Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Reynardin, Jun 13, 2008.
Half the time you dont get rebates.. Well in my experience atleast..
Nice, that's the one I have and it is very solid. At stock volts it can reach speeds many other gts's need vmods for. Also, evga has a lifetime warranty and a step-up program. Since we are so close to the new cards being released, you can wait a month or two for the prices to come down, and then you can pay the difference what you just paid for that card you just got and one of the soon to be released one's. You have 90 days to do that, so keep that in mind. You have to register the product w/i 30 days to do it also.
they can take a while. XFX is my favorite they are fast with rebates.
yea, but I hope that I do... oh well, I'm gonna try pretty dang hard to get them, because each $15 is an hour less of work to pay for it =)
Really? I might do that later then =)
Yea, but a rebate is still a rebate. even if it takes 12 weeks, I'll be fine with it as long as it happens as I won't be spending the money on anything else =)
12 weeks, some can take 6-8 months!
Idk maybe some work I just havent gotten them yet I know im not doing anymore tho.
crap that long =(
Yeah mir's are usually not too reliable. In this situation I think the evga was still the right choice though considering.
btw, how high will I be able to saftly OC the 8400 to?
Yeah 4ghz no problem. Every chip is different, and these later ones don't seem to be clocking quite as well as the first ones that came out. You could probably hit 4.25 w/o too much trouble, and if you get a good one you can get to 4.5 and beyond w/ the right settings, but that will be pushing temps on air. You can expect to have a 4ghz 24/7 stable oc though w/ some tweaking.
will using a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003 instead of the stock heatsink make a large difference?
how big a difference? Using that, how high would you estimate I could OC it?
One big enough to make you wonder why the hell they put the stock fansink in. I could barely do 2.8ghz with a stock fansink but with a Xigmatek I can do 3.8ghz and even higher but I need faster ram for that
10C or so probably, which will translate into quite a bit when your oc'ing.
10C? as in, 10C cooler than what I would get on the stock?
oh , and I'll be using Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound as well
Get some OCZ Freeze instead.. Its alot better.
Yeah, look up instructions on artic silver's website on how to properly apply that for maximum cooling.
All right, I was gonna do a lot of research before attempting to OC it in the first place =)
It's a bit late to change thermal compounds, I've already ordered it all
I also got a replacement for one of the stock case fans which is much better.
Sounds, good. Do your research, take your time, and enjoy.
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