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I would have figured you to be the kind to use 3rd part paste. Obviously when you check benchmarks. The difference is only a few percentages between standard goop and 3rd party stuff typically in the range of +-8C. From that perspective, and for an APU, I can definately see why you would leave it stock.

 

My friend got the MX4 on sale for $4 with free 2 day shipping on Newegg the other day. 4g so slightly larger than average 3.5g stuff you get. 

 

I'm sure you've heard of the uber gaming budget rigs using the new Pentiums that are OC beasts with some mega GPU with little difference in performance compared to big guys. But then again. You aren't a graphics gamer and don't do AAAs so I can see that. 

 

Are you going with the 750Ti so you don't need a new PSU or something? I mean, the AMD equivalents are generally much better performing, but do require more juice. 

 

How did you void the warranty?....wait....you didn't.......oh...

 

It's not about profit but in getting rid of it so you can get one of those XFX units or Antec units based on Seasonic platforms for sub $30 when they go on sale. 

Meh, this build didn't matter too much to me. It didn't feel special enough to spend the extra few dollars on a nice tube of TIM.

 

Yeah, the anniversary edition Pentiums overclock extremely well, but the TDP once you get to the clocks where it can perform just as well as an i3 or i5 is waaaaay too high to be worth it. Too much extra heat for the same amount of performance.

 

750 Ti for a PicoPSU, although I can't find a retail case that will work which is why I wanted to design a new case.

 

I had to open it up to get rid of all of the sleeving.

 

PSU prices shot through the roof recently right after my friend finished ordering the parts for his build last month. It's hard to get a sub $50 PSU that's good performing.

post #6287 of 6650
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Meh, this build didn't matter too much to me. It didn't feel special enough to spend the extra few dollars on a nice tube of TIM.

 

Yeah, the anniversary edition Pentiums overclock extremely well, but the TDP once you get to the clocks where it can perform just as well as an i3 or i5 is waaaaay too high to be worth it. Too much extra heat for the same amount of performance.

 

750 Ti for a PicoPSU, although I can't find a retail case that will work which is why I wanted to design a new case.

 

I had to open it up to get rid of all of the sleeving.

 

PSU prices shot through the roof recently right after my friend finished ordering the parts for his build last month. It's hard to get a sub $50 PSU that's good performing.

Pico?

post #6288 of 6650
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Pico?

No, not Boku no Pico. :p

 

But yeah, a 160W PicoPSU.

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I tried repasting my GPU once. I killed it. Never again ~ (y)
post #6290 of 6650
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I think it's more that we built our first as kids and then we grew up before we could afford a second tongue.gif

I think my Fractal R2 is too heavy, hard to carry it to school and back @_@
Well, at least you're getting a good workout...

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Pico?

I wish I could hold that face long enough to hop out a window.
Anyway, another one of my friends just recently bought a 750Ti with ACX (FTW Edition) I told him "no", and just to et the reference design (no need for PCI power), but nerp, he got it anyway. I told him to get the CX430M because it's modular and cheap. Nope, he gets the Rosewill Capstone which isn't modular, so I was a PITA to work with. We building into a HP Pavillion, so I had to do some cable yoga to cram those darn cables somewhere. It was frustrating. Btw, that 750Ti with ACX is a freaking hair dryer even with barely any load.
post #6291 of 6650
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Originally Posted by ibob4tacoz View Post

Anyway, another one of my friends just recently bought a 750Ti with ACX (FTW Edition) I told him "no", and just to et the reference design (no need for PCI power), but nerp, he got it anyway. I told him to get the CX430M because it's modular and cheap. Nope, he gets the Rosewill Capstone which isn't modular, so I was a PITA to work with. We building into a HP Pavillion, so I had to do some cable yoga to cram those darn cables somewhere. It was frustrating. Btw, that 750Ti with ACX is a freaking hair dryer even with barely any load.

I'm glad your friend didn't listen to you on the PSU because the CX430M is terrible.

 

PCIe power connectors doesn't hurt either. TDP is set to a 60W cap by default (75W is PCIe x16's limit) so if for whatever reason you are able to push past 75W on an overclock you'll be safe.

post #6292 of 6650
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

I would have figured you to be the kind to use 3rd part paste. Obviously when you check benchmarks. The difference is only a few percentages between standard goop and 3rd party stuff typically in the range of +-8C. From that perspective, and for an APU, I can definately see why you would leave it stock.

 

My friend got the MX4 on sale for $4 with free 2 day shipping on Newegg the other day. 4g so slightly larger than average 3.5g stuff you get. 

 

I'm sure you've heard of the uber gaming budget rigs using the new Pentiums that are OC beasts with some mega GPU with little difference in performance compared to big guys. But then again. You aren't a graphics gamer and don't do AAAs so I can see that. 

It depends, I would probably be happy enough to use stock TIM on a basic third party cooler like a 212, especially if I'm not overclocking the build.

If it's a srz-ballz-2-wallz build then I'd use decent paste. I've got a few tubes of Noctua NT-H1 that I typically use. Don't really go in for the metal based ones these days, even if they offer slighty better performance.

 

IC Diamond is apparently amazing, but sooo expensive and it's slightly abrasive so it rubs the serials off your heatspreader after a while.

 

Yeah, but they still suck if you ever even try anything multi-threaded properly. Dual core, imo, just doesn't cut it if you want to have a reasonably future proof PC.

 

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

When I get back to school and have all my equipment. I'm gonna repaste my two GPUs. 

 

I did a demo take off of the one GPU I have with me today. Very easy to take off the shell. But the screws securing the heatsink are MEGA tight. And I don't have the right tools for it here. 

Hex screws right? 

 
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Originally Posted by Blisse View Post

I tried repasting my GPU once. I killed it. Never again ~ (y)

I don't even...how?

post #6293 of 6650
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Originally Posted by Tangster View Post

 

I don't even...how?

He repasted it with water.

post #6294 of 6650
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Originally Posted by ThickGlasses View Post

He repasted it with water.
Used the whole tube of paste on a single card.
post #6295 of 6650
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post
 

Meh, this build didn't matter too much to me. It didn't feel special enough to spend the extra few dollars on a nice tube of TIM.

 

Yeah, the anniversary edition Pentiums overclock extremely well, but the TDP once you get to the clocks where it can perform just as well as an i3 or i5 is waaaaay too high to be worth it. Too much extra heat for the same amount of performance.

 

750 Ti for a PicoPSU, although I can't find a retail case that will work which is why I wanted to design a new case.

 

I had to open it up to get rid of all of the sleeving.

 

PSU prices shot through the roof recently right after my friend finished ordering the parts for his build last month. It's hard to get a sub $50 PSU that's good performing.

PSU prices shot through the roof? I'm not seeing it.

 

All the el cheapo but well performing PSU's are still there (CX and Rosewills) and MIR sales on decent units just and keep happening. 

 

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Originally Posted by Tangster View Post
 

It depends, I would probably be happy enough to use stock TIM on a basic third party cooler like a 212, especially if I'm not overclocking the build.

If it's a srz-ballz-2-wallz build then I'd use decent paste. I've got a few tubes of Noctua NT-H1 that I typically use. Don't really go in for the metal based ones these days, even if they offer slighty better performance.

 

IC Diamond is apparently amazing, but sooo expensive and it's slightly abrasive so it rubs the serials off your heatspreader after a while.

 

Yeah, but they still suck if you ever even try anything multi-threaded properly. Dual core, imo, just doesn't cut it if you want to have a reasonably future proof PC.

 

Hex screws right? 

I don't even...how?

Well yeah, good rigs obviously get the paste.

 

Nope. Not hex. Just normal small phillips. .....REALLY fu***** tight though. 

post #6296 of 6650
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

Nope. Not hex. Just normal small phillips. .....REALLY fu***** tight though. 

Use a piece of rubber and a pair of pliers (I use old bike tyre inner tube) to get a good grip while pushing the screwdriver down with the other hand.

post #6297 of 6650
Thread Starter 
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Use a piece of rubber and a pair of pliers (I use old bike tyre inner tube) to get a good grip while pushing the screwdriver down with the other hand.

That's the plan for when I get back. No reason to take it apart right now. That was only a test run to see what I needed. 

 

 

No legit legit tools available here and no thermal paste. 

post #6298 of 6650
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

PSU prices shot through the roof? I'm not seeing it.

 

All the el cheapo but well performing PSU's are still there (CX and Rosewills) and MIR sales on decent units just and keep happening. 

Seasonic S12II and M12II could normally be found for $30 or less, now they're all $50+.

 

Don't you dare call CX units good performing.

post #6299 of 6650
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post

Seasonic S12II and M12II could normally be found for $30 or less, now they're all $50+.

Don't you dare call CX units good performing.

I didn't say good performing. I'm pretty sure I've already ranged about my dislike for CX units already. Thing is...... Everyone buys then
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post


I didn't say good performing. I'm pretty sure I've already ranged about my dislike for CX units already. Thing is...... Everyone buys then
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 All the el cheapo but well performing PSU's are still there (CX and Rosewills)

That's what I got from how you typed.

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