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While it might be fine, I always recommend an upmarket cooler for any overclocking.
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I think I might skip the overclock since I am used to my laptop with slow video encoding and slow gaming. The i5 will fell fast as it is.
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The i5 is very fast... you don't need to overclock it. Hope your build goes well! :)
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Ya, I hope so too. If I have any questions I'll ask before I break something.
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Oh... I have a question about networking. I am going to have to access the internet using wireless. Is there any way to get integrated wireless or am I going to have to get a wireless USB?
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To get integrated wireless usually requires the ultra-expensive high end motherboards... and I'm not sure if they have them in i5 flavour yet. You can just grab a PCI internal wireless card.
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Will this work?
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16833315041
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To get integrated wireless usually requires the ultra-expensive high end motherboards

Show me one! I have never seen a mobo with integrated wifi.

That adapter will work, you have a wireless G or B router right?
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This one has got one http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131276
This one too http://www.newegg.co...82E16813157129R
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I never came across those... anything manufactured recently?
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To get integrated wireless usually requires the ultra-expensive high end motherboards

Actually, from what I see, it is the cheep MOBOs that have the wireless.

I also didn't see any brand new mobos with wireless.
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Hmmm... Just wondering about this graphics card.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814103073 It is the same price with the mail in rebate and looks more powerful. I do play battlefield heroes, so I am wondering what it would take to play that on highest setting.

This is another one I found http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814187091
I just want to make sure that I get what I need. I don't want to spend more than $89 dollars though, so if I have to play at lower resolution that is alright.

Also, if I am to get the PCI wireless card do I have enough PCI slots for both?

Edited by ignoramo, 13 October 2009 - 09:54 AM.

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Also, how is the performance combo here?

http://promotions.ne...dle/118x118.gif
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You have more than enough PCI and PCI-E expansion slots on your motherboard.
Get that 4670, its a good card and should be easily able to handle Battlefield Heroes. The 9800gt should be able to do that too.

That is a good combo except for the HDD which has many issues reported with it. On the other hand it works really good for other people so I don't know what to say.
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I was thinking I would skip the combo and go with what I've got. The combo is not much cheaper, five dollars. The RAM is the only real benefit and I don't need 1.5 TB. I will stick with what I've got and get the 4670
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