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  1. Life's been keeping me real busy, but I finally have some time to tinker with my PC and get some upgrades done over the summer. I haven't been keeping up lately, but just how worse is the performance of an APU (say, my 5800k) vs like a FX chip or an Intel equivalent? I bought this APU because at the time I was REALLY on a budget and needed something to play Dota and League. It handled both with flying colors. But now that I have some cash on hand...what do you guys think about the new APU that's supposedly coming out in 2015, Carizo for the FM2+ ? My board isn't even FM2+ so basically my FM2 mobo's socket life ended, and I heard that AM3+ is going to be dead very very soon. So I guess my next option is to either swap over to Intel or wait for the new socket from AMD. Thoughts on the future roadmap for CPUs?
  2. I was wanting a window for my Corsair Carbide 200R, but there were only videos of mods and other things but no option to buy a windowed version of it or anything... but then I saw this: http://www.ncixus.com/products/index.php?sku=90146&promoid=1320 http://www.ncix.com/detail/corsair-carbide-series-200r-window-7f-90146-1320.htm http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=11180AC2605&vpn=CC-9011041-WW&manufacture=CORSAIR http://www.directdial.com/CC-9011041-WW.html/ Part #: CC-9011041-WW So what's going on? That part # doesn't even show up on Corsair's website.. And why does ncix.com, which is probably the most popular site I listed, they don't have it in stock. Damn...I shoulda bought the windowed one. But tempted to buy it anyways and just swap the windowed side panel and sell it for $10~20 less as "like-new". Cuz I totally woulda paid $20 for an option to buy just the windowed side panel.
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    Good down draft cooler

    Yes, C6 should be disabled on most APUs. That thing was giving me troubles as well. I suggested the Arctic Cooling Alpine 11 Pro and the CM Gemini to him. It's upto him now to get what he wants. Thanks all! Off topic: Don't purchase the Asus F2A85-V. Dunno about the Pro version, but this one HATES it when increasing the fsb frequency to overclock. Could not get it stabilized even when given ample voltages to the NB.
  4. My cousin is looking for a cooler that is better than the stock one for his Sandybridge cpu. He will be doingsome very mild overclocking but the problem is that he has a case that cannot fit tall tower coolers. His case is an old hand me down from me, which has two 80mm fans total. So a cooler with fans blowing down is pretty ideal so it can also give some extra airflow to nearby mobo components. Been looking but would like your guys' suggestions on this! Price should be under $35.
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    Good down draft cooler

    What about this? Has anyone had any experience with this cooler? http://ncix.com/products/?sku=42382&vpn=Alpine%2011%20Pro%20rev%202&manufacture=Arctic%20Cooling&promoid=1010 Cheap, comes with pre applied good paste, probably is better than the stock easily, and again, the OC will be either super mild to none. It's his first time switching out a heatsink and I'm in Alberta and hes in BC lol so I can't really supervise him on how to correctly apply thermal paste n stuff. Just a bit skeptical because the price is insanely cheap. @ cjloki, that ones a bit outta his budget. Looks like a good cooler tho! Abit overkill too haha
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    Good down draft cooler

    It's a no name brand, don't exactly know the dimensions of the case, but the rams don't have any heatsinks on it so no problems with that. Down draft coolers don't tend to be that tall anyways, so I would not worry about the tallness or clearance. Stonerboy, that one looks pretty good. I think I looked at that one too. Any comparable ones?
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    Is cowboom a trustworthy website?

    From what I can conclude, it looks like a legit company.
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    5800K Overclock help

    Tightening the screws on the bracket even more allowed for idle temps of 41c! Load temps are is still same. Switched my only front intake fan to top exhaust and reduced mobo temps by 1c. Increased my ssd temp by 4c tho. Waiting on my 3 extra fans...one for the front intake and one for bottom intake, and last one for push pull on my h60. I am quite satisfied with the performance of it, so i guess ill leave it at 4.0ghz. Saw one review of 5800k doing 4.2ghz on stock cooler and stock voltage. Oh well you win some and lose some.
  9. Well I wanted to start overclocking my 5800k today, but in the Asus bios option, CPU Voltage, the only option for it is "Offset Mode". I didn't know what this was, so I searched it and I don't really wanna overclock my cpu that way. Problem is, there is no "Manual" mode available to me as an option here....What the hell? What do you think it is? EDIT: New info I'll try and sum up what problem I'm having. Here we go. I initially wanted to overclock it, checked bios setting, there was no option for manual voltage increments but instead an offset mode. Not knowing exactly what this is, I left alone everything and increased my multiplier so that it is +100MHz from stock. Booted to windows, checked the temps and WOW too high. I try F5 which is revert to optimized default. Instead, it increases clock to 4.3GHz. I clear CMOS and try again, no go. Realizing something is wrong, I forefit any kind of hope for overclocking and hope that it has decent temps at STOCK settings. Unfortunately, stock settings temps were way too high at load and idle. (45C idle, 89C load, TJ MAX 74C ) I underclock to 1.25v - 1.35v from whatever the stock was. Temps are better, but still way too dangerous when fully loaded (72-74C) Even at this voltage, it gives error in Prime95, but at least it does not crash right away or the temps are crazy high. Bios is updated, chipset is updated, graphics driver is updated, all peripherals are updated, fans are all on, stock heatsink is seated properly with stock thermal paste. I am away from home atm so I cannot put my AC5 on, which is at home. So I have concluded that either something is broken, or the stock heatsink is no where near as good as it should be to keep this CPU running STABLE at STOCK settings which is SAD. Again, I am not trying to OC anything here, I am just trying to get this thing running stable and cooler than its TJ MAX at load.
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    5800K Overclock help

    I am pretty sure Corsair's pre-applied paste is Shin Etsu, which is a pretty good brand. I had my load line at medium, (60%) and prime95 got error at 30 minutes. I set that to High (80%) and now it is completely stable. Also gotta take into account I have my igpu side OC'ed as well, but I still do not like these load temps. When I get home I will check if there is anything out of the ordinary, but I am sure I tightened the screws good enough for a nice firm contact. My motherboard gets quite hot as well, since the airflow is not ideal at the moment. 44c after +2 hours of Prime95. Will report back after my second fan arrives, which should reduce my mobo temp for sure, but probably not much cpu temps. And then I'm asking my bro to send my extra 120mm Antec fan from home, and using that as my push/pull config for my H60, which should shave off 2-3c?
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    5800K Overclock help

    Hmm. What are your temps like at full load? And what setting do u have LLC set at? I dont have an ideal airflow in my case atm cuz I ordered a 3pin y splitter and as soon as that comes ill have another fan to help. But still, these temps look awfully high for 1.294v @4.0ghz , its load temp is ~76c but it only spikes to that and usually stays around 70c. Idles at 44c. Weird that it keeps jumping when Prime95ing, like goea from 68c-78c but stays at 78c for only a full second.Could it be due to the new thermal paste that was on the H60? Beginning to think I just got a really bad chip for ocing.
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    5800K Overclock help

    NPs man, I'm not doubting the capabilities of your overclocking. I was just extremely frustrated at the stock cooler at the moment of writing this thread haha. I'm curious at what voltage you have it set at? And I am jealous of the manual mode setting
  13. Nevermind. I am using the top vents as the exhaust. I'm putting one fan at the bottom as an intake, and my new H60 cooler will be an intake from the rear, and I have one intake in the front. Positive air pressure PLUS the natural flow of hot air will hopefully draw hot air out the top. I'll watch the motherboard temps to see if it requires an exhaust at the top as well. But I don't think it will be necessary.
  14. Hello OCC. Firstly I want to recommend this case because it was really cheap, and has great features. Really surprised with quality of the case. Now, I want to address some of the flaws of the case by modding it. Not really fit to call it a mod, but could be if done right and cleanly?! Flaw #1, for those who aren't looking to put 2 top exhaust fans on the case, these holes are a problem. Dust can settle in when the computer is off, other crumbs can fall in, causes more noise outside the case, and last but not least, some of the intake airflow escapes through these holes before it even reaches the extent of the rear exhaust fan. To solve this problem I want to just put some kind of material to block the top of the case. Sheet metal would be the best, but that might be too costly?? I want ideas on what material to put here. Bonus if the material can be painted, easily drilled according to the fan holes, and CHEAP. (AKA, cheaper than putting 2 140mm fans on) I was going to write flaw #2 here but seems pointless since it seems too hard for me to do anyways.
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    5800K Overclock help

    A lil update, I contacted Asus and apparently, the F2A85-V BIOS does not have the option for manual mode for vcore setting, while the F2A85-V Pro does. What a bummer, oh well. I read up on offset overclocking and it does not sound bad. I wonder why they would remove that feature for the non-pro version Also, they recommended me to turn off C6 and PowerNow, which are both power saving features, and CPB is actually the name for Turbo Core in the BIOS. So I turned that off too. I'll give an update on my overclock as soon as my cooler arrives.
  16. Actually after a bit of thought, maybe the fan holes should not be covered as heat rises? I don't know...I want to try and cover it up and compare temps! I\ll cut out a piece of cardboard to test it...that'll be the easiest
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    ROCCAT Hiro Mousepad Reviewed

    what has this world come to...$50 mouse pads? $30 premium mouse pads would more than suffice for anything, even as a pro gamer.
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    5800K Overclock help

    It was doing the same thing at stock clock. Well over its specified TJ Max. I built 2 systems for my friends with the FM1 series APUs because they were so cost effective. I hope their systems are doing okay. Haven't heard from them in a while.
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    Cosmos II- Skyline GT-R-

    Looks great man!
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    5800K Overclock help

    Thank you for the suggestions. I will be adding another fan top as an exhaust too, I'm sure this will help a bunch. I already jumped the gun on the aftermarket cooling! I'll try turning off C6 state too. I still really want to know 1) how to disable Turbo core in my Asus bios, and 2) Ability to switch to manual vcore mode instead of offset vcore mode. Anyone with the same board, screenshots or something would be greatly appreciated. Either I am blind or it does not exist!
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    5800K Overclock help

    Just the basic 2 fans. Immaculate cable management. Tried reseating the heatsink already I'm in a basement, case is on top of a desk, room temperature is colder than the average room. I went ahead and ordered H60. It should cool it right down. Maybe I just got a bad one, to the already poorly designed stock one that cannot dissipate 100w TDP. Still cant believe im spending 71 bucks after shipping and tax for a 129 dollar cpu. Haha this was suppose to be a sub 700 build but not anymore XD
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    5800K Overclock help

    Okay maybe I should edit the first post so that people are on track here. The title of this thread is a bit misleading now. I'll try and sum up what problem I'm having. Here we go. I initially wanted to overclock it, checked bios setting, there was no option for manual voltage increments but instead an offset mode. Not knowing exactly what this is, I left alone everything and increased my multiplier so that it is +100MHz from stock. Booted to windows, checked the temps and WOW too high. I try F5 which is revert to optimized default. Instead, it increases clock to 4.3GHz. I clear CMOS and try again, no go. Realizing something is wrong, I forefit any kind of hope for overclocking and hope that it has decent temps at STOCK settings. Unfortunately, stock settings temps were way too high at load and idle. (45C idle, 89C load, TJ MAX 74C ) I undervolt to 1.25v - 1.35v from whatever the stock was. Temps are better, but still way too dangerous when fully loaded (72-74C) Even at this voltage, it gives error in Prime95, but at least it does not crash right away or the temps are crazy high. Bios is updated, chipset is updated, graphics driver is updated, all peripherals are updated, fans are all on, stock heatsink is seated properly with stock thermal paste. I am away from home atm so I cannot put my AC5 on, which is at home. So I have concluded that either something is broken, or the stock heatsink is no where near as good as it should be to keep this CPU running STABLE at STOCK settings which is SAD. Again, I am not trying to OC anything here, I am just trying to get this thing running stable and cooler than its TJ MAX at load. Mostly, I want to know why in the world I can't get manual vcore settings out of this new Asus bios.
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    5800K Overclock help

    Lol...having a h100 of course it is easy. Put back your stock cooler and try "auto tune". The stupid thing won't know what temperature the core is at, and melt down. I told you already, I tried basically everything. I have all the latest bios, updates, etc. And who uses auto tune anyways? If I just blow another 70 bucks to get like a H60, I'm sure my temp problem would be solved, but I am FURIOUS that AMD decided to include a stock cooler that cannot keep the CPU at below 74c at load. That is just...omg I shoulda stayed Intel. @d6bmg Apparently, there is suppose to be two ways to adjust voltage: manual and offset mode. This bios only gives me the option of offset mode. I have undervolted it to 1.25v - 1.35v and it's still above 72c and Prime95 has calculation error, usually on 2 cores out of 4. Then when the core 0 and 1 worker stops, the temps start going down to ~60c when only 2 of the cores are working.
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    5800K Overclock help

    Okay I am very frustrated as I write this... There are a few problems that really bothers me with this platform. When I set the bios to default, (which the exact name is optimized default), the CPU overclocks itself to 4.3GHz, and the voltage is set to auto so it gives crazy voltages and I only have a stock cooler on it at the moment. Secondly, when I try to put it at stock settings, ie. 3.8GHz and auto voltage, but PowerNow turned off, the stupid thing still gives it crazy voltage. I assure you, I have the cooler seated properly. I double checked that. HWMonitor and Coretemp both reads same temps so I don't think it's the program. When I ran Prime95 for a few seconds, it jumped to 89C and I got scared and turned it off. It idles at 45c. According to HWMonitor, the vcore is fluctuating from 1.387 to 1.487 v. This is on AUTO. Yes, that means this thing is giving at least 1.387v while the chip is doing nothing. No wonder it idles at freakin 45c. Either the sensor is malfunctioning, the stock cooler is crazy bad, or this chip is just a disappointment. Anyone with a 5800k, please help me out? In the meantime I will play around with this offset mode thing to try and lower the vcore to acceptable levels... At this point, id be happy if this chip ran rock solid with acceptable temps at stock settings ffs...
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    5800K Overclock help

    Well I disabled all energy saving features and finally, voltage offsets actually respond to my adjustments correctly without fluctuation. I still haven't installed Windows as I just got around to building it. I still don't know why there isn't an option to do "manual" overclocking in the dropdown list. Oh well. My plan tomorrow is to setup Win 8 on the desktop, find highest stable clock on core, and then find highest stable clock on igpu afterwards. Should be fun tinkering with it
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