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post #11 of 25
It sure is, checkout the Thermalright Macho for great value high end cooler.

BTW, relubricate the fans if they're noisy.
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post #12 of 25
Yeah, an SSD system disk, new video card and a good overclock on the CPU and you'll be set smile.gif

Edit: What CPU cooler are you using right now? Depending on the answer may want to upgrade that for overclocking.
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post #13 of 25
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Originally Posted by travelbro View Post

thanks a bunch for everything. any thread that can lead me to the right direction in overclocking the exact processor I have?

Since it is a few years old I don't want to max the overclock but I would go at medium overclock. Before overclocking is it better for me to replace the thermal paste?

http://www.clunk.org.uk/forums/overclocking/22106-core-i7-overclocking-guide-beginners.html isn't a bad place to start.

As long as you get good TIM, changing it could help improve temps. You could also make sure it was done properly. If your temps aren't bad, you could just wait out the new cooler.
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post #14 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sir Beregond View Post

Yeah, an SSD system disk, new video card and a good overclock on the CPU and you'll be set smile.gif

Edit: What CPU cooler are you using right now? Depending on the answer may want to upgrade that for overclocking.

I am using a coolermaster v8 and I would like to update it. It has so much dust and the fans make noise.
post #15 of 25
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I might also get a new case just so it looks like she has a brand new computer smile.gif
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post #17 of 25
Thread Starter 
THanks for all of the great info!

One thing I forgot to ask is any toolkit I should order online?

I have moved 2 times in the past three months and do not know where any of my tools are. If anyone can point me to the right direction that would be great. I need a small toolkit that comes with everything needed to build a pc.

thanks
post #18 of 25
Really all you needs a screwdriver.
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post #19 of 25
In agreement with the SSD and video card suggestions. Everything else is fine for gaming these days, to be honest.
post #20 of 25
Just as everyone else said get an SSD, upgrade your GPU and you'll be set for a coupe years to come. As for CM V8 it's a very good cooler, just clean it out, replace the fans (Cheap part, but essential for maximum cooling), apply new TIM and you'll be good to go. V8 Cooler should be able to handle a nice overclock with good fans, I had a CM V6 which handled Phenom X6 1100T @ 4.3 GHz without any problems, or you could upgrade to one of the many Closed loop coolers (CLCs).
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