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A couple of questions

#1SecurityKoalaPosted 7/6/2012 10:09:29 AM
1) I am finally going to buy a new fan/heatsink so I can OC my 2500k. I was planning on buying this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835214023 I've seen it mentioned a lot recently as being quieter and a little cooler than the hyper 212, which is great because I'm really trying to reduce noise.

2) I'm also considering a new heatsink for my gpu. I bought a cheap gpu (the brand is Sparkle) that I found on sale at microcenter, and now its coming back to haunt me. The card runs fine, but the fan gets so loud it can drown out my headphones. I would also like to OC my card a little. I was looking at this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186052 Does anyone have experience with this or something similar. All of the vram heatsinks make me a little nervous about installing it. Are they necessary? or is it not that hard to install them?

3) How do you guys normally transport monitors? I'll be heading off to college in the fall and I was planning on just putting the monitor back in its original box, is there a better way?
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#2SecurityKoala(Topic Creator)Posted 7/7/2012 9:31:25 AM
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#360secondAssasinPosted 7/7/2012 9:44:22 AM
SecurityKoala posted...
1) I am finally going to buy a new fan/heatsink so I can OC my 2500k. I was planning on buying this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835214023 I've seen it mentioned a lot recently as being quieter and a little cooler than the hyper 212, which is great because I'm really trying to reduce noise.

that's a good choice.

2) I'm also considering a new heatsink for my gpu. I bought a cheap gpu (the brand is Sparkle) that I found on sale at microcenter, and now its coming back to haunt me. The card runs fine, but the fan gets so loud it can drown out my headphones. I would also like to OC my card a little. I was looking at this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186052 Does anyone have experience with this or something similar. All of the vram heatsinks make me a little nervous about installing it. Are they necessary? or is it not that hard to install them?

it's not hard to install the vram heatsinks.

3) How do you guys normally transport monitors? I'll be heading off to college in the fall and I was planning on just putting the monitor back in its original box, is there a better way?

this is the best way.
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