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Also,
GET A 480!!! NAOH!!!


480's re cheap nowadays so get one!
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look here
http://www.overclock.net/video/80953...l#post10929538
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get these fans
https://www.koolertek.com/computer-p...2-184p1522.htm

Also dont get those Grills...they look soooo bad trust me!

And lastly Dont use those Rubber screws for the fans, they are not as good as you think
and Screws will work just fine
Those are the same fans I'm getting. I'm just paying Performance PCs extra to sleeve them and throw in a 3 to 4 pin connector for me. I've had them sleeve fans for me before. They'll do a better job than I'd do without a doubt. I'm going to have a hard enough time getting everything else sleeved.

Suggest me some other grills then. Need grills, thought those were just as good as any of the others I looked at. Exterior mounting the 4-5 case fans. Need want grills. Don't have to now that I've changed coolers. Still want the look.

Will take the rubber fan mounts under advisement. My Dark Knight fan is mounted on rubber mounts. Works slick as a whistle. That is where I got the idea of wanting to use rubber fan mounts anyway.

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Also,
GET A 480!!! NAOH!!!


480's re cheap nowadays so get one!
LOL, Maybe on Black Friday.
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Get a rad Grill (Look It Up!)

What are you using the fans on?
^its gonna help me figure out what you need

I also have individual acrylic Fan Customs Grill if you need
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Get a rad Grill (Look It Up!)

What are you using the fans on?
^its gonna help me figure out what you need

I also have individual acrylic Fan Customs Grill if you need
Looked up rad Grill. Some much better looking grills for sure. Pricey, I might swing for it though.

The grills are for case fans. Just to fugly up my gamma and be a bit different. I'm mounting 5 fans on the exterior of the case. 2 up top side by side. 2 on the side panel top + bottom and normal exhaust position.



One or two of them probably won't even stay plugged in. (airflow reasons) So ya, just for looks mostly , thinking two of these - http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ge_scroll_id=0 and one of these - http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ge_scroll_id=0 might be about perfect. Now to see how the holes will line up.
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Worked off and on most of the day. Needs some work on cable management and I'm missing a few case fans. Tinker is up and running though.

A few progress shots.





Wire mess

Stayed up way too late updating drivers,windows etc..

Just a quick couple minute run at prime to make sure temps didn't spike and check VID. Not sure how that rates but figured I'd better get it now. As this thing won't be running stock for long.

Edited by ~sizzzle~ - 10/13/10 at 12:45pm
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First overclock. Well for Tinker anyway.



http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1432455
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Felt like throwing an update in here. Yes Tinker is up and running and appears to be running well. http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1433166

I still have a lot of changes to make but that was somewhat the purpose of this build, to give me something to tinker with. Ordering case fans and new thermal compound today. Initially I just mounted the A-70 with the Corning T.I.M. that it came with. Temps don't look too bad considering I've just been running with the stock fans on the heatsink and a lone exhaust fan in the case. Though I have left the side panels off for now. It should be interesting to see how much that Shin-Etsu helps out.

Additionally I've decided just for now to only order 4 case fans and mount them internally to start with. Eventually I'll order 2 more and de-pin the 5 so I can mount them externally. A little at a time though. If I did it all at once I wouldn't have anything to tinker with.

Also ordering some cable extensions to help clean up that cable mess some. Especially need it for that 8 pin running up the front of the mobo so that I can get it tucked back behind. Suprised the stock Seasonic cables came up short on that.

Sometime mid next week hopefully I'll get those fans in and the cables cleaned up a bit. At that time I'll update and clean up the OP a bit.
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must have Fermi!!!
"Insert evil laugh here"
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Felt like throwing an update in here. Yes Tinker is up and running and appears to be running well. http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1433166

I still have a lot of changes to make but that was somewhat the purpose of this build, to give me something to tinker with. Ordering case fans and new thermal compound today. Initially I just mounted the A-70 with the Corning T.I.M. that it came with. Temps don't look too bad considering I've just been running with the stock fans on the heatsink and a lone exhaust fan in the case. Though I have left the side panels off for now. It should be interesting to see how much that Shin-Etsu helps out.

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Also ordering some cable extensions to help clean up that cable mess some. Especially need it for that 8 pin running up the front of the mobo so that I can get it tucked back behind. Suprised the stock Seasonic cables came up short on that.

Sometime mid next week hopefully I'll get those fans in and the cables cleaned up a bit. At that time I'll update and clean up the OP a bit.
What do you have your voltages set at in the BIOS? I have a similar board, the evga p55 sli, and i5-760. I'd like to get mine up to 4.2 ghz as well, although I'm not sure if my cpu is as good as yours. My starting voltage was higher, and I'm @ 1.258V to achieve a "stable" 4.0ghz.
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