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I'll look into it if I have to go that road Elementality!

Different topic:
I'm taking breaks for work here and there on the motherboard. I just finished applying OCZ Freeze to the Southbridge. I tried about 4 times to figure out how much TIM to apply. I'd rather waste Freeze knowing I have good coverage, then be a penny pincher and always wonder if I applied enough!

This was my 2nd to final try. I put a little more then this and wiggled around. I think I got good coverage on it.



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Oh hecks ya i was waiting for some pics like this! Rep+
Thanks!

2 spring loaded screws hold in each heatsink. It is almost impossible to overtighten them. I have pictures of all of this stuff, although crap quality since they are coming from my Blackberry. I lost the charger to my DSLR

I'm just posting pics I think are interesting here and there to keep this thread alive! I'll make a build thread soon.
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I'd say that's a pretty good spread Andy
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Looking good Andy! Keep the pics coming!!
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Very nice, Andy. Can't wait to get mine
 
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Awesome, too bad the nexxus is out of stock right now Now I just have to figure out a way to mount some fans in front of them, while still keeping a stock/sleeper look.

Really appreciate you taking the time to show me these!

If anyone knows of any others let me know but currently this is my best bet.
Thx again!

go for one of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999141

sry i had mixed up the names there



paint them black, no one will notice a difference


these will work like a charm, i had one of these in a older case too, sad part is, it only fits 3 drives and takes up 3 slots. but the good part, you can fit it in any case

side note:

hmmm guess what i just got in the mail finally xD

peak:

it ll join its brother in a minute
Edited by hitman1985 - 3/26/10 at 5:47pm
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Northbridge: (Not as pretty as the SB)



I forgot to take a picture of the spread but if you use an amount of Freeze similar to what's in my picture, you will have coverage across the whole chip. I just went about 6 times on the NB and got a little anxious which is why I forgot to take pictures. It is a little tricky to mount the heatsink back on, and the hold everything in place with your left hand, tilt the board on its side with your right, hand tighten a screw to get things started, and finish up...all with your right hand. I kept moving around too much, or broke contact, etc.

It will be self evident if you do this yourself, but these are the screws you need to remove.





Boring picture of everything all buttoned up:

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go for one of these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999141

sry i had mixed up the names there



paint them black, no one will notice a difference


these will work like a charm, i had one of these in a older case too, sad part is, it only fits 3 drives and takes up 3 slots. but the good part, you can fit it in any case

side note:

hmmm guess what i just got in the mail finally xD

peak:

it ll join its brother in a minute
Nice card,

Yeah see I wanna use only my 2 5.25" bays because the 3rd has my dvd drive in it. I'm thinking my best bet is to pick up this......

Link : http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10...R-B.html#blank

Take out that 80mm up front and replace it with something a bit....... well better. Since I'm only using it for 2HDDs I'll simply use the top and bottom slots and leave the center one free for airflow. I only wanna replace that stock fan since I'm willing to bet its garbage.
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so can i just put the same thermal paste that i put on my cpu on my nb/sb block for water cooling?
please help
if no what do i put on it?
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Nice card,

Yeah see I wanna use only my 2 5.25" bays because the 3rd has my dvd drive in it. I'm thinking my best bet is to pick up this......

Link : http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10...R-B.html#blank

Take out that 80mm up front and replace it with something a bit....... well better. Since I'm only using it for 2HDDs I'll simply use the top and bottom slots and leave the center one free for airflow. I only wanna replace that stock fan since I'm willing to bet its garbage.
thats pricy, and ugly as well, i would just use the small version, i E lianli or nexxus, you can find them elsewhere if jabtech doesnt have them in stock im sure. that will only use 2 x 5.25 slots and you dont relly need a fan in front of your hdds




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so can i just put the same thermal paste that i put on my cpu on my nb/sb block for water cooling?
please help
if no what do i put on it?
yeah you can use the same thermal paste


heres some eye candy of my setup :





* note to self : next time buy a full atx case
Edited by hitman1985 - 3/26/10 at 6:22pm
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