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I don't know all that much about intel, sorry, just wanted to welcome ANOTHER NEW Conroe build to OCN. Have fun with it and good luck.
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OK I'll buy a heatsink. It will be interesting to test because my friend is buying essentially the same setup (with a 7950gt graphics card) with stock cooling and we'll see how much more OC I can get with my heatsink.

Zalman 9700 and Scythe are basically the same price after "instant rebate." Any preference?
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I'm getting a Zalman 9700 cause a scythe is heavier and I have window fans that won't allow the gigantic size of the scythe. The rounded top of the 9700 allows me to install that.
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Get the tuniq tower if you can afford it
    
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post #15 of 23
I agree, Tuniq seems like the best air cooler these days. Just make sure you have space in your case for it!
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post #16 of 23
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Well, I'd buy a tuniq but they are out of stock everywhere.....I suppose I could wait until it is available and have an OC part 2 if it is that good...I'm also not sure how much clearance I need in my case.
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post #17 of 23
If I remember correctly, the tuniq is like 15cm tall? So If you have that much room from the top of your processor to the side of your case you should be alright.
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post #18 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by CWell1337 View Post
I'm getting a Zalman 9700 cause a scythe is heavier and I have window fans that won't allow the gigantic size of the scythe. The rounded top of the 9700 allows me to install that.
hmm...you sure it can't fit? the scythe really does pwn it lol
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post #19 of 23
I recommend the Ninja, as long as your case doesnt have a side window. I have one myself and it's great, except installation is a bit of a pain as you must remove the mobo to install the backplate.
I understand that the ninja & tunic are all out performance, whereas the zalman is aimed at quietness and compactness....

Your PSU should be fine.

Remember don't be put out if you cant OC as high as your Buddy - every chip is different!

Luck 2 u
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Originally Posted by Silver Surfer View Post
I recommend the Ninja, as long as your case doesnt have a side window. I have one myself and it's great, except installation is a bit of a pain as you must remove the mobo to install the backplate.
I understand that the ninja & tunic are all out performance, whereas the zalman is aimed at quietness and compactness....

Your PSU should be fine.

Remember don't be put out if you cant OC as high as your Buddy - every chip is different!

Luck 2 u
Not true necessarily.

The Ninja version B(or something like that) which most sites sell now adays do es not use the backplate. Its just a plastic punch through and rotate like the standard heatsink.

The problem for the 8800 isnt the amps, its the watts. A 8800GTX pulls something like 330W of power under full load. Like 200 something idle.

580W would probably be good though, hard to say..
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