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  1. ehume

    Ever bake a heatsink?

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  2. ehume

    Ever bake a heatsink?

    A stock heatsink. It's like baking a vise. Hmm. I have heard of people baking a file or a hacksaw blade into a cake for prisoners.
  3. ehume

    PWM Gentle Typhoons?

    Over on OCN there is a thread about how a reseller did a special order. He ordered a 2150rpm GT that uses PWM control. The model number would be D1225C12B6YP-xx. I am not sure what the xx would be: each customer has a custom number; the plain Jane fans are -00. HTH
  4. ehume

    Silent aio cpu cooler for a i7 4790k at 4.5ghz

    I was about to comment about that. I have a 4790k running at 4.5GHz . . . with a VID of 1.190v resulting in a Vcore of 1.212v. I'm in the middle of testing, but for the interim I would highly recommend a Noctua NH-D15 with both LNA's attached. I get 32dBA (@ 1m) in a 30 dBA basement. 30 dBA is...
  5. ehume

    Are 4790k easily stable at 4.5ghz?

    Actually, I meant TB was not needed. Sorry for the typo. As for the rest of what you said: all I know is that you set the multiplier to X, and it goes to X. A default chip installation would be at 4 GHz, and run up to 4.4 GHz on load. In the case of the GA-Z97X Gaming 7 board, the speed was...
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    Are 4790k easily stable at 4.5ghz?

    I bought a Gigabyte GA-Z97X Gaming 7 board to go with my new 4790k. The "Optimized Default" automatically OC'd the chip to 4.4 GHz, without Turbo-Boost. I observed the VID, set the VID to 1.19v. Now I run the thing at 4.5 GHz with VID of 1.19v and the Vcore at 1.21v. So I'd say yeah, 4.5 GHz is...
  7. ehume

    CPU Led red

    Old school cheap fix: Wipe your drive and reinstall Windows from scratch. Maybe it works. Maybe not. But costs you nothing but time.
  8. ehume

    Making my Rosewill Blackhawk colder, less noisy

    Get one set of four of this vibration isolator for each fan. Takes a lot of noise away. Costs $4/set and svc sells them with free shipping. These are the best vibration isolators I have ever found, and I have used them all.
  9. ehume

    Tips for fan choices

    Yate Loon makes a nice 140mm blue LED fan. JAB-Tech is running a closing sale, so they are $3.20 each while they last. I bought four. Do buy several. Since they are . . . ahem . . . inexpensive fans at the best of times, they do vary, so buy about double what you need so you can weed out the...
  10. ehume

    Most WTF cooler?

    Hosted by Tigerdirect: a Cooler Master Z600R. Hmm. Since I don't seem to be able to upload a pic, here's another from Tigerdirect:
  11. ehume

    The Filthy, Rotten, Nasty, Helpdesk-Nightmare picture clubhouse

    It's pics like this that motivate me to get inside my machines to clean them so they won't look this bad.
  12. ehume

    This case ALMOST makes me wanna get an Alienware. Almost...

    It's too bad the front surface has room for only one fan. If there were a 120x240mm or 140x280mm space there, you could fit in a double rad, do some overclocking and have some fun. Yeah, make that front space compatible with a two-fan rad, and it would be a worthwhile case.
  13. ehume

    The Filthy, Rotten, Nasty, Helpdesk-Nightmare picture clubhouse

    Perhaps it wasn't trapped? Perhaps it died and that is the position it ended up in when rigor mortis set in.
  14. ehume

    cpu fan replacement! need good fan recomendation!

    Too expensive. What you want is right in the Thermalright line. TY-140, TY-141, TY-143, TY-147. All are perfect for the job. You can pay twice as much for a Noctua NF-A14 or NF-A15 and get only a little bit better fan.
  15. ehume

    The Filthy, Rotten, Nasty, Helpdesk-Nightmare picture clubhouse

    A nightmare in blue . . .and yellow, and orange -- and the blending of the cables makes me think I'm seeing green sometimes.
  16. ehume

    The NZXT Case Clubhouse

    Write NZXT customer service/ tech support.
  17. ehume

    The NZXT Case Clubhouse

    I cut out the slot pillars (my name for the sheet metal between the slots) because in airplanes, ground effect holds sway until you get a whole wingspan above the ground. While the slot pillars occlude only about 20-25% of the area, they probably interfere with the airflow more than we know...
  18. ehume

    Ghetto Mods

    but so Ghetto.
  19. ehume

    The NZXT Case Clubhouse

    The Beta Evo is a great case, isn't it?
  20. ehume

    The NZXT Case Clubhouse

    I did a review of the Phantom 410 here. I liked it, but it has some issues IMO.
  21. ehume

    Ghetto Mods

    I got that one. Don't get it. They also make a front device that comes without the HD stuff and without its own fan. Since the EX-33N fan was so weak, it was a waste. But you have the right idea: both bay devices hold fans and are filtered.