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Since the tuniq doesn't seem to be in stock I suggest the following.
http://www.ncix.com/...re=THERMALRIGHT
http://www.ncix.com/...l...1&sku=17749
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the q6600 is stock 2.4ghz. what could i safetly OC that to with that heatsink you have gave me. and would i really notice that much of a difference between 2.4 ghz and 3.0 or 3.2 ghz? Should i buy 2 of those fans for the heatsink and 2 for my case?

and would you suggest http://www.ncix.com/...mp;promoid=1001 over the ram that i already have? 4 1gb sticks instead of 2 2gb sticks since i am going with the 32 bit vista not 64.

Edited by Seige07, 20 January 2008 - 04:57 AM.

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If I were you, I'd personally only get 2GB of RAM as few people will ever need an excess of that amount at this time. The RAM you have selected is very good RAM, I have it myself.

With that cooler, depending on your CPU, you should be able to get from 3.4-3.8GHz (some chips overclock better then others).

Depending on what you do with your computer, yes you will notice a difference between 2.4GHz and 3.2GHz. If you only do every day office applications, then no you won't notice it, if you game and/or edit photo's/video you will notice a large difference.

Only buy one of those fans for the heatsink, two don't seem to make much of a difference. You don't need any fans for your case, the case comes with.

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ZeroTherm has recently released a new cooler that Anand Tech showed to have similar performance to the Thermalright Ultra 120. It will save you a bit of money but will require you bought it from a different site because it doesn't look like NCIX is carrying them yet. Here it is: ZEROtherm Nirvana.

Just throwing it out there.

Edited by Titan8990, 20 January 2008 - 02:00 PM.

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If you want a quite computer I wouldn't suggest that cooler, though it has slightly worse performance on low fan speed, but even louder a little louder, not much to grown about.
It's something to think about and your call.
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Edited by james_8970, 21 January 2008 - 09:51 AM.

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well im tryin to save a little money so i can get this computer quicker. i have just decided on that 2gb of that OCZ ram i listed before and i have taken off the CPU heatsink. i dont plan on overclocking right away so would that be fine to not have that heatsink or is that a must?
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You will need a heatsink, is the processor you're purchasing Retail or OEM? A retail item comes with a heatsink/fan included, an OEM version will not. If it's OEM, you will need to purchase a heatsink/fan and some thermal paste for it. I would just grab it anyway :)
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well im tryin to save a little money so i can get this computer quicker. i have just decided on that 2gb of that OCZ ram i listed before and i have taken off the CPU heatsink. i dont plan on overclocking right away so would that be fine to not have that heatsink or is that a must?

This will be fine as long as you don't overclock.
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Edited by james_8970, 21 January 2008 - 09:55 AM.

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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad Core Processor LGA775 Kentsfield 2.40GHZ 1066FSB 8MB Retail Box. thats what im getting. so i guess it will work without buyin a heatsink and fan. and i just wanna get this computer quicker. i would be without a good one for a week or 2 tops so i think the comp can survive till then without it.
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Why not just order it all together?
Let clarify something, you need to install the stock heatsink as a minimum, a aftermarket cooler is much better though if you plan on overclocking.
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well i dont plan on overclocking right away and this would save a little bit of money. this is a MAJOR upgrade over my computer now so im sure i will be more then happy about this build when i get it. i would only be waiting 1-2 weeks for this other heatsink and possibly more ram. and im not sure how to put the computer together so i will be sending it in to get built. depending on my paycheck i may have a little extra cash to spend and that heatsink would be the first thing i buy. Either way that will be the first thing i get for the computer next.
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NCIX assembles computers for $50. I'd suggest taking a look at it.
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really eh. where would i look at this option? would it be in the checkout area or someplace else?
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I've never done it, but I know it's there as people have talked about it on the forums there.
http://pc.ncix.com/p...platformid=1000
Don't worry about whats there, you can change everything.
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Edited by james_8970, 22 January 2008 - 02:06 PM.

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would i need to put fans for the optional accessories? or would the case still come with the fans?
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