iRevert wrote: »
APC or Cyberpower
Personally I'd go with APC but the next person will say Cyberpower so it's potato/potatoe
DisruptedCapitalist wrote: »
So I cleaned out my computer the other day: Took out each component so I could clean them out and blow the dust out of the heat sinks.
Since I pulled the heat sink off the CPU, I cleaned off the remnants of the thermal pad (it was 5 years old an probably needing to be replaced anyway.) Then I lay down some Arctic Silver 5 in the center-dot method.
So my question is, how do I know that I applied it correctly? CPU is running at 50 degrees idle, which seems a little high, but some websites suggests there is a "burn in" period before the grease starts working right. I suppose I could just pull off the sink again, and see if it spread far enough with the method I used (then clean and reapply, of course.)
Do you guys have any suggestions?
bowen wrote: »
The bacteria in your poop exist everywhere.
Sarksus wrote: »
Nice. I shaved like $200-250 off. Now I have to decide if I still want to pay $169 for the Corsair 600T. A case in the $80 would be more practical but that stormtrooper look is so enticing.
Day of the Bear wrote: »
for a budget upgrade that i5 is solid assuming you don't care about overclocking.
Given the release of the 760 if you can stretch another fifty bucks you can gt a notably better card