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post #21 of 28
I see. Which Mushkin Silverline kit are you planning to get?
You can always return and get the same kit back (via Newegg's in-store warranty or Mushkin warranty)
post #22 of 28
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I see. Which Mushkin Silverline kit are you planning to get?
You can always return and get the same kit back (via Newegg's in-store warranty or Mushkin warranty)
I know but the turnaround time on the RMA would take too long because of the timing of the holidays. I'm dropping down to the 1333 set because I figure I'm not going to be OC'ing the RAM much (if at all) unless I get a bunch of free time next year. $80 AR for 8GB for CAD work and the like is pretty good.
post #23 of 28
I see, the settings are a bit on the generic end but I guess for the price it's not that bad; see if you can lower the timings before deciding to swap out to another kit, but most 1333 9-9-9 RAM isn't meant to OC very far.
post #24 of 28
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I see, the settings are a bit on the generic end but I guess for the price it's not that bad; see if you can lower the timings before deciding to swap out to another kit, but most 1333 9-9-9 RAM isn't meant to OC very far.
Yeah. I'll test it at some point but I'm not expecting much except maybe a slight tightening in the timings.

A pity too, the one working stick I have right now runs beautifully...
post #25 of 28
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It's been awhile since I posted here as I've been pretty busy with schoolwork, but I've managed to finish up my thread.

I decided to clean the dust out of my computer, and to switch up the fans to better circulate air in the case. I also found a good deal on an Antec TPQ 850 so I decided to jump on it.

Here's the 200mm and a couple of 120mm fans + the fan controller, all taken out of the case.

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My trusty Antec TPN 550, definitely a great unit and well worth what I paid for it. Hopefully it'll serve someone else well.

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A side-by-side comparison of the old and new PSUs:
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I moved the 200mm fan to pull in air from the front of the case. This thing is massive (and yes, that's tape on there to hold it in place temporarily)

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Only problem with this new PSU is that it's a little over an inch longer, which means that the 8-pin power connector doesn't reach behind the motherboard anymore, so I had to route it over the top.

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Some basic cable management:

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Finished tower- looks kinda menacing

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And here's my setup:

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post #26 of 28
Thread Starter 
And a quick screencap:

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post #27 of 28
You might see better temps if you reposition fans into a front-rear wind tunnel and remove the top fans altogether

Taping that front fan in there seems a funny but really nice idea lachen.gif
post #28 of 28
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You might see better temps if you reposition fans into a front-rear wind tunnel and remove the top fans altogether

Taping that front fan in there seems a funny but really nice idea lachen.gif

Only problem is that there's only one spot on the back. I have the frontmost top fan pulling air in, and the rearmost fan pushing air out. The Hyper 212 is push/pulling from front to back, and the rear fan is exhaust.

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I'll monitor things for a while and see if there's an improvement. One thing I think I should change is to move the 6850 up to the first slot, it seems kind of choked down there.
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