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skyjam

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    Intel I5 3570K Ivy Bridge
    ASUS P8P67 DELUXE
    ASUS 560TI
    8 GB Corsair Vengeance
    Corsair Carbine 500R case
    550 WATT Cooler Master PSU
    XSPC Rasas Water Cooling Kit
  1. Alrighty Occ its been a while but I have some things for sale this time and I figured I would offer them up to the site that began my overclocking adventure. First I have an ASUS P8P67 DELUXE board. I really liked this board it is, after all, the deluxe. I've just upgraded, I need money for school, and its just sitting around atm. Unfortunately I do not have sata cables for it. Also if you are looking to overclock with this board, I could never get it to do so after a bios update. I have talked to ASUS over and over about it but they couldn't help me besides wanting me to send it in to replace the bios chip. Therefore I'm only asking $65 for this one. The second board is an ASRock H77-M. This board had absolutely no problems with during my usage with it. I was able to overclock my chip just fine. I just went for an upgrade to try and push further and again I'm in need of some money and its just sitting around. I'm asking $75 for this one since it hasn't had any problems. One thing is that I only have the I/O shield for this board because I only got the I/O shield when I purchased it. If interested PM me or comment and I'll get back to you! Pics of both: http://i1328.photobucket.com/albums/w522/skyjam23/comp%20stuff/IMG_20150605_211715360_zpsusc7zoia.jpg
  2. skyjam

    Cpu fan no taller than 120mm

    They aren't difficult, just take your time and try to remain grounded or at least off of carpeted floors with socks. By the way I hope you made sure to buy some thermal grease, or made sure that it came with the cooler, or just checked to be sure you had some laying around because you'll need some of that as well. I know you already got your cooler and all but you could have also removed your side fan to get a bigger heat sink. That would have probably allowed for better cooling anyway just a thought for future renovations.
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    Fans for watercooling

    Note taken about the fan controllers thanks. As for plugging the fans into the mobo I avoid that anyway because I have heard that it wears out the mobo so I have the 3-pin to molex adapters. Although I really don't like them cause they look trashy and clog my cable management up but its not like anyone could see it because it is hidden behind the mobo tray. I'm not too concerned with RPM monitoring either I mean I couldn't imagine I'll be doing anything to stressful to be concerned with that... although splitting that wire is a handy tip to know.
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    Cpu fan no taller than 120mm

    I agree because bullet number 2 and the comment by your cpu spec makes it sound like you want a new heatsink. Which if thats the case then you have no option but to remove the stock one and probably upgrade to one that has a back plate just because most heat sinks that are worth anything use a back plate. With this being said they do make some that don't have back plates (for example the Thermaltake V1) the only problem with that is trying to find one that is compatible with the AM3+ socket. Or you could do an all in one water cooling set up like jenova suggested but they use back plates as well.... Perhaps you are asking if there is a fan that can replace the fan on your stock AMD cooler? Just out of curiosity what case do you have?
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    Fans for watercooling

    Just to let everyone know if they were curious I've decided to get Corsair's 2 SP120 (probably the quiet but maybe the high performance) and 2 AF120 quiet edition
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    Fans for watercooling

    Oh I wasn't the one to do these tests. Its a channel that I found on youtube... the name is coolingtechnique; however, if my eyes serve me correctly they are using some kind of dc power supply. I have seen them before in my school's labs but I'm not too sure of what their specific name is. I guess it just comes down to personal preference as far as my choices are concerned...
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    Fans for watercooling

    So I have been comparing some of the fans that everyone has been listing on this thread and I came across a noise test of the Excalibur. I thought that when the voltages were between 6 and 8 volts the noise level was tolerable. But since that would be cutting the max voltage in half would that also cut the CFM and pressure in half as well and thus effect my cooling? Not only that but if I'm not going to be using these fans to there full potential would it be worth paying the hefty price? I also found this video of the cougar vortex and once again I have the same dilemma, I enjoy the noise level under 10 v but how will that affect performance? and is it worth the price? The SP120 High Performance were crazy loud. The Corsair AF120's were awesomely quiet I think that they would make a good case fan just to get air flowing through my case. Then I came across the SP120 Quiet Editions http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181025 and I liked the specs of these so I looked up a video of the noise and it seems pretty quiet here is a link what do you guys think? I feel like I'm being picky but in all honesty the main reason I went to water cooling was to quiet everything down while still getting exceptional performance and good overclocking fun.
  8. skyjam

    Fans for watercooling

    I honestly wouldn't use an open frame fan on any heatsink or rad with any amount of resistance... So you aren't a fan (no pun intended) of the Excalibur because of the open frame design? Cause I was curious myself if static pressure is what makes the best rad fan wouldn't having a solid frame to guide the air be a better decision?
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    Fans for watercooling

    Ok so they are kind of a basic fan that's at a good price but has better features than a basic fan.. Here is another question I have been pondering the cooler master sickleflow fans that I have now are at dBA of 19 (without the bad bearings) and the Cougars that have been suggested are at a dBA of 17.9 and everyone seems to say that the cougar fans are quiet. So my question is can they really be that much quieter, or is there something about the airflow that each fan produces that makes the noise level different?
  10. skyjam

    Fans for watercooling

    Well there are two factors to my placement of the fans. One of which is that I didn't have enough fans to have a push/pull set up, but the second is that I have my rad crammed into the top of the case and unless I remove my top grill I only have enough room to have a push setup. Which I suppose is good that I set it up for push instead of pull. As for noise level unfortunately it isn't only me that has to suffer from the noise of my current set up as I live with my girlfriend. My ultimate goal is to quiet things down not only for myself but also for her while also trying to improve on performance. I have looked into the cougar and excalibur fans and I definitely like their specifications but in the interest of finances i'm curious... what was stonerboy779 talking about with the "fail safe yate loons"?
  11. I'm pretty new to watercooling and my old fans have begun (some are even far beyond begun) to fail and I was just wondering if there were certain types of specifications that I should be looking for in new fans for both the case and the radiator. The current set up I have is the XSPC rasa kit and it is just running on the CPU not cooling the GPU and its all in a Corsair Carbide 500R. Any suggestions? I would prefer quite as my current fans are pretty loud and I am getting tired of the noise level. Thanks.
  12. skyjam

    Help me silencing my rig

    Maybe one of your fans is vibrating against the case... or if they all seem silent maybe they are all slightly vibrating against the case? When you say its a constant loud noise do you mean its just constantly loud or do you mean that its like a constant sound... for instance if they were making a constant WAwaWAwaWAwa kinda noise it would suggest your bearings are bad... If you just wanna upgrade, I need new fans myself because most of mine have bad bearings so I have been seriously thinking about these Xigmatek XAF's 15 bucks, big air flow for little noise but those wouldn't really help in the case of the 200mm fan
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    Help me silencing my rig

    sorry about the double post i couldn't figure out how to delete this one
  14. skyjam

    Build for my brother

    No it wasn't used, he bought it straight from Newegg. Now I will admit that I spoke without researching it first, but i guess what happened is that he didn't get an extra warranty with newegg and he probably doesn't know about the warranty that still holds with ASRock (I will have to make sure to inform him) which according to there website is only a year. This is the quote from ASRock's website: "ASRock provide 1 year warranty service to Authorized Distributor, users should refer to the retailer or original vender RMA & Refund policy. If experiencing difficulties in warranty service through your dealer or place of purchase, ASRock will attempt to resolve this issue. For the motherboard that out of warranty, there is a service charge depend on the model + shipping for each item. ASRock America will only provide warranty service to ASRock products purchased within North America." But I mean this is really my only experience with ASRock so like I side its probably a rarity... If most people would recommend them then I would trust it... Plus you already bought it so it doesn't matter anyway
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    Build for my brother

    I don't mean to throw a monkey wrench in here but I would suggest looking at a different MOBO. I'm sure its not a big issue but my buddy bought one of their boards and it turned out to be a dead board. In addition to it being dead ASrock doesn't have a warranty so he would have to send it in and pay for everything... although I'm sure that this was an isolated incident I would suggest looking into a different brand MOBO.
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