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I like that case, I built an office PC in it when it first came out. This one has a bit more power though lol!

 

Shame about the PSU but hopefully they sort it for you. I've never had to RMA a PSU, mine seemingly never die.

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Felt it was time for a little update after i finally stuck some heatsinks to my 1070 heat plate

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Also installed a second 180mm fan on the rad FM181.

Being white looks a little funny.

It's such a tight fit the old AP181 had to be offset to avoid the other side of the case but there isn't enough room between the AP181 and the GPU to use the other mount plate anyway.

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I'm not sure what to make of the noise differences yet and just how much of it is due to the different mount positions in the case

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Nice! I'm sure fan will help cool things down. I like the heatsink mod too. If gets noisy maybe try placing on the other side of the desk or floor.

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Its not noisy per say until I take the fans over 1000RPM which isn't needed for 24\7 use but the old fan which uses a sleeve bearing has a bit of a click to it.

While the new fan that uses ball bearings seems to make a bit more air noise when from reviews I thought it should make less.

This leads me to think that maybe some tabs on the front of the case that go past the tips of the blades for mounting a smaller fan could be creating some noise, so I may have to cut them off to find out.

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Configured the system to run fanless when idle, virtually silent at low loads, very quit under typical gaming loads.

Then it can ramp up to full speed if it gets hot for some reason like if I don't bother to turn on the ac when its 45c outside\inside.

 

Provided I don't use batteleye anticheat software as it disables speedfan. Safe to say my GPU got hot and unfortunately its memory is now only stable at +600MHz instead of 700MHz+ OC.

This was before i attached the new heatsinks to it.

 

Also have a external temp probe stuck into the fins I glued onto the 1070 and so far the hottest those heatsinks have hit is 42c when there isn't much airflow thanks to this quiet fan profile

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Stuck the GTX480 in temporarily to test it as a dedicated physics card. It worked but it didn't help performance.

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What kind of probe you using?  

Did it help for benchmarks running as a dedicated physics cards?  I think in the nvidia settings you have to point to it if you want it to be dedicated, you probably already did that just surprised it did not give any improvement. 

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Didn't actually try any benchmarks just borderlands 2 which is CPU bound by its single threaded physics since it doesn't load it all on the GPU.

GTX480 GPU usage was about 14% while it was being used as a dedicated physics card.

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So a little update.

Radeon VII went in a while back.

 

Now I have swapped my 6700K for a mates 7700K and after deliding it is running 5GHz AVX 4.9GHz 1.32V llC5 with Vdrop to ~1.3v and topping out at ~60c

Only run some short 15min stability tests so far so I may need to tweak that a little yet.

Tried 5.1GHz 1.375v but it blue screened within seconds of starting the stability test.

 

I was hoping that the memory controller would be better and I could just set 4000MHz but like with my 6700k it is still twitchy over 3733 and often wont post at 3866 even though it is stable if it does post so maybe a BIOS setting will help me get a little more out of it I just need to work out which.

 

Modified mount holding on the old Storm G5 which was a pure silver CPU waterblock made 15 years ago in AU.

The old stained Tygon tubing was the only thing I had that didn't kink badly with that bend.

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Just for kicks here is a little history with some of my older builds in there prime.

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What TIM did you use under the ihs?  Did you do the float or seal it back on?   PS. loved the throw back pics

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Liquid metal under IHS and Cryonaught ontop and it is afloat so same as my 3770K except this Time I don't think I killed the IGP .

There was a few copper points under the IHS I should have covered with nail polish so hopefully the liquid metal stays put.

 

Failed stress test lastnight so dropped back to 48 AVX with -2 offset and added .005v although it is still reading 1.296v load.

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