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Already posted an advice thread under a different username(didn't like the name so i decided to sign up again) anyway parts are here (well the case, cd-rom, and fan for the mega got sent home instead of campus, so I'm going to have to pick that up later).

CASE: Lian Li PC-B25F
PSU: Corsair HX 650
CPU: i7 860
COOLER: Prolimatech Megahalems 1156 Rev.B + artic silver 5
RAM: Corsair Dominator 4GB CAS8 (may add an extra 4gb later for vm's)
MOTHERBOARD: Asus P7P55D-E PRO
HDD: Samsung F3 1TB
ODD: Sony AD-7241S-0B
GPU: ATI RADEON HD 5770
KEYBOARD: Plain standard keyboard from currys.

The case isn't with me and neither is the cd-rom so can't load windows, but i still want to start building now. If assembling outside of the case should i use cardboard as the surface? also with the megahalems work without some fans?

Arrival






Edited by A.i - 1/17/10 at 12:17pm
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Congrats on the new stuff! I look forward to pics after it's put together .
post #3 of 20
Congrats, looks like a bunch of solid parts. Can't wait to see the finished product!
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Gratz in your new rig, seems like tons of people are building new rigs lately
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post #5 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by A.i View Post
The case isn't with me and neither is the cd-rom so can't load windows, but i still want to start building now. If assembling outside of the case should i use cardboard as the surface? also with the megahalems work without some fans?
Yes, and no; in that order.

Any non-conductive surface will work to build on. And a heat sink for a processor always needs a fan - if you have a regular desk top fan, just point that at it and it'll work for a while (just don't try OCing til you have real fans on it)... the point is you have to have forced convection to keep i7's cool.
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post #6 of 20
Looks like its gunna be a pretty solid build!
post #7 of 20
5770 vapor-x nicee! Solid build man.
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Need help with this(prolima + fan configuration) --check next post.


Edited by A.i - 1/17/10 at 11:25am
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Cooler mount:



I fitted the fan on the other side because there wasn't enough clearance on the other side because of the heat spreaders on the ram (maybe i should have gone for one without one). Temps seem a bit high ~38C. I've got the fan blowing air into the heatsink, would it be better if i turned it around? Also tried some overclocking but it doesn't look to well, temps are way too high. And I want to put this megahalem to work but it doesn't seem to be doing it's job. Any sugesstions guys. Should I get a new set of ram to without heatspreaders so there can be some clearance. The fan is a scythe s-flex running at 16000rpm; maybe a better fan would solve the problem?

on side a note when overclocking I went way past the 85c mark ... i mean way past (99c)
Edited by A.i - 1/17/10 at 11:24am
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post #10 of 20
switching the fan around couldn't hurt anything as an experiment...have you tried re-seating the cooler? cleaning off the thermal goo and re-applying?
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