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Modified Tier 4 build
07-11-2011, 12:39 PM,
#11
RE: Modified Tier 4 build
(07-09-2011, 05:21 PM)van13330gg Wrote: You should change the case to a Cooler Master Haf 912 since the price for the Antec illusion ($70 newegg) has risen. Just ordered mine from Amazon for $59 and it'll be here on Monday ^_^

Do keep in mind that the Antec Three Hundred includes more fans though, so after adding fans to the 912, it will end up costing you more Wink
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07-27-2011, 06:56 PM,
#12
RE: Modified Tier 4 build
Hi everyone,

It has been awhile but at this point I've built my system and am configuring it. Thanks to everyone who replied and helped me out.

I had a few more noobish questions if anyone had the time.

1) I'm used to buying prebuilt systems and not putting together my own. The Asrock P67 Pro3 motherboard therefore had a lot more complicated BIOS that I'm used to.

Are there any settings anyone recommends I change? I pretty much left it at the defaults since I don't want to overlock yet. I figure these will be largely appropriate? I did change the storage configuration from IDE to RAID since I believe this provides a performance boost? Anything else I should change?

2) Putting the system together wasn't too bad but I really struggled with the heatsink install. I got the Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus and put the backplane on, put the compound down and then secured it. I think I did okay but I'm not sure what temps are good. I was using coretemp and real temp and I was getting about

idle: 28, 31, 32, 35
after 12 hours of prime 95 small test: 47, 52, 53, 53

I think these are reasonable? I was wondering why the first core was much cooler than the others and why the forth core was so much hotter at idle.

Could I possibly have put too little/much compound down or could I not have tightened the heatsink enough? I was scared to tighten it too much.

thanks so much for any thoughts!
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07-27-2011, 08:05 PM, (This post was last modified: 07-27-2011, 08:11 PM by Brian.)
#13
RE: Modified Tier 4 build
(07-27-2011, 06:56 PM)Vericon Wrote: Hi everyone,

It has been awhile but at this point I've built my system and am configuring it. Thanks to everyone who replied and helped me out.

I had a few more noobish questions if anyone had the time.

1) I'm used to buying prebuilt systems and not putting together my own. The Asrock P67 Pro3 motherboard therefore had a lot more complicated BIOS that I'm used to.

Are there any settings anyone recommends I change? I pretty much left it at the defaults since I don't want to overlock yet. I figure these will be largely appropriate? I did change the storage configuration from IDE to RAID since I believe this provides a performance boost? Anything else I should change?

2) Putting the system together wasn't too bad but I really struggled with the heatsink install. I got the Cooler Master Hyper 212 plus and put the backplane on, put the compound down and then secured it. I think I did okay but I'm not sure what temps are good. I was using coretemp and real temp and I was getting about

idle: 28, 31, 32, 35
after 12 hours of prime 95 small test: 47, 52, 53, 53

I think these are reasonable? I was wondering why the first core was much cooler than the others and why the forth core was so much hotter at idle.

Could I possibly have put too little/much compound down or could I not have tightened the heatsink enough? I was scared to tighten it too much.

thanks so much for any thoughts!

Temps are very good. You really can't tighten it too much, and you can't really put too little thermal paste. My heatsink's kinda loose and it works fine.
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