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This is a full size ATX board, and if it has issues, I wanna know now. It's a build for a customer, and the case he picked only has 80 mm fans. And not very many at that. 1 rear, 1 front, and 1 side, and of course the PSU fan. I think I need a recommendation on some quiet, high volume fans, altho the 4850e cpu is a 45W unit and shouldn't dump much heat out. I also hear the GPU gets quite hot, so I may need to spot cool that heat sink also.
Gimme some thoughts, I may need some help.
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This is a full size ATX board, and if it has issues, I wanna know now. It's a build for a customer, and the case he picked only has 80 mm fans. And not very many at that. 1 rear, 1 front, and 1 side, and of course the PSU fan. I think I need a recommendation on some quiet, high volume fans, altho the 4850e cpu is a 45W unit and shouldn't dump much heat out. I also hear the GPU gets quite hot, so I may need to spot cool that heat sink also.
Gimme some thoughts, I may need some help.
Thanks
George, perhaps this user review may provide some assistance: http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...d.php?t=685021

What kind of video card is going into the computer? If you don't plan on overclocking then I would probably stay with the stock cooler. It'll work out fine especially since the processor is only rated at 45w tdp.

Hope that helps
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I own that mobo in fact, it is nice the upgrade ability for later builds is nice since it host dual and quad cores. I have found no problems with it so far use it for gaming etc.

Oh and if you're going with a dual core with DDR2 1066 you might as well just get DDR2 800 (should work) my 1066 ram down grades to DDR2 800 because dual core AMD's lack the 1066 instructions only the quad core AMD's will run it at 1066.
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George, perhaps this user review may provide some assistance: http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...d.php?t=685021

What kind of video card is going into the computer? If you don't plan on overclocking then I would probably stay with the stock cooler. It'll work out fine especially since the processor is only rated at 45w tdp.

Hope that helps
Thanks for the reply Thumbs, the review does help!
He may put an ATI in there at some point, but not right away. He does not game, so OC is not needed, so stock cooler should be fine. I have some small fans that were once used as chip coolers back in the day, so I will try one on the NB and see if that helps. He just bought a DV camera and will want to edit and view his home movies, surf the web, record and play music, etc.
This board should be perfect for him.
    
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George, perhaps this user review may provide some assistance: http://forums.overclockers.com.au/sh...d.php?t=685021

What kind of video card is going into the computer? If you don't plan on overclocking then I would probably stay with the stock cooler. It'll work out fine especially since the processor is only rated at 45w tdp.

Hope that helps
Wow, thanks for that. I'm actually doing this exact same build for my parents' rig.
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