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    Re: Time for an upgrade...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hidden Hippo View Post
    Right, I think I've finalised it for now:

    Sapphire HD4870 512MB GDDR5
    Vista 64 bit OEM
    2GB G. Skill 800MHz ram (5-5-5-15)

    I'm also debating a new heatsink - currently using an Arctic Freezer 7 Pro which is doing fine, but I think the mounting mechanism has been damaged a little in transit to and from uni and isn't holding as well. Does anyone have a decent <£25 recommendation? I was thinking of a Tuniq Tower, but they're quite expensive, especially since I'm not actually overclocking, just running everything at stock speeds.

    Edit: I can't spell.
    Akasa AK965, very good heatsink, very quiet too.

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    Re: Time for an upgrade...?

    Looks identical to my current one - my only concern is the mounting mechanism. On my one the plastic pins have bent slightly making it quite difficult to mount. It also doesn't seem to have enough strength to survive the journey to uni 6 times a year. Does the Tuniq Tower or the Scythe use a backplate as these seem to be a little more sturdy that the standard plastic pins?

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    Re: Time for an upgrade...?

    Hey dude u tried oc your e6600 much? I cant get anything over 333 fsb on this board for my e6300, funny how you have done pretty much same upgrade as me! 4870 is good and thinking about getting e5200 to get the fsb wall what do u reckon?

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    Re: Time for an upgrade...?

    Perhaps a silly question regarding the CMOS problem on your current mobo, but have you tried replacing the battery on the motherboard? They are readily available, our local Asda & Sainsburys even stock them.

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