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New components advice

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ocha, 12 Apr 2003.

  1. ocha

    ocha Minimodder

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    Ok well having had my budget cut in half by the *******s at extreme cooling, I am going to have to watch the penies when getting my new bits for my PC, i.e. im only buying a new case, chip and HSF. This is what i was thinking so far,

    Lian Li PC60

    Alpha Pal8045

    AMD Athlon XP 2000+

    Now im fairly certain this stuff would do the job. But what I want to know is

    will the HSF cool that Chip? Also what kinda fan you got on it and does it make much noise? If anyone has one going what kinda temps do you get with it?
    Also that Lian Li whats it like to work with, i.e. cramped and does it cool the case effectivly?

    My last question is where are the cheapest places to get this stuff? As in, in the UK just wherever has each individual item for the cheapest.

    G{u}ns
     
  2. Gretzky

    Gretzky What's a Dremel?

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    Lian Li PC60 = Awesome case, you get what you pay for. Plenty of room to work with and the cooling is great.

    Alpha PAL8045 = great heatsink and you dont need a high CFM fan to have great cooling. For example Panaflo L1A.

    I would just either get a AMD XP1700 or a 2100 because those cpus are known to overclock really well. But if I would be in your position I would get the 2100XP.
     
  3. ocha

    ocha Minimodder

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    ok then I will go for those two, and I think i will go for the 2100 as its only a 4 pounds more, which is good. The alpha, can you take the fan on top of it on and off the sink without detaching it from the board?

    Also should I use a shim with the Alpha as that is a LOT of weight on the CPU

    G{u}ns
     
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