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Yeah, those voltages really weren't enough to keep the CPU stable at 4.0GHz. It ran AIDA64 just fine but when I opened Youtube to watch some videos at the same time it crashed. I had to bring voltage up to 1.17V and then it handled a couple hours of Skyrim with AIDA64 running on the background. I guess I can consider it stable now.
Edited by CasP3r - 11/4/13 at 10:58am
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A little update about things I have going in my mind. First, I think I'll get a 3.5"->5.25" adapter and move my HDD up to the 5.25" bay. The hard drive tray on the bottom isn't super useful for me since I'm only rocking one HDD, so I guess I can get rid of that altogether to get a tidier look and also allow better intake airflow from the front of the case. I think I'll also redo the cable management, the case actually looks quite messy and not that managed now when I've been staring at it for a couple of weeks.

Another thing I've been pondering is a fan controller. The PWM version of SP120's wasn't (and isn't) available here in Finland, so I have regular 3-pin ones instead and my motherboard isn't doing really good job controlling them, so I would like to have a fan controller. I wouldn't want to install it in a 5.25" bay though, it would ruin the sleek look of the case in my opinion. So I would have to hide it somewhere but I'm really not sure where, since the space isn't quite unlimited in this case to be honest. I guess I could put it in a 5.25" bay, slide it in a little bit deeper and then put the bay cover back on making a ninja kind of fan controller thingy. I wouldn't touch it that often so having the cover on it wouldn't be that much of a problem, I'm not sure if it works though. How do you think this sounds or do you have any better ideas? I would appreciate them.

I also have another fan related thing on my mind, those white Phanteks fans on the CPU heatsink. Performance wise I like them and they are relatively silent as well, but the looks... Ehh, doesn't really do it for me. I mean, they are basically only white things in the case and the CPU cooler is the first thing that the eye gets drawn onto when you take a look inside the case. So I would really love to replace those with something black/blue/combination of those. What I've found so far from respected and well known companies are Noiseblocker Blacksilent Pro PLPS and Noiseblocker NB-Multiframe M12P, of which Blacksilent Pros are considerably cheaper but Multiframes seem to be better performers. Does anyone have experience with these on heatsinks or rads?
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