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Seems like massive overkill for AoE 2 HD. smile.gif

Honestly I would have gone cheaper on CPU/Mobo and fit an SSD into the budget. Just so the system is super-responsive for basic tasks like websurfing, ect.
That's alot of steam hate. smile.gif

I wanted to five my mother something good, its probablly gonna be her computer for like the next 6-10 years so it needs to last, so its replacing a intel celeron from the P4 days.




I will also check the GPU temps I have some OCZ freeze on hand if the temps seem high
 
Cerebro MK-2
(11 items)
 
First Build
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 920(D0) @ 4ghz w/ 1.21vcore Asus P6T Deluxe Evga GTX560 ti 2gb Corsair Dominator 6gb 1600mhz 8-8-8-20-1T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Black 1Tb LG Super Drive Prolimatech Megahalem (Push/Pull) Windows 7 x64 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus 23"HD 2ms Samsung 23"HD 5ms G15 Corsair AX850w 
CaseMouseMouse PadOther
Silverstone FT-02w G500 Large OCZ Pad Boston 2.1 Sound System 
OtherOther
Logitech G330 Headset Wacom Intuos3 Large 
MotherboardGraphicsRAMHard Drive
EVGA x585 Classified 4-Way SLI EVGA 780 Ti Classified Samsung Magic Ram Crucial M4 SSD 
OSKeyboardPowerCase
Windows 8.1 Steelseries Corsair AX850 with Red Sleeved Cables Corsair 900d 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitect G500 OCZ Cloth/Rubber Pad Large Sapphire Focusrite 49 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600@3.06ghz vcore-1.1875 EVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR NVIDIA nForce 680i Sli EVGA 256-P2-N624-AR GeForce 7900GS 256MB 256-bit Corsair Dominator DDR2 800 & OCZ Reaper DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200KS 320GB SATA N/A Windows Xp, Windows 7 x64 Logitect G15(orginal) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
KINGWIN Mach 1 ABT-600MA1S 600W Cooler Master Mystique (silver) Logitech G7 Guild Wars Collectors 
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Cerebro MK-2
(11 items)
 
First Build
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 920(D0) @ 4ghz w/ 1.21vcore Asus P6T Deluxe Evga GTX560 ti 2gb Corsair Dominator 6gb 1600mhz 8-8-8-20-1T 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital Caviar Black 1Tb LG Super Drive Prolimatech Megahalem (Push/Pull) Windows 7 x64 Ultimate 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus 23"HD 2ms Samsung 23"HD 5ms G15 Corsair AX850w 
CaseMouseMouse PadOther
Silverstone FT-02w G500 Large OCZ Pad Boston 2.1 Sound System 
OtherOther
Logitech G330 Headset Wacom Intuos3 Large 
MotherboardGraphicsRAMHard Drive
EVGA x585 Classified 4-Way SLI EVGA 780 Ti Classified Samsung Magic Ram Crucial M4 SSD 
OSKeyboardPowerCase
Windows 8.1 Steelseries Corsair AX850 with Red Sleeved Cables Corsair 900d 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitect G500 OCZ Cloth/Rubber Pad Large Sapphire Focusrite 49 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600@3.06ghz vcore-1.1875 EVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR NVIDIA nForce 680i Sli EVGA 256-P2-N624-AR GeForce 7900GS 256MB 256-bit Corsair Dominator DDR2 800 & OCZ Reaper DDR2 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200KS 320GB SATA N/A Windows Xp, Windows 7 x64 Logitect G15(orginal) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
KINGWIN Mach 1 ABT-600MA1S 600W Cooler Master Mystique (silver) Logitech G7 Guild Wars Collectors 
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post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by BranField View Post

i had heard that as well. but i had a tube of it from pasting my cpu and thought i would give it a go. i havent noticed any scratching colour degridation or anything on either my cpu or gpu's. i think the only real need to be concerned with the scratching would be when wiping off, just be a bit more carful. also to try and resit the cooler first time and try to avoid any wriggle as that may scratch the die as well.

i noticed around an 8-10c difference when replacing the stock paste form my old antec kuhler 920 with the ic diamond at idle and around the same at load if i remember correctly. it is a very good paste indeed

If the TIM on the 660 TI cards from EVGA is any indication to what paste was on yours, I don't doubt IC Diamond is better....heck some cheap Antec grease would probably work better then the stock TIM they use. It dries hard, I actually was chipping it away. And they put way too much on the GPU's, it was all over the place. BTW my cards idle at my water temp, lol. I actually realized I can use the thermal sensor on the GPU's as a fairly accurate water temp sensor when stressing the CPU's.
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