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post #11 of 24
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Update:

The case and heatsink have arrived. However, Frozen CPU sent me the wrong version of the heat sink....they sent me the 1366 version, and the bracket is not universal. mad.gif

So, I just decided to go ahead and order a Silver Arrow. It should be here early next week, and that's when I can really get going on this build.
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post #12 of 24
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While waiting for parts to arrive, I've gone ahead and done a few mods to the case.

Here's the stock case:

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I decided to paint the exhaust fan grille and the PCI slot covers black to match the rest of the case:

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I also found the perfect CPU heatsink for this build. Phanteks came out with a black version of their TC14PE. I'll be ordering one of those to replace the Silver Arrow as soon as I can find one. biggrin.gif
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post #13 of 24
that heatsink is gonna look great!
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post #14 of 24
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Rest of the parts arrived, assembly begins by mounting the heatsink to the motherboard.

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Uh, where'd the motherboard go? tongue.gif

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Installing the motherboard into the case:

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I had to mount the heatsink fans in a pull/pull configuration because I couldn't clear my memory. There is about 2-3 mm of clearance between the top of the heatsink and the side panel.

Final assembly:

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System booted up perfectly the first time. Currently have the processor overclocked to 4.5 GHz at 1.344 volts; temps average 55 C at full Prime95 load (71 F ambient). Benchmarks in my sig have been updated...50% improvement in 3D Mark Vantage and about a 20-25% improvement in 3D Mark 11.

I found the black edition of the Phanteks cooler on Newegg and I bought one...should be here sometime this next week. It will be interesting to do a comparison between it and the Silver Arrow.
Edited by jackrabb1t - 4/7/12 at 6:15am
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post #15 of 24
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System booted up perfectly the first time. Currently have the processor overclocked to 4.5 GHz at 3.44 volts; temps average 55 C at full Prime95 load (71 F ambient). Benchmarks in my sig have been updated...50% improvement in 3D Mark Vantage and about a 20-25% improvement in 3D Mark 11.
I found the black edition of the Phanteks cooler on Newegg and I bought one...should be here sometime this next week. It will be interesting to do a comparison between it and the Silver Arrow.

hopefully u mean 1.344 volts!!!! biggrin.gif
post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by dizzledon View Post

hopefully u mean 1.344 volts!!!! biggrin.gif

Hehe, yep. Whoops.
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post #17 of 24
good looking build, what are those fans?
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post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by phillyd View Post

good looking build, what are those fans?

The fans on the CPU heatsink? Those are the ones that came with the Silver Arrow....the Thermalright TY-150 in the middle and the TY-140 on the top.

The rest of the fans are just the ones that came with the case.
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post #19 of 24
Nicely done matching the fans with the power supply.
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post #20 of 24
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Originally Posted by krisco65 View Post

Nicely done matching the fans with the power supply.

Yes, I noticed that. It was completely unintentional, however. wink.gif

And anyways, the Silver Arrow comes out of there in two days when the Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK gets here.
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