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Originally Posted by Zippyduda View Post
Decided to buy it along with some Arctic Silver 5 thermal paste.
Don't get AS5.
It requires 200hours of curing time.
I use arctic cooling MX-4. It has no curing time.
There are so many better ones out there now.
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The Core I5 760 is still at 209.99 so there will be no price cuts.
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Originally Posted by Tunagoblin View Post
Don't get AS5.
It requires 200hours of curing time.
I use arctic cooling MX-4. It has no curing time.
There are so many better ones out there now.
Well it shouldn't be too bad as I leave my machine on for 10 hour stints and I don't plan to overclock it for a month anyway. But I will get some MX-4 or one with less or no curing time too.

It will probably be good enough for my relatively hot and constantly on E4400 machine that hasn't had the paste reapplied once in five years. Also, does it matter if it is conductive or not?

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Originally Posted by ecnelitsep View Post
The Core I5 760 is still at 209.99 so there will be no price cuts.
Aye but I was going to get at least an i5 2500k and I have the budget to go up to an i7 which I have done.
Edited by Zippyduda - 8/1/11 at 2:18pm
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post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by Zippyduda View Post
It will probably be good enough for my relatively hot and constantly on E4400 machine that hasn't had the paste reapplied once in five years. Also, does it matter if it is conductive or not?

Aye but I was going to get at least an i5 2500k and I have the budget to go up to an i7 which I have done.
I mean if you are going to put tooo much TIM and screwing up a lot or spilling TIM all over, it won't matter lol.
It is safer to be not conductive, though.

Also I'm not sure what you are going to use your machine for but i7 is mainly for video editing or some apps that utilize the HT.
If you are using this rig for gaming, i5 is the better choice.
Since in games, they perform the same and also you can save up the $100 towards the more important piece of hardware, the GPU.
Also i5 seems to OC better with lower voltages than i7.
Edited by Tunagoblin - 8/1/11 at 2:30pm
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I mean if you are going to put tooo much TIM and screwing up a lot or spilling TIM all over, it won't matter lol.
It is safer to be not conductive, though.

Also I'm not sure what you are going to use your machine for but i7 is mainly for video editing or some apps that utilize the HT.
If you are using this rig for gaming, i5 is the better choice.
Since in games, they perform the same and also you can save up the $100 towards the more important piece of hardware, the GPU.
Well I'm going to be folding and I image and video edit a lot. Plus, I like having the Hyper Threading feature and the extra cache.
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Well I'm going to be folding and I image and video edit a lot. Plus, I like having the Hyper Threading feature and the extra cache.
Then i7 it is.
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Got mine for $250 brand new.
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Got mine for $250 brand new.
I've noticed in America the prices for individual components (especially CPUs) tend to be quite a bit cheaper.

Where did you get yours from for that price then?
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Got off craigslist LOL
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If you want an example on waiting have a look at the prices on socket 775 cpu's. I agree we don't have 250.00 Q6600's any more but the other quads are still up there.
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