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Woah dude do not for any reason not put some form of thermal past on the HS. You will burn that sucker up in minutes. Theremal paste is the white goop. Basically it fills in all the little miniscule pits in the metal for both the HS and the cpu and it also provides better thermal abilities than air does. It DOES NOT keep your heat sink on your cpu.

As for the Heatsink, there is a special mechanism on the board and HS to lock it in place. Refer to the instruction manual that came with your CPU/HS combo.


A HS fan for your gpu is not necessary, since the one on there is adequate, if you have decent airflow in your case. If you are going to oc it I suggest watercooling, imho.
Oh ok, well looks like that'll save me 50 odd dollars then. It's just my current gpu runs fairly high temps, but then again my airflow is terrible. Thanks heaps for the info

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Originally Posted by FireMarshallBill
One thing I might add, from what I have seen in these forums, is that AMDs and some other mid to lower end Intels will not show a great performance increase from SLIing 2 Nvidia 8800's because the CPU will bottleneck. My old setup was 2 Nvidia 7600's in SLI and I saw no problems but they don't match the performance of the 8800GT. If you are looking for a good video card that will play most games on high a single 8800GT is fantastic. I love mine!
Will the cpu still bottleneck even though it's a dualcore? I'm only getting a single 8800gt for now, i'll add another later on if i feel the need. Thanks for the info, you're potentially saving me a few hundred bucks rep for both of you.
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Just installed the mobo into the case that came yesterday. Was gonna wait for all the parts but i couldn't resist hehe. So exciting . I've taken some pics to put in my log.
First build!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AM2 64 6000+ Asus m2n SLI-deluxe XFX 8800GT 512mb Alpha Dog edition 4gb OCZ Reaper 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Segate 160GB Asus Lightscribe Vista Home Premium x64 NEC 22'' LCD TV 
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Logitech 2nd Gen G15 Hiper type R 580W Raidmax Smilodon Logitech G5 
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AM2 64 6000+ Asus m2n SLI-deluxe XFX 8800GT 512mb Alpha Dog edition 4gb OCZ Reaper 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Segate 160GB Asus Lightscribe Vista Home Premium x64 NEC 22'' LCD TV 
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Logitech 2nd Gen G15 Hiper type R 580W Raidmax Smilodon Logitech G5 
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