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Offset screwdrive ? ru-ro !! Man, I am behind the times in gearage/tools. Yah agreed.
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Offset screwdrive ? ru-ro !! Man, I am behind the times in gearage/tools. Yah agreed.

And a sudden hush comes over the OC community .. tongue.gif

How's the problem with the fan holes coming along in terms of flipping the rad mount I think it was(?!?)
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Well socketus, the thing is you learn by doing. Obviously you got a lotta learnin to do. biggrin.gif I can't believe you are truly befuddled by the CL case. I think you are pulling our,uh, legs.

You can leave the UP7 defaults most likely for vcore unless you are going to overclock. You ARE going to overclock, right? wink.gif I prefer using Offset overclocking for 24/7 use, read some guides on Gigabyte boards and I can help you if needed. Should be able to do a very easy 4.5 overclock without disabling any power saving or EIST and have low idle vcore.

I don't think you need both 8 pin cables on the motherboard unless you are going to be doing super high OC with ln2 or such, idk you can look around the UP7 owners thread or ask Sin0822, he's the Gigabyte guru on OCN. BTW he has overclocking guides all over the place.

As for the cables not reaching, I guess you will either be buying extensions (-eh-) or making your own custom cables (yeah!!!) lol whatever, it's not uncommon to run out of cable on large cases. On my Switch I use an extension for the cpu 8 pin. Some psu's come with an 8 pin extension.

I now have all my side drive mounts pulled off, but I don't remember them being a hassle to mount drives in. Put the little rubber mounts on one side of the drive, slip it into the mount, then screw in the other side mounts once the drive is in place, I think. I really don't remember.
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Yah im pulling your hairy old man legs, tongue.gif I get flustrated kinda easy with the small stuff - catches me unawares and I gets to feeling stupid, learning ? theres no curve here - its a smak solid cliff and I'm falling off it on just about every thing I do with that case. Its not like I'm going to repeat this procedure.

I guess I likes my air cooled builds - you're not trying to build two separate yet symbiotic systems in one case.

and i guess I likes to rant, eh ?

anyways, yah - cables too short - how am I going to start this beast up ???? not a eureka moment, but a doh.gif moment.
Run the cables inside the case. doh.gif But not before I was searching thru LutroO's new facebook site for sleevers to hook up with customers like myself !:!

I just make a lot of fuss, I aint quitting. But I will be slow n lazy. Yah, see ? I just read your full post - those are little things, but they throw me off because I expect the kind of solutions from other normal sized cases to be there. The ST10 is 27" tall !! the Azza 9000 that I quit working on, is a big case but it has a fairly tall top and bottom - its 23" tall, and the same psu and cables were easily connected thru the mgmt holes.

Here's my source for overclocking my TJ-04 with a 2600k - in otherwords, ALL I KNOW about OC is in that post. And "vcore" isn't on that page nowhere - I know nutheeng !! about vcore.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1279729/intel-i7-2600k-3-4ghz-asus-p8z68-v-pro-overclock-help#post_17666806

Yah I have Sin's Gig oc pages marked, plus the UP7 club and other related pages marked, I is a bit exucited about this board because its said to be stable and take just about any OC, so that means a chance to play with the de-lidding thang- ya make it sound SO EAZYY!!
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And a sudden hush comes over the OC community .. tongue.gif

How's the problem with the fan holes coming along in terms of flipping the rad mount I think it was(?!?)

Quite the sharp comedian !! biggrin.gif

funny stuff. Once I realized what a dolt i had been - not a problem, but I took out the water gear to get the gearage up n running - kinda wanted to beat the 30 day newegg rma limit, tho I'm not worried about it. Mobo came from Amazon, but I can always deal with the mfr if I find a faulty component after that initial 30 day period. I didn't realize that I had let the fluff of new CL ownership fly by a month so quick !!!

So its setup with 4 fans in front and 2 in the front 2 slots as all intake. Buttoned up the bottom hatches and a single exhaust at the rear. Gonna put in the 680 4g card and see if it will wind up wheee.gif

I have a bit of a showy heatsink thang going on ... hehe ..
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Ok, figured out how to put rectys into Ms. Paint

here's the layout I'm looking to do - I figure the more positive the betta wink.gif

I don't do colored arrows, you can figger out what's going on tongue.gif

any thoughts or questions, post em ! 480 monsta and 360 monsta, in a nearly anatomical proportionally correct representashun biggrin.gif

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Well I figure now that those photo's of your dust particles tongue.gif will now certainly be blown out of the case with all those intake fans... Hee Hee!! biggrin.gif
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funny stuff. Once I realized what a dolt i had been - not a problem, but I took out the water gear to get the gearage up n running - kinda wanted to beat the 30 day newegg rma limit, tho I'm not worried about it. Mobo came from Amazon, but I can always deal with the mfr if I find a faulty component after that initial 30 day period. I didn't realize that I had let the fluff of new CL ownership fly by a month so quick !!!

Geeh! I've heard that NewEgg are sometimes difficult to deal with when it comes to returns or RMA's. They don't ship internationally so I don't deal with them. Some US companies have very good customer service while others you wouldn't ever deal with - permanently.
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Ok - different day different problem mad.gif

Its not an M.C. Escher print, but I feel like I'm losing my grey matter tongue.gif

I thot I'd go ahead and put a dvd drive in the case. I have 2 single bays at top, so I decide to use the 2nd bay. I grab my standard 5.25 device mounts - the MAC 125 - bag, and pull 2 pieces out.
I line up one mount, but the pin that the mount slides onto, is at the top of the bay. The mount's matching hole is at the mount's bottom. So I search the bag for its opposite - sure enough, there are an equal amount of mounts all nested in each other - L-shaped - one set with the pin hole on the right end, another set with the pin hole on the left end.

No problem !

Ru-Ro !

Place the L bracket into the case with the stubby end of the L pointing out - mismatch !!
Turn it over - it fits. BUT !!!! there's no way that the brackets are going to fit onto the drive - now the stubby end of the L is the only contact between the bracket and the drive !!

Now for the fun part - all of the case's pins are at the TOP of each bay !! I am losing my mind kookoo.gifwheee.gif

http://www.caselabs-store.com/flex-bay-5-25-device-mount-standard/

/Off to find examples where this works


OMG! flip the mounts over ... I'm leaving this post as is, to show off the legendary idiocy that enshrouds my brain doh.gif
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Took a quick look at that OC guide you referenced. Offset voltage is mentioned, which my preferred method of 24/7 OC since the cpu will idle with low volts, as long as EIST etc are enabled.
Offset voltage is a way of applying vcore!

Usually the goal is to pick a target OC, then through one method or another get the vcore to the lowest possible while having a stable system. IOW, you don't need 1.5V for a 4.5 OC. Why run more volts through the cpu than you need to, right? Lower vcore = lower core temps, IOW.

Offset voltage and LLC (load line calibration) is one method, straight vcore is another. On Gigabyte boards to use offset, you set the vcore from "Auto" to "normal", then adjust the offset directly underneath that in the bios. Then you select what LLC you want/need to use on another page in the bios (Auto/standard/low/medium/high/turbo/extreme) and depending on how the board handles LLC it also controls how much droop you get.

I'll be back with some screenies.


for whatever reason I'm not able to get any screenshots from the bios. Not sure what is up with that. Ah, well, there's plenty on the internet.
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