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If the homemade shroud helps then I will probably get an Airbox 120 so it looks better.
I just picked up 2 of the 120mm Airboxes. They are 42mm deep and were a pain in the ass to put together I must say. Definitely have to really squeeze and push hard to get the sides to snap into place. For those that have one, I'm sure you know what I mean. I also picked up the TFC Xtender Shroud (w/ the Blue LED's) which is 31mm deep, but, didn't get a chance to open it up yet. I also picked up a few GT 1850's to replace my stock Corsair and Case fans, and those alone helped drop me 1-2c. Adding the airboxes, helped drop an additional 1-2c. I still have more testing and various configurations to try out when I return, but I'm currently out of town till next Sunday. Oh also, I switched the GT's from exhaust to intake and it dropped another 1c.
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I just picked up 2 of the 120mm Airboxes. They are 42mm deep and were a pain in the ass to put together I must say. Definitely have to really squeeze and push hard to get the sides to snap into place. For those that have one, I'm sure you know what I mean. I also picked up the TFC Xtender Shroud (Blue LED) which is 31mm deep, but, didn't get a chance to open it up yet. I also picked up a few GT 1850's to replace my stock Corsair and Case fans, and those alone helped drop me 1-2c. Adding the airboxes, helped drop an additional 1-2c. I still have more testing and various configurations to try out when I return, but I'm currently out of town till next Sunday. Oh also, I switched the GT's from exhaust to intake and it dropped another 1c.
Nice one xmisery, you're the first person to use those shrouds in this thread I think. Glad to see that they're performing.
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Nice one xmisery, you're the first person to use those shrouds in this thread I think. Glad to see that they're performing.
They are quite big at 42mm each. I had to re-arrange my radiator towards the front of the case in the 3x 5.25" bay area for it to fit. I'm also very interested in seeing how that TK fan works out for you, if you do end up getting one.
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so did anyone ever come to a conclusion about the amount of thermal paste they put on the block? I know it's a high quality compound but it's on there really thick
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so did anyone ever come to a conclusion about the amount of thermal paste they put on the block? I know it's a high quality compound but it's on there really thick
I just reseated mine the other day with IC Diamond and was pretty amazed at how thick the Shin Etsu was on there. I mean, like, a piece of thin shirt cardboard, that thick! Probably not a full millimeter, but maybe .5 mm. But I still had good temps even with that, so who knows, maybe that works for that kind of paste.

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I'm using the Scythe S-Flex listed in sys specs below, they worked quite well on my old Q9550 clocked to 4Ghz. Unfortunately I may need to go back to the Megahelem to acheive similiar clocks on this i7 860 :swearing:.

A little side note here for an alternative to using the machine screws if they're not handy. I was going through my "coffee can of random micsellaneous hardware" for something to replace the machine screw's with since I didn't care for the look of those grey bolts sticking through an all black cooler and fans. I was lucky enough to have some screws in there from some broken outlet plates. Plasti-dipped the heads to black 'em out, and they work perfectly (threads matched and depth was just right not to poke the rad).
Another alternative, which a Home Depot guy in the hardware aisle helped me find, is that often the big stores don't have any machine screws over 2" in length -- at the time i was shopping for screws to attach a fan, a shroud, and a silicone vibration ring, if possible. I figured minimum 2.5", 6-32 threads. Well the screws that come in toggle bolt kits go up to 3", 4", maybe longer, but the 3" ones worked fine, and were the same price as just the screws in shorter sizes. I had to add a couple washers to take up the extra room, but in a pinch, it was a good substitute and much better than returning home with nothing to attach the fan + shroud
Edited by cyclometric - 1/30/10 at 12:41pm
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i went out today got a Cooler Master HAF 932 full tower, an Nvidia 9800 GTX+ graphics card, and Windows 7 Professional 64 bit, oh, i failed to mention my western digital Caviar Black edition HDD life is good.... and my pc is so cold, if i put my feet ontop they go numb

ill post new temp readings shortly
Edited by PCSarge - 1/30/10 at 1:47pm
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i went out today got a Cooler Master HAF 932 full tower, an Nvidia 9800 GTX+ graphics card, and Windows 7 Professional 64 bit, oh, i failed to mention my western digital Caviar Black edition HDD life is good.... and my pc is so cold, if i put my feet ontop they go numb

ill post new temp readings shortly
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talk about getting low temps.... 28C idle 36C full load on overclock to 3.2 ghz...life is cold.. .and very sweet atm

i hope i didnt scare you with upgrade news killhouse JK

oh do i get + rep for making my 9800GTX+ run at 1.2ghz OC'd? lol
Edited by PCSarge - 1/30/10 at 2:06pm
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Very nice PCSarge.

Trying to make some difficult decisions about the colour scheme for my new case. It's actually given me a headache xD
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Very nice PCSarge.

Trying to make some difficult decisions about the colour scheme for my new case. It's actually given me a headache xD
black and any brighter color always looks awesome. Yellow, Orange, Green...
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