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  1. I've used my Rockit tool to delid 6 CPU's now.  Coming from using a vice before, the Rockit tool is just great.  Takes literally 45 seconds and I've seen anywhere from 15-24C drops in temps.  8700K I just installed dropped more than 20C after a delid.


    As far as LM goes, I've used both CLU and Conductonaut.  Conductonaut might get you 1/2C lower, but overall they are both good.


    I have never re-lidded the IHS, but if you are going the Silicone route just make sure you don't use too much.  The amount intel puts on is already too much (hence half of the reason you delid in the first place).


    Good luck and enjoy your new temps!

  2. I recently had a very similar issue with my system.  Random BSOD's when web surfing, but never while gaming.  Banged my head against the wall for a while and did pretty much everything you did.  I finally ran memtest on each individual RAM stick.  Turned out one of them was bad.  Random BSOD's that you can't reproduce are hard to troubleshoot.  Memtest would be an easy next step.

  3. The extra cores don't help with gaming at all.  Should there be a time games are coded to utilize more than 4 cores, then maybe.  But that day isn't today.  You would save some money, but sacrifice some performance, power consumption, and thermals if you go AMD.  Not an "Intel fanboy" by any means as I have an AMD build and an Intel build, I just go off of the numbers.  :)




    in case you are looking for some charts on FPS/Power consumption

  4. Euro is correct.  Can't put a 3xxx series CPU on a z97 board.  If you are set on the 3770, you will have to get an 1155 socket board.  Otherwise you will need a 4th gen intel CPU to fit a z97 board.  A 770 will be able to game at that resolution, but you will not be able to turn on all eye candy.  You would need to SLI, or get a more powerful single GPU as Euro stated.  Good news is your existing PSU will easily handle 2x 770's or a 780 ti.  :)

  5. Looks like a good build.  Are you planning for crossfire in the future?  If not, you definitely don't need that hx850.  Wayyy overkill for a single card.  Save some cash, get a quality 650w, and put the saved money to a bigger SSD.  :)

  6. I have found that you outgrow a 250 pretty quick.  Friends that have bought them wanted a bigger bike within a few months.  I would start with a low key 600cc like a Yamaha YZF 600r or something comparable.  That is what I learned on, then upgraded to an R1.

  7. CPU - i5 2500k

    Cooler - Corsair H50

    Motherboard - ASUS P8-P67 Pro

    RAM - 8GB Gskill Ripjaw

    Video Card - EVGA GTX 780

    SSD - Samsung 840 Pro 256GB

    HDD - 1TB WD Caviar Black

    PSU - Corsair HX750

    Case - Corsair Carbide Air 540 

    Monitor - ASUS PB278Q - 2560x1440 display

    Keyboard - Razer Black Widow Ultimate Keyboard

    Mouse - Razer Death Adder

    Headset - Plantronics Gamecom 780


    Location - United States - St. Louis, MO

  8. Looks good.  Only thing you could save some $ on is PSU.  That build won't need an hx850.  A good 650w would handle that.  A good 750w would give you room for heavy overclocking.  I ran 2x gtx 660's (stock volts not OC) on my old Corsair TX650 with an overclocked 2500k.  Ran it for about a year, no issues at all.

  9. I actually was going to get a gtx 760 before I decided to get a 2560x1440 monitor.  GTX 760 is a great card.  If you are gaming at 1920x1080 and don't care about maxing out games like crisis/metro, it will suit you well.  It would still be a good upgrade from your 570.  Not quite as powerful as the 280x, but definitely no slouch.  Also, I see you have a Cooler Master 1000w PSU.  While I'm not sure why you have a 1kw PSU for a single gtx 570, it would power 2x GTX 760's fine.  Just a piece of mind if you decide you need more power down the road.

  10. A reference 280x was originally around $300 at release.  The whole cryptocurrency stuff has inflated their prices a ton... and these cards are great at crypto-mining.  That is why they  now go for $400-$500 instead of ~$300.  If you compare $310 to the current average [inflated] price of a 280x, that is a good deal.  It would be a nice upgrade from your gtx570.  However, if your friend got a 280x at release, he did not pay 500 dollars for it.  

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