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Thanks man...

Now, with Haswell being a damp squib..I need some recommendations on a new Z77 mobo, which will also be the source of the colors and theme....ideas are most welcome.

Well, I personally am really tired of red builds... but I really enjoy my MVE. I just pretend that the accent color is actually blue and move on. rolleyes.gif You could go with orange or yellow and do either the MSI or Gigabyte premium boards... they're both really nice. Or just go with something that's all black PCB & slots and then do whatever color you really like! wink.gif

It's so funny how many people were going on and on about how Haswell was going to put all the IB people in their place... I guess that was true - they just didn't realize that was first place. biggrin.gif
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Well, I personally am really tired of red builds... but I really enjoy my MVE. I just pretend that the accent color is actually blue and move on. rolleyes.gif You could go with orange or yellow and do either the MSI or Gigabyte premium boards... they're both really nice. Or just go with something that's all black PCB & slots and then do whatever color you really like! wink.gif

It's so funny how many people were going on and on about how Haswell was going to put all the IB people in their place... I guess that was true - they just didn't realize that was first place. biggrin.gif
Not sure I understand the comments on Haswell......I've already ordered my Haswell board/cpu/ram and I'm ready to get with it. Haswell isn't a giant step, but when does Intel ever do that? I just enjoy having the latest tech. wink.gif
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early tests show the Haswell chip runs very hot. That its not much of an upgrade over IB at all. And perhaps that people can have unrealistic expectations.
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early tests show the Haswell chip runs very hot. That its not much of an upgrade over IB at all. And perhaps that people can have unrealistic expectations.
I'll reply in my build log so I won't be clogging this one up.
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Well, for me it's more the fact that if I do buy the haswell I will have to delid it as well and I have already killed enough warranties on this build. My Ib chip is already de lidded. The psu warranty is long gone and so is the ram and some other smaller stuff. smile.gif

But yeah, I guess to each his own. If you know what haswell brings to the table, by all means go ahead. As for me I really don't see a reason to get one right now.

Guys on the z77 mobo a few ideas on which one to get would be awesome.
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I love the idea of going with GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP7 and doing an orange theme.
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As I had said before, I am using a heatmaster from Alphacool to control my fans and pump, as well as for warnings when any of them go down. Now, unluckily Alphacool skimped big time on the cable that connects it to the internal USB connectors and its really very short for my needs. SO basically I got a normal USB to USB "B" cable and kind of massacred it for a good cause.



This is the cable I got. A simple USB A to B

And this is what I needed it to be. Alphacool did not even provide a single connector for the four wires...frown.gif
Extremely thoughtless of them. Someone would actually have to and search for a pin out and then attach it.



And on with the operation:



Dont laugh at my camo knife...its really very sharp and helps to open packages really really quick. It even has blades that can be changed.

Cleaned up now:



Testing that it works....and success:



And sleeved:





And thats the update for today....oh and one really crappy pic. Started cleaning out the blocks...one year of distilled with biocide:



Not too bad..
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I've seen blocks that looked much worse after 60 days with dye... thumb.gif
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True enough. I used dye once about two years ago and it broke down and gunned up the CPU block. From that day onwards I have stayed away from using any type of dye. I don't trust anyone as far as dyes are concerned. I know quite a people still use it and don't have issues. Just don't work for me.
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True enough. I used dye once about two years ago and it broke down and gunned up the CPU block. From that day onwards I have stayed away from using any type of dye. I don't trust anyone as far as dyes are concerned. I know quite a people still use it and don't have issues. Just don't work for me.

Yeah me either. Plus I always have the possibility of a sudden leak occurring in the back of my mind (thankfully, it's only in my mind so far). Would I be pissed if my $5K computer blew up because of a bad leak while it was running? Of course I would.

On the other hand I would definitely be a lot more pissed if, in addition to blowing up my hardware, I also had a big, weird colored spot on the beige carpet in my office! mad.gif Dyes are great if you're building a heavily modded rig for display for a magazine or trade show... but not for something you're actually going to use. It's kind of like colored window tint for cars... it's perfectly fine on a 'trailer queen' that you tow to shows... but don't put it on your daily driver! smile.gif
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