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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Doc41

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    And i was wondering what was wrong in your pics :roll:, there is definitely something wrong with Hue "though the blue on corsair ram is showing fine?"
    do'h wait xms3 is blue, xms2 were violet
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  2. 15th Warlock

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    Hello guys, I just got a new gaming laptop, the MSI GS60 Ghost Pro, and I wanted to share with you how I upgraded it to 16GBs of RAM and repasted the GPU and CPU with a new TIM:

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    The 1080p model comes with only 12GBs fo RAM, working on a single channel configuration, I decided I could try to squeeze a bit more power from it:

    I found basically all games I've tried so far run at the native resolution out of the box, no need for scaling, the screen is so gorgeous and 1080p has such pixel density on a 15.6" display you hardly need any antialiasing, but you can certainly enable it if you want to; games like Crysis 3, Titanfall, TESO, BF4 and COD: Ghost look amazing on this display:

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    Getting to the RAM and SSD is a very complex procedure, but par for the curse for an ultrabook class system:

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    This Kingston RAM module runs flawlessly, at the right timings, voltage and clocks when paired to the 8GB module already present in this system, this is imperative if you want to enable dual channel operation (which unfortunately is not available out of the box due to MSI's puzzling choice of a 8GB+4GB configuration for the RAM)

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    These are the GPU and CPU dies after cleaning the paste MSI uses, which IMO is very effective, but by using Gelid GC-Extreme I was able to achieve temps that where 4-8 degrees lower compared to the original paste:

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    Now for the results, before repasting my GPU was reaching 92 degrees and the CPU 91 degrees on extended gaming sessions, after repasting, the max temps I've seen are 86 degrees for the GPU and 89 for the CPU, which I find pretty reasonable considering how thin the enclosure is on this laptop.

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    The 3DMark 11 scores before going dual channel at default settings were:

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    After going dual channel at default settings:

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    And finally after a bit of OCing for the 870M:

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    I apologize for the generic VGA details on the first two results links, for some reason sysinfo didn't work properly for my first 3DMark 11 runs until I updated to the last version before the final run.

    As for 3DMark 13, out of the box:

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    After going dual channel w/ 16GBs of RAM:

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    And finally, after OCing the 870M:

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    You can find a link to a mini review and more info in my sig, hope you guys like it!
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  3. GreiverBlade

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    pretty neat laptop indeed
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  4. mDee

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    Spring-cleaned my PC so perfect time for some pictures of my system. :D

    Phenom II 1090T - passively cooled by Scythe's massive (and awesome) Orochi - together with Gigabyte's GTX 660 Windforce in a BitFenix Outlaw with inverted motherboard tray:




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    The beast fits the case with a few millimeters to spare. :toast:



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    ASRock's 870 Extreme3 motherboard, FSP AURUM series 400W PSU, and a 120mm Nexus exhaust fan.



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  5. JunkBear

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    Repasting a new laptop doesn't it void the warranty?
  6. GreiverBlade

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    beasty Orochi! i love that heatsink ... and the Susano'o ... scythe does some real good and off the charts heatsink (i would'nt count the Katana 4 as off charts but my previous Grand Kama Cross was... :D )
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  7. Animalpak

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    I think yes and that was a brand new gaming laptop...

    They are f...... ing expensive !

    Dude 15th Warlock that laptop was designed to run as it is. the work you've done is after 2 or 3 years of usage.
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    Yes it does, so does adding water cooling to most video cards, only a few manufacturers cover such modifications under warranty, yet that doesn't stop us enthusiast from doing it :)

    You're right, these new GPUs are designed to run at high temperatures 24/7, still the laptop ran at aprox 90 degrees out of the box, I think the enclosure is too thin for such a high performance GPU as the GK104, after repasting temps dropped by 4~8 degrees on both the GPU and CPU, I think it was worth the effort, as I had to access the back of the mother board to add RAM anyways ;) read the mini review found in the link on my sig for more info ;)

    Geez that's one massive heatsink! :eek:
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    My 7970 folding setup in my test rig- broke down my Swiftech H220 and using the pump from it along with a thick 140mm EK rad w/push-pull Scythe Kama Flex fans

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    GPU temps are holding at 42C while folding at full load :)
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  10. Animalpak

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    Yes sir !! This is watercooling touch ! 40-41 C max for every GPU
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  11. GreiverBlade

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    massive indeed ... duh too bad the Susanoo can't fit in my SG09B ... wait wait wait ... if i use APU only no GPU ... maybe ... naahhh wrong idea :D
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    well maybe it could fit actually ... with a gpu :laugh:
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    in fact a bit less massive than the Orochi but positively huge for a heatsink
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    oh my god that's a big one, i heard of Scythe's big cooler seen specs and picture but never had it in front of me, how does it perform GreieverBlade?
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    dunno :D i only owned a Katana 4 and a Grand Kama Cross from Scythe and as they perform really good (the Katana 4 3 heatpipe 92mm fan is on the level of a CM 212 Evo) i pretty much suspect the Susanoo and Orochi to be good on the colling side (that would be weird if they weren't ... with that size ... )
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    The Orochi performs really well. I bought it mostly to just keep the noise down in my system; I did not really expect to be able to run a 130W six-core Phenom at full pelt but it turned out I can. :twitch: Temps are in the mid to high 50s at full load, which is OCed to 3.8GHz. :D

    Plus it just looks amazing inside the case. :peace:
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    ahhhh i feel way better ... not that i find the IGP of the A10-7700K weak or useless (i mean c'mon its not a GT3 "joke") but as i didn't pay for it ... it would be idiotic to not use it or resell it ... i won it i keep it ... plus i wanted BF4, so if its for free :clap::peace:
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    way longer than my MSI R9 270 Gaming OC and around the same size of the 580 SC but way more silent and cool time to put it at work and try some tweaking!

    and "my pile of junk ATM" (already in nostalgic HW club but : PIII 600E win XP home just for fun.)
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    edit: the color of the pics is correct, bye UMI X1 welcome Razr i XT890 (wait my smartphone has a intel inside logo ... weehee)
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    My little corner of the world. Left to right- 3930k system, AMD 1045T system (on floor), and my 2600k system by the window

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    Oh, and on top of the 3930k system, you'll see the Sennheiser headphones Bumblebee gave me.
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    Oh, I get it. Just because you can't post any shots of it running, much less scores, doesn't mean you can't run that Z97 and 4790 for the fun of it, huh? :p
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    Okay guys so can anyone top my VGA cooler?

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    It needs the zip tie strap or the thing will sag, probably weighs about 4 lbs now.


    Results are 22*C idle, 62*C load in 3dmark11!

    Prolimatech MK-13 from Frozen CPU with dual San Ace 92mmx32 "Mini-Ace" fans and San Ace 120x38mm 109R1212H1011 fans on CPU and Rear Exhaust with 25mm gutted fan spacers, bottom intake is a Koolance 120x38mm FAN-12038HBK
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    i can ... i just need to find some San Ace fans ... for my MK-26 but i doubt they do them above 120mm o_O :D and i would not have the place to fit the card with the MK-26 in my Sugo ... i guess the Windforce 3X is better in that case :toast:
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    With all the fans on low and case panels, 25*C idle, 66*C max temp in 3dmark11! It has a quiet purr!
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    ahah nice my 270X on stock profile goes from 22° idle to 58° gaming load ... i need to test heavier load but atm i am more gaming active :D since my BF4 key is momentarily unavailable but will be emailed once ready, i took the oportunity to get Dead Space for 0€ from the Origin promo (never played any Dead space game :p)

    my 580 (zotac) with the MK-26 and 2 Noiseblocker BlackSilent 140mm @ 1300rpm was also between 26° and 68° (Unigine Heaven/Valley) when i had it (quite a improvement over 38° Idle 89° load and 3k rpm blower fan ... )

    the R9 270X is the second gigabyte i owned but the 1st one did only a evening and then : reselling :roll:(edit: it was "my shame atm" :D )
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    yep it's the one you see in the Phenom II X6 in the White NZXT Nemesis some post above.
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    BF4 result with large fans: 46*C! Fans on low!
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    You sir are now an honorary redneck. Welcome to the "SanAce's on top of silly coolers" club.

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