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by WhiteFireDragon
Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Fixing Ivy Bridge high CPU temps: IHS removal video
Replies: 13
Views: 5321

Re: Fixing Ivy Bridge high CPU temps: IHS removal video

Ok I've been running this for a few months, it's roughly half a degree higher than when I first applied the paste, which is well within margin of error. Ambient temps are the same.
by WhiteFireDragon
Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Fixing Ivy Bridge high CPU temps: IHS removal video
Replies: 13
Views: 5321

Re: Fixing Ivy Bridge high CPU temps: IHS removal video

Btw you said all your good thermals were already used, what do you consider the best? indiglo? Shin Itsu? I use to have some shin-etsu and CL liquid metal ultra last year, but used all that up. CL only gives very little of the liquid metal in the syringe, only about 0.15g (not even a gram!). I was ...
by WhiteFireDragon
Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Fixing Ivy Bridge high CPU temps: IHS removal video
Replies: 13
Views: 5321

Re: Fixing Ivy Bridge high CPU temps: IHS removal video

Thank you for doing the video and sharing it! It's very generous of you to put such a big effort and time into showing how to fix the Ivy Bridge IHS. I'm amazed by the difference you have recorded, 98 degrees is an extreme temperature at 4 GHz. Do you know if this would also make a difference on Sa...
by WhiteFireDragon
Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Fixing Ivy Bridge high CPU temps: IHS removal video
Replies: 13
Views: 5321

Re: Fixing Ivy Bridge high CPU temps: IHS removal video

It seemed difficult to keep the IHS in place while you were pressing down on the lever. Was it secure when you were done? I wouldn't say it's too difficult, but does take a pretty sturdy hand. I was doing it backwards so the webcam could face it, and also I was putting pressure down on it while try...
by WhiteFireDragon
Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Fixing Ivy Bridge high CPU temps: IHS removal video
Replies: 13
Views: 5321

Fixing Ivy Bridge high CPU temps: IHS removal video

Hi guys, I just removed the IHS off my IB processor and thought I'd share this "tutorial" video and results. I got a huge 40°C lower on one of the cores . If I average temps from all cores before and after the mod, then it's 79.25°C before IHS removal, and 59°C after IHS removal. That's still 20°C d...
by WhiteFireDragon
Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DH77EB + I5-3750k Combination Low Power
Replies: 22
Views: 33980

Re: DH77EB + I5-3750k Combination Low Power

Bummer, it's a shame that intel boards never has any CPU voltage adjustments. Only the high end intel boards that were designed specifically for overclocking has CPU voltage, but none other. I just don't understand how the built the board for all other voltage adjustments except for the CPU. This wo...
by WhiteFireDragon
Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: MiniITX Motherboard Tray
Replies: 23
Views: 15000

Re: FS: MiniITX Motherboard Tray

Anyone know the source that he got these from? I can contact the place to have them made for me, and sell off the extras I don't need. I sent him a PM, but not sure if he'll visit back here anytime soon.
by WhiteFireDragon
Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:39 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passively cooled HD5770 vs HD7750
Replies: 3
Views: 2225

Passively cooled HD5770 vs HD7750

I'm in a pickle between these two cards. I bought this Gigabyte HD5770 Silent Cell a year ago for $180 and finally will get a chance to use it. Yes I know, that's way overpriced but I was pretty desperate as it was the most powerful card that was passively cooled at the time, and it was being discon...
by WhiteFireDragon
Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: [Amazon] Intel 330 Series SSD - 60gb $50 AR, 180gb $130 AR
Replies: 0
Views: 1531

[Amazon] Intel 330 Series SSD - 60gb $50 AR, 180gb $130 AR

Intel reliability, SATA 3, at a low price :)

Intel 330 60gb SSD $50 shipped AR
Intel 330 180gb SSD $130 shipped AR
by WhiteFireDragon
Sun May 20, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: MiniITX Motherboard Tray
Replies: 23
Views: 15000

Re: FS: MiniITX Motherboard Tray

OP, I'm interested in one if you ever get more in the future.
by WhiteFireDragon
Mon May 14, 2012 1:08 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Crucial M4 128GB - $110 at Buy.com
Replies: 2
Views: 1500

Re: Crucial M4 128GB - $110 at Buy.com

Instead of making a new thread, I'll just post the update on here. These crucial M4's has been dropping in price a lot recently. I think this is the lowest I've seen so far at $100 shipped, and shave off another $5 if you're a new customer (aka make a new email :p)

Crucial M4 128gb SSD link
by WhiteFireDragon
Fri May 04, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Crucial M4 256GB SSD @ $200 [Newegg and Amazon]
Replies: 0
Views: 1017

Crucial M4 256GB SSD @ $200 [Newegg and Amazon]

Ridiculously low prices, $200 for the Crucial M4 256gb at newegg, amazon, and buy.com. Let the price war begin :) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W2JL2A http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148443 http://www.buy.com/prod/crucial-m4-256gb-2-5-sata-iii-solid-state-drive-ssd-wi...
by WhiteFireDragon
Tue May 01, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Crucial M4 128GB - $110 at Buy.com
Replies: 2
Views: 1500

Re: Crucial M4 128GB - $110 at Buy.com

Looks like price went back up to $137.48 shipped. Amazon is a tad lower at $125 shipped:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W2 ... B004W2JKZI
by WhiteFireDragon
Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: New Ivy Bridge processors released today!
Replies: 7
Views: 2761

Re: New Ivy Bridge processors released today!

However, Sandy Bridge still wins in the max overclocking department at lower temperatures. No it doesn't. I was at an Ivy Bridge launch event yesterday which included demonstrations of overclocking up to 5Ghz. This was with an i7-3770K, MSI Z77A GD65 motherboard and Dark Rock Pro cooler (think Noct...
by WhiteFireDragon
Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:54 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: New Ivy Bridge processors released today!
Replies: 7
Views: 2761

New Ivy Bridge processors released today!

IB will get released in the morning for many stores. I'll be grabbing one for myself :D. Based on what I've read so far, these new IB will be great for lower power consumption and heat at modest overclocks, which is good for us here. However, Sandy Bridge still wins in the max overclocking departmen...
by WhiteFireDragon
Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes
Replies: 39
Views: 27337

Re: Amec Thermasol Flat Cool Pipes

I'm interested in one of these. I'll shoot you PM once I finalize my configuration. I also have the same case btw.
by WhiteFireDragon
Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Crucial M4 128GB for $130 @ NewEgg
Replies: 4
Views: 1735

Re: Crucial M4 128GB for $130 @ NewEgg

CA_Steve wrote:
WhiteFireDragon wrote:OP, it looks like your link is broken, it only shows the current newegg promotion.
6th item down :)
Ah sorry my monitor wasn't big enough to see it haha.
by WhiteFireDragon
Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Crucial M4 128GB for $130 @ NewEgg
Replies: 4
Views: 1735

Re: Crucial M4 128GB for $130 @ NewEgg

OP, it looks like your link is broken, it only shows the current newegg promotion. Here is the direct link to the product, not sure when the promo code expires though. Amazon also has it currently for $150, but there is no tax for most states. Newegg $130 after promo code EMCYTZT1401 Amazon $150 You...
by WhiteFireDragon
Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:52 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: small, quiet mini-ITX gaming build
Replies: 35
Views: 23613

Re: small, quiet mini-ITX gaming build

It's been a while, but I forgot to update: I switched out the gigabyte H67N-USB3 with a ECS H67H2-I around November because it can hold a mSATA SSD on the motherboard. The mSATA SSD is a 80gb intel 310 SSD. Pics will come later.
by WhiteFireDragon
Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:32 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Fractal Design R3 $80 shipped @ newegg
Replies: 0
Views: 1074

Fractal Design R3 $80 shipped @ newegg

Fractal Design Define R3 is currently $80 shipped from newegg after promo code EMCNFND226. Great case for this forum.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811352013
by WhiteFireDragon
Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: small, quiet mini-ITX gaming build
Replies: 35
Views: 23613

Re: small, quiet mini-ITX gaming build

I wish I found this before I built my machine, because I had the same problems as you did and same goal. I wanted eyefinity + gaming + htpc. I finally did it, but it took so long to dig up informations and buy those parts. My machine: Intel E5200 Biostar G41-M7 MATX mb 2gb G.Skills Ram x 1 160gb 2....
by WhiteFireDragon
Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: small, quiet mini-ITX gaming build
Replies: 35
Views: 23613

Re: small, quiet mini-ITX gaming build

here is the computer next to a normal sized ATX antec case for size comparison http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/2648/p1010619j.jpg here's also another pic of it sandwiched between two text books for a relative size comparison. it's about as big as my biochem and biology text book http://img845.image...
by WhiteFireDragon
Sat May 28, 2011 12:29 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: small, quiet mini-ITX gaming build
Replies: 35
Views: 23613

Re: small, quiet mini-ITX gaming build

WFD, great build and helpful pics. I wonder if there is any cooler similar and able to avoid putting pressure on the DIMM slots? this is the largest cooler for this board and case. any other cooler will be smaller, or too big to fit. although the heatpipes do touch the memory stick, there is no rea...
by WhiteFireDragon
Thu May 26, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Compact, cool & quiet powerhouse all-rounder for a friend =)
Replies: 5
Views: 3759

Re: Compact, cool & quiet powerhouse all-rounder for a frien

nice! that's almost going to be my exact setup with the HD5770 silent cell, CPU, motherboard, and fan. except i'll be using the 800rpm variant and a fractal design mini case instead of the TJ08. how are the temps for the GPU and CPU? i think you might not even need that fan on the hr-02 since it's r...
by WhiteFireDragon
Tue May 24, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: passive cpu cooler other option
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

Re: passive cpu cooler other option

thermalright HR-02 is a good choice for your current setup as well as future upgrades. even though some people say it's a "passive" cooler, it's more like semi-passive because the offset design of it allows it to be very close to your case fans. so although you don't have to use a dedicated fan for ...
by WhiteFireDragon
Tue May 24, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Mini ITX Low Power Build
Replies: 32
Views: 44558

Re: Mini ITX Low Power Build

Well didnt want to gamble with the mobo, i was checked missingremote review of the i3 2100T with idles close to 14W, and comments by people about intel being one the best into low voltage or low power consumption, so i wanted basically the same mobo on the review, but was never in stock, the only o...
by WhiteFireDragon
Tue May 24, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Mini ITX Low Power Build
Replies: 32
Views: 44558

Re: Mini ITX Low Power Build

1) PWM fans I though it would change with temps, in my testing it never did with prime95, both PWM stayed with the same rpm, maybe 40C is to low to kick more rpm from the mobo or maybe PWM fans are not meant to by dynamically controlled by the MOBO but just to be set without a fan controller. Just ...
by WhiteFireDragon
Tue May 24, 2011 12:45 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Mini ITX Low Power Build
Replies: 32
Views: 44558

Re: Mini ITX Low Power Build

great power consumption numbers, especially idle. do you think a lian li PC-Q11 would be more suitable? it's basically the same as the Q08, but not as long or thick. from the pics, it doesn't look like you need the case's length or thickness because there's still a lot of extra space. and with a sho...
by WhiteFireDragon
Mon May 23, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: small, quiet mini-ITX gaming build
Replies: 35
Views: 23613

Re: small, quiet mini-ITX gaming build

http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/1234/dscn7042u.jpg http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/3057/dscn7038q.jpg http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/8964/dscn7049.jpg http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/5363/dscn7053z.jpg http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/4774/dscn7054d.jpg everything plugged in and powere...
by WhiteFireDragon
Thu May 19, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright Venomous X Silent Edition CPU Cooler
Replies: 14
Views: 6155

Re: Thermalright Venomous X Silent Edition CPU Cooler

it's in the same price range as the HR-02, so i'm wondering how it compares with HR-02 with the same fans, and also passive