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So I got me some Shin-Etsu MicroSI G751 tim on the way.... it was supposed to be here today, but UPS messed up.... now I won't have it till Monday....

Do I do my new build now with either AS5 or Noctua's NT-1?

All this time off work and I wanted to do it tonight. I only got one night to do it so I don't screw up my Folding points.

I'd really hate to have to re-do the TIM, so it's now or never.

What do you think?! All parts are in my sig..... blocks, rads and case..... already running the CPU cooling from original build. upgrading the case and GPU cooling.
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post #2 of 11
TIM tests are very variable so I would just go with the AS5 and see how it goes. Then later on if you need the extra 0.1c that the ShinEtsu will bring, you can always change it.
    
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post #3 of 11
I agree with Loki.
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just curious but if it was supposed to be here today why wouldnt it be here tomorrow?
    
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post #5 of 11
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I've been dying to post a build log, but I don't want to until I'm done. I've been sitting on $800 in parts for about 2 weeks, doing a little bit here and there.

I finally am at the point of powering down and swapping my mobo and such. The only thing I'm missing is my new TIM. grrrr............
I was actually thinking of trying Noctua's for a change... there's been tests where one beats the other. I've been using AS5 as of late, though.

I'm so excited for you all to see my build... it's wickid.... a huge change from what I've done.... but there are some things that have been done before like the quad rad at the top. BUt i did some cool stuff at the bottom of the case...

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just curious but if it was supposed to be here today why wouldnt it be here tomorrow?
UPS doesn't deliver new years eve or day. it's been rescheduled for Monday the 3rd.

"Your package is in the UPS system and has a rescheduled delivery date of 01/03/2011."
Edited by KOBALT - 12/30/10 at 8:58pm
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just curious but if it was supposed to be here today why wouldnt it be here tomorrow?
I was wondering the same thing, UPS rescheduled a delivery to me till the 3rd that was supposed to be here today as well. I ordered some Arctic MX4 and some sleeved cable extensions.
    
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post #7 of 11
thats really lame new years eve is just another normal day no reason they shouldn't ship. I would just build it now if it were me.
    
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I can't blame them... I work for a big company like theirs and i'm off work, so...

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post #9 of 11
use the noctua now and the shinetsu later
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post #10 of 11
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ok... i'll get to work, all.

at least I can stay logged in with my lappy.

I've said it before, but I hope to have the build log posted in the next couple days, so please check the case mod section periodically. I look forward to everyone's input. This is my first 'real' case mod. Never bought a $300 case and went to town with a jigsaw on it..... had to drink a few before i did it. Took me a day or two to get the guts to do it. Thanks to all for all your input, advice and support. I'm really excited for this

I think you guys will be impressed.
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