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Poll Results: Which Color Version are you buying

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post #341 of 13812
Sorry for the terrible pic quality, old junk camera : (

But I got everything up and running today, still got a few ideas but my wallet needs a rest, haha.

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While doing wire management.

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Finished biggrin.gif

I can't believe they smeared so much grease on this, no wonder I was getting crappy temps!

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Man that looks great!
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All I'm starting to see now besides new builds are water cooling lol. IMO water cooling is only for very high OC besides looking pretty cool. It's just loads more money, to much work, etc. My NH-D14 does the job just fine even prime 95 the highest I've seen is 67C. Not saying anyone here has a cheap water cooling set up, but imo buying a water cooling kit or having a cheap set up. You're best off just air cooling. Because if i'd water cool i'd want the best of the best of which i can't afford lol.
    
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All I'm starting to see now besides new builds are water cooling lol. IMO water cooling is only for very high OC besides looking pretty cool. It's just loads more money, to much work, etc. My NH-D14 does the job just fine even prime 95 the highest I've seen is 67C. Not saying anyone here has a cheap water cooling set up, but imo buying a water cooling kit or having a cheap set up. You're best off just air cooling. Because if i'd water cool i'd want the best of the best of which i can't afford lol.

No. (I had a big response typed up but my mind exploded a little, sorry.)
post #345 of 13812
My switch arrived from scan today well happy with there service! emails kept flooding my inbox keeping me updated to where it was.

Anyway transfered everything over from my phantom and it all seems to work which is always a relief smile.gif. The only problem i have is i cant get my side panel on frown.gif. Really need to unplug everything i think and try and manage the cables a bit better but im finding it very hard arggg

Would like to see how some people have mounted there ssd's, i ended up using double sided foam pads to stick them to the plastic hd mounts as its really difficult to plug in sata cables when they are screwed into those bays

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All I'm starting to see now besides new builds are water cooling lol. IMO water cooling is only for very high OC besides looking pretty cool. It's just loads more money, to much work, etc. My NH-D14 does the job just fine even prime 95 the highest I've seen is 67C. Not saying anyone here has a cheap water cooling set up, but imo buying a water cooling kit or having a cheap set up. You're best off just air cooling. Because if i'd water cool i'd want the best of the best of which i can't afford lol.

Just because you dont want to or cant afford water cooling doesnt mean its not worth it. The noctua D14 is top air cooling, and even low end water cooling will stomp it. For me, I want to water cool because of its potential to be extremely quiet and still get amazing temps. (yes, D14 is quiet and works great) but watercooling will be better.

The single fact that with water cooling you would be able to up your overclock and STILL get lower temps than you are now makes it worth it for some people.


Craney; That is quite messy tongue.gif also; about the SSDs, my intel 320 came with a bracket that basically makes it able to be mounted like a normal (large) hdd, so I just left it on that and snapped it into the slide trays like a normal drive. Otherwise it looks like there are those screw holes on the tray, but I think i know what you mean by its hard to plug in the cables. The double sided foam pads sounds like a good idea if you cant do anything else. Velco might have worked too, so then you could remove it easily if you had to?
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Man that looks great!
Thanks, Had alot of fun with this build. Looking forward to what everyone else going to do with the switch!
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All I'm starting to see now besides new builds are water cooling lol. IMO water cooling is only for very high OC besides looking pretty cool. It's just loads more money, to much work, etc. My NH-D14 does the job just fine even prime 95 the highest I've seen is 67C. Not saying anyone here has a cheap water cooling set up, but imo buying a water cooling kit or having a cheap set up. You're best off just air cooling. Because if i'd water cool i'd want the best of the best of which i can't afford lol.

To each their own yessir.gif

I went with a water build because I enjoy having low temps and less noise, plus I have a much higher overhead for overclocking (today's mission). Half the fun of overclocking is being able to push your rig past that high end rig and save on some cash thumb.gif
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No. (I had a big response typed up but my mind exploded a little, sorry.)

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Yeah jeffblute, your rig looks awesome! Just curious what brand of tubing you used, I haven't decided if I am going to do white or black tubing, and have been looking for a good brand too.
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Just because you dont want to or cant afford water cooling doesnt mean its not worth it. The noctua D14 is top air cooling, and even low end water cooling will stomp it. For me, I want to water cool because of its potential to be extremely quiet and still get amazing temps. (yes, D14 is quiet and works great) but watercooling will be better.
The single fact that with water cooling you would be able to up your overclock and STILL get lower temps than you are now makes it worth it for some people.
Craney; That is quite messy tongue.gif also; about the SSDs, my intel 320 came with a bracket that basically makes it able to be mounted like a normal (large) hdd, so I just left it on that and snapped it into the slide trays like a normal drive. Otherwise it looks like there are those screw holes on the tray, but I think i know what you mean by its hard to plug in the cables. The double sided foam pads sounds like a good idea if you cant do anything else. Velco might have worked too, so then you could remove it easily if you had to?

Dont suppose you could show me your back panel so i can get a rough idea of going about sorting mine out lol, i think is the 24 pin extension that is the main problem being so darn thick!
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