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post #1 of 13
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Here's the upgrade i'm about to go with:

For $35 more i could exchange the x3 720/ddr3 for a x4 940 and ddr2. Decided to go with this and a heatsink, but I really have no idea what heatsink to get for my x3 720.

Is this good and is it compatible with my am3 cpu/mobo?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ek%20HDT-S1283

let me know what you think
post #2 of 13
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I have a P180 case, some reviews say its too big for their cases :-/
Edited by BDillon - 6/30/09 at 6:19pm
post #3 of 13
I would get a Scythe Mugen 2, It's the same price, but it cools better, and you can put the fans to exhaust out your case. And up to 4 120mm fans on it.

Also, get OCZ Freeze instead of AS5. It's easier to use. Cools better. And isn't conductive.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BDillon View Post
I have a P-190 case, some reviews say its too big for their cases :-/
You might need to take off the side fan for the Xiggy to fit.

But that case should hold the Xiggy just fine.

FYI, your sig says P180.
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post #5 of 13
yes that is a good heat sink for what you pay its strongly recomended around here..there is nothing wrong with you have there, although i would change that TIM to something els like MX-2 its cheaper and there is no burn in time and non-conductive...Other than that enjoy your new build...

And it doesn't matter if its AM3, AM2+, AM2 the mounting is the same ....


Edit: Took a little to long to reply....lol
Edited by SubstancenUnknown - 6/30/09 at 6:18pm
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post #6 of 13
YOu should check out this deal.

720 BE + Asus 790GX It's a better board.
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post #7 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot View Post
YOu should check out this deal.

720 BE + Asus 790GX It's a better board.
thats a good deal but i was trying to save money by skimping on the mobo

That brings me to the $500 mark. For that price shouldn't i just get the x4 940, ddr2, and a decent mobo?
post #8 of 13
Its up to you but what you net from DDR3 to DDR2 isnt that big of an improvement..so if that means that you can a better mobo and the 940 then yes i would just stick with DDR2..
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thats a good deal but i was trying to save money by skimping on the mobo

That brings me to the $500 mark. For that price shouldn't i just get the x4 940, ddr2, and a decent mobo?
Nope. The PhII x4 940 is a joke & a waste. It got AMD money, but at this moment in time, their is absolutely no reason to buy it. If you are building, on a budget, you want to go with something that can expand into the next generation. So AM3 chips.
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post #10 of 13
Okay lets not get carried away i do see what you are talking about as far as going for AM3 but there is nothing wrong with the 940 it clocks well and does what its suppose to do, I dont see how you can say its a joke other than the fact that its not DDR3 which is not that big of a deal for AMD...
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