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Question for the mods out there as this thread is not getting as many responses as I would like, should/can this thread be moved to the AMD build logs section?
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I'm gonna repost some of the questions I had as a bump since I'm not getting help at all in this thread. I realize it's probably due to the fact that I wrote way too much on the first post and people just decided not to read it, but I was under the impression that a well though out post would get more attention than one without all the details and questions typed out.



-Is it worth upgrading to a 955?

-Is it easy to paint the "nicer" metal of the CM Storm Sniper?

-Can one just use primer and then spray paint (without sanding) for a flat black interior?

-Is 8 gigs of RAM vs 4 gigs worth it?

-Can the TRUE only be mounted in the top-down position on an AM2+ socket? If so, can one swap out the AM2 mounting bracket with a socket 775 bracket (in order to mount in a left-right position)?

-Does the TRUE block memory slots on AM2+ boards?

-Does the Coolermaster V8 have a red LED fan?

-What type of fans (bearing-wise) are you supposed to mount on heatsinks?

-Should I use PWM fans or fixed speed fans on my TRUE? (I will be controlling the rest of my case fans with the master fan control on the I/O panel of the Sniper.)


-Should I move this thread to the AMD build forum to get more feedback?



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-Is it worth upgrading to a 955?
more future expandability with it, if you where going to go down that route i would get a am3 board and ddr3 memory instead for more future expandability.

-Is it easy to paint the "nicer" metal of the CM Storm Sniper?

usually for a nice paint job people are going to suggest sanding/wipedown/etc.

-Can one just use primer and then spray paint (without sanding) for a flat black interior?
there could be some week points where primer/paint kind of did not completely take but look into plasti-dip apparently it looks and works well.

-Is 8 gigs of RAM vs 4 gigs worth it?

depends on the speed of the ram but i would say stick with a good set of 4gigs that can have super tight timings and high speed.

-Can the TRUE only be mounted in the top-down position on an AM2+ socket? If so, can one swap out the AM2 mounting bracket with a socket 775 bracket (in order to mount in a left-right position)?
unsure.

-Does the TRUE block memory slots on AM2+ boards?
you will mostly likely loose one slot you will be able to fit ram under it as long as it has small heat spreaders. i did on my cooler atleast and i believe mine is smaller then the true not 100% sure.

-Does the Coolermaster V8 have a red LED fan?
yes

-What type of fans (bearing-wise) are you supposed to mount on heatsinks?
not sure

-Should I use PWM fans or fixed speed fans on my TRUE? (I will be controlling the rest of my case fans with the master fan control on the I/O panel of the Sniper.)

i would say fixed speed.


-Should I move this thread to the AMD build forum to get more feedback?
you might get some more help there who knows though
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Well I'm probably stay with AM2+ as budget wise AM3 does not look too smart or that much better.

I asked about painting the Sniper because I noticed that the metal inside the case is "machined" and has a shinier finish than normal cases that are modded. Will painting/sanding this case be the same process.

Can anyone else comment on the 775 socket converter for the AM2 platform?

I read someone on the forum recently that sleeve bearing fans dry up when horizontal but will work fine vertical on a HSF?


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i HIGHLY doubt the 775 bracket will work. The mounting holes are located further out. As long as your case has top exhaust you're better off keeping the AM2+ bracket. Ive yet to have the problem with sleeved bearings, but remember they are the cheapest. If you have the money go DDR3.

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post #27 of 47
The 775 bracket works, I have it on my system right now. However, you'll have to buy an Enzotech mounting bracket to be able to use the 775 X-Clip. Basically the Enzotech bracket converts AM2+ to 775 in where the screws come out, so you can mount it any way that you'd like.

I saw something recently where someone removed the threaded screws that came with the Enzotech mounting bracket and used the TRUE spring screws to secure it instead.

Edit: See the link below for pictures of the Enzotech mounting solution I'm talking about. Post #37 of this:
http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...te-i-have.html
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post #28 of 47
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Woot, pics!

But what's with everyone saying that it's "not cost-effective"?

Isn't this the adapter?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835708045
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bump

anyone painted machined steel(SECC) like in the storm?
Edited by azngothdude - 5/18/09 at 8:44pm
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Woot, pics!

But what's with everyone saying that it's "not cost-effective"?

Isn't this the adapter?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835708045
Nope. that is the old k8 mount style. Go to his link and you will see the plate hes talking about. It seems to be machined quite well too.
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