Originally Posted by TUngsten
I have a blue orb - the only issue with them is the wide area they occupy.
On my board, I had to add a few spacers to the mounting screws so it wouldn't contact my P5W DH Deluxe's funky heatpipe setup.
Personally, I think the 6400 is the better cpu option. You'll hardly need the extra cache of the 6600, and they OC better than the 6300s. More bang for the buck IMHO. I've got mine @ 3.2g with only a slight vCore increase 24/7 and I have no doubt it would run much higher if I tried pushing the envelope, better cooling etc.
Look at infrared's specs above.
Ahh thank you, thats very reassuring to know I didn't just blow 230 bucks on a hard piece of toilet paper lol.. awsome, 3.2 ghz, thats what I'm talkin about.. I still need some time learning overclocking the cpu though. I got overclocking the video card down no problem, but the bios I have on this piece of crap wont let me edit any settings and no overclock software works on it either..lol trust me I tried , unless u know something I don't, which is highly likely.. but I wander...
I have 2 120mm fans and 2 80mm fans as is.. i put the blue orb back I think at last minute or is it still on there? lol.. woops if so.. i hope 2 120's and 2 80's will be enough.. I'll keep my eues open with the mounting brackets as well, thanks for the info there, believe me it's all very very helpful lol.. ur all gonna hate me once i get my parts and ask who will help me put it together lol.. I have to learn someday, I like doing this stuff, it's a very mentally stimulating hobby..
I dont know what u mean with the v core ratio 24/7.. wait.. lol like 24/7 24 hours 7 days a week? oh so your telling me it runs stable even when it's always on.. cool, very good to know.. u think I'll have cooling issues or anything though? I hope not..
If I took the blue orb off my list and it's not on the way, I think I'm gonna order it anyway just because it has good reviews and I want to be safe.. If I need to, I'll go to water cooling or whatever but that stuff worries me even if they call it non conductive lol..
thanks again for the info.. sorry it took me abit to respond..