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Thanks raisethe3 smile.gif I'm just waiting for some Noctua paste that I won, then I'll try to flip that heatsink.
    
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My Noctua gear I had won arrived the other day, so I used this opportunity to tame the beast. I had won the Noctua NT-H1 TIM, 120mm NF-S12B fan and 140mm NF-P14 fan.

I swapped out the stock black Cooler Master 140mm fan in the rear for the NF-P14. I tore off the heat sink and cleaned it and the CPU off. I applied a small amount of the TIM, stuck the Dark Knight back on facing up this time and then smeared the TIM. After screwing in the heatsink, instead of sticking the Xigmatek CPU fan on, I put the NF-S12B on top. I then put the Xigmatek fan on the bottom. I'm not sure it's technically push-pull or if the direction is right, but it is working!

Instead of idling anywhere from 44-49c, I'm idling between 38-40c. I actually increased my vCore to 1.34 (from 1.33) for stability after my "before" temperature tests. For the 3DMARK11 physics test, I would top out at 82c before, now I max out at 66c. For Vantage's physics test, which is a bit more demanding, I would normally top out at 90c, now it maxes at 72c. Finally, Prime95. This test was the death of my overclock before. I would not be able to finish the 1st test because I would hit anywhere from 95c-TJMAX and BSOD. Now I still had a lack-of-stability BSOD, but I completed 3 tests and the temp maxed out at 84c. I'm pretty sure that's not the best temp ever, but it IS quite the decrease and I will never put my CPU under a load like that in normal use anyway. The BSOD I had was 0x00000019 BAD_POOL_HEADER, not sure what it means.

Anyways, I was worried that my Black Knight would not be enough for the 950, but my fears have been put aside! I'm not sure what did the most: new TIM, rear 140mm, flipping the heatsink up or adding the second fan smile.gif

Here is the Final product:
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Edited by Ceej - 2/12/11 at 3:35am
    
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post #393 of 553
Looks Good Ceej. Well done.

Anyone know where to get more o the Rubber fan mounts? I need to replace mine.
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post #394 of 553
Thread Starter 
Here you go:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811995072
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Originally Posted by Erick Silver;12389125 
Looks Good Ceej. Well done.

Anyone know where to get more o the Rubber fan mounts? I need to replace mine.

@Ceej- Very nice!
post #395 of 553
Well, I've had my DK for quite some time, but just noticed this thread....count me in!

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post #396 of 553
Thanks guys!

Damn they charge a lot for those rubber screws! I needed another sticky pad, so I emailed Xigmatek and they actually sent me a whole nother bracket kit, screws, bracket and all no questions asked. Great service from them!
    
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My DK arrives on wednesday. I am hoping it fits in my Antec 300 (everything I read says yes but theres a reason i had a 92mm version before) and also looking forward to joining the club.
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add me , I've run my DK for about a year now on my i7 920 and i7 970.
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Curious if anyone has found a retail supplier of the DK stock fans yet ?
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post #400 of 553
So I got my DK and I am about to install it with the bracket but first a question - do you leave the plastic on the bottom piece that goes under the mobo? I've read a few people do it but not sure if all do.

I would worry about it melting? idk... but I hear leaving it on also lets you take it off easier. Then again, how the heck do you get everything in place if it isn't attached to the mobo? I don't think i have so many hands.
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