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Oh god, I just about got my Prodigy system built and realized I forgot to plug in my CPU and case fans before installing my NH-D14. I have to tear the whole thing down now because the size of the NH-D14 is blocking both fan headers mad.gif

I also don't have any alcohol handy so I'm not sure how to handle re-attaching the heatsink and reapplying thermal paste
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All those PSU fit really tight on the case... smile.gif
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The Recon is very nice however I don't run Windows on mine and their software is only for Windows so I can only manually control it right now. I've been helping someone write a universal driver for it and it's coming along quite well, we're not ready to publish anything but I will likely start a new thread here when we are...

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Nice! thumb.gif I'll have to keep my eyes open for it! I ordered my Recon last night, should be here Monday...

Well since there seemed to me some interest here, our first beta release is finally out:
http://www.overclock.net/t/1297127/bitfenix-recon-call-for-beta-testers

Please use that thread for further discussions smile.gif
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I also don't have any alcohol handy so I'm not sure how to handle re-attaching the heatsink and reapplying thermal paste
The only alcohol I ever used to apply thermal paste was a cold beer during such.
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post #1096 of 11736
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Oh god, I just about got my Prodigy system built and realized I forgot to plug in my CPU and case fans before installing my NH-D14. I have to tear the whole thing down now because the size of the NH-D14 is blocking both fan headers mad.gif
I also don't have any alcohol handy so I'm not sure how to handle re-attaching the heatsink and reapplying thermal paste

You could get away with wiping away as much paste as possible with a coffee filter (or other lint-less cloth) and then simply reapplying. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say performance might even be decent this way as the paste will have gotten the chance to get into all the nooks and crannies of the processor / heatsink by the second application.
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Ok, I have most of my components assembled in the case now -- just waiting for a power supply to arrive.

I now have a problem - I got an Intel liquid cooler, and because I mounted the radiator to the top fan slot near the front (cables are rather stiff, and I have a window, so it's one of the few locations that makes sense), the water tubes go right past my GPU, which is an ASUS GTX 670 TOP. The GPU has a backplate. I'm having a hard time pushing the water tubes away from the graphics card. Right now I have them not touching the heatpipes, but one tube still comes in contact with some of the backplate. Illustration:



Is this bad news?

(And here's how it all looks at the moment - will be getting new fans and waiting for the PSU


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Ok, I have most of my components assembled in the case now -- just waiting for a power supply to arrive.
I now have a problem - I got an Intel liquid cooler, and because I mounted the radiator to the top fan slot near the front (cables are rather stiff, and I have a window, so it's one of the few locations that makes sense), the water tubes go right past my GPU, which is an ASUS GTX 670 TOP. The GPU has a backplate. I'm having a hard time pushing the water tubes away from the graphics card. Right now I have them not touching the heatpipes, but one tube still comes in contact with some of the backplate. Illustration:

Is this bad news?
(And here's how it all looks at the moment - will be getting new fans and waiting for the PSU

)

It shoulden't be a problem unless its pushing on the card really hard and bending it. Why were you thinking it was bad news?
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Because the cables are rubber, and the backplate can get hot. Probably not that hot, but maybe hot enough to damage/melt the cable? So far, I haven't seen my GPU get over 66C, and that's at the chip level, but maybe that's enough?

Edit: I have been able to turn the radiator 90 degrees, and the cables don't hit the GPU anymore without getting in the way of my modded window. Problem solved!


Edited by ElevenEleven - 8/21/12 at 7:25pm
   
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The only alcohol I ever used to apply thermal paste was a cold beer during such.

Uh... what?
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