New CPU Cooling

GibsoN-

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Hey Everyone

I am building a new PC, and i recently bought a core i7 930. Now, if i plan on doing moderate OC'ing of the CPU, should i get an aftermarket heat sink? I've heard that the heat sink that is included with the i7 is decent. And if a separate heat sink would benefit me, can you guys throw out some recommendations/ experiences with different heat sinks? Also, is 1200watt psu overkill? Thanks in advance for your comments and suggestions.

-GIBBY
 

GibsoN-

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K, i guess i will go for the 1000watt then. Im planning on getting two 5850's, then run crossfire. However, if I ever were to try GTX 480's in SLI, would 1000watt not be enough? Cause that would be pretty absurd. And as for the HSF, you guys recommend upgrading from the stock intel cooler? Thanks for the help
 

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I'm opting for 5850's in crossfire. NVidia is clearly not the best choice atm. I don't know if you have seen benches for the 5850's crossfire, but it beats the GTX 480, and the 5970. And, its cheaper than the 5970, and just a little more than the GTX 480. ANDDDD it doesnt eat power and light on fire if you run internet explorer.