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LOL. In a perfect world.

I live in it apparently. No difference in my set up.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1041926/how-to-decide-on-a-case-for-air-cooling-warning-pics
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4.5 was good up to 2hrs, bombed out. Came back and all I had up was Windows desktop.

Backed down to 4.4 gonna test lengthy duration with Prime, may try 4.5 again and increase volts, although headroom is tight.
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Getting better results now. 4.4ghz - 20 mins Prime, trying for 4.5 now.
Temps in mid 80s unfortunately so not much more headroom and lowering voltage hasnt helped.
Try lowering pll to reduce temps.
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Thanks! I will be sure to avoid windows next time. Unfortunately, for some reason I decided to go the Window route last night...it worked - thank god. No brick yet...but ill avoid next time.
Yeah usually it works out in windows but I do not like taking chances like that smile.gif
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Pushing 2hrs prime, 1.28 (CPUz) 4.5ghz. Temps in the high 80s
I presume my GTX480s in SLI are making it quite warm in the case, lol.
Do you guys bench with opened up cases or sealed ?
I have been benching with my sealed case, although I am working on a prototype hybrid test bench/case. Pretty much a test bench with a top cover like its a case and the cover would be a C shape and can be removed for benching on dice/ln2 and then replaced back when I strap my waterblock back on and just want it sitting. It is currently a WIP in the design stages.
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Try lowering pll to reduce temps.
Yeah usually it works out in windows but I do not like taking chances like that smile.gif
I have been benching with my sealed case, although I am working on a prototype hybrid test bench/case. Pretty much a test bench with a top cover like its a case and the cover would be a C shape and can be removed for benching on dice/ln2 and then replaced back when I strap my waterblock back on and just want it sitting. It is currently a WIP in the design stages.

Thats right, thx for the thought. Good Luck on that case! What are u using, plastic, metal/alum, etc?
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Thats right, thx for the thought. Good Luck on that case! What are u using, plastic, metal/alum, etc?

I am going to try for all sheetmetal with fasteners, trying for rivets(real rivets not pop rivets) for the base and other stuff with be with small bolts. I have access to a brake to bend the top cover and the rest will probably be held together.
We will see how it goes, I am hoping it turns out good since my current case is a pita to work on any part of my water cooling loop when I need to do maintenance or inspect it and I am going to buy a cpu pot soon so I would rather just make something that I wouldnt need to keep switching things in and out of, I will have the versatility and flexibility of a test bench but having the formal look of a case when not benching smile.gif
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Signature is updated! Everyone posting here better be representin'
Thanks to Big Shabazz.
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Signature is updated! Everyone posting here better be representin'
Thanks to Big Shabazz.

Cool beans thumb.gif

but I won't lie to you I'm not an owner yet, however, my board (and phanteks) are out for delivery right now. should be there when I get home. I'm gonna be like the nintendo 64 kid.
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Hi All,
Apologies for the basic question but I'm new to this. How many standoffs does the AsRock z77 extreme4 use? I see 7 with metal rims, but then there is an extra hole in the top right corner without a metal rim. Do I just ignore that hole?

Thanks!
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Hi All,
Apologies for the basic question but I'm new to this. How many standoffs does the AsRock z77 extreme4 use? I see 7 with metal rims, but then there is an extra hole in the top right corner without a metal rim. Do I just ignore that hole?
Thanks!
You can just ignore that hole or use it. I personally did not use it although from what I can see there are no leads near there so that might explain why there is no metal rim to ground it to the chasis.
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pushing up to 6hours stability on 1.285 volts and 1.71(i think, or 1.69) PLL settings.
I don't like the voltage that much, since i'm only going to game and the ivy 4.3 is pretty close to sandy 4.5 I'll probably work out a nice 4.3ghz to use biggrin.gif

Can you or someone please explain the Sandy 4,5 is like Ivy 4.3 theory?
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