Yeah using perspex as the mount is a great way to insulate the bolts and keep thermal transfer to a minimum, looks beefy enough not to crack too. Awesome news re the 2 360 rads too
I wish I had 2 of them haha
Yes my 12715 just arrived yesterday afternoon, was very surprised to see it was all intact as they had just sent it in a very small envelope with a thin thin piece of bubble wrap around it. The last TEC I bought came packed in a box in foam and that was inside another box full of those foam peanuts, this one was just like an envelope haha.
I should have time to start doing the insulation on my motherboard tomorrow, I'll also cut down a piece of copper to make a 40mm coldplate and lap it. I think I will lap the TEC too, seems a bit uneven, I may have to lap my IHS as well, the first G3258 IHS was extremely convex, I'll check the TIM distribution when I pull the water block off to see if this one is in need of lapping. I think my Apogee XT water block is very flat but will check that too. I have some 2000 and 3000 grit lapping sandpaper so will get stuck into that tomorrow. Hopefully nothing needs serious lapping otherwise I'll have to get some different sandpaper.
Do you guys put di-electric grease in the CPU socket? How much and how do you apply it without damaging the pins? Also should I delid the CPU and put better TIM on? I have Liquid ultra here already. Also if I delid would it be ok to coat the top of the CPU substrate where all the capacitors are but not the die in liquid electrical tape to insulate all those capacitors? Or is that a bad idea? I've never seen anyone use LET on the CPU substrate, but don't they use nail polish or something on the capacitors when they delid Haswell CPU's to stop the IHS shorting them out? I figured if they are in need of protection from shorting by the IHS then they would also need to be coated in LET to stop any condensation shorting them out. Or is LET a bad option for that?
I'm tempted to delid and lap everything to get this puppy as cold as possible, I like efficiency so its seems wasteful not to put the extra effort in to get the best result out of it.. The only reason I wouldn't delid is if you think it opens me up to issues with condensation, but I'm already worried about condensation forming under the IHS without de-lidding as I believe Haswell IHS is not airtight right?
none of my PWM controllers will arrive for another week or two so I'll be running this puppy at 12v ~11.5amps and should see 30-40*c Dt from hotside waterblock temp at 100% load on this little G3258. Hoping that's good enough for 0-10*c core temp but I don't think It''ll be that good
the only way to get it colder though is with a 15v PSU and a larger 225w 40mm TEC so this will do me for a while, already spent too much on it, all in the name of fun though.Edited by LiamG6 - 10/8/15 at 12:20am