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Sleeving is another thing, but you should do us a favor and post the pics when its finished.
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Is the Intel performance tuning protection plan worth it? I mean if your chip craps out, $25 for a new one seems like a great investment. It would be the first time I've bought this plan but is it as hassle free as it seems with no fine print?

I do plan to overclock my 4930 but since it will be my first time doing so on a 2011, I would kind of like the peace of mind this plan supposedly offers...but should I?
Edited by h2spartan - 3/2/14 at 5:42pm
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OP wanted my advice, so I gave it. Now back off.

Wasnt on you in the first place.

But, i think people post threads here on OCN to get build advice. You simply just told OP that what he bought wasnt worth it because he didnt choose an alternate way to cool his components.

What kind of advice is that?

Im defending OP and saying theres nothing wrong with air cooling. OP didnt even mention anything about doing insane overclocks; so why would you even say the stuff he bought is "pointless"? Its a perfectly good set up to run on air.
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Sleeving is another thing, but you should do us a favor and post the pics when its finished.

I really do need to learn how to sleeve. Actually, it doesn't look all that difficult as it is time consuming. and I've heard of people getting their fingers cut up. Not sure why though. Guess I should just be careful.

I've always just used those sleeved extensions or those pre-sleeved clables by corsair. They really aren't that good though. Definitely not as sexy as the ones you can do yourself without the heat shrink.

I definitely will be uploading pics of the final product. thumb.gif
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Wasnt on you in the first place.

But, i think people post threads here on OCN to get build advice. You simply just told OP that what he bought wasnt worth it because he didnt choose an alternate way to cool his components.

What kind of advice is that?

Im defending OP and saying there's nothing wrong with air cooling. OP didnt even mention anything about doing insane overclocks; so why would you even say the stuff he bought is "pointless"? Its a perfectly good set up to run on air.

It's okay, I didn't take offense to what he said at all. You're correct that this setup could run perfectly fine on air. In all honesty, he has a point though. Why go all out with these components and not use them to their full potential? Watercooling will bring out the best in them and truly is the way to go. I do want to overclock both the cpu and gpu quite a bit.

But as I said in the original post, I do intend on watercooling at some point. Technically the h110 is watercooling but that isn't what I want in the long run. It is just something to hold me off until I get my bearings with the 350D and what I may want to modify in it. I want to build my own custom loop for it eventually and will.
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You should have gotten a Cooler Master V850 instead its the same PSU as the AX860 its just cheaper and has a better fan as well as less coil whine
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post #17 of 32
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You should have gotten a Cooler Master V850 instead its the same PSU as the AX860 its just cheaper and has a better fan as well as less coil whine

Is it worth sending the corsair psu back for the cooler master? I mean, price isn't a great concern for me especially over $10-15. I do care more about performance though. If the Cooler Master is the better performer in terms of reliability and efficiency, then I would definitely consider sending the corsair packing. If they are so close in performance, I probably wouldn't bother.

I've had a few corsair psu's in the past and have never had coil whine but do you know if that just a more frequent occurrence in the ax860?

I guess I primarily wanted the ax860 for the platinum certification but that probably wouldn't be distinguishable from the gold in any noticeable way.
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Is it worth sending the corsair psu back for the cooler master? I mean, price isn't a great concern for me especially over $10-15. I do care more about performance though. If the Cooler Master is the better performer in terms of reliability and efficiency, then I would definitely consider sending the corsair packing. If they are so close in performance, I probably wouldn't bother.

I've had a few corsair psu's in the past and have never had coil whine but do you know if that just a more frequent occurrence in the ax860?

I guess I primarily wanted the ax860 for the platinum certification but that probably wouldn't be distinguishable from the gold in any noticeable way.

No but if you send it back and get one of the new EVGA SuperNova G2 850 watts units that would be worth it

Sory if i seemed rude i just got back from a 14 hour night shift so was really tired

Point was dont just buy something because everyone and their mom hype it or you heard its good you should always confirm that yourself or ask someone who knows

And yes coil whine is fairly common on the AX860 but its not every model i just say get a V850 same PSU just cheaper with a better more quiet fan and less coil whine
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No but if you send it back and get one of the new EVGA SuperNova G2 850 watts units that would be worth it

Sory if i seemed rude i just got back from a 14 hour night shift so was really tired

Point was dont just buy something because everyone and their mom hype it or you heard its good you should always confirm that yourself or ask someone who knows

And yes coil whine is fairly common on the AX860 but its not every model i just say get a V850 same PSU just cheaper with a better more quiet fan and less coil whine

Yeah I would like to get that 850 g2 but I don't think it is released yet?
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Yeah I would like to get that 850 g2 but I don't think it is released yet?

No but it should be soon

If money is not a problem you could go with the Antec High Current Pro Platinum thats about as good as you can get

Its better then the AX860 but its overpriced a bit so unless you want to pay for the best or have alot of cash there is not much of a reason to get that one

As said only thing thats wrong with the AX860 is the coil whine problems but again its not every unit that have that problem
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