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    Core i5-3570k
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    Radeon HD 6850 (Was supposed to swap to 670 once it arrived, but I've cancelled it.)
    NZXT Switch 810
    Crucial M4 128GB
    Samsung Spinpoint 1TB

    Assembled my rig yesterday to no cause.

    H100 Grinding
    Bad construction on the switch 810
    RAM only works on either a single slot, or all 4, 2 slots being occupied is apparently impossible for the Sabertooth.
    CPU not detected after reseating RAM, tried reseating CPU, still not detected.

    Wouldn't surprise me if it all blew up & some radioactive liquid got splashed all over the room. Almost makes me want to buy a prebuilt.

    Can't take a picture since the charger for my phone got stolen.
    Last edited by CheezusCrust; 2012-07-06 at 02:40 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by inux94 View Post
    Assembled my rig yesterday to no cause.

    H100 Grinding
    Bad construction on the switch 810
    RAM only works on either a single slot, or all 4, 2 slots being occupied is apparently impossible for the Sabertooth.
    CPU not detected after reseating RAM, tried reseating CPU, still not detected.

    Wouldn't surprise me if it all blew up & some radioactive liquid got splashed all over the room. Almost makes me want to buy a prebuilt.

    Can't take a picture since the charger for my phone got stolen.
    Aw man, that really sucks. One component broken...yeah you get unlucky (and to be honest that thing with the H100 isn't exactly rare), but to have the motherboard, the CPU heatsink and the case broken and your phone charger stolen is just evil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by inux94 View Post
    H100 Grinding
    Bad construction on the switch 810
    RAM only works on either a single slot, or all 4, 2 slots being occupied is apparently impossible for the Sabertooth.
    CPU not detected after reseating RAM, tried reseating CPU, still not detected.
    Talk about bad luck...

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    Yeah I'm not buying from ASUS or NZXT again, my Asus laptop is still under "repair" after 2.5 months over there, I'll return them from where I bought them, don't want to waste months waiting for Corsair or Asus to send me a replacement.

    Really a bad experience, I'm really considering just getting a prebuilt next time & throwing some extra RAM in in.
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    I'm thinking you got bad luck, it happens sometimes. Sorry to hear it happened to you;

    As for the i5 3570K vs i5 2500K, I actually see no point in getting the i5 2500K anymore, unless you really want the better price. i5 3570K has better IPC, so will actually matter post 4.6 GHz. If you are super serious about overclocking it, you will replace the solder-thermal solution with real one, making it the superior overclocking by a fair bunch.

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    Proposed Build. Feedback appreciated
    CPU: Core i5 3570K
    MB: ASUS Intel Z77 ATX
    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
    PSU: Corsair 650-Watt
    HD: Crucial 256 GB m4 SSD
    Heatsink: Thermaltake Frio
    GPU: ASUS HD7870
    Case: HAF 912

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadyak View Post
    Proposed Build. Feedback appreciated
    CPU: Core i5 3570K
    MB: ASUS Intel Z77 ATX
    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
    PSU: Corsair 650-Watt
    HD: Crucial 256 GB m4 SSD
    Heatsink: Thermaltake Frio
    GPU: ASUS HD7870
    Case: HAF 912
    Probably easier if you made a topic of your own, this isn't really a build help thread. That said your build looks fine, considering the rest of your components I'd say the case choice is a little "meh", that's just my personal opinion though. I'd opt for some low profile RAM to make sure they fit with the CPU heat sink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nocturnus View Post
    What do you mean with 'I dropped my 650D' btw?
    just meant that my 650D is getting powdercoated right now at a powdercoating shop. It will be grey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mortalis71 View Post
    just meant that my 650D is getting powdercoated right now at a powdercoating shop. It will be grey.
    Your avatar, is that what you just did IRL? :P

    650D is such an amazing case, isn't it ^^ love it
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    Quote Originally Posted by tetrisGOAT View Post
    As for the i5 3570K vs i5 2500K, I actually see no point in getting the i5 2500K anymore, unless you really want the better price. i5 3570K has better IPC, so will actually matter post 4.6 GHz. If you are super serious about overclocking it, you will replace the solder-thermal solution with real one, making it the superior overclocking by a fair bunch.
    It's not soldered to begin with, that was the issue, lol. Anyway, I've not seen any posts really investigating this on the user side, only some random studies from questionable sources, whom turned out to discover their results were usually halfhearted to say the least. If it's been tested more extensively by the community then do give some pointers as to where, as I'm curious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    It's not soldered to begin with, that was the issue, lol.
    You know what I meant. :P

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    Replacing the stock TIM will help nothing as far as overclocking goes. You might reduce your max temps or might not but it's still the internal architecture that's at fault.
    Wouldn't surprise me if it all blew up & some radioactive liquid got splashed all over the room. Almost makes me want to buy a prebuilt.
    Meh. If you've had such a bad luck, what makes you think a prebuild would be any different? :P Just as likely to arrive broken..
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  13. #7633
    i5 3570k @ 4.1
    noctua u9b
    asus 7850
    corsair 400r
    corsair vengeance 4x2GB
    wd caviar blue 500GB
    corsair tx650 (overkill, I know but it was the only one in stock)


    Pictures will have to wait, because I'm not going to be home for another few weeks.


    Quote Originally Posted by inux94 View Post
    Assembled my rig yesterday to no cause.

    H100 Grinding
    Bad construction on the switch 810
    RAM only works on either a single slot, or all 4, 2 slots being occupied is apparently impossible for the Sabertooth.
    CPU not detected after reseating RAM, tried reseating CPU, still not detected.

    Wouldn't surprise me if it all blew up & some radioactive liquid got splashed all over the room. Almost makes me want to buy a prebuilt.

    Can't take a picture since the charger for my phone got stolen.

    I had a shitty time building my computer too, my motherboard back plate thingy was cut by a 5 year old, one RAM stick was dead and the power supply arrived 3 weeks late :/
    100% awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sendetto View Post
    i5 3570k @ 4.1
    noctua u9b
    asus 7850
    corsair 400r
    corsair vengeance 4x2GB
    wd caviar blue 500GB
    corsair tx650 (overkill, I know but it was the only one in stock)


    Pictures will have to wait, because I'm not going to be home for another few weeks.





    I had a shitty time building my computer too, my motherboard back plate thingy was cut by a 5 year old, one RAM stick was dead and the power supply arrived 3 weeks late :/
    Buys a PSU because its the only one in stock, gets it 3 weeks late.

    So ul And yeah, the H100 is good, but they have some issues with it. For me it runs great, except that the button on the pump does absolutely nothing...
    CPU: I5 2500K @4.5ghz (1.285v), CPU cooler: Corsair H100 push/pull GPU: MSI R7970 Lightning @1200Mhz, Case: Corsair 650D, Ram: 16GB Corsair vengeance, Mobo: Asrock Z77 Extreme4, PSU: Corsair TX650M, SSD: Samsung 830 128GB, HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB SPU: Xonar Essence STX

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    I recently got some upgrades, so I can finally post something here without feeling ashamed!

    i7 2600K @ 4 GHz /w Scythe Mugen rev.2 cooler
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    Various HDDs totalling around 4TB

    (had a GeForce GTX 460 before but it burned out on Diablo3, and when i got the 670 i figured i had to get a bigger screen as well so got the U2711 with it)
    Last edited by Mihir; 2012-07-06 at 09:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mihir View Post
    Dell Ultrasharp U2711 (27" 2560x1440)
    Yay o/
    Also, pictures.

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    Pix to come soonish when I have time (I have hockey in a hour or so)

    CPU: i5-2500k (Oc'ed to 4.8Ghz)
    RAM: Corsair Vengance 1600 8GBx2
    Cooler: Noctua D14
    Mobo: Asus Sabertooth Z77
    PSU: Coolmaster SilentPro 850w 80+Bronze
    GPU: XFX Radeon 6950 with Arctic Accelero Xtreme III cooler(Planning on eventually getting some thirsty GPU*cough 690 >.> cough* in the future when I have more $$$)
    SDD: Kingston 120GB
    HDD: WD Caviar Black 750GB
    Case: HAF 912
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    Last edited by Cilraaz; 2012-07-07 at 03:04 AM. Reason: Changed to large thumbnail
    Playing MMO's since 1997 ®
    Ultima Online > Everquest > Dark Age of Camelot > Lineage 2 > World of Warcraft.
    In between ofcourse all the other MMOs u can name. Those above spend atleast 1 year.

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    this is with my old gtx460 still

    ill try to fix some new pics of the gtx670 + u2711 tomorrow
    Last edited by Mihir; 2012-07-07 at 12:26 AM.

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    Your cooler scares me.

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