Originally Posted by j0z3
soo, what are your ambient temps?
here is 38C.
and 3.0ghz its going to be 24/7 OC . my room gets even hotter in the afternoon.
Ah, yeah--my ambients are usually between 22 and 25C, sometimes as high as 30, but not often. And damn, 38C--tell me that's not all the time...?!
Hmm...maybe an aftermarket cooler would be a better choice.
Originally Posted by budgetgamer
Like I said in a previous post, OPEN BOX items can be returned within 15 days.
He would be taking a chance but with his budget I think it just might be the best choice. If you can come up with the extra money definately go for the DS3L its also a very good OCer.
I don't mean this in a rude way, but I could care less what type of return policy a store has on open-box items. I bought three open-box motherboards on newegg over the years, and each and every one of them was defective and would not function properly--some would boot and then be buggy, and some would not even boot (and since, have stopped bothering with open-box items). A slightly longer return policy does not make up for the pain in the ass that you have in setting up everything, trying to get it to work, then taking it all apart and ordering a new board and waiting for it to arrive. But of course, this is just my experience--I'm sure others haven't had as bad of an experience.