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post #11 of 52
i know whats it for, just seems so drastic..nail polish can also heat up and when that happens i dont want to be near that setup when it does...no pun intended OP...just dont see why you cant use a high performance tim instead of clu...that stuff is dangerous.....biggrin.gif
post #12 of 52
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Update:

I should have the SFX PSU and NT06-Pro CPU Cooler here on Thursday if everything ships on time. I'll go ahead and lapp the cooler base and also test out the PSU on my current setup. Last thing I want to do is wait for a replacement or DOA PSU...ugh, kind of dreading getting this PSU, I hope its not a lemon.

I also went ahead and ordered 3 40mm fans for the vents in the side of the case above the i/o shield.

These fans are 12v fans but I'll have a LNA adapter that will reduce the voltage and lower the RPM of the fans, hopefully they will be very quiet and provide additional air into the case for added cooling. I won't end up getting these fans till sometime in May, shipping from china...

I should be ordering the case tonight if all goes well.

The GPU is holding up well! I'm maxing out in BF4 @ 52C and all the other games I play so there's definitely no issue with temps for my GPU now which is super exciting!

The parts should be coming in soon and I should be getting underway with the build in no time.
post #13 of 52
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Update: CPU cooler is here and so is the SFX PSU!


Everything is running great so far! I have the new PSU hooked up as well as the slightly lapped NT06-Pro cooler with an Arctic Cooling F12 fan.

Pictures incoming!
I removed the CLU from the H60, this is what it looked like when I took the cooler off.

This is the CLU polished and sanded again...

The CLU also stained into the heat spreader of the i5-2500k...


And now for new pictures:
Silverstone NT06-Pro Cooler





I just turned on my system and I'm still on integrated graphics but 4.5GHz and I've only been uploading pictures and in Chrome and my max temp so far is 44C and that's with the crap Silverstone thermal paste that came with the cooler!!!! PSU is also working fine. I'm just shocked how small it is compared to an ATX PSU.
I did a quick lapping job with the cooler. It was kind of difficult, I hadn't had much coffee, and the cooler is kind of difficult to hold when lapping. I didn't take a whole lot of material off but it sure looks convex. Hopefully this gets me some better temps when I get to the final stage with CLU.

I'm debating which fan to use for my cooler now, the F12 is not PWM and I can really only do either full on or off...which isn't really advantageous of a quiet computer... I'm going to dig through my bin of extra fans and see what I come up with... My case arrives tonight and I should be able to put things together tomorrow and Sunday, so my build should be completed over the weekend! So far my CPU gets upto 70C in P95 with the stock thermal paste. I'm sure the CLU will drop my temps at minimum 5C so I'll probably be looking around a 60-65C max @ 4.5GHz which is great considering I've got my CPU overclocked to 4.5GHz....
Edited by Cakewalk_S - 4/15/16 at 5:39am
post #14 of 52
Your temps are ok for a small cooler. It is something I would look at for future SFF builds for sure.

Will be interesting to see how the CLU does.

Those SFX power supplies are pretty small. My old SG05 system is still holding up.
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
M4 256 MX 300 Liteon Slot load H80i 
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post #15 of 52
wow..just wow bro...see if yo have pwm cm blademaster or sm smthn...they do good on heatsinks
post #16 of 52
Liking this, did you already have the mobo or are they hard getting hold of ?
post #17 of 52
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Ugh. What a disaster today...where do I begin...

1. The clu I got is all dried up and the syringe doesn't work...to make matters worse, I was trying to push the plunger forward to get some clu out and was trying everything...then...boom! A blast of clu everywhere over my case...like the only paste that wasn't dried up just shot out all over the case outside. Fortunately I didn't have the syringe on the cpu or otherwise I probably would have instantly destroyed my motherboard.... Soooooooooo no clu this time around till I can order more and replace the paste I have now.. Sucks #1
2. I put the gpu in first then the cpu cooler last....don't do that. Ugh! Took me 40minutes to try and just screw down the cpu cooler. What a hassle. This made me feel like I totally destroyed the cpu cooler or cpu but fortunately it's still OK. I'll just have to repaste the chip because the paste is everywhere from reseating it like 15 times. Problems #2
3. So after I got the clu cleaned up. The cpu cooler seated, and everything hooked up...Oh wait...back up. The case came with 2 power button wires and hookups for the motherboard. Instead of 1 switch being the reset and the other being the power, they both said power...so it took me a good time trying to figure out which was which..ugh #FirstWorldProblem3
4. Next, I get everything hooked up and I'm in the process of plugging in the sata power cables and bam...a wire is pulled out from one of the 5 sata wires...so a brand new sata power cable is ruined...basically my only way to fix this is to solder the wires back into the connector...no thanks #Problem#4
5. OK, made it! Got everything all hooked up, wires correct and set. Hit the power button and fans turn on for a split second then off.... Can't turn the pc on at all. Oh great, did I hook something up wrong, is my gfx card dead, is there a problem with the pci extender? So I start taking things apart again. One by one I take something off then try to power it up. Low and behold I find out its my sata power cable again, the cable I guess is plugged in the wrong 6 pin port on my psu? So I ended up switching that and everything powers up! I haven't had any time to get to Windows and test things out but I know I've got 99 problems solved and I've just got 1 left, new clu for the cpu...

I'll be posting a bunch of pictures tomorrow! I should have my system back up tomorrow and I'll be able to do more testing then.
post #18 of 52
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I have my rig running now! Come to find out the source of my issue were all the SATA cables I was using. I had to fix the original SATA power cable my PSU came with and used that...no more issues. Temperatures suck but at least I have a functioning rig....

Exploded CLU syringe!!!!
post #19 of 52
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UPDATE! Build Complete
Pretty easy time getting the SFX PSU and Motherboard in. Straight forward and easy.



Don't do this... Don't install the GPU before installing the CPU cooler. It'll be a pain like you can't believe to get the cooler in...



There's actually about 10mm between the top of the cooler and the case cover. So foam around the opening is definitely needed to direct the airflow.

This was before I added 2 120mm fans... I didn't know you actually could fit full size 120mm fans but you can. It definitely helps reducing GPU temps...


The case easily fits behind my monitor and gives me a whole heck of alot more of space.

So the only fans I had in the case were the GPU cooler and 120mm fan from the CPU cooler. Since then I've added 4 fans...crazy I can fit 4 in the case but I did... I've got a 70mm fan to exhaust hot air out the top of the case. Next I added 2 70mm fans at the very bottom of the case blowing cold air from the bottom of the case up into the GPU. Then I added 2 120mm fans blow air into the case for the GPU and to create positive pressure in the case. This has dropped my temps about 3-5C after awhile of gaming. I also wanted to control the speed of the fans so I ended up squeezing my fan controller into the case. I don't have access to adjust the speeds unless I take the cover off, which is fine for me because I think even with the fans on low I still get enough airflow.

Now I just have to wait for some new CLU. I got a fun fun parking ticket so that'll set me back awhile before I can get new paste..lol
post #20 of 52
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Next step, which I should be able to get to next is cutting out the holes for the 70mm fans. Since there's a plastic cover, I feel there's no need for the added metal that's basically covering half the space for the fans to blow air through...so I'm going to cut out the openings for the fans...

The first fan is at the top right of the motherboard, right next to the PSU bracket. This should be a pretty simple cut with the dremmel.


The 2nd cutouts will be for 2 70mm fans that are located around the bottom of the case by the power connector.


This should really boost my airflow. I'm also going to add some sound dampening foam by the fans to cover up some of the areas that are subject to noise escaping...
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