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    my current rig sucks. Im getting a new one soon.


    My new PC is going to be a
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    Still saving up to get it

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    updated rig
    the patient;

    the final abomination;


    to those wondering, yes my fans are placed by zip-ties due to mobo having a too big heatsink so my fans are +- 0,5 cm above the holes for the screws.
    however the result is worth it mid 70's as max load temps @ 5,0 Ghz/1,4Vcore, 1,352 after Vdroop

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    Quote Originally Posted by shroudster View Post
    updated rig
    the patient;
    Nice, which method did you use? Exactoknife or tapping it on the bench?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    Nice, which method did you use? Exactoknife or tapping it on the bench?
    tapping on the bench. (actually took way more force then i expected)
    knife option had no result at all. (even medical scalpel couldn't get inbetween )
    still waiting for some CLU to arrive might be able to knock off another few degrees. (using noctua NT-H1 for now)

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    Quote Originally Posted by shroudster View Post
    tapping on the bench. (actually took way more force then i expected)
    knife option had no result at all. (even medical scalpel couldn't get inbetween )
    still waiting for some CLU to arrive might be able to knock off another few degrees. (using noctua NT-H1 for now)
    Lol you made a johnny of that pc :P.. Ye use CLU for the die & for the ihs nt-h1 is fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faithh View Post
    Lol you made a johnny of that pc :P.. Ye use CLU for the die & for the ihs nt-h1 is fine.
    aye that was the plan for the TIM's , although the noctua one is like the second best TIM why settle for less (i know there's also the one use metal alloy but that seems kinda iffy tbh)
    as for looks of the rig , for a first rig im very pleased about it and have learned allot allong the way. (looking at you non modulair PSU!/ HAF case )

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    How did that improve across the cores Shroudster? My temps are like this : core 1 = 71 c max core 2 = 90 c max, would it help on even them out? I guess theres not much thermal paste across all cores?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toffie View Post
    How did that improve across the cores Shroudster? My temps are like this : core 1 = 71 c max core 2 = 90 c max, would it help on even them out? I guess theres not much thermal paste across all cores?
    there is actually quite allot of crappy intel paste once delidded.
    first attempt my temps were improving but still big core difference, turned out i missed a small spot which caused my 2nd core to run way hotter.
    so far my understanding of it is that you need just the right amount of paste. (however too much isn't that bad either, saw a ridiculious example of a full tube of noctua paste only gave a +5 degrees result vs good application)
    if core temps are still not more equal then it is time for lapping. (only did it a little due to not having fine enough sanding paper)

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    It's nice to see someone else ballsy enough for such mods to their hardware.
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    Here is prolly the last pic ill post of mine, made some changes and they should be the last ones. Got a new asus soundcard, put my platinum ram in and just worked on tidying things up a bit more.




    edit:
    gtx 680
    3570k @ 4.6 w/ h100i
    gigabyte sniper mobo
    asus xonar st
    corsair 600t case
    16 gb dominator platinum ram @ 1800
    fans are nf-f12s
    Last edited by Maruka; 2013-05-02 at 04:20 PM.

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    really nice and tidy build, however, are all the fans exhausts ?, if so, id have more fans being intakes then outtakes, less dust build up, even using filters, massive positive pressure is a must, keeps the insides cleaner for longer

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    Just got everything set up and I couldn't be more happy with it! I did the speaker wiring/drywall patching/painting my self but I still need to pick up a bunch of smaller HDMI cables to get everything a little more clean.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorianrage View Post
    really nice and tidy build, however, are all the fans exhausts ?, if so, id have more fans being intakes then outtakes, less dust build up, even using filters, massive positive pressure is a must, keeps the insides cleaner for longer

    the ones on the front are intakes and i have a fan on the side that is off the case also pushing air in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathtakes View Post
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    Somebody wants to go for a walk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maruka View Post
    the ones on the front are intakes and i have a fan on the side that is off the case also pushing air in!
    They sure looks like exhausts...
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    Quote Originally Posted by n0cturnal View Post
    They sure looks like exhausts...
    I just looked at them a bit closer and this seems to be the truth... I would make sure you have them oriented the proper direction
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maruka View Post
    the ones on the front are intakes and i have a fan on the side that is off the case also pushing air in!
    They are placed as exhausts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    Somebody wants to go for a walk.
    We go every morning and weekend

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    They are placed as exhausts.
    oops i better check that then, must have put them backwards when i cleaned out the dust filters

    edit: yeah thanks guys glad some people are paying attention for me since im clearly sleeping! i flipped them now
    Last edited by Maruka; 2013-05-02 at 07:19 PM.

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    after a full evening of sanding;


    however so far temps are wierd/worse across the cores.
    lets hope the curing will have some good effect on maximizing spread.

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