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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    Oh yeah, and the coolant effect was pretty poor before. Here's a more proper look...
    How's the 650D treating you? Liking it?
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    Eeeeeeeeeeh. I think it's an excellent case, but I can't help but think it's small, and for my watercooling I discovered there were some issues. While I could mod the case to fit the purpose, I'm almost more tempted to just get a good ol' Switch 810.

    The issues I had were the fact that I could only fit the 240mm in the roof. I'd hoped and intended to install a 200mm in the front, but the screw holes won't align and I just cannot be arsed to go through the trouble of obtaining even more tools to accomplish this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b0sanac View Post
    Are the graphics really that great? I might just have to check this out, I've had witcher 1 & 2 on steam since the summer sale but never got around to installing/playing either lol.

    OT: I got me a new Crucial M4 128GB SSD.
    I think it's one of the best looking games on the pc right now. And if you already have it, just install it and see for yourself :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeara View Post
    I think it's one of the best looking games on the pc right now. And if you already have it, just install it and see for yourself :P
    Yeah just tried it a few hours back. With everything absolutely maxxed I was getting 20ish fps =\ haha did look pretty good though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b0sanac View Post
    Yeah just tried it a few hours back. With everything absolutely maxxed I was getting 20ish fps =\ haha did look pretty good though.
    You should be able to get higher i think. Did you have ubersampling on? That one option is lethal for just about any system i think :P (except dual 7970s/680s maybe)

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    My brother is building a desktop for our father, his needs are low so it's going to consist mostly out of our old hardware. My brother's old 650W psu made more sense in my computer than in our father's, seeing as mine is 550W, so we decided to swap. Unfortunately, the 650W isn't modular either (just like the 550W).

    Cable management... I still don't know how you guys can stand it, hahah.



    If there's any illogical difference in light anywhere, then that's because the picture is composed out of three different exposures, which I threw together for optimal light and quality. Couldn't bother much about fixing the colors, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cusco View Post
    My brother is building a desktop for our father, his needs are low so it's going to consist mostly out of our old hardware. My brother's old 650W psu made more sense in my computer than in our father's, seeing as mine is 550W, so we decided to swap. Unfortunately, the 650W isn't modular either (just like the 550W).

    Cable management... I still don't know how you guys can stand it, hahah.



    If there's any illogical difference in light anywhere, then that's because the picture is composed out of three different exposures, which I threw together for optimal light and quality. Couldn't bother much about fixing the colors, though.
    I have the same heatsink, but my fan is on the other side. I just did something when i put it on because i could see no way to identify which way it was directing the air to...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cusco View Post
    My brother is building a desktop for our father, his needs are low so it's going to consist mostly out of our old hardware. My brother's old 650W psu made more sense in my computer than in our father's, seeing as mine is 550W, so we decided to swap. Unfortunately, the 650W isn't modular either (just like the 550W).

    Cable management... I still don't know how you guys can stand it, hahah.

    If there's any illogical difference in light anywhere, then that's because the picture is composed out of three different exposures, which I threw together for optimal light and quality. Couldn't bother much about fixing the colors, though.
    Lol I hate it as much as the next guy, but I decided to get it over and done with and not have to worry bout it after that.
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    ATI Radeon HD 4850 with Accelero Twin Turbo Pro aftermarket cooler. This is one of the pieces that will be going in my home server.... Because I got it free. lols

    VRAM heatsink is not exactly.... stuck in place, but is rather being held in place by the heat pipes. >_>

    My Zalman ZM-STG2 thermal grease from a year ago is dying. I need more. sigh. Going to test this thing in my build now to see how horrible the temps are.

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    Specs in the signature. This is my pc still kicking strong after 3 years coming this October. As some should notice and remember the Cooler sits crooked because its a day one i5 p55 1156 board and at the time Xigmatek was one of the few manufacturers that actually had a bracket but caused it to sit crooked lol.





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    I'm just really curious right now because everyone seems to have their heatsink fan pointed towards to front of the case, mine is pointed towards the back.. is that bad?
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    His fan might be oriented differently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    His fan might be oriented differently.
    Naw it looks right, the fan is in push. If it was in pull you would see the rear framing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Holo View Post
    I'm just really curious right now because everyone seems to have their heatsink fan pointed towards to front of the case, mine is pointed towards the back.. is that bad?
    When you have a single-side fan setup, pushing air onto a heatsink/radiator is more effective than pulling air through it. Fans in general push air better than they pull.

    Also if your CPU fan is in pull, you basically end up with your case's rear exhaust and CPU fan right next to each other (which isn't achieving much).

    So yeah, this pretty much sums up the ideal fan placement with a single-fan heatsink:



    The temperature drop will barely be 1-2c (at that most) with a heatsink like that, but the theory becomes more noticeable with big radiators in watercooled setups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holo View Post
    I'm just really curious right now because everyone seems to have their heatsink fan pointed towards to front of the case, mine is pointed towards the back.. is that bad?
    If youre talking about my heatsinks fans i have them pushing thru to the back exhaust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuvial View Post
    Also if your CPU fan is in pull, you basically end up with your case's rear exhaust and CPU fan right next to each other (which isn't achieving much).
    I don't even know if my fan is pushing or pulling. How do i know?
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    Your fan should come with some arrows on it, pointing towards the fan is directing the air (so to speak).
    If those arrows point towards the heatsink you are pushing, otherway around is pulling. Or so i assume

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    I guess i need to open it up for a second time and reinstall it again then -_-
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    ...arrows indication the fan direction? Pfffft no need lol.

    Here is the easiest way to remember it.

    The "smooth and clean" side of the fan is where air gets pulled in from (intake):
    http://www.atxpowersupplies.com/imag...er-350x350.gif

    The "framed and wired" side of the fan is where air gets pushed out from (exhaust):
    http://www.cooltechpc.com/ctpc/images/tricool.jpg

    So you can either have the fan "pushing" air onto the heatsink (like the image I showed earlier, the ideal setup) or you can have the fan "pulling" air through the heatsink.

    With 2 fans you can have a "push/pull" setup like this:
    http://i4memory.com/reviewimages/mot...8_T3EH8_12.jpg
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    That's a horribly busy motherboard you've found there, Xuvial...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunkenvalley View Post
    That's a horribly busy motherboard you've found there, Xuvial...
    Haha yeah I realized it looks so chunky with all that heatsinking and filled RAM slots.

    But who cares, motherfucking 3000rpm ultra kazes! 38mm thick and loud enough to wake up everyone's mothers.
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