aberchonbie

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Current Specs:
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz @ 3.0GHz, stock voltage
RAM: OCZ Platinum (4x2GB) DDR2 @ 400, 5-4-4-18, 2.1V
PSU: Antec TruePower Quattro 1000W
Case: Antec Twelve Hundred
MOBO: DFI DK X38-T2RB
CPU COOLER: Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer 120mm w/ AS5
HD: Seagate 7200.10 250GB (x2 in RAID 0), Seagate 7200.11 1TB
GPUS: ATI Radeon 4850 512MB (x2 in Crossfire)
OS: Windows 7 x64 build 7100

I can not overclock the 4850's at all. Even raising the core or memory values will result in artifacts and glitches in game. I spent a lot of money back in the day to built this monster which isn't really a monster anymore.

Games that I play: Crysis, Left 4 Dead, TF2, Warcraft 3 (DotA), Call of Duty WaW

I intend to purchase SC2 when it hits the market, as well as Modern Warfare 2. (perhaps even Left 4 Dead 2)

Do you guys think this will be fine? I'm running a monitor resolution of 1920x1080. I would like to run at full resolution and turn up all graphics.

The X38 NB is getting a bit old as is the Q6600. The stressed Q6600 @ 100% load by Prime95 SmallFFTs results in temps of 70,69,65,65
 
the temps for cpu seem high

try re-seating the heatsink again?

i have similar setup with q6600@3.4ghz and im not upgrading until I see games taking advantage of more than 4 cores :p
 

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I keep the 6 120mm and 1 200mm fan at all low settings b/c of all the noise it creates.

The 120mm on the cpu heatsink is also on the lowest setting.

Putting all the case fans at max decreases all core temps by around 3 degrees.

FrostyTech listed this cpu cooler as one of the better ones (I'm pretty sure I've seated the cpu cooler pretty well as I applied AS5 with two lines on the cracks of the direct touch heat pipes and a speck in the middle.)

This computer is ridiculously filled with fans as i also have a ram cooler with 2 40mm fans on it.

The NB heatsink is passively cooled as are the mosfets to which the heatpipes connect. However, it is HOT to touch!

Getting annoyed with this system as it runs so hot. But it's pretty stable i suppose as I haven't gotten any bsod's or crashes.

Anyways, I guess your answer is to just stick with the system for now. Thanks for your input.