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Question: For my i5-2500K and Noctua NH-D14, will I need a "thermal paste"?

Honestly, I don't even know what the hell thermal paste is, but after some reading about cpu cooling, the word came up a lot...
Edited by Varrkarus - 4/20/11 at 7:02pm
    
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Question: For my i5-2500K and Noctua NH-D14, will I need a "thermal paste"?

Honestly, I don't even know what the hell thermal paste is, but after some reading about cpu cooling, the word came up a lot...
No, the NH-D14 comes with a Tube of Noctua's own NT-H1 Thermal paste, which is one of the best there is
post #43 of 74
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NEW QUESTION! I know, so many questions, right?

Is it worth paying another $100 to get a ~30GB SSD for Windows 7 and some of my most commonly used programs? Google Chrome, Photoshop CS4, etc.
Edited by Varrkarus - 4/20/11 at 8:45pm
    
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Q1: For my i5-2500K and Noctua NH-D14, will I need a "thermal paste"?
Q2: Is it worth paying another $100 to get a ~30GB SSD just for Windows 7?
A1: the NH-D14 comes with a tube of noctua's NT-H1 thermal paste, which is one of the best there is. no need to worry about that.

A2. if you want your pc to boot/shutdown fast all the time then yes, but you might want a 40GB or larger, because an OS install will take up 30+ GBs (unless you are savvy enought to get it to install & save everything on the secondary drives.) there are some pages in the SSD forum (sub forum of the HDD) that might assist you with that
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A2. if you want your pc to boot/shutdown fast all the time then yes
Is this the only thing installing Windows 7 on an SSD will change?
    
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Is this the only thing installing Windows 7 on an SSD will change?
It will be the most noticeable advantage. programs placed on other drives will launch faster as well, given that the drives they are on are kept well defragmented.

An SSD will take a clean install of windows 7 in about 15 minutes or less, while a standard HDD can take 30min or more. boot times are reduced from approx~ 30-45 seconds to 10-15 seconds THEYRE FAST
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The temptation annoys me ~.~
Would it be possible to install Windows 7 on a HDD and in the future, if I decide to purchase an SSD, make a COMPLETE transfer of the OS from the HDD to the SSD?
because if that's possible, it would be awesome
    
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The temptation annoys me ~.~
Would it be possible to install Windows 7 on a HDD and in the future, if I decide to purchase an SSD, make a COMPLETE transfer of the OS from the HDD to the SSD?
because if that's possible, it would be awesome
it is possible to do, but difficult as you have to force the OS to start using TRIM on the drive. if you want it, and you can get it, you should....
post #49 of 74
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God damn it, they're so expensive but I want one badly!!

Ok, these are the only 5 options I am willing to go with:

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$86.90- Corsair V32 Nova Series 32GB 2.5" MLC SSD SATA 3Gbs

$94.60- Kingston V Series 30GB 2.5" SSD SATA 3Gbs

$123.00- Kingston 64GB SSDNow V100 Series, SATA II, TRIM, 2.5" (special, idk how long)

$133.10- Corsair F40 Force Series 40GB 2.5" MLC SSD SATA 3Gbs

$140.80- Corsair V64 Nova Series 64GB 2.5" MLC SSD SATA 3Gbs
All I want to know is which of these is the best one to get, JUST for Windows 7.
I don't want other SSD suggestions or other stores, just tell me which of these SSDs is the best. Thank you.
    
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Just be sure it has a sandforce sf1500 controller.
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