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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluorescent0 View Post
    You delid, brush off intel's TIM, use some liquid metal TIM, paste the CPU back together and then use the cooler. I don't know of anyone that did nude-CPU cooling yet.
    Ahhh thank you. Looking to start OC'ing here soon, but just need to find the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jevlin View Post
    I did not. I'm following a guide and they did not mention that. Yes, I'm that new to this :>
    I highly suggest following this great guide. While it is tailored to Gigabyte boards, it explains a great deal of the basics and it will help you figure out things on your MSI board as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluorescent0 View Post
    I highly suggest following this great guide. While it is tailored to Gigabyte boards, it explains a great deal of the basics and it will help you figure out things on your MSI board as well.
    Thanks! It seems more in-depth than the guide I found on Linustechtips. I'll read up on it right away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jevlin View Post
    Thanks! It seems more in-depth than the guide I found on Linustechtips. I'll read up on it right away.
    Let us know how it goes!
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    This is my first build ever, what a great experience!


    4770k- OC to 4.1 stable
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    So much is happening in your pictures. Cutest dog, dirtiest keyboard I've ever seen and then an amazing computer. I love it!

    Although you could resize those pics a bit or link them
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    Yea sorry about that went through and resized them. Couple thoughts on the build. Noctua D-14 and corsair vengeance don't go well together, the cooler barely fits. Should have just got the H100i system. Asus AI suite 3 Overclocked my Haswell to 4.6 then locked up the motherboard, I would not recommend using that software. My Temps never go over 115 degrees F and im at 4.1 stable now and leaving it. ROG ramdisk is pretty nice if you put your WTF files on it, you basically get instant load times in game. I decided to go with a 42 inch 1080p TV over a gaming monitor, and holy crap you wont ever go back if you do this, the quality is still there. That's about it, hope you guys enjoyed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluorescent0 View Post
    Let us know how it goes!
    I'm running [email protected] at the moment and it seems stable. Only been running AIDA64 for about 4 hours so far but it's looking good, contemplating if P95 for 12 hours would be wise as well but I really don't like the ways P95 pressure my computer and the noises it makes it do. I swear the fans are running at close to 2800RPM during P95, it's not okay when your fans only are supposed to do 2700RPM. Although my h80i seems to be overcompensating because it doesn't get super hot. During 100% load I only average about 63-65°c.

    Didn't have to touch VRIN though. Trick was to enable XMP for my ram and clock them at 1600Mhz and increase their voltage to 1.5 and that allowed me to reach up to 4.7Ghz. But I'm not sure I'm willing to go above 4.5Ghz since I fear that bumping up voltage to 1.3 for extended periods might cause the already overachieving h80i to implode into itself due to it's RPM creating a black hole.

    I think 4.5Ghz is a good everyday clock so probably gonna stay here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jevlin View Post
    Didn't have to touch VRIN though. Trick was to enable XMP for my ram and clock them at 1600Mhz and increase their voltage to 1.5 and that allowed me to reach up to 4.7Ghz. But I'm not sure I'm willing to go above 4.5Ghz since I fear that bumping up voltage to 1.3 for extended periods might cause the already overachieving h80i to implode into itself due to it's RPM creating a black hole.

    I think 4.5Ghz is a good everyday clock so probably gonna stay here.
    I'm assuming your fans are auto adjusting their speed based on heat seeing the high rpm noise is only a problem at load/prime95. I mean you will never hit that kind of extended stress on your cpu outside of p95. So the noise shouldn't be a problem? I personally don't really give a shit about my comp but I run a 3770k oc'd to 4.8 at 1.29v. And on top of it I crank my fans down to near silent rpms during casual use/idle as 40-45c idle temps don't bother me. Even at load I run the two h80i fans at like 55-70%. Gaming (BF3) I don't go above 60, but p95 takes me into the mid 70s which I'm also fine with. Beats having to listen to a jet all day.

  10. #11930
    Just updated my build quite a bit inside an Arc Midi R2. Still have work to do with cable management, and should be getting a white LED lighting kit in as well. Ignore my cat scratched furniture. :P







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    If we could move the Haswell, its TIM and its overclocking theoreticals into a separate thread, that'd be great.

    Some nice builds posted recently, keep it up!

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    Just built my new rig after getting a new job (first purchase :P)

    CPU : i7 4820k (Not OC'd atm beaucse not needed)

    GPU : GTX Titan - would have gotten 2 but my monitors are not big enought to warrent getting 2

    SSD / HDD : 500 gb ssd and 1TB HDD

    RAM : 16GB - Corsair, nothing too fancy

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    H100i Watercooled

    Can't remeber the exact model of motherboard & i'm at work so can't check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linkedblade View Post
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    Bro, do you even cable manage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    Bro, do you even cable manage.
    To be fair, the HAF X isn't exactly renown for its cable management options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butler Log View Post
    To be fair, the HAF X isn't exactly renown for its cable management options.
    It's still a pretty horrendous job though.. ._.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majesticii View Post
    Bro, do you even cable manage.
    To be fair, not everyone cares about cable management.
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    Honestly, I know it's atrocious but between work and school I don't really have a lot of time to do her right. When I built it I was happy that everything was working and thank the fates nothing was DOA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    To be fair, not everyone cares about cable management.
    Which is unfortunate when people spend extra on cooling and then don't take twenty minutes or so to actually avoid obstructing airflow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluorescent0 View Post
    Which is unfortunate when people spend extra on cooling and then don't take twenty minutes or so to actually avoid obstructing airflow.
    Takes a lot more than 20 minutes if you want to do an acceptable job. My pictures a few posts up show nearly perfect cable management, yet it took me close to 3 hours of planning and reconfiguring to get it just right. Some people are just lazy or don't have the time for a few degree difference at best.
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