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post #891 of 7104
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Originally Posted by CaptainZombie View Post


Since this is a 80+ gold rated PSU and is efficient, you are fine as long as you are not trying to OC both a CPU and GPU. All of the time, GPU manufacturers rate wattage higher so they don't have people blowing up their parts.

I've seen builds with 4770K + 1 Titan on this little 450W PSU here at OCN.

Fixed that! biggrin.gif
post #892 of 7104
Just question, what are people running as operating systems on your ravens?

Ive been running Win8 for a while on my laptop, and actually like 8.1 a lot more. I installed 8.1 on the build...maybe Metro wont be so bad on a large screen/HTPC with the main icons front and center like XMBC and whatever game I got going on at the time.
post #893 of 7104
On the large screen windiws 8.1 is pretty good. There is three seperate places you have to adjust the setting though. One in metro setting. Two with icons in desktop. Three the task bar section which will enlarge the taskbar and internet browser automatically.
post #894 of 7104
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Originally Posted by whoanelly View Post

Just question, what are people running as operating systems on your ravens?

Ive been running Win8 for a while on my laptop, and actually like 8.1 a lot more. I installed 8.1 on the build...maybe Metro wont be so bad on a large screen/HTPC with the main icons front and center like XMBC and whatever game I got going on at the time.

I wasn't too keen on the Metro interface, I'm very accustomed to the regular desktop style and find it a lot more efficient for my work and navigating (I like the search for anything feature of the classic start menu - whereas the Metro interface separates searching for programs from files and PC settings, which then slows me down as it requires more clicks to get to what I want).

I use Stardocks Start8: http://www.stardock.com/products/start8/ It gives you the old style Start menu back from Windows 7 and behaves exactly the same and it has customization options too. It costs $5 but it was well worth it for me. There's also a free one you can get called Classic Shell: http://www.classicshell.net/ though I haven't tried that one so I don't know how it fairs.
post #895 of 7104
So I received my Corsair H100i, it is quite pain to fit it correctly, but it will work.

But, what I hate is extension cable for psu. It conflicts with Asus R280x.. gpu cooler is so massive, so I can't even use holder..


Damn.. return or just mod it? frown.gif
post #896 of 7104
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Originally Posted by tmaven View Post

So I received my Corsair H100i, it is quite pain to fit it correctly, but it will work.

But, what I hate is extension cable for psu. It conflicts with Asus R280x.. gpu cooler is so massive, so I can't even use holder..


Damn.. return or just mod it? frown.gif

The GPU holder isn't required. It's removable from the PCIe bracket.

Maybe next time, take your GPU decision into account......... smile.gif
post #897 of 7104
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Originally Posted by Ice Reign View Post

Grats on your build. I keep hearing the AXP-100 Muscle mentioned and if I remember correctly you are the second person to say it was noisy. Is this due to the stock fan or just the design of the heatsink? Is it not possible to replace the fan on the AXP? I am curious as I was leaning towards this cooler myself.

It's just the fan. Put a nice 120mm on the original AXP-100 (with the bracket) and it'll be great.
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Originally Posted by CaptainZombie View Post

You never want to place the heat sink without a fan. You are going to burn out your CPU. The fan is supposed to be mounted on the fins of the heat sink to dissipate all that heat.

What I am saying is that the AXP-100, not the AXP-100 Muscle came with a 120mm bracket. It allows you to replace the 100mm fan by placing this bracket on top of the heat sink so you can install a 120mm fan. The Muscle does not have this bracket.

Anyone know if it would work to run a 25mm fan on the AXP-100 as intake with no sidepanel fan? Would it pull much air from the outside since there is about 15mm free space between the fan and sidepanel?

The thing about running a 25mm + 15mm on sidepanel that worries me, is both fans would be sooo close and that might cause noise or other issues.
post #898 of 7104
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Originally Posted by whoanelly View Post

Not sure as I never did get around to install it, Capt Zombie in the thread did, I think he said it was the fan. Its a very thin, and it tests going larger doesn't really seem to help it all that much.
How is the noise with the NH-L12? Are you using the included silverstone sidepanel fan?
post #899 of 7104


Corsair H100i in action!
Inside 2x noctua!
Outside scythe slim!
(Corsair fans are loud as hell)












post #900 of 7104
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Originally Posted by OCPG View Post

How is the noise with the NH-L12? Are you using the included silverstone sidepanel fan?

Noise level is great so far. I have 1 of the 2 included 15MM fans in the GPU area along with the top 25MM fan from the Noctua (as its to big to fit). The other 15MM is on the side/top panel which is inline with the fins from the Noctua. All fans are set as intakes.

I havent done any stress tests or played games/movies yet. Which program do you guys recommend to do some basic load/temp tests? I've just been updating, software installing and some you-tubing. From 20 feet away (I have a long living room) I don't notice it at all. If I'm right up to it, I hear very faint fan noise, very tolerable. I have it in my media cabinet as such:



(don't have a pic yet with it in there)

To help with the tight space, I bought a USB external fan which has a manual speed control. Make some slight mods to it, moving the knob from the front to the back so it can sit flush to the back of the cabinet, and routed the cables the best I could around the fan and tucked under the screws:




I haven't installed this yet, but that's my plan. It will come on and off with the PC from hibernate. (sleep mode has the stupid blinking power led and keeps this fan on) For the extra 3-4 seconds using hibernate vs sleep, its worth it.
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