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Thread: New Cpu

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    im currently about to uprgade my computer, getting a new nforce 2 based board, athlon 2500xp, barton. 333mhz.

    in light of clockers pc post, i was wondering whether to go for the retail one with the amd hs+f. for 70.

    or the oem one with an aero 7 lite cooler for 77.

    i probably wont be overclocking to begin with, thought i will probably look into it at a later date.

    edit: this is the board io will probably get, along with some crucial pc2700 ram

    http://www.dabs.com/uk/channels/components...?quicklinx=2Q7L

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    i still would get the retail version, simply for its warrenty (3yrs compared to 90days) and the aero 7 lite, isnt that good of a cooler espcially if your overclocking, i recently replaced mine with a thermaltake volcano 12 extreme (only about 5 more) and my temps have dropped from 45 to 38 idle (on a 2000+ oced to 1.825ghz, 146 x 12.5)

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    the warranty issue doesnt bother me to much, as ive never had a problem with components failing, a few cdrom, and a hdd,

    also i would prefer it to be quiet aswell.

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    still i would go for the retail version (it might fail for all you know&#33, try the heatsink that comes with it, if its crap, go buy another one

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    Originally posted by Kunal@23 November 2003 - 18:56
    still i would go for the retail version (it might fail for all you know&#33, try the heatsink that comes with it, if its crap, go buy another one
    suppose, its only a fiver difference between them

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    if its only 5 buck diff. then definately go w/ retail. i went w/ oem because the diff between that and retail was like 20

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    im gonna go with that and see how it goes, also would it be worth paying a little extr the now and getting pc3200, (400mhz) ram. rather than, 333?

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    The retail version of the CPU is well worth it to pay a bit more. You get the cooler and a much better warranty.

    The retail cooler also works quite well.

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    Originally posted by Virtualbody1234@23 November 2003 - 20:11
    The retail version of the CPU is well worth it to pay a bit more. You get the cooler and a much better warranty.

    The retail cooler also works quite well.
    thats what made me ask, since clocker seemed to have a good experince from it, and your microfin one. i thought they werent very good so i was going to get the aero 7 lite cooler. but in light of it, may aswell save 5 overall and get a better warranty

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    you often get customer service with retail and not with OEM.

    but that might not be the situation here.

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