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    Old 05-11-2014, 01:43 AM
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    What I'm I looking at? I just bought this rig and I'm fairly new to all this can someone tell me any info about what I'm looking at specially the big square thing in the middle. Here's the specs from what I know

    i5 2.7ghz cpu
    Intel dp55kg mobo.
    Ati radeon (6850 hd just updated it ) gpu.
    1tb hdd.
    700watt psu
    4gb 1600 ram.



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    Old 05-11-2014, 03:01 AM
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    That's the heat sink/CPU cooler...
    It draws heat from the CPU(into that metal thing and the fans blow it away) in order to keep it cool(and from melting).
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 is a nice cooler for the money and should suit your purposes just fine.
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    Old 05-11-2014, 01:10 PM
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    Probably an over clocked cpu if it needs a cooler like that. With the 700 watt PSU you could really get another 6850 and crossifre them.
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    Old 05-11-2014, 01:16 PM
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    Probably an over clocked cpu if it needs a cooler like that. With the 700 watt PSU you could really get another 6850 and crossifre them.
    you should always put in more cooling than you need as they are quieter and cooler equipment is happier equipment.
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    Old 05-11-2014, 03:09 PM
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    At the top, the box with the clear window & yellow capacitors visible is the power supply (Iv'e not seen one with a window before).

    The silver object in the center protruding from the motherboard, that says ''Cooler Master'' on it, is a 3rd party heatsink.

    The long black shroud covering the bottom of that circuit board, that's slotted into the motherboard's PCI-E x16 slot, is the graphics card.

    At the bottom, that flat, thin circuit board slotted into a PCI slot on the motherboard, looks like a soundcard.
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    Old 05-11-2014, 06:05 PM
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    you should always put in more cooling than you need as they are quieter and cooler equipment is happier equipment.
    Never used anything other that the stock heatsink that comes with my cpu. Then again, I have never overclocked anything either. Too afraid of frying shit.
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    Old 05-11-2014, 06:30 PM
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    Never used anything other that the stock heatsink that comes with my cpu. Then again, I have never overclocked anything either. Too afraid of frying shit.
    but thats the thing even running stock you gain by having extra cooling, it just makes your PC so much quieter and the cooler it runs the longer the hardware will last and the more stable it will be if it does get exceptionally hot, it's part of why you see a lot of people complaining about PC's failing in the summer.
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    I dont know man. If youre running stock clocks, the stock cooler is plenty capable and plenty quiet. The vast majority of builds I do for people (Im not a professional just build for friends and friends of friends and such) are basic rigs for basic use and arent worried about overclocking so I always use the stock fans and theyre always just fine and nice and quiet. I built one for my little boy to play games on and it sits next to mine and its running the stock AMD cooler with its Phenom II X6 1090 and it never gets loud.

    Dont get me wrong, Im all for overkill in pretty much every aspect of this hobby but for a CPU run at stock clocks, a high end cooler is way way overkill and youll never see any of the benefits in real world use. Youre right that it cant hurt but its also not going to benefit you very much IMO.
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    Old 05-12-2014, 05:49 PM
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    How do I know if my CPU is set in over lock. And I I really need that sound card or I'm I better off using the Motherboard for that cause if I do want to crossfire that gets in the way. Plus I wan to increase my ram from 4 to 8gb is this a good one for the specs I listed up above
    Patriot 4GB(2x2) DDR3 2000 DIMM Memory (PGV34G2000ELK

    And thanks again guys you've been a real help
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    I dont know man. If youre running stock clocks, the stock cooler is plenty capable and plenty quiet. The vast majority of builds I do for people (Im not a professional just build for friends and friends of friends and such) are basic rigs for basic use and arent worried about overclocking so I always use the stock fans and theyre always just fine and nice and quiet. I built one for my little boy to play games on and it sits next to mine and its running the stock AMD cooler with its Phenom II X6 1090 and it never gets loud.

    Dont get me wrong, Im all for overkill in pretty much every aspect of this hobby but for a CPU run at stock clocks, a high end cooler is way way overkill and youll never see any of the benefits in real world use. Youre right that it cant hurt but its also not going to benefit you very much IMO.
    but in reality for the sake of about £30 it's not really worth overlooking and it lets you go longer with less maintenance as it will take longer for the dust to build up to a critical level.
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