I am now building a new PC for my little bro and I ordered a E7200 for the build along with regretablly the NZXT hush which is a rubbish case for the money (restrains self from ranting on further XD).
Anyway as we know the E6600 was made using 65nm fabrication whilst the new wolfdale chips like this one use a 45nm fabrication. The E7200 came with a very small (in height) heatsink and a aluminium base, evidently this new 45nm fabricatin will not produce much heat - whilst the E6600's stock cooler which is dis-used is about double in height and weight and has a much better base - copper. However it may just be me but the E6600's base seems to be slightly larger - by like a mm?
However my question is can I use the E6600's stock cooler on the E7200 without any probs? - might switch fans around if the newer one is quiter - is that possible?
Ahh I sound like such a newb lol - I just want to make sure the E6600's cooler won't damage it due to the weight... they are both LGA 775 and so both can use any LGA 775 cooler surley?
I didnt purchase an after market cooler because this was a low budget build (bought the whole lot forabout £480.. not including mouse and speakers).
So would switching the fans around make any difference? Wonder if they have different RPM's?
Might be overclocking it thats why I am asking - the E6600's cooler would evidently be much better for that task.
I will be using Arctic Silver 5 btw.
Here is a full spec of the new build:
- NZXT Hush Black Silent Case - No PSU
- 450W Corsair VX Series PSU, ATX, PS/2, UK Version, 80 PLUS® certified
- Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 2.53GHz (1066MHz) Socket 775 3MB L2 Cache Retail Boxed Processor
- Gigabyte GA-EP31-DS3L, iP31 Express
- 2GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 PC2-6400 (800Mhz) 4-4-4-12 (Hopefully the mobo will auto recognise this so I dont intially have to tamper with settings)
- 160 GB Hitachi HDS721616PLA380 Deskstar 7K160, SATA II, 7200 rpm, 8MB Cache, 8.5 ms, NCQ (Apparently a very fast drive becasue there is only 1 platter - if anyone can testify...)
- Samsung TS-H653B/DEBH 20x DVD±R, 8x DVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, x12 DVD-RAM SATA Black OEM (If you google this then you get drives that look half decent with some white writing on them - like this http://www.sibertek..../8884_buyuk.jpg - only I received the TS-H3653B without anything at the front - as in no white writing - instead it looks EXACTLY like the lower black ODD in this pic: http://upload.wikime...tical_drive.jpg.
I am worried that this may, somehow, be wrong as such - as the drive looks ancient although the specs on it seem to match up and ofc it is SATA... - Any clues on this?
- 120mm Sharkoon Sys. Fan Midrange 31dB(A) 57.4 cfm (For rear extraction)
- 120mm Akasa AK174CB-4BLB 120mm Blue LED Fan (For intake)
Replaced the NZXT case fans as they pump no air (well very little shall we say - I tested them outside the case on a working PC as when you read further you will see I have not built this PC yet)
- Logitech MX 400 Laser Mouse, 1000dpi, PS2/USB 1.1/2.0, 5 Buttons, Black/Grey
- Logitech X-210 - 2.1 25W RMS Speakers (Nice little speakers these - I myself use the Z5500's and these X210's are good for the money )
I have yet to assemble this PC - as you can tell a core component is missing - the GPU.
I have made the choice of this: http://www.overclock.......MB GDDR3 TV Out/Dual%20DVI/HDMI%20(PCI-Express)%20-%20Retail - notice the fact it has a 256 bit GDDR3 Memory Interface
however I was intially looking at this: http://www.overclock.......s) - Retail
and just now my eye caught this: http://www.overclock.......s) - Retail
As you can see the last 2 have a 128 bit GDDR3 creating a bottleneck? (Btw the screen is a ridiculous 15inch pile of crap - it is LCD though lol - however think into the future whereby it may be replcaed by a larger screen such as a 17-22inch). Also I am restricted to about £65 MAX (not including P&P).
So any ideas on which GPU to buy? I dont mind Nvidia or ATI.
Hmm I am also wondering - what sort of games would this machine be able to run seeing as it has a 15 inch LCD? I have never used a 15 incher myself so I wouldnt know what current GPU's can run which games at 15 inch screens native resolution of 1024x768.
Also something I have been wondering about for a long time now - When I want to print something such as a picture off the net, then I copy and paste it into word and then change the page size to say A5 or whatever and then print - however I then have to re-size it and re-print because either the picture is too small or too big - this wastes paper and ink obviously.. is there not a better method to get real life measurments and use them to print a picture according to those measurements exactly?
Thanks in advance for all the help and support
Edited by Mitesh, 18 September 2008 - 05:00 PM.