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post #21 of 24
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Im doing it lol. Im gonna just go with a 580 and SSD for now though.

Anymore thoughts on my previous post? 2600k for gaming, 3D rendering and video editing? Stick with my i7 930? Im starting to think maybe stck for now and upgrade when ivy comes out. I was gonna do it originally but im getting carried away lol.

4GHz on this CPU i dont think i wanna try. Heat being the FEAR factor. Im only on air.

I will post a pic of the heatsink up shortly when i get one

When i asked about putting the CPU back to stock i meant is it safer to do so before i change the GPU or does it not matter?

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Originally Posted by jacobrjett View Post
Im +1 for do it yourself. It sounds intimidating at first but its actually really easy! everything just plugs in like lego, and your motherboard manual will have a diagram telling you where too plug all the wires in. Its an extremely easy process! the things that take time are cable management etc, but you dont need too worry about that just yet. Youl be absolutely fine dude. Go for it!!!


Its a good feeling every time you press the power button too, knowing its something you pieced together family and friends who dont know about computers will also think your very talented
This makes me want to do it even more lol. So much encouragement! Love it! lol

EDIT: Sorry, another quick question. I assume the GPU arrives with the stock cooler already attached and that is good enough?
Edited by 8564dan - 7/19/11 at 4:24pm
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Im doing it lol. Im gonna just go with a 580 and SSD for now though.

Anymore thoughts on my previous post? 2600k for gaming, 3D rendering and video editing? Stick with my i7 930? Im starting to think maybe stck for now and upgrade when ivy comes out. I was gonna do it originally but im getting carried away lol.

4GHz on this CPU i dont think i wanna try. Heat being the FEAR factor. Im only on air.

I will post a pic of the heatsink up shortly when i get one

When i asked about putting the CPU back to stock i meant is it safer to do so before i change the GPU or does it not matter?



This makes me want to do it even more lol. So much encouragement! Love it! lol

EDIT: Sorry, another quick question. I assume the GPU arrives with the stock cooler already attached and that is good enough?
Coming from a 930, I'd say wait till socket 2011 + Ivy. Socket 1155 doesn't have a super long lifespan imo. Granted, the chips produced for the socket will be able to last 3+years and pwn many things out there.

I know the upgrade itch is hard to fight, but I believe you will be a happier person if you wait for Ivy+2011

Meh, it doesn't matter what the CPU clock is when you are changing the GPU. You should only consider falling back to stock if things get unstable with the new GPU

Oh, the CPU WILL come with a stock cooler. If it doesn't, sue someone. The stock cooler is fine if you are not overclocking. It can even handle "light" overclocks pretty well.
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Coming from a 930, I'd say wait till socket 2011 + Ivy. Socket 1155 doesn't have a super long lifespan imo. Granted, the chips produced for the socket will be able to last 3+years and pwn many things out there.

I know the upgrade itch is hard to fight, but I believe you will be a happier person if you wait for Ivy+2011

Meh, it doesn't matter what the CPU clock is when you are changing the GPU. You should only consider falling back to stock if things get unstable with the new GPU

Oh, the CPU WILL come with a stock cooler. If it doesn't, sue someone. The stock cooler is fine if you are not overclocking. It can even handle "light" overclocks pretty well.
Ok cool, sounds pretty straightforward. Just one noob question regarding the power. The gtx 580 im getting is a 6pin and 8 pin. My current 5870 is two 8pins if im not mistaken. I know i get the 6pin and 8pin with the new card but how do i go about swapping these around? Just unplug the 5870 pins and disconnect them from psu then reconnect the others and then into the 580?

When i come to doing this i bet i will kick myself for asking a probably very easy to answer queation lol.

Also, when i take the 5870 out, is it just the case of un screwing the screws and pulling it off, or is there a release catch?

Yeah ok, im gonna stick with the 930. The itch is.......very strong though!
Edited by 8564dan - 7/19/11 at 5:36pm
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Just realised that with my case i was meant to get an adapter plate that i can use to install a floppy drive or memory card reader?! Dam place i bought the computer from didnt send it to me. Another reason why im doing it myself now . Just hope that they have put all my HDD bays in! Gonna check that.
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