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Upgrading my Gateway FX

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That is a very popular cooler, inexpensive and does do a better job than the stock one. If you do use the stock cooler, before installing a different one, every trace of the old TIM must be removed from the top of the CPU, (advice not to remove it from the socket), then apply new TIM before installing the new cooler. 


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That is a very popular cooler, inexpensive and does do a better job than the stock one. If you do use the stock cooler, before installing a different one, every trace of the old TIM must be removed from the top of the CPU, (advice not to remove it from the socket), then apply new TIM before installing the new cooler. 

Re. Cooler. I understood very little of that. Could you explain what TIM and how you remove it?

 

Also I plan on buying my parts this Friday so I'm trying to wrap up my research and major questions. This brings me to the following. I have amazon prime and found the processor for $329.99 (here), and the z97x killer for $139.99 (here), I no longer need the OS so I can put that money towards something else, or a better version of one of the other PC parts. That brings me to $454.98. In addition, after doing some more research on that Rosewill Armor-EVO I'm a little wary of it. Is there another full tower case you would suggest? Do you have an updated build suggestion in light of this new information (budget is around 600)? 

 

PS. Is there a version of that motherboard with one or two more USB ports?


Edited by Leo_Leonardo, 02 July 2014 - 05:49 PM.

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TIM, = Thermal Interface Material.   The stock cooler comes with TIM already applied as little strips, when it gets heated, it melts and spreads out forming the heat transfer layer.   If you remove and replace cooler, or use a different one, clean up with this Kit, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835100010   After market cooler normally do not have TIM included, I se this one as contains to metals and is not electrically conductive, > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186038

 

Will get back later as I have been persuaded to go shopping. 


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TIM, = Thermal Interface Material.   The stock cooler comes with TIM already applied as little strips, when it gets heated, it melts and spreads out forming the heat transfer layer.   If you remove and replace cooler, or use a different one, clean up with this Kit, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835100010   After market cooler normally do not have TIM included, I se this one as contains to metals and is not electrically conductive, > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186038

 

Will get back later as I have been persuaded to go shopping. 

thank you very much, and I understand.


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Pricing.  If you are not limited to Prime, (your second link goes to Newegg).

Manipulating CPP, the best price I can get is $469.98 http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vhLFK8

A combo deal on Newegg is $449.98 > http://www.newegg.co...t=Combo.1716484

When you go to checkout, make sure, under shipping on the left, to click the radio button, then look at the Total.

 

Still not found a case yet as full tower choices are Limited and get very expensive.  


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Pricing.  If you are not limited to Prime, (your second link goes to Newegg).

Manipulating CPP, the best price I can get is $469.98 http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vhLFK8

A combo deal on Newegg is $449.98 > http://www.newegg.co...t=Combo.1716484

When you go to checkout, make sure, under shipping on the left, to click the radio button, then look at the Total.

 

Still not found a case yet as full tower choices are Limited and get very expensive.  

Re. Pricing. I'm not limited to prime they just had a better deal on the processor. Although that combo deal you linked me to was an even better deal (thanks!). What does manipulating CPP mean? Also both the links you provided take me to the $449.98 total, but I'm assuming they are different with shipping as I could not find the radio button. 

 

If you find a promising Tower Case before I do, and my build still comes in under budget please let me now if that extra money can be used for better or additional parts. 

 

P.S. That short response yesterday that said, "thank you very much, and I understand", was from me not the user SaintNick. That user is a friend of mine and forget to log out of his account before he left my house the other day so I accidentally posted as him.


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For the case, you will need to take the plunge yourself.   When reading reviews, I take note of a particular recurving fault or complication, ignoring deduction of stars  things like "the case is to heavy, lights are too bright, damaged in transportt, etc. 

Five to look at, > http://www.newegg.co...9^11-129-199-TS

The Antec P100 is the nly one on Newegg I have every seen with no eggs removed.

The GT 700 I have recommended heaps of times and only received positive feedback.

 

If you had any spare cash after deciding the case, the CPU can't be improved and upgrading the MB would not gain you anything.

If you go for a cheaper cases, $60/80, best option would be a new HDD for the OS, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148840

 

By manipulation, i meant, try covinations of stroes and como deals.   If you are close to a Best Buy, check this, > http://www.bestbuy.c...erm=PRICE MATCH

 

Shipping Radio button, at the bottom of this page, > http://pcpartpicker.com/p/38RLwP click the Buy Combo box,  > On the Newegg site, click the Add To Cart. > On the next  window, look for the 

 
FREE Super Eggsaver (4-7 Business Days)

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For the case, you will need to take the plunge yourself.   When reading reviews, I take note of a particular recurving fault or complication, ignoring deduction of stars  things like "the case is to heavy, lights are too bright, damaged in transportt, etc. 

Five to look at, > http://www.newegg.co...9^11-129-199-TS

The Antec P100 is the nly one on Newegg I have every seen with no eggs removed.

The GT 700 I have recommended heaps of times and only received positive feedback.

 

If you had any spare cash after deciding the case, the CPU can't be improved and upgrading the MB would not gain you anything.

If you go for a cheaper cases, $60/80, best option would be a new HDD for the OS, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148840

 

By manipulation, i meant, try covinations of stroes and como deals.   If you are close to a Best Buy, check this, > http://www.bestbuy.c...erm=PRICE MATCH

 

Shipping Radio button, at the bottom of this page, > http://pcpartpicker.com/p/38RLwP click the Buy Combo box,  > On the Newegg site, click the Add To Cart. > On the next  window, look for the 

 
FREE Super Eggsaver (4-7 Business Days)

 

There are only 4 cases at that link you sent me. I didn't see the GT 700 among them. Also I'm guessing all these cases are compatible with my build. Also Do any of these cases have a slot for sd cards? I need a way to plug sd cards into the case I get. Does this expansion look promising? ->http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817245002

 

Lastly just double checking one thing. Installing a cooler like this one, here, will definitely void the processor's warrenty? 


Edited by Leo_Leonardo, 04 July 2014 - 05:23 PM.

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Gday.

The card reader looks fine, gets good reviews.All the cases are compatible with your parts. 

Sorry typo for the case, should be GX 700, > http://www.newegg.co...=1N8-001K-00002


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Gday.

The card reader looks fine, gets good reviews.All the cases are compatible with your parts. 

Sorry typo for the case, should be GX 700, > http://www.newegg.co...=1N8-001K-00002

So these cases should all have parts on the front that come off to allow the installation of parts such as the card reader right?

 

Also that new egg promotion expired. In your experience will another deal roll around soon or should I just buy the parts anyways?


Edited by Leo_Leonardo, 04 July 2014 - 06:32 PM.

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Yes, they all have 5.25" front bays, same installation as for a CD reader. If you are not continuously reading cards, consider using a USB card reader, It is what I have used for years without a problem, (mine is older) > http://www.newegg.co...8-470-_-Product

 

It unlikely that Combo deal will be repeated, you can save $10 ordering from TigerDirect.

Revised build, > http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6h72bv + a card reader, Total $600.

 

Re. cooler.   Changing the stock cooler for any other type, will void the warranty. 


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Yes, they all have 5.25" front bays, same installation as for a CD reader. If you are not continuously reading cards, consider using a USB card reader, It is what I have used for years without a problem, (mine is older) > http://www.newegg.co...8-470-_-Product

 

It unlikely that Combo deal will be repeated, you can save $10 ordering from TigerDirect.

Revised build, > http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6h72bv + a card reader, Total $600.

 

Re. cooler.   Changing the stock cooler for any other type, will void the warranty. 

I'm gonna spring for the Thor V.2. Thanks for your help good sir, you are a king among men.


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You will have to be quick for the Thor, Promo ends soon.

 

You are more than welcome, :thumbsup:


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I'm going to be gone till at least July 13th. I will begin building my rig as soon as I get back. If I run in to any problems during the build I will post here. When I finish my build I will conclude this topic. Wish me luck.


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Look forward to hearing from you, have A good trip. 

I wish you luck. 


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