was reading on sweclockers (as best i could with google translate) and they have said pretty much the same thing that everyone else has, that the 3930k performs the same as the 3960x, which is leaving everyone scratching their head about the price, this makes me wonder, since the 6 core SB-E CPU's are actually 8 cores with two cores disabled, does the 3960x have the ability for its two extra cores to be enabled sometime down the line? that would certainly justify the price difference between the two
i7-6700K | Z170 Class. K | 16GB DDR4-3200 | GTX-980ti | Samsung 950 Pro RAID0 | SuperNOVA 1Kw P2 | Lian Li PC-07S
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You'll be happy to know that I found out that the mesh 5.25" guards on my case actually fit with the cage/fan in there I'm also going to be replacing the TY-140s with the stock 200mm white LED fans, because covering the rest of the exposed vents makes a pretty wicked noise. I'll just live with the LEDs. Thinking about getting a white LED Yate Loon fan for the front or rear... anyone have any thoughts on that? They're cheap enough.
Now we're getting somewhere with that microwave of a case
Regarding LED's, don't those 200mm's come with a separate LED pin which you can leave unplugged?
Also, what are people's thoughts on the Scythe SY1225SL12M Slip Streams (1200RPM)? Thinking about getting two of those (one for exhaust and one for intake in the front there). Or any other suggestions regarding good CFM, but quiet fans? I'll be putting them on the fan controller, but I still want them to be quiet, even at full burn.
i5 2500k @ 4.6 Ghz
G.Skill Sniper low voltage ram, 2x4GB
MSI GTX 560 Ti @ 1010 MHz core
Noctua NH-D14 cooler
Corsair TX650w psu
Sharkoon T9 case
LG Flatron 23" screen
Thermaltake Meka G1 keyboard
Logitech Z523 speakers
http://imgur.com/a/Kp24E (note: I like the colour green )
CPU: I7 2600k 4.4GHz
GPU: ENGTX 570
VENTIRAD : CM V8
M/B: Asrock Extreme 7 Gen 3
RAM: Hyper X 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz
SSD/HDD: Vertex 3 120gb / Samsung 1Tb
CASE: Coolermaster HAF 922 MOD
PSU: Aerocool V12XT 800W
OS: Win7 Ultimate 64
The only way is to cut down on noise is to cut down on the fans really, which is something I'm really considering. But then I hate to have spent all that money on extra fans in hindsight, y u buy so many fans Xuvial?? For that extra 2-3c less?
Though, one I cut away the front and top grills, noise will be cut considerably And I know what you mean about all the fans... I have 3 Kaze Maru 2 and two TY-140s lying around, not being used
I'm building my PC right now and I'm having problems with installing the Motherboard. It just doesn't snap on to the backplate. Does anyone know why or how you should do it? :/
I'm talking about that thing. I tried using force but it seems like there's nothing that it can attach to..
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Does it really matter if I have that on or not? Can't I just screw on the MB?
You are using the plate that came with your motherboard, aren't you?
Oh the I/O plate. It's not 100% needed but it offers shielding from ESD, seals the gap so doesn't doesn't enter and looks tidy.
It looks like you attached the plate to the case fine but the motherboard standoffs aren't allowing the mobo to line up with the plate? It can sometimes take a bit of wriggling, I personally haven't come across mismatches but I've heard it's possible with some cases/motherboards.
edit: DING we have a winner. Standoffs are your friends :P