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#1 Ikavnieks
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Just picked them up, are they any good?
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#2 Ikavnieks
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Looking at my new case, the screw holes are raised as to not touch the computer case. So this would work as standoffs?
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#3 Ikavnieks
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I've bought a new case to replace my prebuilt advent case and I was just wondering: Do I need special motherboard stand offs? Or are most cases designed for you to screw it straight in?

I ask this because when I built a computer for a friend apparently I short circuited his board because I applied it straight to the case. The case nor the motherboard came with any special mounts so this being the first time I had built one, I just screwed it straight in, was this my fault? Or was the board just faulty to begin with.

So to avoid this problem with my new pc, should I be buying any sort of standoffs, or will there be a plate which you screw the motherboard on to?

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#4 Ikavnieks
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"sexygirl6t9" I doubt this for some reason.
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#5 Ikavnieks
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Big Rigs.
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#6 Ikavnieks
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How about getting an AMD Phenom 965 black edition and overclocking it to 3.8-4Ghz. Paired with an AM3 cpu that will be compatible (with a BIOS update) with AMDs Bulldozer chips once they are released?
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#7 Ikavnieks
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save up your money because straight up getting the 955 from wat you already have is a dumb idea, even the 6 core is a dumb idea. Nobody at pc hw forums or anywhere else would reccomend such a thing. you could get a new 775 mobo or you could just buy a sandy bridge computer.

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Please read my latest post :P
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#8 Ikavnieks
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Hmmm, the thing is I can't overclock because this is a prebuilt, so i'm stuck at current clock rate.., And I think the 955 is better than the Q8300 I want to get a new cpu, motherboard and RAM so I can overclock as well. I'm willing to shell out a bit more for a six core, what about this? http://www.ebuyer.com/product/204939
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#9 Ikavnieks
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Thanks guys, but I've decided on upgrading other parts of my computer: AMD Phenon II X4 955 @3.2Ghz 4GB DDR3 RAM Asus M4A88T Motherboard The main reason I'm upgrading these first, then my graphics card is so I can play games like Arma 2, GTA 4 etc with more cpu dependent settings turned up and to record while gaming.
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#10 Ikavnieks
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It is a cheap PSU but the reviews were good and it hasn't failed me since. It looks like I'll probably be going with a GTX 460, thanks guys. Any recommendations on keyboard/mice? Not too expensive...