front USB Audio Firewire

CPU
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Dual Core Processor LGA775 3.0GHZ Wolfdale 1333FSB 6MB Retail

CPU Cooler
Xigmatek HDT-S1283 Direct Touch 3 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 LGA775 S754 S939 S940 W 120MM PWM Fan

Video Card
Diamond Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card

Sound Card
ASUS Xonar DX 7.1 Channel PCI-E Sound Card 24BIT Dolby Digital 116DB Snr W/ Low Profile Bracket

HD
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 640GB 3.5IN SATA2 7200RPM 32MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive OEM *5YR MFR Warranty*

Optical Drive
Samsung SH-S203N Black SATA DVD+RW 20X8X16 DVD-RW 20X6X16 DL18X/12X Lightscribe DVD Writer OEM W/ SW

OS
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM


Using price match it adds up to about $1150.

I won't overclock in the short term but I'll add a second 4850 in CF when price drops.

What do you think?

I also need a set of good and cheap speakers (2.1 or 5.1?) max 50-70$, any thoughts?

Thanks,

Phil
With that board you wont be taking full advantage of CF, you will need a X38 or X48 board. Asus, Gigabyte and DFI make some really good boards.

As for the speakers these are a great choice for under $100.
NCIX.com - Buy Logitech X-540 5.1 Speaker System Black 70W RMS W/ FDD2 & Wired Remote - 970223-0403 In Canada.

For the case look into the antec 900 or 1200. The 4850 runs hot and you need a good case with good airflow.

The HX620W is a great PSU, If your adding an other card for CF take a look at the TX750W PSU.

For thermal paste I like TX-2 gave me 3-5c degree better then AS5 and MX-2.

hope that helps :)
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Old August 20, 2008, 02:54 PM
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MX-2 is just fine, just like AS5.
The HX620W can handle 2 HD4850s like a big boy. Don't worry.
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Thanks!
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John don't forget MX-2 has no curing time unline AS-5's 200 hours.
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