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Finally re-built my Prodigy system. Add me!


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Great pictures!

How does that Spectre Pro 230mm sound on the front panel? Is it loud because it's behind that closed front panel?
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Originally Posted by Siegfried262 View Post

Great pictures!
How does that Spectre Pro 230mm sound on the front panel? Is it loud because it's behind that closed front panel?

Not at all.
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Originally Posted by KCAsvitt View Post

Cooler Master Hyper TX3 tower air cooler fits on ASRock Z77e-ITX with graphics card installed. Again just barely (a few mm gap). Also any air cooler that is centered on the CPU and 92mm wide or less will fit. .

so you think a NOCTUA NH-U9B will fit this mobo? I'm pretty much given up on water cooling atm, but now am lumbered with a mobo that doesn't fit most decent air coolers. if this noctua fits then that should do nicely.
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Does anyone with the Asrock Z77E board know if there is a way to disable the integrated GPU? I'd prefer to have it off to lower the heat a bit more and so that my RAM doesn't have to share resources with it. I'm currently running the 1.10 BIOS, but wouldn't mind updating to the 1.30 BIOS if it meant I could disable it.
    
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Does anyone with the Asrock Z77E board know if there is a way to disable the integrated GPU? I'd prefer to have it off to lower the heat a bit more and so that my RAM doesn't have to share resources with it. I'm currently running the 1.10 BIOS, but wouldn't mind updating to the 1.30 BIOS if it meant I could disable it.

BIOS 1.3 - Advanced - Northbridge:

IGPU MULTI-MONITOR (Enabled/Disabled).

If I disable this function I get no options for using the iGPU - Infact, the tray icon does not even show up. My guess is that this is the way to disable it.
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Originally Posted by Gomi View Post

BIOS 1.3 - Advanced - Northbridge:
IGPU MULTI-MONITOR (Enabled/Disabled).
If I disable this function I get no options for using the iGPU - Infact, the tray icon does not even show up. My guess is that this is the way to disable it.

Interesting... I have had that setting disabled with the 1.10 BIOS, but it didn't do anything for me. Could you check with GPU-Z to see if your iGPU isn't listed? Mine shows up there, so I know that it is still enabled.

I'll try 1.30 later today to try it out
. Thanks for the super quick reply! +rep

Edit: Looks like that did the trick. Thanks a lot! thumb.gif
Edited by Kokin - 8/22/12 at 2:00am
    
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post #1108 of 11740
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Originally Posted by welshmouse View Post

so you think a NOCTUA NH-U9B will fit this mobo? I'm pretty much given up on water cooling atm, but now am lumbered with a mobo that doesn't fit most decent air coolers. if this noctua fits then that should do nicely.

I can tell you it does fit, but the fan clips come into contact with the graphics card if installed, i opted for tiewraps but may remove the fans in time. Also the back plate like many will require modification, as it hits the mSATA connector. This involves simply cutting off a bit of rubber, not big deal really, but you might want to know. You will likely find this document useful: Link
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I am fairly familiar with the confirmed coolers ( i have been scouring google this last week). the doc you linked is fairly inaccurate though. It lists the 212 evo as compatible, but links to a pic of an axp-140. also it says the noctua nhl12 doesn't block the PCIe, which i know it does (in fact, the user it links to is the person who confirms it does block the pcie)

Thats just a first glance, so im not convinced of the reliability of anything on that list.

I'm thinking i might just grab a corsair h60. cheap, effective and will certainly fit.

EDIT: sorry for being a dick with that post, i didn't relize you had made the list yourself. I appreciate the effort you put in, but it does have some flaws.

Trying to find compatible coolers isn't so hard, its just finding a good one. Sicne the pcie slot starts almost exactly where the mouting holes are, you just need to look for coolers that don't overhang their mounting hardware.
alot of 120mm towers will technically fit, but you'd have to have one fan blowing in the opposite direction of any case fans or straight into the back of your GPU. i imagine this would kill performance.

I really want to stick to an all black color scheme, and was hoping for the megahalems black, but it would have to be oriented sideways... hence the decision to just get a corsair unit.
Edited by welshmouse - 8/22/12 at 2:11am
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sorry for being a dick with that post, i didn't relize you had made the list yourself. I appreciate the effort you put in, but it does have some flaws.
Well any feedback is good, especially if it helps improve something.

I apprciate there maybe mistakes as the information provided is not from personal experience but that of other people, hence the links to peoples discussions/photos. This is also why there is the discalimer at the bottom "As this list is made up from the feedback of others, I can accept no liability for the content of this document, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided".

Thanks for your input though, if you can spot any corrections please PM me and i shall make the required ammendments.
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