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by twitch
Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: R5 define case - power LED too bright
Replies: 3
Views: 3900

R5 define case - power LED too bright

Anyone figure out an elegant / easy way to dim the bright power LED. I have the PC in my bedroom and the flashing bright blue LED is annoying. Anyone have any ideas other than using a sharpie/ducktape/not use sleep feature? I imagine it could be unplugged from the mobo and not have any light at all?
by twitch
Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 90 C on scythe kotetsu
Replies: 19
Views: 7252

Re: 90 C on scythe kotetsu

Before stumbler posted, I didn't know Scythe had added a spacer on the Kotetsu for Skylake/1151...previously, they said only the Mugen and Mugen Max were affected. The thickness difference between Skylake and Haswell is very small - probably a turn or less on the cooler screws. If you get a chance,...
by twitch
Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 90 C on scythe kotetsu
Replies: 19
Views: 7252

Re: 90 C on scythe kotetsu

Hey there, twitch. De-lurking for a bit to ask a question about your mounting method. First, some background: a few months ago, I upgraded my system to a new E3 1240 v5 Xeon (that's the newest Skylake E3) using a Kotetsu for cooling. Included in the Kotetsu's various bits of mounting hardware was a...
by twitch
Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 90 C on scythe kotetsu
Replies: 19
Views: 7252

Re: 90 C on scythe kotetsu

Since I am closing in on 30 days, I am planning to return the scythe kotetsu and ordered a noctua nh-15. The noctua is not cheap at almost $89. The ram clearance will be an issue with the heat spreaders for which I will have to raise the front fan slightly up
by twitch
Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 90 C on scythe kotetsu
Replies: 19
Views: 7252

Re: 90 C on scythe kotetsu

Yeah that's way too much TIM. You only need a bit in the middle (a few grain sized worth) and the mounting pressure of the heatsink will spread the paste. There's no need to spread it out like butter on toast :) Can you compare the CPU temperature reported by the Asus Thermal Radar 2 with the value...
by twitch
Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 90 C on scythe kotetsu
Replies: 19
Views: 7252

Re: 90 C on scythe kotetsu

So, ~60C at load with stock voltage and clock. What did the TIM pattern on the CPU IHS look like when you removed the cooler? Was it smushed to a practically transparent layer in the center , or was it thick/opaque and/or did it have fractal patterns in the center ? Also, what's the fan rpm profile...
by twitch
Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 90 C on scythe kotetsu
Replies: 19
Views: 7252

Re: 90 C on scythe kotetsu

What are you using to load test? Prime95 with 8 threads with small FFTs can easily heat up the CPU very quickly and cause 90+ degree temperatures. I have never tried an i5 which should run cooler but on my other computer using an i7 4770k temperatures will quickly jump to 100+ causing immediate thr...
by twitch
Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 90 C on scythe kotetsu
Replies: 19
Views: 7252

Re: 90 C on scythe kotetsu

A couple things you can try.. - Try running at stock speed / Vcore and see what temps you get at idle / load. If the cooler isn't seated well, the temps will still be way high. If they are, it's time to remove the cooler, clean/reapplying TIM and reattach. - Instead of manual Vcore, try offset or a...
by twitch
Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 90 C on scythe kotetsu
Replies: 19
Views: 7252

Re: 90 C on scythe kotetsu

Had to come down to x42 to get stable overclock. The overclock is miniscule, certainly at bottom of the scale at 4.2 ghz up from stock 3.9 ghz. TBH, not sure it is really even worth it considering the time it took. The problem seems to be that asus has a tendency to use much higher than needed volta...
by twitch
Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 90 C on scythe kotetsu
Replies: 19
Views: 7252

90 C on scythe kotetsu

Based on the excellent review and feedback on the Scythe Kotetsu, I purchased it to cool the core i5-6600k. On idle it works great at about 10C above ambient. On load it fumes at 90C with minimal overclock @ 1.255V core. Is this normal? Using a R5 case with two stock fans and a phantek 140 on the bo...
by twitch
Tue May 31, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1080 Review Compilation Thread
Replies: 96
Views: 44941

Re: GTX 1080 Review Compilation Thread

The silent mode drops it to below the 980 Strix. Have to wait and see how the non-OC edition Strix performs. Hopefully the silent mode doesn't throttle the 4k performance much if you have adequate cooling. Otherwise this may put a hamper on my 4k silent build with the 1080 gtx. I got everything els...
by twitch
Mon May 30, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent 4k Gaming PC with asus strix gtx 1080
Replies: 19
Views: 6082

Re: Silent 4k Gaming PC with asus strix gtx 1080

So the additional case fan (phantek pwm) I purchased, was planning to place that inline with the GPU and let the GPU control that one case fan. The rest (the two that come with R5, on exhaust one intake at front) to be controlled by the mobo. Oddly enough the mb can also control the GPU fans as they...
by twitch
Sun May 29, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent 4k Gaming PC with asus strix gtx 1080
Replies: 19
Views: 6082

Re: Silent 4k Gaming PC with asus strix gtx 1080

is there no autotune on the z170s sabertooth to do one click overclock?
by twitch
Sun May 29, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent 4k Gaming PC with asus strix gtx 1080
Replies: 19
Views: 6082

Re: Silent 4k Gaming PC with asus strix gtx 1080

Thanks for suggesting asus sabretooth z170s. I will go for it. I had it in my cart @ newegg brand new for $169.99 but for some reason the price went back upto $189.99. There is an open box for $161 @ newegg but they don't say what all is missing. Its back at 169.99 =) That's what it showed me. Afte...
by twitch
Sun May 29, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent 4k Gaming PC with asus strix gtx 1080
Replies: 19
Views: 6082

Re: Silent 4k Gaming PC with asus strix gtx 1080

Thanks for suggesting asus sabretooth z170s. I will go for it. I had it in my cart @ newegg brand new for $169.99 but for some reason the price went back upto $189.99. There is an open box for $161 @ newegg but they don't say what all is missing. As it relates to higher memory timing, I was under th...
by twitch
Sat May 28, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent 4k Gaming PC with asus strix gtx 1080
Replies: 19
Views: 6082

Re: Silent 4k Gaming PC with asus strix gtx 1080

The fractal design R5 case has a GP14 fan which is only 3 pins - does that mean it cannot work as a PWM fan? The fan case connectors on the new gtx 1080 are 4 pins - does that matter? BTW, thanks for the suggestion on keeping the xonar. I found a modded unified driver that I will use for it here: ht...
by twitch
Sat May 28, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent 4k Gaming PC with asus strix gtx 1080
Replies: 19
Views: 6082

Re: Silent 4k Gaming PC with asus strix gtx 1080

Thanks for the feedback CA_Steve. Here is preliminary look at the new asus strix (non-oc) with custom cooling: https://youtu.be/qv_B-zc0kcE A few followup questions: - mobo: I don't have or plan to get any thunderbolt peripherals. I would like USB 3.1 type A & C, but I suspect they are gen 1, not ge...
by twitch
Sat May 28, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent 4k Gaming PC with asus strix gtx 1080
Replies: 19
Views: 6082

Silent 4k Gaming PC with asus strix gtx 1080

Now that asus strix gtx 1080 is coming out next week, here is the build I'm about to purchase, just wanted to see what the community thought. I could use some help particularly with the motherboard and perhaps CPU cooler. I've been buying items as they go on sale. The CPU/mobo I could get from my lo...
by twitch
Tue May 17, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet 4K Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 56
Views: 60747

Re: Quiet 4K Gaming PC Build Guide

I tweaked the suggested 4k gaming PC build to incorporate the new nvidia gtx 1080: Case: Corsair Carbide 600Q - US$150 (only 2 drive bays, swap case fans) CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K - US$255 Intel Core i7-6700K - US$370 (alt if on sale) CPU Cooler: Scythe Mugen MAX - US$50 Motherboard: Asus Z170 Pro G...
by twitch
Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please critique - semi passive sandy bridge
Replies: 22
Views: 2106

Re: Please critique - semi passive sandy bridge

This flaw has been overblown. I have two core i5-2500k systems with one overclocked to 4.8ghz running. One is a gaming pc, the other an htpc. I mostly use the sata 6 ports so no issue there. Plus the sata 6 off marvel are fine too. Off the sata2, I have a raid 0 running and it seems fine so far. Eve...
by twitch
Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What's the best current CPU heatsink if money is no problem?
Replies: 16
Views: 4709

Re: What's the best current CPU heatsink if money is no prob

I bought another prolimatech mega from superbiiz for $50 and change after coupon. Both for two core i5-2500k. Currently idling at 24c.
by twitch
Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mugen 2 Rev B bottom screw loose??? [large picture]
Replies: 5
Views: 1175

Re: Scythe Mugen 2 Rev B bottom screw loose??? [large pictur

you are doing something wrong. go the scythe support forum, it based in europe, i can't remember the url. After multiple discussions with scythe tech support who verified each step, we called it quits and am sending back the scythe. After RMA refund, due to shipping cost, i lost $13 x2 (each way). ...
by twitch
Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Simple Modification for Prolimatech Megahalems
Replies: 19
Views: 3369

Re: Simple Modification for Prolimatech Megahalems

On my 95w tdp core i5 2500k overclocked to 4.8ghz, real temp shows 24c with the prolimatech megahalems without any mods at idle. How is that not cool enough?
by twitch
Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Sandy bridge game rig
Replies: 13
Views: 2072

Re: Sandy bridge game rig

Jeroenlol wrote:What did you use to block it? Im thinking of making a plate myself in Plexi.
puget system sells one.
by twitch
Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Sandy bridge game rig
Replies: 13
Views: 2072

Re: Sandy bridge game rig

Jeroenlol wrote:Do you guys think I should add an intake fan in the P183? and block the top vent?
I blocked the top vent and currently and don't have inlet fans (yet). it warms the hdd to about low 50s / upper 40s. I think I need a fan in the bottom bay
by twitch
Sun Jan 23, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My dell 30"Monitor emits noise! wich 30" mon. is b
Replies: 11
Views: 2698

Re: My dell 30"Monitor emits noise! wich 30" mon. is b

I have a dell ultrasharp 3008wfp and it's quiet. As is the 2408wfp. No buzzing. Your room or PC must be noisy. In a quiet environment and with a quiet PC you start hearing the buzz, this is a common issue with all 3008WFPs i've tested my friends monitors as well and they are noisy (it comes from th...
by twitch
Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Sandy Bridge Gaming Rig - Please comment
Replies: 23
Views: 3384

Re: Sandy Bridge Gaming Rig - Please comment

Just an update: 1) Gaming rig - very fast. cpu was a great upgrade. OC'd to 4.8 without a sweat. Getting temps of low 40s with no other fan in the case other than a pwm fan on the prolimatech mega and core i5 2500k. Without overclock shaves off 4-5c's. Idle voltage doesn't vary with oc, but load vol...
by twitch
Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Sandy bridge game rig
Replies: 13
Views: 2072

Re: Sandy bridge game rig

I got the prolimatech mega for my gaming rig for $50 on sale and slapped on a scythe slipstream pwm fan and relatively pleased. Not completely silent but I suspect that is more the fault of the noisy radeon 5850 video card with stock cooler.