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    Hey guys, I just wanted to ask your opinions on a system I'm building (well the first one ever atually, but I've been poking around in my current system already). I'm building it for my grandfather so nothing too fancy, but I'd like you guys to comment and help me improve it maybe
    Here it is: (sorry for the dutch)



    And also I wanted to know something about accesories: Obviously I'm using an anti-static wrist band and all those precautions, but things like that paste you put on top of your CPU, is it really necessary, or will my CPU fan cool enough without it?

    Can't wait to see replies,

    Amplid

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    Oh and also, does anyone know an equivalent for newegg that ships to Europe? Pretty important that is

    I just checked the mobo manual and apparently I can't install but two system fans. Am I right saying that that means trouble with that COSMOS 1000 case?

    Thanks in advance as always

    Amplid

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    Re: Opinions needed

    The paste is VERY important

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    Re: Opinions needed

    Yes, I've checked it by now and indeed...
    Thanks Clevo, any thoughts on the system (if you've the time)

    Greetings,

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    Re: Opinions needed

    As I doubt your grandfather will be playing many videogames, I would suggest a fanless videocard to keep noise levels down. But looks good to me otherwise.

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    Re: Opinions needed

    Hmm that's right, but on the other hand, I stay at my grandfather's quite often and I don't think noise will bother him compared to the system he's currently got...

    Cheers,

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    Re: Opinions needed

    So what you are saying is that the old fellow is a wee bit deaf lol?

    Make sure you put this site in the tool bar of Granddads browser so he will know where to come for help when you are finished .

    Seriously though lol, if you are using a new processor, it will come with the paste on the fan. But the silver paste is really cheap and even the smallest package is more than you will probably ever use. I'd let you have mine tube if you lived close by.

    You should have no problems as you seen like a rather bright young person. If you have changed out parts then you already are on your way, that's all I ever did before I built this system. Of course I credit 90% of my limited success to finding this site and the smart folks on it to carry me through my mistakes .............

    One tip that may sound really stupid but.......... make sure that the screwdrivers you use don't have magnetized tips. Most screwdrivers sold (in the US anyways) have them. I almost messed up that way........

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    Re: Opinions needed

    I don't have microsoft word in my new system yet.. so I coulnd't look at your system specs you attached..

    but yes the thermal Paste is very important.. also, some places to put an X on the CPU, some say to put a line down entire thing.. don't use that much.

    on both my dual core AMD 2.8, and my new Quad core Q6700.. I only put a tiny bit.. like the size of a UNCOOKED grain of Rice.. so pretty small.. some people spread it around with there finger.. don't do that either. just maybe mush it down a little bit with the head of the tube.. but for the most part the CPU coolers weight from bein tightened down will be enough force to spread it.. I wouldn't even touch it.. just so no oils get on it..

    a small amount is all thats needed.. same with changing a FAN on a video card.. i used a tiny bit also and it helped about 10 degree's celsius.

    how about in a post type what system your building

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    Re: Opinions needed

    I'm with Gunther, I haven't done word yet either so I couldn't read your file. But gunther? THAT small? I smeared the crap all over, and no, i didn't use my finger OR touch it with the tip to the CPU.

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    Curious about the need for a network card when this one has gigabit ethernet on it already (Realtek 8111B chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)? Save a few Euros/Dollars, or are those rather less than adequate.. Other than that... looks good here...

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