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    Exclamation About to order my upgrade . . .

    Gonna order this lot within the next hour, can anyone spot any problems last minute?

    2 x 120mm Akasa AK-174BK-S Black Case Fan, 3 Pin, Sleeve Bearing Ultra Quiet (17dBA) Retail Package

    1 x Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound for CPU and Chipset Coolers - 3.5 gram

    3 x 46cm Scan Right Angled SATAII Cable (RB-404RA)

    1 x Antec 900 - Nine Hundred Ultimate Gamer Case with 200m Top Fan w/o PSU

    1 x 100 Pack Cable Ties 200mm X 2.5mm

    1 x Enermax EMC008 6+2 pin PCI-E Cable For Liberty and Galaxy PSU using current PCI-E 2.0 Graphics Cards

    1 x Enermax EMC001 3 x SATA Power Cables (For Liberty and Galaxy)

    1 x Asus P5Q-E, iP45, S 775, PCI-E 2.0 (x16), DDR2 1066/ 1200/800 MHz, SATA II, SATA RAID, ATX

    1 x 1GB PowerColor HD 4870, PCI-E 2.0, 3600MHz GDDR5, GPU 770MHz, 800 Cores, 2x DL DVI-I/ HDTV, HDCP

    1 x Pioneer DVR-216DBK 20x DVD±R, 12x DVD±DL, DVD+RW x8/-RW x6, SATA, Black, OEM - NEW!

    1 x Intel Core 2 Duo, E8400, Wolfdale Core, S775, 3.0 GHz, 1333MHz, 6MB Cache, 9x Multiplier, Retail

    1 x 4GB (2x2GB) Corsair TwinX XMS2, DDR2 PC2-6400 (800), 240 Pins, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 4-4-4-12, DHX

    2 x 500 GB Seagate ST3500320AS Barracuda 7200.11, SATA 300, 7200 rpm, 32MB Cache, 8.5 ms, NCQ

    All from Scan, my first order (for a long time anyways). I was pleasently suprised to see the pricing pretty much on par with Ebuyer, maybe a little lower, and with better delivery options!
    Last edited by WhiteGiant; 26-12-2008 at 08:37 PM.

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    Re: About to order my upgrade . . .

    Power supply?

    It's 4.98*

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    Re: About to order my upgrade . . .

    Looks fine excpet I would say get some arctic silver 5 instead of that zalman thermal compound, AS5 is still on top.

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    Re: About to order my upgrade . . .

    Gonna use my existing power supply, just need a couple of extra cables for it.

    Regarding the compound, I'm looking for ease of application over performance.

    Keep em coming!

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    Re: About to order my upgrade . . .

    AS5 is easy to apply.

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    Re: About to order my upgrade . . .

    Okay, okay, changed to AS5

    Ordered! Don't let me down Scan
    Last edited by WhiteGiant; 26-12-2008 at 08:49 PM.

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    Re: About to order my upgrade . . .

    If your going to use the stock cooler you will need something to clean the OEM thermal paste off with. something like akasa tim clean.

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    Re: About to order my upgrade . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Sputnik View Post
    If your going to use the stock cooler you will need something to clean the OEM thermal paste off with. something like akasa tim clean.
    or just some vodka?

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    Re: About to order my upgrade . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by matty-hodgson View Post
    or just some vodka?
    true.

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    Re: About to order my upgrade . . .

    I'm sure I can find some laying about here!

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    Re: About to order my upgrade . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by matty-hodgson View Post
    or just some vodka?
    What a waste.

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    Re: About to order my upgrade . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Aden View Post
    What a waste.
    depends whether it is cheap lidl's s*** or decent stuff

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    Re: About to order my upgrade . . .

    Got a full bottle of (my housemate's) :



    "Don't wanna see your face, don't wanna hear your voice . . ."

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    Re: About to order my upgrade . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by strike-down View Post
    depends whether it is cheap lidl's s*** or decent stuff
    I dont think you need to worry about cleaning it properly because it just wipes off like powder when its cold. seriously dont waste your money!
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    Re: About to order my upgrade . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by vmong View Post
    I dont think you need to worry about cleaning it properly because it just wipes off like powder when its cold. seriously dont waste your money!
    still can leave a residue though, id rather clean it up properly

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    Re: About to order my upgrade . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by strike-down View Post
    depends whether it is cheap lidl's s*** or decent stuff
    Only the decent stuff.. i don't want to be going blind :S

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