Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:10 PM
The mounting bracket on the 9900 broke I considered just geting a replacement bracket but the mount had alway been a bit of challange for me with and with having to my mobo the last time to remove it due to a striped ball hex screw when they could have used regular hex or torqx or just about anything else and avoided the issue, prompted me to upgrade the cooling while switching to something without such an asine mounting system.
I really need to update my sig.
Explanation of how things got the way they are now.
The 965 rig I gave(voluntold to give) to my brother when his mobo died and it was out of warranty he was do for an upgrade anyway, and I was at least partialy compensated towards my new rig by my paarents when this happened.
I then built the FX8150 rig as a pure gamer rig with the 560Ti, the 560ti was an rma freebie upgrade so it runs the 560ti for graphics and the 550ti for physx + an all SSD setup, and 32GB of DDR3 1866, Asus Sabertooth 990 R2.0 board.
I also have a 610e rig as media machine and back up gamer 16GB DDR3 1600 heavily oced zotac GT545 5.6TB of storage soon to be 8TB total Gigabyte 970A-UD3 board - this rig runs nearly 24/7 minus updates.
Hopefully that answers some questions as to why the cooling upgrade is needed and wanted after a nightmarish experience with the Zalman.
As not it did install on the FX8150 rig it just did not seat properly thus necessitating its removal to redo the thermal grease this then uncovered the stripped screw and all the drama their in.
So yes the 965 is still running just in my brothers room.
Anyway so what the take on a push pull 2nd gen H60 versus replacing the bracket on the zalman as far as temps.
thx. in Adv.
Edited by spectrascope, 11 January 2013 - 10:11 PM.
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