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Originally Posted by rvcjew View Post

Nice I didn't go naked as I have the raystorm but still rock the ultra under the IHS and yes I did literally drop about 20c-30c depending on applications. I have a 4770k though.

EDIT: I used the vice method if your looking for a tutorial this one is good it's what I did, it took one wack and mine just came apart. It goes on like water color paint basically, just be patient and don't use too much. http://imgur.com/a/Z3Fea

Yeah vice method definitely looks like the way to go, unfortunately I don't have a nice crisp bench vice like that just my little dremel vice, the rubber grips are an advantage though and a little flex might squeeze it off nicely, got a 1155 celeron or something rattling around that would make a good test subject, need to check if they soldered those though.  Still been too busy to have a crack, hopefully get a free afternoon soon, good opportunity to inspect the rest of the water gear while I'm fitting it.

post #2162 of 2174
Originally Posted by Adamsolympia View Post



  I don't have any experience building with silence in mind. In the past, I've always just thrown in the crap-ton of fans and only had my eye toward performance. I have to say, though  - with my latest build evolution I went with a  Thermaltake v71 case loaded with nothing but the 3 200mm fans it came with, in addition to a quiet 140mm fan for exhaust,   and I've been amazed at how quiet it is. The 200mm fans seem to make all the difference. (That and the case is built like a tank, so nothing to rattle)  


Good luck on your build. I'm in the market for some SSDs as well, so many choices! I'm currently looking at intel 730 , but haven't spent a lot of time yet comparing. 

My last setup was silent focused with much of the guts I run now, massive heatsink on the CPU, passive GPU and just ran 1 x 140mm noctua case fan.  It ran hot, but the lidded 3770K runs hot anyway, no room for OC or anything like that but could not be heard in an XL R2 define.  8 fans over rads now still runs quiet under sensible ambients with nice low temps at low loads, crank the load up though and I'm glad I always have the cans handy.

post #2163 of 2174

got a 2012 27 inch mac desktop 
3.4Ghz i7 over clocks to 3.9
3 TB Fusion Drive

4TB G drive usb 3.0 backup
1 powered external 1TB Drive for samples and other spare room for my computer's drive.
and my 1 TB powered external for travel.

Running Logic 9, Ableton 9, Reason 7

This computer has been a champ ever since i got it! runs faster than most peoples computers today so no reason to complain.

currently setting up a new 64 bit machine tho...
15 inch MBP 5k retina
2.5ghz i7 

gunna be running Logic X(soon) and Ableton 9 on this one all ready to go.

post #2164 of 2174

I have:


MBU: Asus maximus VII Hero.Z97

CPU: Intel I5 4690K OC 4.7Ghz.1.3V

Ram:Corsair Vengeance 2133Mhz 2x4 Gb.Going to upgrade to 16Gb

PSU:Evga G2 750W Fully modular.


SSD:Samsung evo 840 250Gb.

HDD:Wd blue 1tb

Cooler:Corsair h105 with 2x120Mm quiet fans with red led from corsair.

Case: NZXT H440

Monitor:Dell u2414h

Mouse:Logitech g502

Microphone:ISK CRU1 With suspension arm and filter.


post #2165 of 2174
Intel Core i5-4670k
Gigabye GA-Z87X-UD3H
G.Skill Sniper 2x8gb
Samsung 840 EVO 120gb     
Seagate Barracuda 1tb
MSI GeForce GTX 760 2gb
Fractal Define R4
OCZ ModxStream 600w


All I do on this is go on FB and watch hearthstone streams lol.

post #2166 of 2174

Shrank everything down into a cute little M-ITX sized case, decided to keep my old sandy bridge chip rather than step up to skylake


Zotac H61 ITX Wi-fi with wifi upgraded to an Intel 7260

2500k @4.5khz w/ 16GB DDR3

Corsair H55 w/ Prolimatech Vortex slim pwm fan

Zotac GTX970

Dual 250GB in RAID0 and 1TB WD Black

Silverstone Milo ML07 + SFX-L 500w PSU

Dual Nanoxia 120mm fans

post #2167 of 2174

CPU: Intel i7-5820K, OC'd to 4.5GHz stable. I think I can get a little more out of it..

Mobo: Asrock Extreme4 X99

RAM: 2x 8GB Mushkin Redline Enhanced DDR4 2133

GPU: Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 970

PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2

CPU cooler: Noctua NH-15

SSD: OCZ Vector 256GB

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Case: Enermax iVektor White

Keyboard: Usually Poker II w/ Cherry MX Clear switches or old Monterey K110 with Monterey blue switches

Mouse: Gigabyte M6980

Monitor: Samsung 40" flat-screen LCD TV (will get an actual monitor soon...)

DAC: Behringer UCA222

Edited by CZ4A - 9/21/15 at 4:55pm
post #2168 of 2174

Apple AL EN-UK wired with number pad keyboard

Thanko wired Silent Mouse EX


Apple Cinema Display 30"


Mac Mini Intel 1.66GHz Core Duo


OWC 60GB SSD with OS X 10.6


OWC Mercury Elite AL Dual Mini

Western Digital 2x Caviar Blue 500GB HDD in RAID 1


Optical out to

Onkyo A-9010 > D-055

Lo-spec, but cheap & functional!

post #2169 of 2174

VelvetX Desktop Rig:

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC 
CPU: Intel i7 4770K 
Video Card: Gigabyte GTX970 4GB 
RAM: 8GB G.Skill Trident X Series DDR3 2600 
PSU: Seasonic Platinum 1000w Modular 
Sound Card: Creative ZxR (Asus Essence STX II as well)
Case:Corsair Obsidian 900D 
Cooling: XSPC Raystorm RX360 Water Cooling Kit w/ D5 Variant Pump

Hard Drive 1 (OS): Samsung Evo 850 (500GB)
Hard Drive 2 (Programs):  Seagate ST3000DM001 Barracuda 3TB 7200 RPM Drive
Hard Drive 3 (Games): Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD6000HLHX 600GB 10000 RPM Drive 


Mouse: Logitech Daedalus Apex G303 
Keyboard: Das Keyboard 4 Professional
Monitor 1 (main): Asus VG248QE 144hz 
Monitor 2 (secondary): Benq RL2450H 24in



Edited by velvetx - 9/22/15 at 7:50am
post #2170 of 2174

I saved up from January to August and built myself what I'd been dreaming of:



CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K
CPU Cooler: Swiftech H220-X

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO 
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Red 8GB
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD x2 in RAID0 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB
Case: Corsair 450D ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Cooler Master V850

Noctua NF-F12 PWM x2 for the Swiftech rad
Noctua NF-P14s redux-1200 x2 for Front intakes
Noctua NF-S12B redux-1200 for rear exhaust

NZXT Hue LED Controller


Not included in that list is my Logitech G502, Razer Blackwidow Chroma, and two monitors with a dual monitor mount, one being the QNIX QX-2710 Evolution 2 and the other the Asus VN-247H-P.


I have been very satisfied with it over all :D

post #2171 of 2174


CPU: Core i7-3930k


RAM: 16GB 1600 DDR3

GPU: GTX 970 4GB

Display: 50" Seiki 4K

Cooling: 120mm Delta side panel fan with Cindy Wu sensorless DSP drive and 212 Evo with upgraded fan

PSU: 900W (550W + 350W) Lainey Schmidt digital power system with PFC bypass

Storage: 128GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD (/, ext4) and 2x 1TB HDD RAID 0 (/bulk, ext4)

Audio: OpenDAC HD with Diana Navarro analog signal path and Klipsch S3

post #2172 of 2174

Intel Q2D Q6600 @ 3.4 GHz


120 + 250 GB SSD

AMD 6790 slightly OC'ed

Some random OCZ 600W

Fractal R2 chassi


Who said old computer are slow?

post #2173 of 2174

Just bought this case :evil:





i7 5820k + Corsair H110i GTX

GTX 980

32 GB DDR4

512 Samsung 850 EVO

600W Enermax Platimax

2x Dell U2715H

post #2174 of 2174

AMD Phenom II X4 810 2.6 Ghz quad

12 gb ram, (8 corsair, 4 kingston)

Asus M5A78L-M Mobo


550W generic PSU

Coolermaster CM Storm Quickfire Stealth keyboard with MX Blues

SteelSeries Rival optical mouse

Logitech G430 headset that I'm eventually going to go all Office Space on, then toss in an incinerator. (don'tbuylogitechheadsets,mmkay?)

two 19" monitors in 16:10 (cause 16:9 can suck it)

Win 7

I have a CD drive but it's IDE and the new mobo doesn't have IDE connectors sooooo.

256gb ssd boot drive and a pair of 1tb hdds in raid 1.

Edited by themastercheif - 10/7/15 at 3:50am
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