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post #15451 of 28613
just my but would it not be better to just put some really thin double sided tape on top of the transistor in question Those Transistors get hot too.
    
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Originally Posted by Enigma8750 View Post
Here is my last build.. I did a Lian Li 58 Lancool. I used the CoolerMaster stacker Hdd holder on the top but a 120 fan and there is a Coolermaster Storm Scout Stock 140 fan on the bottom. it looks good but if you went 2 120s it would look great. But I like that MNPC Fan shroud. That will look great on the front of the Scout. Here is a picture of my last build front.





It's so RED!
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just my but would it not be better to just put some really thin double sided tape on top of the transistor in question Those Transistors get hot too.
Could work. But Intel made the heatsink with that thermal pad on there so those transistors (literally 1 or 2 only) can't get too hot.

What I did was cut out the little square imprint the actual chipset chip made in the thermal pad.
The cleaned the metal that was showing up, and applying some mx-2 to that.
Stuck it on the mobo, and secured it down.

i'm assuming it works fine, can't know for sure, but I started up my computer and it gave me the no video error beep because I have no video card to put in it right now. So I'm thinking its fine?
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It's so RED!
I know.. I used two 16 LED strips inside then I have four LEDs per fan. That is 24 High Intensity LED lights. I like RED. It looks like a searing reactor about to go Nucular.


This is my favorite picture of her..



Edited by Enigma8750 - 11/27/10 at 5:58pm
    
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I know.. I used two 16 LED strips inside then I have four LEDs per fan. That is 24 High Intensity LED lights. I like RED. It looks like a searing reactor about to go Nucular.







speaking of red, I found the fans I would like in my new scout, only problem is I can not find them in the states, they look just like the Deep Cool fans only red. Xilence


Edited by kev_b - 11/27/10 at 6:00pm
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I know.. I used two 16 LED strips inside then I have four LEDs per fan. That is 24 High Intensity LED lights. I like RED. It looks like a searing reactor about to go Nucular.
Wow. You managed to get the look I was trying for in my old rig. I bought a POS CodeGen case because I thought I could make it look like an old timey tube radio/TV with a lot of orange fans inside to give it that vucuum tube glow. I even put an old Philco TV badge on it. Trouble was, I could never find the right color fans or lights. Then the airflow/heat problem forced me to leave the side off and park a table fan there for the rest of it's run Hopefully, I'll have better luck with the new case.
     
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speaking of red, I found the fans I would like in my new scout, only problem is I can not find them in the states, they look just like the Deep Cool fans only red. Xilence
I love those fans.. I think you can buy overseas.. just change your Dollars to Euros.. Paypal style.
    
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Hey all,

A while back people were asking for a CAD of the scout so here is a teaser of an ongoing project.



I'm slowly CADing the scout (on my scout) so that eventually I can export it to sketchup for the rest of you to use. I'll let you know when school gives me the free time to finish it.
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Hey all,

A while back people were asking for a CAD of the scout so here is a teaser of an ongoing project.



I'm slowly CADing the scout (on my scout) so that eventually I can export it to sketchup for the rest of you to use. I'll let you know when school gives me the free time to finish it.
Hey!! I have one of those!! I have one for my Haf too, really need to get it put on, stupid button keeps sticking!

Oh!! Almost missed the joke! You CAD!!

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HEY GUYS!

Got a question. I'd like an answer from everyone please! Just for more opinion.

Here is my chipset heatsink.

As you can see it has a thermal pad on it already and was already installed.

I was wanting to apply some mx-2 thermal paste on it.

Now, is it okay to scrape off this thermal pad and put mx-2 paste on it? The heatsink is held in place with a clamp.

But the chipset has little techy thingys on the green part of it, as you can see in the picture.
They are small and there is like only two sticking up a little bit. They did make an impression in the thermal pad which you cannot see here.
If I scrape off the thermal pad those little thingys will touch the metal of the heatsink.
Is this bad and not worth it?

Can I put mx-2 on the chip and install the heatsink with the thermal pad on it anyways?
Or should I just put the heatsink back on like it was?

Thanks all!!!!
I would say If it's not broken don't fix it, but since you've pulled the hs off you've ruined the integrity of th thermal pad. IMHO you've went past the point of no return. The question you have answer now is did the two transistors make as deep an impression in the thermal pad as did the chip? If the answer is no then clean off the thermal pad and apply the mx3. if the answer is yes then you need to make an insulator out very thin semi rigid plastic to sit atop of the transistors and apply the mx3 to only the chip and re-seat the hs.
    
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