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Im new at computers and building them...but my problem is: I am buying a AMD processor...its OEM...but what are the specifics in getting a heatsinc/fan...or would any one work? I have two extra heatsincs but i dont want to buy the processor and end up not being able to use it...help?

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What kind/model CPU are you buying? That would help us help you...
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what socket is your cpu, and what socket are the heat syncs?
what type of processor.
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Socket 939...the heat sync is the heatsync from my Athlon 6400 2.4 ghz
um...the processor im buying is socket 939...AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Venice 2.4GHz 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - OEM
the link to it is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103571

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Originally Posted by Teh_Priestman View Post
Im new at computers and building them...but my problem is: I am buying a AMD processor...its OEM...but what are the specifics in getting a heatsinc/fan...or would any one work? I have two extra heatsincs but i dont want to buy the processor and end up not being able to use it...help?

--thanx, Teh Priestman
Will you be overclocking?

The answer to this question, as well as your budget, will determine just which heatsink + fan (HSF) to buy.

For your purposes, the best bang for the buck solution may be the Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro. It comes with everything you need; it will even allow some capacity for overclocking that CPU.

However, if you do intend to overclock more heavily... well, there are plenty of good opinions on which HSF to get.

Good luck! And hope this helps you some.
    
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Will you be overclocking?

The answer to this question, as well as your budget, will determine just which heatsink + fan (HSF) to buy.

For your purposes, the best bang for the buck solution may be the Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro. It comes with everything you need; it will even allow some capacity for overclocking that CPU.

However, if you do intend to overclock more heavily... well, there are plenty of good opinions on which HSF to get.

Good luck! And hope this helps you some.


I will only be OCing to about 2.6 or 2.7 and my budget is $800...$600 so far is taken...CPU is about $50...and i still need to buy a new Windows XP $90...so I have about 60-70 bucks remainging
    
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If you can spend an extra $25, I would go for the dual core X2 3800+.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103052

But if you are on a tight budget, then stick with what you have and go for the Artic freezer pro.
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thanks a ton...this little adventure into the world of OC.net has shown me that i can't function in the computer world without my friend...that needs to be fixed...

--Teh Priestman 0
    
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I will only be OCing to about 2.6 or 2.7 and my budget is $800...$600 so far is taken...CPU is about $50...and i still need to buy a new Windows XP $90...so I have about 60-70 bucks remainging
For your needs and budget, these are my suggestions:

Thermaltake Big Typhoon (the original, non-VX version)


Thermalright SI-128, + a 120mm fan of your choice

Thermalright Ultra 90 + a 92mm fan of your choice

I've got experience using all these, at one time or another. My clients are also very happy with these as well. Shop around online, and you'll likely find them (and other similar products) at better prices than what Newegg may offer them for.

Good luck! And don't hesitate to ask questions.
    
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this is prolly no big deal but i FEEL like im missing something with my newest computer ima build...I swear i have everything...but i have a feeling that im missing something. My brother-in-law built the last one for me so i wasnt missing anything but now im doin one myself...

TOWER: APEVIA X-Navigator ATXA9NW-AL/500 Black/ Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Retail

MoBo: ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce SPP 100 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

VideoCard: PNY VCG85512GXPB GeForce 8500GT 512MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Venice 2.4GHz Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3800DAA4BW - OEM

RAM: Patriot 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC22G5300LLK - Retail

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar SE WD5000AAJB 500GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - OEM

And of course the heatsync for my processor...but i have yet to decide on it...I have mouse/keyboard, speakers, monitor, and I have a DVD Drive too...but i swear something is missing...oh and i have a OS...
    
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