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How in the world did you break a solder bead?
I really couldn't tell you. Might have been a mixture of over tightening and also being too rough when trying to remove the block for the 3rd time. It was sticking on there quite ridiculously - which I guess is a good thing, unless you're accidentally brutish.

I have really horrible luck with motherboards. It's always been one thing or another with them.
    
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I really couldn't tell you. Might have been a mixture of over tightening and also being too rough when trying to remove the block for the 3rd time. It was sticking on there quite ridiculously - which I guess is a good thing, unless you're accidentally brutish.

I have really horrible luck with motherboards. It's always been one thing or another with them.
Don't feel bad I'm always killing PSU's.....I always let mine run for a couple of minutes, turn it off and then pull the block off, it seems a little easier that way...
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a little update.

got the mobo swapped out and i decided to stick with my 5200. the cpu block seating turned out much better results this time.

ive got it what seems to be stable at 3ghz flat and im running 29C idle and 39C load, 5 hours into orthos thus far.

i am no longer a sad panda
    
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i just saw a few of your pics in the user galley. i didnt know you painted the case flat black and white till i just saw your work log!

nice work. the case looks nice with the added touches!
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a little update.

got the mobo swapped out and i decided to stick with my 5200. the cpu block seating turned out much better results this time.

ive got it what seems to be stable at 3ghz flat and im running 29C idle and 39C load, 5 hours into orthos thus far.

i am no longer a sad panda
i beleive there is a law where nothing can stay bad forever

good job and congrats man!
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Chapter IV


With a new motherboard installed and some final design adjustments, Babalon really starts to shine.

I aborted the plan of cutting a totally custom fan controller faceplate for something a little simpler.




The sleek and streamline looking back of the case and my Thermaltake Toughpower 700w looking cozy down at the bottom. The rear 120MM fan grill is a recycled part from a Lian Li GPU fan mount.




Again, I like to recycle would-be scrap part from my case, as I did here with this small shroud like piece.


Here are my Scythe S-FLEX fans withn their gaskets and shrouds. With the seal almost air tight and these well balanced fans in a pull config, this radiator stays pretty well chilled.


Finishing up my cable management and a few other internal things. The yellow SATA cables will be replaced with black ones, to blend them in better. I'm also thinking that I'll add a few more drops of UV dye to the loop.





As far as an overclock, I'm stable thusfar at:

3ghz @ 11x272
29C Idle, 39C Load
vcore: 1.42v
vdd: 1.46v
vdimm: 2.2v
htt multi: x3

Right now I'm pushing my RAM timings and overclock.
    
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Looks like an amusement park...LOL
I like the color in the loops though...nice build!
As for the temps though...couldn't you have gotten close to that with a decent air cooler?
It would've been a lot less expensive right?
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Looks like an amusement park...LOL
I like the color in the loops though...nice build!
As for the temps though...couldn't you have gotten close to that with a decent air cooler?
It would've been a lot less expensive right?
Haha, yeah she is a bit flashy. Thanks.

Hard to say right now. I have a few other things to tweak as far as the loop, along with a little bit more air I found I need to purge. I might be able to drop the temps even more.

I do know that with my really nice lapped Zalman, better case airflow (than currently) and a 2.9ghz clock, I was running 48C load with a lot higher frequency of temp spikes.

So even if it isn't superb cooling, for my first WC I am really quite satisfied at this point.

EDIT: Another thing is silence. I chose balanced fans instead of uber-hi cfm, loud ones. This thing quietly purs like a kitten but gets the job done.
    
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For the case fans, I'd recommend the Thermaltake A2018. It has a nice blue LED built in (since you said you wanted lots of lights on your rig), and from everything I hear, it's a pretty decent fan all-in-all.

EDIT: Oh, you already got the fans. Sorry, I was reading from the first page.
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For the case fans, I'd recommend the Thermaltake A2018. It has a nice blue LED built in (since you said you wanted lots of lights on your rig), and from everything I hear, it's a pretty decent fan all-in-all.

EDIT: Oh, you already got the fans. Sorry, I was reading from the first page.
yo man lmao that avatar is from baldurs gate right? damn dunno how to spell it, but man i havnt played that in such a long time.

edit: opps 4got 2 post about topic. lol nice job man. coming out VERY sick. i luv it
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