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post #10901 of 15187
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Originally Posted by matty_AFC View Post

Does anyone else have a problem with the paint coming off the corners of the side panels where they connect to that cylinder hinge thing? it's annoying me.
At least no one can see it but i know it's there!
Also above and below the actually cylinder part the paint is coming off aswell.
When i put the side panels on it feels really tight to get them to slip into place, i checked to see if any little parts of the side panels might be bent and causing a bit of an obstruction but they're fine, completetly straight.

yeah i had that problem too. you just have to see if it's bent any where and straighten it out.
post #10902 of 15187
Please guy's don't abuse of a good thing we have like the customer service of NZXT. I think asking for a mesh when your's is fine is going to leed to people that really need it getting rejected.

I know i'm not no one to say this, but I have seen it happen before.
post #10903 of 15187
Man, is technology ever amazing. One day my Grandpa gets called into the hospital then 24hours later he has a brand new set of lungs and is breathing better than ever. Hoping he has a quick recovery and long life afterwards.
post #10904 of 15187
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Is it just me or does this sound like sorta a bummer?

"Before you get too excited, though, bear in mind that Ivy Bridge is not a performance update to Sandy Bridge. Where Sandy Bridge was the tock — new architecture — following Westmere, Ivy Bridge is the tick (die shrink) of Intel’s tick-tock release strategy. That doesn’t mean that IB isn’t faster than SB — some leaked benchmarks show a 2-8% gain — but primarily, Ivy Bridge will consume less power. According to Intel, the Core i7-3770k will have a TDP of just 77 watts, down from 95W on the current top-end i7-2700K."

 

This is the primary reason I stick with AMD based systems.

First is backwards compatibility. Almost every new CPU they come out with will work in the older model Motherboards, AM2 compatible with 754, AM3 Compatible with AM2 socket, AM3+ compatible with AM3 Socket. They make it where you can do Gradual Upgrades whereas Intel makes different sockets for each generation and do not make it exactly clear which CPU's go in which of the sockets.... If I knew for sure which socket I needed for certain CPU's I might would have jumped onto the Intel Bandwagon this go around. 

Second, For every generation CPU Intel releases, they have a Huge speed drop with newer technology. As in the socket 478, they had a Prescott 3.4GHz HT Processor, but did not again achieve 3.4GHz factory in the Next Gen CPU's for another 2 years? Just seems like they rushed new technology. AMD on the other hand, though behind the curve as far as performance, have never released a new platform CPU that they did not match the performance of the best of the older technology with one of their newer technology CPU's. they Wait to make sure the new technology will be viable.

Lastly, AMD makes sure that as Technology comes out, the average person can afford to jump right in there, where as Intel has made it very clear that since they come out with power 1st, they should be able to overcharge for that power. Just cause it came out 1st does not mean it's better, IMO. For instance, What is the average running temps of a Intel Processor vs AMD? AMD Processors at load are made to  run up to 20C cooler than Intel Processors. Also, this gicves them a upper hand to be overclocked with higher potential power. But, in the end, AMD CPU's are less stable at higher temps, so that is mute.

Sadly, since there is more market for higher performance Intel CPU's, most Motherboard Companies tend to lean on fine tuning Intel based motherboards, whereas the AMD boards generally do not hold up well. Take for instance, the Motherboard I bought from Asus, the M4A87TD EVO. It is, in my mind equivalent to the P6X58D Premium, but performance wise, lacks the quality of design. There is definately no love for the AMD Enthusiasts out there. My board I have had to RMA due to faulty design of the Northbridge heatsink, only to have similar issues with a replacement board.
On a final thought, Like Mac Owners are to PC's, Intel Processors are to all computer owners. Just because it is the new Intel Processor, people will flock to buy it, Even knowing that it lacks in performance from the older models. Why? Because it's the New Intel Processor. Same reason Apple owners will buy a iPad knowing that any other tablet maker's tablets will run circles around the iPad, because it's the new Apple product. Looking at it in that perspective, Who's gonna buy the new Ivybridge Computers? I know I'm not a trend surfer.

    
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post #10905 of 15187
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so half way through with the top vent... its a "recycled piece of aluminum"/was a sign. lol but I couldn't find a hole pattern and hole size I liked so am making my own. IDK maybe I'll do something else but for now this is the plan and will be painted matte black.
post #10906 of 15187
WOW guys, I'm really impressed by what I've read within the last 10 pages. I've only had bad experiences with RMA'ing stuff and most of the time support would take forever to answer and they'd just tell me that I'll have to pay xx € to get my **** back working.

Really, it's amazing how NZXT have employees over here and how they seem nice and really understanding. That really does cheer me up because I really wouldn't know what to do if when modding something broke, I mean I don't have so much money so I'd probably have to just deal with broken stuff but thanks to NZXT's staff that's not an issue.

@XNine: My top 200mm blue LED case fan (nzxt one that comes with the case) makes a rattling noise now and then and I was just wondering wether or not that was a known issue and how I could fix it because I like my stuff silent and that noise really does give me a hard time when I've got a headache.


@Rowey, I love those blue vengeance sticks Oo ! And nice idea of painting the hand-screws too, I'll probably be stealing you that idea if you don't mind wink.gif.
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post #10907 of 15187
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@Rowey, Oo ! And nice idea of painting the hand-screws too, I'll probably be stealing you that idea if you don't mind wink.gif.

Good luck painting a thumb screw. I bet they were purchased from MNPC tech.

http://www.mnpctech.com/thumbscrew.html
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post #10908 of 15187
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Think I'd pass on painting thumb screws.. but I'm making my on own perforated aluminum vent plate so I can't talk. lol
post #10909 of 15187
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Originally Posted by steelkevin View Post

WOW guys, I'm really impressed by what I've read within the last 10 pages. I've only had bad experiences with RMA'ing stuff and most of the time support would take forever to answer and they'd just tell me that I'll have to pay xx € to get my **** back working.
Really, it's amazing how NZXT have employees over here and how they seem nice and really understanding. That really does cheer me up because I really wouldn't know what to do if when modding something broke, I mean I don't have so much money so I'd probably have to just deal with broken stuff but thanks to NZXT's staff that's not an issue.
@XNine: My top 200mm blue LED case fan (nzxt one that comes with the case) makes a rattling noise now and then and I was just wondering wether or not that was a known issue and how I could fix it because I like my stuff silent and that noise really does give me a hard time when I've got a headache.
@Rowey, I love those blue vengeance sticks Oo ! And nice idea of painting the hand-screws too, I'll probably be stealing you that idea if you don't mind wink.gif.

that rattling noise is very easy to fix.

go to walmart and buy a singer machine oil (for sawing machine) it's only 3 dollars.

You don't even have to remove the fan just remove the sticker and remove the rubber cap and drop 3 to 5 drops of oil in there and your done.

this is the whole you need to put the oil in.

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post #10910 of 15187
So Heres my second part of the liquid cooling build done up.

putting the CPU block on...450

Heres the Rad Being mounted with the Rad mounting kit that comes with the case
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Heres the Loop Put together! biggrin.gif
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so one thing i found really funny, is that the pump is flowing opposite what the intake and outtake ports are labeled as, so my loop is running in reverse atm, so when i get mayhems liquid (if i can get it shipped to Canada), i will be switching the loop around, so the flow is normal.

how does it look guys?
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