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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Black Panther, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. bogmali

    bogmali Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice clean build BP! I always drool looking at the Switch 810:D

    [Spoiler alert Brandon]

    I've had that board and surely enough, it was the worst GB 1366 board I've worked with when it comes to OCing. As evident with your screenies, it takes a considerable amount of juice to get to 4 Ghz. My older (and venerable UD5 can get to 4.0 stable with <1.3v). I was working with a 920 back then so you might have a better luck with a 930 once you start tweaking your settings. You can't really complain when it is free right:D?
    Oh and the pushpins have to go, save yourself the headache this early:banghead:

    Edit: the more I look at that Switch 810 the more I want it:wtf:
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  2. Black Panther

    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    Quick question about the motherboard sata connections:
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    The blue ones are 3 GB/s and the white ones 6 GB/s.

    My common sense says that I should connect the SSD and blu-ray to the 6 GB/s ones so they get the speed advantage. Is this OK or is there some limit or other thing which dictates which connections to use?
  3. bogmali

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    It wouldn't hurt to put both on the white connectors, but me puts SSD on the white one and BD on the blue one.
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    Blu-ray reader wont' need a 6GBs connection as pulling data off the optical media it's self is the bottle neck there.
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    That case is really good for wire management! Did you get anything soreted wih the cooler? Maybe try and adapt a bolt through kit if you have one/some kicking around :confused:

    As long as you have the pushpins lined up in the right spot to start they work fine, otherwise :banghead: Trick is remembering to put them in the right position! lol
  6. Chicken Patty

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    Looking great BP. Love the case! Kinda similar to my rig. :D
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    X-58 ud3r? I have that mobo, been working very nicely for me so far.
    Nice looking build man. :)
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    You mean mam :p
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    You mean Ms/Mrs :p

    BP is NO maam :shadedshu
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    Technically, it would be ma'am, which is short for madam, but I agree - BP would probably prefer Miss, Ms., or perhaps Mistress BP.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    I meant to say ma'am, but that didn't turn out too well :laugh:
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    Lol you made me laugh there guys, with the titles and all :laugh:

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    Yay tomorrow I'll be getting the Zotac 670 4GB, delivery date is official now :rockout:

    The pity is that this build is taking place during summer - I'd only be at home for a couple of hours at the most (during work break), and I end up spending them gaming.

    This morning I brought the AS5 from the summer place to home so I'd be able to install the CPU cooler. However tomorrow I'd be at home only for a couple of hours as well, and for the entire weekend I won't be there either :ohwell: .

    Next Monday, if we sleep at home, I'll have my other half help me with the cpu cooler installation. I decided that it's better to take the motherboard out of the case to do it, and I'd need another pair of hands because somebody has to hold the motherboard while somebody else clips on the cooler. (I can't exactly put the motherboard in a vice while I do the job...)
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    Tomorrow I'll be updating the OP with photos of the graphics card. :)
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    I don't think you have to go the extreme of taking the MoBo out to put on the cooler. Just lie it down and install it. It would be more of a hassle trying to put the MoBo back in with the cooler attached.
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    I'll try that first.
    Hopefully if I just remove the RAM then my fingers would comfortably go between cooler and mobo to snap those push-pins....
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    Yeah taking out the RAM is not a bad idea. The more space to work with the better.

    I hate the push pins as much as you(why all my stock coolers are still in the box) They are a hassle but they aren't that hard to get right. You can check that they are in by just checking the backside of the MoBo.
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    That's one thing I did love and miss about my TT Armour+ case that I had. Removeable motherboard tray. Made anything so easy. :)

    Good luck on the CPU cooler install BP. :toast:
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    BP just buy some bolts and nuts, it's SO much easier and your about 1000x less likely to warp your motherboard :laugh:

    If your use bolts and nuts and a backplate then you can install outside of the case and lower the entire motherboard in holding the CPU cooler : ] Thanks to the backplate it becomes the strongest part of the motherboard by far so heatsinks become handy carrying handles :laugh:
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    Well where is she gonna get a backplate? Not saying it's not a good idea but...
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    They sell them for £2 on ebay.

    Or if there is a fabricator in town you could get one knocked up for a £10.

    Hell I've made backplates out of all kinds of things myself :laugh:

    Even without the backplate bolts are still a far better option, won't have to worry about 4 tiny bits of plastic holding up a kilo of metal and plastic ( let's not forget as it's a tower cooler quite a lot of leverage would be involved as well)

    Mounting pressure would be improved as well so you'll get a a degree or two free performance boost : ]
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    I know there are lots of online stores in the US that sell backplates for all kinds of sockets. Probably something available over the pond as well.
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    Well looking at the mounting system I don't know how easy it would be to change the pins out for bolts without getting even more creative.


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    I, GASP, have used a flat bladed screwdriver to get pushpins locked in before. Who was it that said "If it doesnt fit, use brute force" lol Or something along those lines lol

    If you line the pins up when the cooler is "free air" it should sit right onto the MoBo then push n' twist and it should lock in :)

    I have also found installation to be easeier outside of the case but you need to be sooooper carefull when reinstalling! I have also found that laying the tower on it's side helped things along ;)

    After seeing the mounting system there I'm not sure a bolt through would even work, I should have checked more before suggesting it. Sorry :eek:
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    Aye I wasn't expecting a system like that either, weird scythe went for that rather than something more robust.
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    Still say in this case it's just as easy to do in the case. just lie it down and have at it. It's a least in a nice stable base. No worries of having to hold on the MoBo, moving around etc. She has the huge hole in the back to check the pins are all in correctly.

    I would think it would be worse doing it out of the case for flexing and warping I guess that's just me. I prefer the stable "workbench" of it being bolted in the case.

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