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post #2746 of 6598

I've stopped using AS5. Prefer IC Diamond or MX4 these days.

post #2747 of 6598

Funny, all this thermal compound talk reminded me ...

 

I'm a regular user of Walkers SST ... a pure silver compound designed to enhance signal transmission when "painted" lightly on to various contacts (tube pins, RCA's, etc.). It costs about 150 bucks for a little glass vile of the stuff and whether placebo or not, I like to think it makes a small difference in the sonics of my headphone rig.

 

...

 

 

...

 

Anyway, because I couldn't stop thinking about it and wondering, one weekend I decided to re seat my H100 cooler with this stuff instead of the typical Noctua compound.

 

It feckin' lowered my load temps by 25C!

 

I went from loading at 70C on my hottest core down to 55C. Seriously amazing results.

 

Of course I'm lieing.

 

But I really did try it and whaddya know .. it tested just about exactly the same as the Noctua compound I replaced. Anyway, not knowing how it would stand up long term, I put the Noctua paste back.

 

Interesting, though. The silver flakes are suspended in what basically amounts to vegetable oil.

 

Go figure.

 

;-)

post #2748 of 6598
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Originally Posted by Yazen View Post
 

Never tried whites either, except the older white alps switches (not much of a fan).  What makes you want to switch your Filco?

 

 

I like the Sidewinder X4, as its very responsive and the keys have a nice texture.  Idk for games I hate the way mechanicals respond in general..  Typing on the other hand is a whole different story

I just want a keyboard that's more quiet than the Filco. I love it (and I'll be keeping it forever since I bought it in Akihabara Electric City in Tokyo 2-3 summers ago) but sometimes it does bother people around me.

 

MX Blue also feels soft to me. It's not that I think the actuation force is too light (it's basically perfect for me). This is how I feel as I move up the actuation force scale for MX Switches.

 

45g (MX Brown and MX Red, although Brown has a peak force of 55g) - A tad too light. Gives a good response (MX Brown) but feels too soft to me (to easy to press and bottom out). MX Red is okay but I do want a tactile bump or click (or both).

 

50g (MX Blue, peak force of 60g) - Feels nice. A tad soft but it's a nice feeling. Combination of click and tactile bump feel amazing (MX Blue). Might annoy others around me.

 

55g (MX Clear, peak force of 65g) - Haven't tried it but will probably also feel nice to me.

 

60g (MX Black, ranges between 40 and 80g for force) - As far as I remember, it was way too stiff for me to type regularly with. I don't know, it's been 2-3 years since the last time I've laid my hands on a keyboard that uses these. I could probably last a short session on them disregarding my dislike of linear switches. Long sessions might leave my hands rather tired.

 

And then you get to the 80g switches like MX Green which are way, way too stiff for me to handle (probably). So 50-55g is the sweetspot for me, and the reason for me wanting the clears is because they're probably a quieter than these MX Blues (I love the sound, others may not).

 

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Originally Posted by NamelessPFG View Post
 

I'll just chime in and say that having tactile feedback is part of the reason I prefer mechanical keyboards...except linear-keyswitched ones, obviously. I hate linear switches.

 

That also includes Cherry MX Brown switches, whose bump is so insignificant it might as well be linear. Cherry MX Clear, on the other hand, is a tactile, non-clicky switch done right, but good luck getting your hands on a board with those...

 

The thing is, I like knowing EXACTLY when a key actuated and released precisely by feel. It gives me a certain sort of confidence that the keyswitch is doing exactly what I want it to do without having to observe in-game behavior to be sure.

My fingers are probably a bit more sensitive than yours since MX Brown's tactile bump feels absolutely fine. It's just the actuation force that's too light for me.

 

Linear I can't stand since I don't go around mashing the buttons and not noticing the tactile bump or click. I literally just stop at the actuation point instead of bottoming out. Not like it's pressure sensitive or anything.

 

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Originally Posted by Tangster View Post
 

I've stopped using AS5. Prefer IC Diamond or MX4 these days.

 

AS5 is the oldschool thermal paste now.


Edited by HybridCore - 9/9/13 at 1:51pm
post #2749 of 6598
I'm looking for possible replacement fans after my SickleFlows die out, any suggestions? Max price per fan: $12USD
post #2750 of 6598
Quote:
Originally Posted by ibob4tacoz View Post

I'm looking for possible replacement fans after my SickleFlows die out, any suggestions? Max price per fan: $12USD

I have these:

 

Tricool:

2 x 120MM Blue LED

1 x  120MM Black

1 x 140MM Blue LED

 

Enermax T.B:

4x 120MM Red LED

 

Bitfenix:

140MM Red LED

 

Need to get rid of fans lol

post #2751 of 6598
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Originally Posted by Yazen View Post

I have these:

Tricool:
2 x 120MM Blue LED
1 x  120MM Black
1 x 140MM Blue LED

Enermax T.B:
4x 120MM Red LED

Bitfenix:
140MM Red LED

Need to get rid of fans lol
0_o 9 fans?
post #2752 of 6598

Haha and I thought 6 fans was a little over the top:D

post #2753 of 6598
Quote:
Originally Posted by ibob4tacoz View Post


0_o 9 fans?

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by jonyoo View Post
 

Haha and I thought 6 fans was a little over the top:D

 

 

They're just extras I have lol.

Haven't been used much, so I thought I'd save you some $ lol

post #2754 of 6598
All those fans for $12... quick jump on that before he changes his mind... biggrin.gif
post #2755 of 6598
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

All those fans for $12... quick jump on that before he changes his mind... biggrin.gif
What do you mean?
post #2756 of 6598

Deltas. Deltas never die, though they are SOOO LOUD.

post #2757 of 6598
Sooo, I'll get the fans off of Amazon. But before that, the fans are relatively quiet right?
post #2758 of 6598

Well if I don't see another Phantom case again... I really won't mind...

post #2759 of 6598
Quote:
Originally Posted by ibob4tacoz View Post

Sooo, I'll get the fans off of Amazon. But before that, the fans are relatively quiet right?

 

Antec fans are pretty loud and very middle of the pack for performance. The Bitfenix and Enermax fans are better and pretty good value for money.

post #2760 of 6598

can you guys recommend a cheap *somewhat quiet* pump for water cooling?  I'll be using a pretty damn restrictive single CPU block and a heater core (77' Bonniville heater core) and that's it lol so it should go pump at bottom > CPU block> Rad.  From what I've seen so far a D5 pump is a good option? Any opinions?

 

That red case just looks tacky (no offense)

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