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Finally Happy With My G4 Cube

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Well I have another Cube sitting at my in-laws that is waiting to be cut up. I am going to go with the copper touching the original heatsink and see if my 2105 can stay cooler than your 2500k. Although I'm wondering if maybe I shouldn't go for some kind of low temperature IB CPU. I don't think the two extra SATA ports are worth upgrading to the Q77 Intel board. I'm anti PICO PSU so I need on board power.
 
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Hi Spence,
Well, my temperature management has slipped slightly in the last couple of months. Idles more frequently now in high 30s. Maybe the contact between copper block and CPU has slipped a little. Still fairly happy though for what is a higher TDP processor. You should be able to get better with a lower power CPU.
 
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2120? Are you sure that will work? I think that chip has the HD2000 graphics which means you would need a discrete graphics card.
Yeah, I know, I looked it up too, but this is a weird thing... I had this cpu in a GA-B75M-D3H board and the native graphics worked fine. I have since sold the mobo, replaced it with a GA-Z77-D3H and upgraded the CPU to an i5-3570K and had to add a discrete card so I could change the resolution.

But it did work, I swear! If I cant get it going with the i3 Im happy to upgrade to an i5 quad, I just need a good excuse.
 
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